2019 Crafty Goals

Monday, January 7, 2019

Happy Monday! Today I'm back to share my crafty goals for 2019.

I tried to be more intentional about my goals this year. Oftentimes I make a bunch of project specific goals and then don't feel like working on those projects. So, this time around I'm giving myself a bit more wiggle room. Hopefully that will still keep me plenty motivated! I'm also adding a section for regular crafting goals this year.

More broadly speaking, I want to make things that make me happy. I love making things for our home, so there will be plenty of pillows being made this year for sure. Making practical things is so satisfying. Over the last few years, I've made an effort to sew with fabrics that I really love, and I want to continue to do that this year too.

Sewing & Quilting Goals for 2019

 - Use up more yardage than I bring in. I'll track my yardage each month to help me stay on target.

- Make sewing a daily habit, even if it's only for 15 minutes.

- Complete one small scrap project per month.

- Finish or destash four long-term WIPs.

- Make a quilt from my chambray stash.

- Sew four new garment or bag patterns, ideally one per quarter.

- Practice a new skill (like hand-quilting, applique, y-seams, curves)

Knitting Goals for 2019

- Use up more yardage than I bring in. I'll track my yardage each month to help me stay on target.

- Finish a shawl WIP (Briochealicious, Daybreak or Hitchhiker).

- Finish a pair of colorwork mittens.

- Knit or crochet a softie.

Crafting Goals for 2019
- Complete a vintage crewel embroidery.

- Weave a table runner.

- Make wooden ornaments with the Cricut.

- Create a stash of handmade greeting cards.

I am hopeful that it will be a year of renewed creativity for me, now that our big move is really behind us. It's amazing how long it really takes to settle in to new surroundings and routines. I'm certainly feeling more refreshed than I did at this time in 2018. I plan to continue my monthly report posts, to help keep myself accountable for my goals. I really enjoy looking back on them. See them all here. And see previous year's crafty goals here.

Happy Making!

6 comments :

  1. I think you've got great goals for 2019. Lots of fun things to dive into. I have to say my eyes bugged out at your "vintage crewel" entry -- I actually completed that one when I was in my early teens and I still have it! It's really big and certainly beautiful!

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  2. These are great goals. I didn't accomplish all of mine last year, but I'm not as bummed as I thought I'd be about it. I'm just hoping to finish all of my unfinished projects this year; they've hung over my head for to long!

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  3. We have similar quilting goals! I am sewing 15 minutes a day, and making a small project a month, both as part of groups. I am hoping not to have to track my yardage since I am hoping not to buy any new fabric this year (I bought a bunch at the end of the year last year).

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  4. Great goals. but you may want to update the post with 2019 instead of 2018. I have done the same thing recently. Takes a while to get used to the new year. Happy New Year!!

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  5. It sounds like you are going to be SEW busy in 2019. Best of luck on meeting your goals!!

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