My 2014 DIY goals are not as ambitious as some that I have had in the past, but I feel it is important to have goals. If you don’t have a plan how do you measure success? How do you give yourself a road map to follow, if you don’t have goals, then you are being reactive instead of proactive. I don’t mean to blindly follow my 2014 DIY goals but I want to open up some more possibilities.
In 2014, I want to do more refashioning and sewing and less shopping, not that I do a whole lot of clothes shopping. I also want to do more beadwork this year than I did in 2013. I have made some
The key is to keep trying. Even when I fail, I learn something.
My energy is limited due to the chemo. I finally put my sewing machine away today because I just don’t have the energy to see a sewing project through to the end.
I’m also suffering from chemo brain,it’s a real thing, you can look it up. My short term memory is sporadic, Husband says that I get confused easily.
I’ve really noticed it in a top that I have been crocheting. It’s a bunch of octagons in a daisy pattern, it’s from this Leisure Arts booklet, pictured in the inset photo at the top. For some reason, I keep attaching the motifs in the wrong places. I feel like I am going backwards. Finally, I have decided to make the back and front and then attach the sleeves. The pattern has you start at the back, continue with the sleeves and then do the front. You end up with a cross. Then you simply need to sew the side seams together. I also realized that it isn’t going to fit well as they designed it. Normally, I would have figured this out ages ago. So my plan is to do the front and back as shown, then add another row of motifs on the side which is where I am wider than average, not in the front. That way I don’t end up with a ridiculously deep neckline. After I sew the sides together, I will add the sleeves.
See, I have already digressed from my theme. This post was supposed to be about my 2014 DIY goals. Which I present to you now.
- Make jewelry, especially new earrings
- Finish painting the bedroom
- Finish redecorating the dining room
- Refashion or sew new clothes instead of buying new-used clothes from tianguis (flea market) okay.
- Write at least 3 new stories.
- Edit the stories that I have already written.
- Look for opportunities to be creative and use them.
- Organize my craft room
- Do more things for myself.
How about you? Do you set goals for yourself? Do you see failures as opportunities to learn what works or does the possibility of failing stop you from even trying?