Well I am never happy to have Christmas be over. I am not quite sad but do wish I could make Christmas last a little longer. Our tree and decorations are still up. We had my dad and step-mother over today for a Christmas celebration so it was important to have it look like Christmas. I guess this weekend we will need to take it down.
I do like the idea of the fresh start that a new year brings. I have so many crafty goals (see previous post) that I am just so excited for. And I am looking forward to continuing to document them here. My hope is that as my crafting improves that this little blog will too.
Another thing I am very excited about is this vest. I get such a rush when I finish sewing something and then having it used. It is the explorer vest from the oliver + s little things to sew book. I found it tricky. I did the simple pockets but had to start them over quite a bit and they still aren't perfect but at a certain point I needed to move on. And the binding was a little tricky for me to where the ends had to meet. I do have the oliver and s sewing dvds and should really watch the second one. I love the vest though mistakes and all. I love the green trim and buttons. And I love that is lined and love the fabric that I used for the lining.
I had initially regretted my decision to do navy when I saw lighter cute colored vests. But I realized that mistakes are less obvious in the dark color. It is a canvas and I can't remember where I bought it. I also can't remember where the lining fabric came from or who made it. The buttons and bias are from Walmart. I was going to make my own bias but when I saw the green at Walmart I realized it was perfect.