Sunday, May 13, 2012

A Change in Plans = A Creation of Plans

First of all, Happy Mother's Day to all of the Mother's out there!!!! I hope everyone enjoyed their day. I know I sure did!!! My celebration began late Friday night. After returning from a fun play date with my daughter, my Goddaughter and her mom I came home to see my planned Mother's day dress lying on my cutting table only partially cut out. I stared at it for a good 5 minutes and knew I had a crucial decision to make. I would have to spend most of Saturday sewing to get it done in time for Sunday. I thought, and thought and then I made my decision. Hey it was Mother's day weekend and I decided to take the time to enjoy!!! I would've enjoyed sewing but not so much since I would've been racing against the clock and stressing a bit. So I scrapped the dress idea and pulled out one of my old time fave's and planned my Saturday and Sunday activities.

I've had a blast these last 2 days and this was indeed a RESTFUL weekend. I enjoyed  a date night with the hubby, did some retail therapy, tried a new restaurant, and enjoyed just plain hanging out. It was nice!!!

  (I promise you my Child can't just take a normal picture. She always has to pose! SMH, LOL! BTW, this is one of my favorite tops. I love a cute off the shoulder blouse.)

So much so that I ended up having a BIG epiphany that put me on track to begin sewing for May & June, my current 10,000 Hour challenge months. But before I get into that, let's recap the March & April's sewing:

For March & April I sewed 6 items (check the right side of blog for list) which is ok but I was aiming for more. I had 2 tops I was working on but didn't make it in time. These were 2 great months because I got to make 4 special occasion pieces. They were:

*My Daugther's Masquerade Ball dress
*My Gala Gown
*And my Daughter and I's Easter dresses

I racked up around 153 sewing & sewing related activity hours these past 2 months.

So March & April proved to be some memorable sewing months but now I'm looking forward to really getting down with the "nitty gritty" so to speak with May & June.  We're almost half way through the month so I've got to catch up. Oh yeah, back to my epiphany. Well I've been a bit frustrated about my wardrobe as of late. I just really want to add some pieces that I believe will get alot of mileage.  So I won't go into details about the struggle I've been having for the last couple of months but I will say I came to a big conclusion while shopping in Hancock's today. I've come to realize that if I had to define my style I would define it as..........wait for it......it's coming........almost there......FUN and SIMPLE!!!! I'm sure that was so disappointing for some of you but that was the BEST conclusion I've come to. I'm very simple. I love color and patterns and simple lines.I love outfits that make me feel pretty and are effortless.  Since that's the case I should make that my aim with sewing. Instead of running around trying to come up with complicated ideas and plans I've resolved to keep it fun and simple---just like I like it. I can't tell you how it happened but I got smacked with some serious inspiration and began devising my sewing plans for this month.

Here's a sneak peek at some of my ideas.....sorry for the poor lighting.

 (Tops I plan to sew)



(Dress plans)

(More dress plans)

(2 pairs of leggings)

Well this is a look into some of my sewing plans for the next month and a half. I have 2 out of town trips and hopefully they won't thwart my plans too much. Mojo feels like it's bubbling over. I'm really looking forward to making up these pieces. Keep your fingers crossed for me. Hoping I can be super productive!!!!

13 comments:

  1. Happy Mother's Day! You have some great sewing plans!!

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  2. Happy Mother's day to you Victoria!

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  3. A blusa de um ombro só está linda e sua filha é uma graça!

    The blouse is beautiful one shoulder and his daughter is so cute!

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  4. Your daughter is adorable!
    Defining your style is a step in the right direction to being more productive, I think. Keeps you from going off track and making items that are not going to make you happy.

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  5. Good for you! for just taking time to enjoy Mother's Day weekend. I'm glad you had such a wonderful time! You look great in that off the shoulder top too!

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  6. Happy Mother's day!! Great plains.

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  7. Happy Mother's day Victoria... Love your off shoulder top, and your girl is so adorable, I lol when I saw her lovely pose

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  8. I had a similar epiphany recently. While I admire some of the complicated and beautiful things other bloggers are sewing they just don't fit my life. I too need some additions to my wardrobe and simple and tnt is key to making more in less time.

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  9. Fun, simple, and I would add "feminine." You always look so lovely!

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    1. You are ABSOLUTELY right Nancy. I'll definitely add that. Thanks for the kind words:)

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  10. I think It's great to be able to let sewing plans take a back seat to fun things and not feel guilty about it at all. It's part of enjoying the whole process. I also love the personal style sence you've discovered. Sounds a bit like myself. You have great projects planned too.

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  11. Your "wee one" is soooo cute! We love her little poses! Hope you had a Wonderful Mother's Day!

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  12. Taking it easy, celebrations, and a revelation about your style--sounds like a great weekend!

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