So readers, it's been a while.
2016 was a pretty amazing year for me and Mr Makes, but one where my blog and often my sewing had to take a back seat at times.
It was the year we moved across the country (and twice more after that), finally tied the knot, and just a few days before Christmas... became homeowners!
Despite not managing a great deal of sewing, it was also the year I made my wedding dress, most definitely my proudest sewing achievement.
So what are my plans moving forward for 2017?
Create my sewing room.
Now we have more space than we know what to do with and no plans for swinging any cats, I finally get
a shared my own sewing room/study. Decorating starts in earnest this weekend, and I already have plans for a peg board and ingenious storage solutions.
Increase my shop stock
After reopening my shop a few months ago orders are trickling in nicely. I still have a huge list of skylines I've yet to design and frequent requests, so hopefully 2017 will be the year I finally hit my aim of 50 skylines.
Sew my 'Make nine'
This is a new challenge for me, but something I noticed other sewers doing on instagram this new year. The idea is to come up with 9 projects you're planning to sew and tell the rest of the sewing community. Mine are: