Welcome 2014!

Happy New Year!! I hope your Christmas was merry and bright and full of good things.

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Rufus Reindeer… he deserves his own post at some point

2014 then: another year, another set of resolutions to be set and then achieved, partially achieved, or missed entirely and swept under the rug never to be mentioned again. 2013 was a good year for me in terms of progressing my sewing skills. I made a few actual real-life garments (hurray!) and they fitted me and I liked them and I wore them (double hurray!!)

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Blogging, on the other hand, was decidedly patchy. So once again I am resolving to try and post more regularly. I have a whole host of other resolutions, which are ambitiously chalked on our kitchen chalk board. Some of them are to do with work, some to do with home.

A couple of resolutions are about trying to show people in my life how much I appreciate them, however hectic life gets. One resolution is to be better at remembering birthdays, especially family ones. I have a calendar which I’ve diligently written them all in and I’m going to try hard to send real cards. I’m hoping to find time to make a batch early in the year so I’ll at least be armed and ready!

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The calendar

A second resolution relates to this blog, and the woman who inspired it – my Granny Marjorie. I wear the clothes she has made for me pretty much every day. I get comments on them often and love proudly telling people “oh this? Actually my Granny made this. Yes really. Yes she’s amazing.” But it occurred to me over the holidays that I never share those moments with her (you Granny), and that’s such a shame and I’m sorry for it. So this year, I’m going to try out a different kind of post – Made by Marjorie – sharing what I’ve been wearing, and why I love it. I might even try and dig through my mum’s photo albums and do some retrospectives. Of all my resolutions, I’m determined not to let this one go.

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Granny and Me
– photo by fabulous friend and photographer Katherine Leedale (katherineleedale.com)

Siobhan xx

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