the best of 2oo8

January 1st, 2009

I suppose I should have posted this yesterday, seeing as 2008 is now over, but I’ve been busy doing absolutely nothing.  This week has been post holiday recovery. I finished everything I had to do by the time we left to go to Grandma’s house for Christmas and then I promptly got the flu Christmas eve, so I could barely enjoy it. Poo. I’ve actually heard of a few other people getting sick on Christmas this year–maybe we’re stressing out a bit much about Christmas these days? maybe next year everyone will get a kiss and a pat on the back. Anyway, things are slowly getting back to normal: the tree is on the way to the curb and the kids have stopped asking about the advent calendar everyday. And though we did whoop it up with hors d’oeuvres and chocolate milk at 5:30pm last night, the new year came in pretty quietly. This is the time of year when I am very happy to have a blog, because I can look back and actually see some of what I accomplished this year. I was never the sort of person who could keep a journal past January or remember what happened last week, much less last year, so it’s nice to be reminded that sometimes I can get shit done and sometimes it’s not half bad. Most, if not all, of this stuff would have never come to be if it wasn’t for you, dear readers. It still seems silly to me that someone I’ve never met can say something nice about my work and it pushes me to make more and better things. Before I started this blog, I thought my creative vein had dried up, but somehow you keep inspiring me to push through those crappy creative dry spells and keep making. Thank you, thank you. I wish you boundless creative energy and piles of amazing vintage fabric (for cheap!) in the new year.

Happy New Year!

Posted in sewing.

17 Responses to the best of 2oo8

  1. Sarah says:

    Happy New Year to you!

    oooh, I’d forgotten about that skyline skirt you made, I do love that!

    “piles of amazing vintage fabric (for cheap!) in the new year” – sounds great! bring it on!

  2. Eerika says:

    A very happy & joyous new year to you too.
    I hope 2009 will be full of creativity and all things wonderful for you. :)

  3. Jen says:

    Your work is beautiful and the skyline skirt is so lovely!

  4. lisa says:

    Just came upon your blog today, and I’ve really enjoyed your photos. Happy New Year!

  5. jenny says:

    Though I don’t comment every time, I have enjoyed reading your blog and love all the things you find curbside and the lovely items you make as well. Here’s to another creative year for you and I hope 2009 brings much joy to us all! ((hugs))

  6. leslie says:

    ditto what jenny said above, i’m a lazy commenter but love reading along. happy 2009 to you, too : )

  7. Happy New Year to you. I think it’s safe to say that your creative vein is a long way from drying up…

  8. c.Rachel says:

    Happy new year! Just got introduced to your blog by my google reader recommendations.

    I hear you…a kiss and a pat on the back sounds great for Christmas.

  9. Michelle says:

    It’s a really nice collection. Looks like it’s from a book.

  10. Caroline says:

    Happy New Year! Nicely done in 2008. Glad you’re feeling better. Now, on to more crafting!

  11. di says:

    I love all your creations! And I know what you mean about blogging – I can never keep a diary but my blog I seem to be able to keep up with pretty well- 250 posts today! 2 years on the 28th of January!!

  12. erin says:

    happy new year, meg!
    i hope i find that fabric you wished for me….hee!

  13. so many gorgeous things. love all those colors and all that gray. so nice.

  14. mama-pan says:

    Hi! I just re-stumbled upon your blog and love, love, your work–happy new year and thanks so much for sharing what you do!!

  15. lindsey says:

    I just found your blog and have really loved your projects! I have just basic sewing skills and want to finally get a sewing machine of my own…are there any you recommend?

  16. Marie-Eve says:

    I love this blog, and the gorgeous things you make, even if I don’t have kids. In fact, I’m feeling more and more like I wanna be a mommy… soon. I have now another kind of baby in way, so I think i’m gonna wait a little bit… But I can take inspiration on this blog, no?