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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!

Everything is packed (sewing machine included) and I decided to finally write a post about resolutions and everything that happened over the past year, so a word heavy post will follow.

I don't think I did much sewing in 2013. However, I DO assure you I made more things than I posted about. Truth is, 2013 was just a hard year and more often than not I crashed in the evening and at weekends than doing any sewing. I have a bunch of things I never posted about, including this dress which I made for friends' wedding:

It's a Laurel!

I got around to doing some big life decisions though. After three and a half years in London, I decided the UK isn't for me (see, some Romanians are leaving the UK *chuckle*). That meant that when the opportunity presented itself, I didn't hesitate. The funny thing is - I wasn't planning to move, it just happened. Starting this January, I'll be in Zurich. I'll miss the pubs though.

Then, I bought Right now, it just redirects here, but I'm not sure what I'll be doing with it. I'd like to extend this blog to write about more than just sewing... which brings me to my next resolution - I want to post more, not only on my blog but on other blogs too! I religiously read 200+ sewing blogs but very rarely comment on any of them.

Speaking about resolutions, I want to sew more. Muuuuch more than I did in 2013, which (ironically) will be hard since I will be sans-sewing machine until April(ish). Not ready to put a number on it yet, but I'd like to have more than one post a month about something made.

Together with sewing, I also want to get my fitness back. When I started this blog (4 years ago or so), I was keeping to a diet and going to the gym 3 times a week, but I stopped doing that about 18 months ago and it really shows. I'm getting back on the program, but this time I'm researching things properly and will keep to it. Hopefully the getting fit will help my sewing come April :)

I'm also crocheting now, mostly things that don't have a pattern. My first "made2014" post will be about that. I also took a bunch of new crochet classes on Craftsy so I'll be going through those as well. Which reminds me - I never did my Craftsy review series. I'll get back to that in 2014, probably starting with the crochet lab one since I've been doing that a lot lately.

A lot of words, right? If you're still here - let me know... would you be interested if I put posts on life in Switzerland and fitness besides sewing up here? Or any other subjects?


  1. Hi Laura! Good on you for making the decisions that are right for you - I wish you all the best for Zurich (and hope you post lots of photos for us). Big hug, Alana.

    1. Hi Alana! I will certainly keep you posted. Sourcing fabric might be harder, but Milan and Paris are both a few hours away.

  2. Looking forward to more posts from you in 2014 :o) and would love to hear/see more about Switzerland x

    1. I will happily oblige, I can't wait to get there!

  3. Absolutely we want to see all about you new life in Switzerland. And everything else you get up to.


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