Happy handmade 2017!! Let’s craft all the things!

Hurray, it’s 2017!!! Great news, especially since it means the dumpster fire that was 2016 is finally over. Here’s hoping that this new year will bring lots of love, light and handmade goodies to us all!

For me, craft-wise, the focus of 2016 was firmly on making wearable garments. I learned to knit (properly) and dove head-first into sewing.┬áMy new year’s resolutions clearly reflect this┬álove for making garments:

I’d like to keep adding to my handmade wardrobe and sew/knit more skirts, tops and dresses. I also want to try and make a crafty vlog at least once. Generally I want to put health, love and creativity first, specifically by working on my relationship(s), doing something sporty at least twice a week, and making space to write and craft in my quiet little bubble. Last but not least, I want to get my driver’s license in 2017!

Every time I reread those resolutions they make me happy. Maybe because they are actually nice, attainable things that don’t feel like chores?:)

When it comes to my handmade wardrobe, there are two big highlights from 2016 that stand out to me. I sewed my first retro skirt:

Handmade skirt: pencil skirt pattern by Gretchen Hirsch

…and knit my first garment!

handmade vest: Miette cardi by Andi Satterlund

On top of that, I feel like I’m finally coming into my own, style-wise. As you can probably – hopefully – tell, I’ve discovered that a retro style with a firm nod to the fifties really brings my looks to life. With my Fibromyalgia and fatigue it’s a little hard to keep up with the accompanying hair and make-up styles, but hey – as I also found out in 2016: there’s nothing a good scarf can’t fix.

Maybe it wasn’t such a bad year after all, eh?

What will you be making in 2017??