I hope that in this year to come, I make mistakes.

31 Dec

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.

So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.

– Neil Gaimon

I think that is a good sentiment to live by :) I can’t believe it’s the end of the year already – I actually can’t – for I think the first time ever I’ve worked the entire run up to New Year (including today, booo!) and it’s made it feel distinctly un-New Year like! We’re having people over tonight for a wine and cheese New Year’s Eve so I’m looking forward to that!

I have a couple of finished item posts almost ready to go, but this is just a quick one to say I hope you all had a great Christmas and have a fantastic start to 2015. We hosted Christmas at our place for the first time this year, and it went really well. I think my mum appreciated not having to cook Christmas dinner for once as well!

I’d like to say thank you all for all your support on the blog this year, both from those of you who sew and my other friends who don’t, but still enjoy reading. Every one of your lovely comments means a lot to me.

I’ve had such a great sewing year (and a great year in general!) – I’ll do a round up of it in the new year, but it has been epic! I’ve made so many things, met so many awesome people, been to sewing meet ups in London, Birmingham and Paris, made some great friends and finally got a sewing room!

I’ve been thinking about things I want to sew and new challenges to set myself in 2015 – including buying less fabric! And so I do hope I make mistakes, because that will mean that I am making new things, and pushing myself, and learning as I do. I’m also going to make an effort to try and blog a bit more regularly – not because I feel I have to, but because I enjoy it and, according to my little notebook, I already have 17 different posts to get written/finished and posted, and that’s before I even sew anything else – I’d better get on it!

Have a wonderful new year whatever you are doing, and see you all on the other side!

(And just because a blog post needs pictures, here’s some photos of us attempting to get my sister’s puppy and our family dog wearing Christmas hats – at the same time! Not an easy task!)Foto 1 Foto 2 Foto 3


10 Responses to “I hope that in this year to come, I make mistakes.”

  1. Béa December 31, 2014 at 12:48 #

    This is such a good new year wish! I hope you have a happy and creative new year, and may all your mistakes be fixable ones!

    • Kelly December 31, 2014 at 13:22 #

      Haha, yes, fixable mistakes would be preferable! Have a great 2015!

  2. Beth December 31, 2014 at 14:34 #

    That was good to read. Partly because I will certainly be making many mistakes in 2015!
    Hope you have a lovely wine and cheese new year’s eve – it sounds great!

    • Kelly January 2, 2015 at 16:19 #

      Thanks Beth! Wine and cheese was good thinks, although we have ridiculous amounts of cheese leftover – think we’ll be eating it for the next month!

  3. The Crafty Crusader December 31, 2014 at 16:39 #

    Lovely quotation!

    • Kelly January 2, 2015 at 16:21 #

      Thanks, I do rather like it!

  4. Claire (iwanttobeaturtle) January 2, 2015 at 11:24 #

    What a great way to look at the forthcoming year, Kelly. I’ve come round to the understanding that making mistakes are important as you learn (although hopefully not really big mistakes!). Looking forward to seeing what you make in 2015.

    • Kelly January 2, 2015 at 16:22 #

      I just need to remember it throughout the year! Maybe I’ll print it out and stick it up on the wall! Yes, I’m just trying to remember that mistakes are important to learn, and they are not the end of the world – there will always be more fabric if something doesn’t work out!

  5. ellebougies January 2, 2015 at 13:37 #

    I love this! Happy new year, and here’s to many glorious, amazing mistakes in 2015!

    • Kelly January 2, 2015 at 16:22 #

      Thank you! Yes, to glorious mistakes!

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