Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Years (My personal highlights)

I am thoroughly enjoying all the year review posts other bloggers have been doing. I decided to do one myself, if only to remind myself what actually happened this year. Last January seems impossibly far away! I'm afraid this is another long, picture heavy post... but here are some of my personal highlights from the last year:

I started my Etsy store! This was definitely a big moment for me. I really love my little shop and it has really inspired me to pursue my entrepreneurial dreams. I am really hoping when I'm done school next year that I will be able to perhaps generate at least part of my income from my own business (right now I just generate a wee bit of spending money).

I completed knitting my first piece of clothing. I was so proud of knitting myself a skirt!

I bought my lovely Underwood typewriter. She sits on my desk and makes me smile every time I look at her :)


The weather was lovely for Easter and I got all dressed up. I also completed knitting my first sweater!!

I did a lot of antique shopping to take my mind school and also designed my first hat pattern.


My birthday month! I didn't get to go home for my birthday but I made some very yummy cupcakes with fancy chocolate butterflies and my dad took me out antique shopping for the day. I also bought my first piece of Victorian clothing.

Not a very exciting month. I basically just did a lot of school work. But I did make this cute skirt out of curtains when I was home for a weekend.

I had a great time up at my cottage, and also made my first Youtube video! My channel is TheLongHairedFlapper if you want to see my videos :)

I had a great photoshoot with Britt and the guy she was seeing. We managed to snap a few pictures of us as well. 


Lots of fun things happened this month, including a trip to the Bata Shoe Musuem, riding the Roseneath Carousel, finding three great vintage pieces (two dresses from the 1920's and a jacket from the 1800's) for an unbelievable price, and finishing creating my first sewing pdf (the Sweet Bea pattern). 

Not a great month. I was feeling rather down for most of it. I did however finish my skirt/cape set which I absolutely love!

 I had an excellent Christmas, and also got to see The Artist with Britt in Toronto which was a lot of fun.  

Next Year?
It's hard to say what next year will bring. I finish school hopefully next December and then have to decide what to do with my life. I would love to expand my business and I have plans in the works for several new patterns. Not sure when I'm going to find time to actually draft these patterns... Oh well. Thank you so much to everyone who reads my humble little blog. I honestly didn't think I would stick with blogging very long, but I'm so glad I did. I will have been blogging 2 years as of February, and it amazes me how much I have changed over that time. Here's to another (hopefully less stressful) year! Happy New Years everyone! 


  1. You have had a brilliant year by all accounts! Here's to 2012 and more amazing finished projects :)

  2. Happy New Year! I can't wait to see what you do this year!

  3. Such a wonderfully lovely year in review. I'm inspired by this wonderful post to try and take more (hmmm, let's start with even just "some" ;D) photos of myself throughout 2012 so that I can put together a similar post in 12 months time.

    Wishing you a beautiful New Year, sweet gal!

    ♥ Jessica

  4. That yellow 20s dress you bought is so beautiful! And all your sewing projects have me quite inspired to start working on my own this year, after so many months of thinking and planning, but no actual doing.

    I hope you have a wonderful New Year! xx

  5. That was a great recap! You created so many pretty things! :)


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