New Year Catch Up

Happy new year! I hope you’re all well and got to have a nice break over the holiday season. The Manfriend and I had a super long break as we went to Gran Canaria to celebrate his birthday the week before Christmas.

It was a lovely, relaxed holiday. Lots of reading in the sunshine and eating nice food. If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen me sharing some handmade holiday outfit snaps on stories. Here they all are, plus a couple of others.

We came home on the 22nd and had to hurriedly get all the food shopping done and finish the last bits of present shenanigans before Christmas.

The main one being decorating my Christmas cakes. I’ve made my Nan a cake every Christmas for the last decade or so and last year I started making one for Aled’s parents too. Sometimes it feels like a massive rod for my own back but I really enjoyed it this year. I sat and moulded all my little creatures and then iced the cakes and added them.

Christmas cake with penguins decorating a christmas tree
My Nan’s cake
wedge shaped christmas cake with skiing penguins and a snowman
My in-laws’ cake

Christmas was nice but a bit strange. My mum went to stay with our family for Christmas so it was the first time I hadn’t seen her at Christmas. Apart from that it was business as usual. Lots of excellent food and TV watching. My highlight was World’s Strongest Man (as always) followed by The Witcher – I didn’t get the Henry Cavill thing until they put him in a bad blonde wig…

Oh, I also taught myself how to crochet – ish. I’m still learning and I have to really concentrate but I’m enjoying it a lot.

But anyway, sewing!

I am planning to repeat 2017 and 2018 and write a nerdy statistical review of 2019 post but I haven’t got round to it yet. I just wanted to write a little check in post and share something I’m planning to do in 2020.

Inspired by Alex from Sewrendity, I’m going to do a wardrobe/wear count this year. Basically I’m going to record everything I wear as I do for Me Made May but without deliberately trying to wear Me Made (and without daily photos) and then at the end of the year I’ll have shed-loads of data to nerd out over. I think it should give me some really interesting insights on what I wear, what I need and what I really don’t need.

Alex has lots more information about what she did and a Google Sheet you can download if you want to do your own count. I’m still figuring out how exactly what I want to record and how so I’ll probably check in with an update further down the line.

I’m sure there’s more I wanted to put in this post but everything I think of would fit better in my review post so I’ll leave it here for tonight. I’ll be back soon with my nerd-out post.

2 thoughts on “New Year Catch Up”

  1. I LOVE that ski slope cake! What a cute idea, and your figures are adorable. I’m looking forward to your data posts – I’m a spreadsheet person myself, so we can nerd out together. =) Glad you had a lovely holiday, and hope your 2020 has started out well.

    1. Thank you! The tree went a bit droopy but I hope that adds to the charm. I’ve made a start on my graphs so hopefully that’ll be coming soon 🙂

      I hope your 2020 has started well too.

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