make a dress
Inspired by Tilly, and the amazing clothing that she has made over the last year, I vow to make a dress for myself this year. It is something that I have always wanted to do, but have been too scared to attempt. Similarly to Tilly, I too was a complete beginner to sewing a couple of years ago, and have been teaching myself the odd thing or two along the way (and still have a lot to learn!) I have a couple of weddings lined up for the summer, so perhaps making myself a dress to wear to these would be a good idea?
knit a scarf
Knitting terrifies my even more than the idea of making a dress.
My previous attempts have seen me drop stitches all over the place. I think that by starting off with the most basic item is a very good idea... Maybe I will accompany the scarf with a matching hat and mittens... No, I am getting to far ahead of myself.
hold a stall at a craft fair in London
Bring it on.
go to Alton Towers
...and not stand with all the bags while everyone else goes on the rides.
Ok, a bit of a random one, but I have never been to Alton Towers (despite having lived about an hour away for the past 6 years). Also, I am pretty much totally terrified of roller coasters, and it is something that I want to overcome. Not sure I will be ever be ready for Oblivion though...
do more exercise
In total honestly, this has nothing to do with dieting or wanting to lose weight.
This is completely for myself, mind, body and soul and all the spiritual malarkey :) I have suffered with anxiety for quite some time, but this year has been particularly difficult. Exercise and relaxation are good ways to help control feelings of anxiety, and even though I have known this for a while, I have not really put them into practice. I was attending yoga classes for a while, but winter set in, and as always, it became very difficult to leave the house on these dark, cold evenings! So this year, I aim to get myself back to these said classes.
I also really want to run. Even though when I told my Dad this he said "but you've never been able to run". Cheers Dad! He's not wrong though, I have a very serious problem with keeping my balance.
get some of my Kakes Makes products into shops
I have had some interest in this area, but it is something that I really need to start looking into properly. It would be very, very exciting to see some of my makes in some shops :)
I, like my Mum, am a hoarder. However, over the past year, I have began to get better at getting rid of things that I don't need. I used to keep the most random and pointless things! This is something that I need to continue to do. This also includes getting rid of clothing, jewellery, books etc that are sitting in cupboards and boxes and not being used. My future is all about being surrounded by things that I really love and cherish :)
go on holiday
We've not had a real holiday for a couple of years, the last was to Paris. We've been on little trips since, but I really want to go somewhere exciting this year. To go and see new things and have a mini adventure. Depending on our financial situation, this could be anything from Germany or Italy, to Iceland or New York. We shall just have to see what happens...
Have you got any exciting plans for 2011?