Let's make a recap of what had happened in 2011, and my predictions about 2012, all about sewing !
Looking back at the 2011 sewing scene, what trends stand out in your mind?
I saw many women who return to sewing. I'm glad that sewing is now considered as a hobby for modern woman, not just for our granny
For fabrics, there are many bright and bold colors for fabrics, and birds, a lot of birds
What were some of your favorite things related to sewing this past year?
Fabrics! so many new fabrics designers come with their design
What did you make that you’re most proud of?
Maybe this baby playsuit ?
What sewn projects have you seen this year that you absolutely love?
Every submission in Project Run and Play is adorably sweet, especially this chocolate delivery dress by Katy from No Big Dill :
Do you have a favorite sewing book or pattern from the past year to recommend?
Printing by Hand by Lena Corwin
What are your thoughts about social media? How is it going for you? What do you love or hate?
In 2011, I was so into social media. I tweeted a lot, joined a facebook group of local Indonesian crafter, sold my fabrics on facebook, met new friends. I'm still ok now, ha.. I am an easily distracted person and social media distracted me a lot from my projects.So I make a commitment to make a solid filter about when, where and how should I dig into social media
Did you have a favorite fabric collection or print in 2011?
I had many, but my most favorite is Aviary 2 by Joel Dewberry
Above : my just-arrived fabrics orders, finally I could have plum sparrows from "Aviary 2", it is in top-right
What do you predict for 2012 in the sewing industry?
I'm expecting new well-designed fabrics and patterns to be launched in 2012. I now fall in love with solids and soft linens. Simple and vintage children clothing pattern is more preferable for me, so the solids will fit me a lot.
Can you tell us what to expect from you in 2012? Any big projects or life-changing goals?
I'm expecting my self to be more organized, in both work life and creative side. I had a bad habit to disorganize ideas, so I got stucked with them at 2011. My day job is now taking more of my attentions so I have to do it efficiently so I can do more with my creative side