Still not 100% convinced that I have anything to say yet but I do feel like talking again if you know what I mean :)
The only major thing to have changed in my blog absence is our return to the Gold Coast from our idyllic rural retreat. We spent almost 3 yrs living on 20acres with cows, pigs, horses and chickens, and loved every minute of it ( okay lets be honest not EVERY minute - but a lot of it ). But for one reason or another we chose to come back to our home - not sure we made the right decision but I do really enjoy my job, not something that I could say before :)
Anyhoo back to business - 2012 was not a great one for CouCou - not only did I lose the blog love, I lost the love for CouCou. I have come to the realisation that I do not have the time to put into her and as such will never have the profile or followers of other business's BUT I have also come to realise that that is okay. I am happy to just sew as often as I like, make whatever takes my fancy and have fun with it :).
In 2013 I have given myself the goal of 1 charity auction and 1 showcase per month. If that is all I do I am happy with that. If I get orders or make anything else then thats good too. So far I think I am on track with 2 charity auctions booked in - Jan and Feb, and 3 showcases so far - which has Jan, Feb and March covered. I have also been challenging myself with new skills with great success so far :)
I have tackled shirring and can honestly say I have fallen in love - don't be suprised if everything I make this year is shirred. (And for those that do follow along on FB will definitely know this is true lol).
Challenge number 2 has been the dreaded zipper. Starting with some simple coin purses I am slowly but surely conquering my fear - I even have a dress for me in the works with a zip :)