Life of Johanna

2011 – a year in review

So apparently we are already on day four of the new year! Which made me realize that I need to hurry up with my annual blogging retrospective. If I procrastinate a little longer, it might as well be March before I get around to it. Something really does happen with the perception of time when we get older. So here comes my year of sewing and blogging.

Favorite sewing project:
My wedding dress by all accounts. Yes it was stressful and the fabrics were insane to work with, but I loved the outcome and the special meaning. This dress will always have a very sacred place in my heart.

Most worn: 

 The Karl Lagerfeldt skirt. I wear this so much, like every week.
And much more than any other skirt. It’s genius. Genius! Just like Karl.

Most exciting blog development: 
I started adding recipes! Yes I can get excited about the small things in life 🙂 Sometimes the sewing blogging can be a little constricting so 2011 I gradually started to include other things in the blog. I never have any plans with this blog, it all sort of happens organically and on inspiration. Which is also why sometimes the blogging is a bit erratic.
Biggest surprise:
That I would take up roller derby at the age of 39. We return to training tomorrow and I got serious jitters. What if I have forgotten how to skate?
Biggest mistake:
The dress that turned into a top because I can be such a absent minded person sometimes. Note to self:  Double check the fabric before cutting it. I like the top though.
Best wardrobe builder: 
The Burdastyle workout t-shirt. Words cannot describe what a brilliant lounge top this is. This is the first top I grab in the wardrobe after washing. In fact I often pick it straight from the washing bag.

 Biggest blog celebrity moment:

When I got an email from the director of the Halston documentary that I reviewed. He agreed that Richard E Grant would be perfect to play Halston!


  • KayY
    January 4, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    I love your 2011 highlights, and the variety of information you post. Good luck with the training!

  • luckylibbet
    January 4, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Love your highlight post! So different from what other bloggers post.

    Good luck with training! Skating is like a bicycle – muscle memory kicks in and you never forget.

  • molly
    January 4, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Those are some really nice makes, your wedding dress is beautiful. And that's really cool that the director of the Halston documentary contacted you!

  • Anonymous
    January 4, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Fabulous re-cap list! I'd say you had a good year!

    Congratulations on the marriage!


  • Antoinette
    January 5, 2012 at 2:50 am

    Awesome, great year in review. Happy New Year to you!

  • Kyle
    January 5, 2012 at 3:04 am

    Happy New Year!!

  • Make It Happen Mama
    January 5, 2012 at 9:39 am

    I've only found your blog this year, but I'm looking forward to sharing 2012 highlights with you as they happen! 🙂

  • Intensywnie Kreatywna
    January 6, 2012 at 11:44 am

    It was a good, creative year for you, obviously. I hope 2012 will be the same or even better.

  • Shelley
    January 8, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    You have had an interesting year! And I think one topic blogs are probably more work than fun…and potentially boring. I'd rather hear about a well rounded person myself (roller hockey at 39, that's well rounded – or insane, I'm not sure which). Thanks so much for sharing your creative adventures with us! Your wedding dress did turn out beautifully. Best wishes for 2012!


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