2015 Resolutions: Bra-A-Week


Hi All!

Can you believe that it’s 2015?! How crazy is that!

This year I have one main resolution- and it is pretty specific:

I want to make one bra every week.

Now, in the hopes of actually achieving this, I have thought this out a little more.

FIRSTLY: I will only be committing to this for the first 3 months January to March.

 After which I will decided if I was crazy or if I can keep going with it! Bras will be due on every Saturday and posted every Sunday- starting with January 17th/18th

SECONDLY:  The bras in these first three months will be for me!

 I am so tired of not having many of my own self-made bras! After making myself 4 bras in boobcamp last May, I promptly lost quite a bit of weight- meaning that they don’t fit properly anymore. I’m asked all the time if I made the bra I’m wearing- and I always have to sigh and say *no, not this one* – but NO MORE!!
THIRDLY: I’m not doing it alone!
Friends that I have met through courses at Bra-maker’s have agreed to join me- so you may be seeing projects from my friends from Bra-maker’s. My mom also might join me for some weeks- so you will get to see all their projects too!
Most importantly, I would love if any of you have any bra-making ambitions to join in too! All you have to do is make a bra- send me some pics and a short description on any Saturday and I would love to feature it in my post! (along with any links to your sites of course!) You don’t have to do one every week to join- you can make whatever goal suits you! 
 
All entries to be sent to: [email protected]
 
 

I’ve already started sketching out and planning my bras in my inspiration book!

I also wanted to say that the challenge is more open than just a simple bra- it could be a bralette, it could be a bathing suit with a bra in it, it could be a body suit!

I’m planning two bathing suit tops since I’m going on a California vacation this February in the middle of the challenge!

So excited for my mermaid bottoms!

Bonus points for creativity, for matching panties, and for anything out of your comfort zone!

I am somewhere between excited and scared for this challenge- and I’m really hoping that some of you join me for this- whether it’s coming back every week to check out my progress- or submitting your own bra-makes!

Yay for 2015!!

xo erin

New Year’s Favs & Resolutions for 2014


What is not to love about New Years Eve? 

This picture was from last New Year’s, which I was fortunate enough to spend in Barcelona, Spain- fancy-shmancy I know! Look at me just dripping in festivness!!

This year was more typical:


Spent with a couple of close friends: scattegories, sparklers, and more than a couple shots- really my fav way to spend any evening, but New Year’s in particular 🙂 

I got thinking about what I like so much about New Year’s this year (or rather last year ha ha…)

and here are my TOP 5 FAVS about New Year’s!

#1 Shrimp rings with the horseradish tomato sauce (most delicious thing ever put together)

#2 Over the top glitter being a 100% legitimate make-up look for the night

#3 Sparklers / Fireworks / Confetti explosions 

#4 Champagne (or shots- depending on how classy you’re feeling that night)

AND.. #5 Resolutions— 

This year, instead of making my usual vague and overachieving resolutions, I have decided to make them a little more specific and a little more achievable. And the resolution I finally landed on was all about creativity and this blog in particular. 

So without further adieu … I resolve to:

Post a minimum of 3 times a week to this blog- with possible increases to daily blogging in the future (but let’s not be too hasty yet..). 

One of these posts will be my fixed feature of ‘Soup Sunday’ which will soon become ‘Supper Sunday’ as I am actually starting to see the end of all the soups I know how to make…

The second post will be a new feature ‘Wellness Wednesday‘ (that’s a working title..) because I’m actually really into all things health (having a psych/health degree) and I am always asked by my friends about my diet, motivation & positivity, and other fitness and wellness tips – so that will be a sort of ‘living your best healthy life’ kind of thing. Not to mention I have slightly fallen off the health bandwagon and this will hopefully encourage me to jump back on it! 

Then on top of those two fixed posts, I will post a minimum of one creative post per week– whether it be a sewing project, a DIY, crochet, beading, possibly make-up tutorial (?)- anything creative! 

Then after all of those minimum 3 three posts, I will try to post more things like outings, OOTD, or other tag-style things like ‘my favourites’ or hauls. 

So I am anticipating a hectic schedule for myself this 2014, and hopefully this blog will give me the motivation I need to get all of that done- and possibly build my little community on here! 

Looking forward to the upcoming Sewing and Life Adventures of Emerald Erin: 2014!! <3

xo erin