I can say with absolute certainty that this year has been the busiest yet! I haven't blogged about a lot of things (personal and made), not because I didn't want to, but because I just didn't have time. Let's review, shall we?
1. I moved from New York to Chicago in February. It's officially the worst drive ever, especially with two cats that won't stop crying. That being said, Chicago is awesome and although I really, really, miss saturday morning trips to the garment district and happy hours with crafty ladies, I don't regret the decision at all.
2. I started grad school in July while working full-time. It's been hectic to say the least. I'll have a masters degree in June, though, so cheers to that (and knowing it'll all be over soon)!
3. I adopted a dog, Bella, because two cats just didn't make things crazy enough.
3. I got engaged! Probably the biggest news!
Mr. Craftsanctuary up there and I got engaged in September on the beach in Michigan. It was an absolutely perfect day. I held off posting about this for a long time because sometimes you just want to keep the happy things private for a little while. I know not everyone is like that, but I just wanted to enjoy it for a little while before sharing it with the world.
My ring is an antique piece from 1923 that is still engraved with the original owners' initials. Their first names started with an "A" and an "E," the same as ours, which I think is pretty cool. We've been slowly starting to think about planning a wedding, but we're not in any rush. We're thinking sometime in summer of 2016.
Oh, and before you ask: I will not be making my dress. It just seems like too much stress and responsibility to pile on top of what will already a stressful process. Plus, I think I'd totally regret missing out on dress shopping.
And, because it wouldn't be a roundup post without some sewing talk:
My favorite make of 2014 is hands-down my midsummer cascade dress:
And my most-worn is my foxy cambie:
Today, it's a bit snowy and cold (and making me miss the weather in these photos). I've successfully cut out lots of pieces for my cascade duffle coat, so here's hoping I get them sewn together into something warm some time soon!
I hope you're all having a happy, relaxing, warm new year!