Eleven for Eleven

We will be ringing in the New Year with our annual tradition of taking stock of what we accomplished this past year and what we'd like to focus on for the new one to come. It's always a fun thing to do (we never know where it will take us). Here's my personal New Year's focus (resolution) list à la handmade! What are your plans for 2011?

No. 1 Think More Positive
(Thanks for the little push Chelsea and Joanna)

a string of positivity no. 6

No. 2 Love Heaps

choose your colors - custom tiny felted wool bowl with love embroidered in cotton

No. 3 Dance More

Dancing at the Tiny Bubble Room.  Limited edition 13x19 print by Matte Stephens.

No. 4 Make Things More Special

Scrappy Heart Garland

No. 5 Take More Pictures

organic CAMERA - natural wooden imagination toy

No. 6 Get More Organized

ZigZag 2011 Letterpress Wall Calendar

No. 7 Take a Family Portrait

Unexpected.  Limited edition print of an original oil painting by Vivienne Strauss.

No.8 Join a Choir

Carolers / 060 / holiday

No. 9 Go South

Pray For Surf Photographic Print.

No. 10 Get More Sleep

November, sewn print

No. 11 Get More Crafty

Ktog 15 . Knit Together

Jan Halvarson


Unknown said...

Nice list with great pictures, can I join that (very same) list ?

Anonymous said...

Thats great list of nice stuff! Going to take a leaf from your book and not make my resolutions punishing but good things!

karoArt said...

great New Year's resolution list!

Nicely illustrated:)

All the best, Karo

b said...

a great list. and that family portrait is my favorite!

Unknown said...

They are all so wonderful and ispirational. Thank you for this year I always get something to think about from your posts:)
Greetings from Finland

wishful nals said...

these are GREAT. cheers to a wonderful 2011. :)

Anika said...

Inspiring post!

arounna said...

a great list - the images put a smile on my face,
I agree with a lot on your list for myself

Tracy said...

i love this post!

Johanna said...

This is one of my favorite goal posts yet! I love the photos that accompany. Happy New Year!

Andrea said...

This is a fantastic list...I want to just say "ditto" for my new year.

Emma at The Marion House Book said...

Great goals and some fun ideas that I might not have thought of! Family portrait - excellent thing to do in 2011

elissa @ faucethead said...

great list. i agree with all of them but will definitely join you for dancing more and getting family portraits. it's been forever!

SodaPopGirl said...

What a beautiful post! And Matte's dance...perfect. Inspiring as always. Happy New Year. xoxoxo

NowSoLA Vintage said...

Resolutions seem more fun when they have sweet pictures associated with them. Such a great list, and I may need to add a few of these to my own list for 2011.

Jan Halvarson said...

thanks everyone, i think when i have pictures associated with my goals, they are easier for me to remember. i can lie in bed at night and visualize them all. and all of these make me super happy!

Anonymous said...

love this list- and the resolutions! working on mine now. arrr so many things i want to accomplish this coming year!

Rachel T said...

What a wonderful way to show/write your resolutions! I may do this for myself at home. Then maybe I'll be forced to keep in mind goals I want to achieve in 2011.

Fiona Cartolina said...

My new year's resolution is to quit trying to keep my personal life separate from my work life. Cartolina is who I am and I'm going to be Fiona Cartolina every day of the week if I like :-)

Happy New Year!

Allison said...

Great list! I'm also trying to get more crafty! Good luck and I wish you the best for 2011!

Kristine said...

Love the list and love the pictures to go with it!I love making new years resolutions, even though I rarely fulfill any of them.