One thing I plan to do this year is to learn and incorporate into my work more couture sewing techniques.
I've picked up a few books from the library to start off. I'm really enjoying Couture Sewing Techniques by Claire Shaeffer, but I'm glad I didn't judge it by its cover - that jacket is just too, too much for a girl like me. Yes, even for a girl like me. The sequins! The locasts! The odd-shaped pocket! Too Much. But a good book. I'm going to keep an eye out for a secondhand copy.
I'm also going to learn how to applique this year. I'm starting tonight actually! I have some funny fish material and a onesie of Remy's so the two will be combined. Should it turn out ok, I might even be brave enough to post the photos here.
One of the other books I borrowed from the library is on Marimeeko . I'm so in love with this designer that when I win the lottery, 90% is going their way.
In exciting family news, Jules has posted the article from Cuisine on his blog. You can read all about him (and me! I get a tiny mention at the very, very end) here.