The New Year is upon and it always amazes me that the year has gone by so quickly. It has been a good year in most areas, bizarre in some and sad that we lost so many talented performers.
This coming year I have some exciting plans that I have been working on all year that will finally come to light. I can let you in on some of the things I have been working. I now have a pinterest page set up named Clachan Àm. I know the advice one usually gets is to have a name that is easy to say and remember, but the thought is it will draw the curious and they will remember it had a weird name. Clachan Àm loosely means "The Standing Stones of Time" in Scottish Gaelic. (I hope I figured that out right). The page has Outlander, Outlander inspired clothing, Scotland, Scottish Gaelic, Scottish recipes, Eary American type boards, and historical arts and craft boards along with other fun things.
Another project that has been challenge to me is the "Outlander" ensemble I am constructing from the Simplicity pattern. It has been extremely fun and a bit interesting at times as I have never worked with plaids or pleats before. I also had not tried to do something of this caliber historically correct as possible. My handy dandy references have been the show's dvds, The Making of Outlander The Series Official Guide, and The American Duchess blog and facebook page. The woman behind the American Duchess is the mastermind behind the Simplicity Outlander pattern. I have even messaged her with a question I had and she answered with great info. If you message her on her facebook page she tries to answer within a couple of hours. I will take all the help I can get, but it has been great fun.
If you are looking for a New Years resolution (not that most of need to look for one), I always try to learn at least 1 new thing. I am actually thinking of the Norwegian class on Future Learn this new year. Not sure if it is feasible to learn 2 languages at once, but I am always up for a challenge. (Did I mention I was taking Irish Step dance classes with my granddaughter.)
Bliadhna mhath Ùr (Happy New Year)
I love all things Scottish, Steampunk, belly dancing, and spending time with the granddaughters.