For the last two years, I’ve spent the month of May following a constant stream of amazing blogger creations, and wishing I could participate. The first year, I’d just moved to the USA with very little clothing, and only the vaguest idea of how to actually make clothing. Me-Made-May wasn’t happening that year. The second year, I did have some handmade pieces, but I didn’t feel like I had enough to do a week, let alone a month, so I sat out again – but I thought to myself, 2014, that will be the year I rock Me-Made-May.
And now, here I am, in Auckland, with half a suitcase of clothes. Seriously. I have one pair of jeans, one skirt, two dresses, and some tops (and underwear, I’m not some kind of commando-loving weirdo). Oh, and some recently-purchased-because-damn-it’s-getting-cold-here trackie pants from Countdown. So stylin’, y’all.
However, of that pathetic pile of clothing, one of the dresses, the skirt, and a top are hand-made. So, that’s like 50% of my clothes that are handmade! Ha! Plus, I just got myself a nice, new Husqvarna Viking sewing machine. So, let’s do this. It may already be the 1st of May (oops), it may not be a super exciting wardrobe, but I’m determined to try my best at Me-Made-May!
‘I, Kirsty, of Tea & Rainbows, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’14. I endeavour to wear my own handmade clothing, for at least one day per week for the duration of May 2014′
Let’s do this!
2 thoughts on “Me Made May 2014”
You go, girl! We're already halfway through the month of May, and even though I've fulfilled my promise for the first week, I'm struggling now! Also don't have too many me-mades yet, and a new grandchild born last Sunday has meant I haven't as much free time to sew as I thought I'd have. He was 19 days late! Anyway, just thought I'd check in with you to see how you're doing. xx
Thanks, Helene! Congratulations on the new grandchild 🙂