Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Me Made May 2013 and a Goodbye

May marks the one year anniversary that I unwrapped and threaded my sewing machine for the very first time. It was a beginners sewing course with Jennie Loof that I expected would get me on the road to sewing curtains and maybe a few cushions. I had no idea then that I would be thrown head first into the world of self-made clothing and to ditch shopping on the high street altogether...ok not altogether, I have bought three new items of clothing in the last year, but still a radical alteration on my consumerism.

It was May that I started to read the inspiring world of sewing blogs. Reading the Me Made May posts for the first time.

And so this year I have made my own pledge ...
Just in the nick of time, for my first MMM..'I, Katy of I, of the needle, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I endeavour to sew two new items and wear handmade items on at least two days each week for the duration of May 2013'

I haven't many items to choose from, my sewing productivity is variable to say the least. But I'll use the pledge as a motivator  to photograph the garments that I have made this year. And focus my sewing for the items I could do with in my wardrobe over the coming months...you know summery things when I eventually feel brave enough to ditch my vest. Which in Glasgow is a window of about a fortnight. 

So with any luck I'll be peeking my face back into the blogosphere. Life has been kind of getting in the way around here. 

And today, we received the news that my husband has lost his dearly loved Grandpa. A marvel of a man, a Professor of anatomy, who had an intimidating intelligence but was never short of a warm smile and a hug and who appreciated the silly side of life.  He lived to the age of 97, living independently with his marvelous mind intact till the end. You'll be missed, Granpa.