Wednesday, 19 May 2010


I've had to give up on "Me Made May" on day 17, as this beautiful little girl above has been diagnosed with kidney failure. So we're just taking it one day at a time, and the way she went after a cat yesterday, you wouldn't have known anything was wrong, but it is.

We have only had the joy of Bonnie for about 20 months, but I can't remember what it was like before she was in our lives. We love her so very much and hope she will stay with us for a little while longer.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

I hate having my photo taken

Possibly almost as big a challenge as wearing something I have made myself, every day of May, is documenting it. I really hate having my picture taken. I always feel self conscious, stupidly posed and with a daft look on my face. So gripe over with, I'll move on to the outfits.

Like the rest of the Me Made Mayers I did a catalogue of the self made clothes to try and work out what I could wear. What I found was a dearth of casual clothes, loads of things (well quite a few) for work, but little for the weekend, lolling about. So I made myself a pair of jeans last week. Really they are denim trousers, I'm not 100% sure about the fit, but they will do for now. The top I made several year ago, it has a hood at the back and is a linen/cotton mix I think.
The jeans again, we were away for the weekend so I packed light, and a floral tunic that I wear alot. I really should have interfaced the neckband, as it does tend to gape a little.
Forgive the re-enactment pictures, the bathroom was the only one with enough natural light. Floral tunic again, this time paired with a refashioned linen skirt. The skirt was orignally a UK size 8, which I might have been able to wear when I was 8, fortunately it was a wrap, so with a bit of faffing, the addition of a zip and a pocket, the result is a really crappy picture.

This is what happen when you have a four day weekend and very few casual clothes. A men's linen shirt bought on Friday, turned into a skirt by Tuesday. The top was once a pillowcase. I have to admit to wearing a non me-made cardigan with this outfit, as it was just chuffing cold on Tuesday.

My first work outfit. Made a couple of week ago, with Ikea fabric and a thrifted black shirt. This is a "Project Runway" Simplicity pattern, that I really like the fit of and I already have made twice. The purple variation is bound to crop up later in the month.

Thinking about Me Made May, I have realised that here is a dress I have made that I need to find an occasion to wear, that being my wedding dress. Don't worry, it is in no way a traditional wedding dress, it is red silk, vintage vogue and still fits seven years later. Where can I get darling Mr P to take me that I can wear it?

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Behind on my posting

We went up to Scarborough this weekend to visit my Mum in Law, so I haven't had the chance to post any pictures of my "Me Made May" outfits yet. Tonight I will re-enact my five outfits, so that pictures can be obtained and posted. Promises, promises...
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