Friday, April 10, 2015


So, as I write this, it is April 10.  I've been slowing adding garments to my handmade wardrobe this year in anticipation for something I haven't participated in yet, but I've been eavesdropping on for the past two years ... #mmmay15, otherwise known as Me Made May 2015!

Chances are, you've heard of this crafty phenomenon -- sewists, knitters and crocheters (who did I miss?) deck themselves in their finest frocks, their simplest scarves and their awesome accessories to celebrate the handmade garment.    This year, there's a pinterest board to keep your eye on, as well as a flickr group and the #mmmay15 hashtag on instagram.

This year, I'm taking the pledge.

  • I, Jen @ thecalicolover, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '15. I endeavour to wear two or more handmade items each day for the duration of May 2015.  

I'll be honest ... most days I wear something handmade, simply because as a knitter I've made a gazillion scarves before.  However, I am hopeful that embarking on this challenge I'll identify the holes in my wardrobe so I can focus more mindfully on filling those, rather than creating a lot of "fluff," which I'm sometimes apt to do.  (Oh, those colorful hand-dyed skeins of yarn and clever quilting cottons ...)

I'll check in periodically with a round-up of my outfits ... How about you?  Are you participating in Me Made May this year?

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