Monday, 2 April 2012

Me-Made-May '12: Join Me!!!!!!




It's here!!!!!!!!!!!!! The ONLY official me-made/self-stitched challenge of 2012, and now's the time to sign up.

What is MMM'12?

Me-Made-May '12 (MMM'12 for short) is a challenge designed to encourage people who sew/knit/crochet/refashion/upcycle/insert-other-creative-discipline-here garments for themselves. The me-made and self-stitched challenges have been taking place for over two years now and they work on both a personal and community level.

On a personal level, it is up to the participants to decide the specifics of their own challenge, so that the month really is challenging for them (more on this later). Typically, a participant pledges to wear one self-stitched or refashioned garment each day for the duration of May 2012. The participants can also choose to document their challenge with daily photos (though this is not compulsory) and share them with other participants, through either their blog if they have one (having your own blog is by no means necessary to particpate), the Facebook page that will be created, or the Flickr group which will be created.

Why should I take part?

Well, there are a lot of reasons why you could take part, and lots of different reasons why past participants chose to do so. Many participants find the results of their sewing/crochetting/knitting/upcycling/refashioning all too often end up left in their wardrobe rather than worn out to work, college, to the shops etc. Some peops would like to start integrating those self-stitched items into their daily life but feel they need a bit of a nudge to do so. Some me-made/self-stitched challenge participants want to discover the 'holes' in their wardrobe so in the future they are able to focus their precious garment-creating time towards making things that will be more useful. Others feel what they tend to wear, day-to-day, doesn't really suit them or represent who they are, and want to spend a month focussing on getting out of their rut. Some participants enjoy the push this challenge gives them to finish off lingering unfinished projects to add some more self-stitched weapons to their garment-arsenal. And others (myself included) get a rush when receiving a compliment on a self-stitched garment, and want to spend a month increasingly the likelihood of receiving more!!! If the previous five challenges are anything to go by, there is also guaranteed to be a lovely online community of fellow participants to give support, advice and inspiration.

How do I sign up?

All you have to do is copy the pledge below and post it in the comments section of this post adapted to include your details and the personal specification of your challenge. This is YOUR challenge, write the script any way you want, just remember: IT IS A CHALLENGE. It is really annoying when these challenges receive the odd comment saying 'Oh, I already do this so I may as well sign up', which is clearly missing the point of challenging yourself. Also, THIS IS NOT A COMPETITION. It is a personal attempt to achieve a better relationship with your handmade creations, which you may or may not choose to share with the creative online community.

So, how do you create your own challenge? Have a think for a while about your current relationship with your creations, then think how you might want to improve that relationship. For example, you could challenge yourself to wearing one self-stitched and/or refashioned garment a day, Or, if you have been making clothing for a long time or have participated in previous me-made/self-stitched challenges, you may decide to challenge yourself to two self-stitched/refashioned garments a day, or even more! If you are fairly new to garment creating and/or refashioning, make this a challenge, but don't make it impossible for yourself. Maybe you wish to only involve refashions in this challenge: no problem! Perhaps you wish to include jewellery and accessories you have made: equally, no problem! Maybe, due to your job or something, you pledge to only wear self-stitched garments at the weekends: totes no problem! If you already wear a lot of self-stitched/refashioned items, think how you can up the ante.

'I, (insert name here and blog address if you have one), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear......................................................... each day for the duration of May 2012'


If you have a blog, re-post your pledge so your readers and followers can see what you are up to. Please include a link to this post so others can also sign-up if they are interested. If there's one thing I've learnt from these challenges, the more people involved, the better the party!

What do I have to do next?

Nothing in particular. Over the next couple of weeks I'll create and announce the Facebook page and Flickr groups, so pop back to this blog soon for details if you wish to be part of either of them. Later this week I will post the code for a lovely 'Me-Made-May'12' widget/button of the logo pictured at the top of this post. You can that to add to your blog if you wish to advertise to your readers what you are up to. Other than those optional things, there's really nothing to do until 1st May 2012! Although you may decide to finish up that UFO (unfinished object), maybe a skirt waiting to be hemmed or the blouse that needs the buttons stitched on! But please people, NO PANIC-SEWING NECESSARY!!

How can I document and interact throughout this challenge?

As I touched upon before, how you choose to document (or not) this challenge is entirely up to you. Most participants, however, find the interaction with other participants to be one of the most enjoyable aspects of the month. If you are not able or don't fancy taking a photo everyday, why not photograph your favourite one or two days from each week? If you don't like being photographed, there's always the options of re-creating that outfit on a tailor's dummy, hanging the garment/s up or laying them on the floor to photograph. If you have a blog and wish to share your outfit photos on it but don't have the time or desire to post daily, you could post more manageable summaries once or twice a week.

Similarly with the Flickr group, if you wish to be part of that, there is no need to post your pictures daily. Everyone who joins has an upload limit of 14 photos per week, so there's no need to feel panicked if you can't post on there for a while. If you wish to skip some days' photos entirely, that's totally cool. If you choose not to join the Flickr group, you can still 'pop by' and see what everyone else is wearing, although you won't be able to comment on the photos or discussions without joining. I'll explain more about the Flickr group in the post that annouces it's invention within a couple of weeks.

Anything else?

HAVE FUN!!!! This challenge is meant to be explorative, illuminating and beneficial, but so much fun to be had too. Getting dressed can often be fun, and if you haven't felt any clothes-based fun for a while, why not see if this challenge can help inject some of that back? 'Hanging out' online with the other participants can be a big part of that fun by seeing what they are wearing (either by visiting their personal blogs or through the Flickr group or Facebook page) and by sharing your own unique take on this challenge.

There will also be some special surprises, some for participants and one for all my blog readers, to be announced on 1st May. So don't forget to pop back then!

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or concerns about Me-Made-May '12 that haven't been addressed in this post (sozoblog (at) gmail (dot) com).

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Michelle said...

I hope, by next year, I'll have produced enough to partake in this challenge. I love gaining inspiration from watching you and so many others do this.

Elisalex said...

Yay!! I had such a blast during self-stitched-sept and was actually quite sad when owop was over so I can't WAIT for me-made-may!!

'I, Elisalex of Stitch Me Softly, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear two items of me-made clothing each day for the duration of May 2012'

Sarah C said...

Ooh! I am so excited for this!

'I, Sarah C of Musings of a Seamstress, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavor to wear at least 1 different handmade item each day for the duration of May 2012 with no repeats!

Michele said...

'I, Michele of MyOwnInspiration, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one hand made item each day and also post it on my blog for the duration of May 2012'

Courteney said...

I finally have enough garments to do a challenge!

'I, Courteney of Apples of Avalon, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one handmade garment each day for the duration of May 2012'

Elle said...

I'm excited for this... makes me really take a look at my wardrobe and my style, seeing what works and what doesn't...

So: 'I, Ellen of It's a Sewing Life, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2012, and to increase my me-made wardrobe by at least 4 garments.'

MJ/Sweetwater Cloth said...

'I, MJ of Sweetwater Cloth, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one item made by me each day for the duration of May 2012'

Shona said...

I wanted to join in so bad last year. The idea of creating my own wardrobe is what really inspired me to start sewing again and I'm so glad I did!

'I, Shona of Shona Stitches, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade garment each day for the duration of May 2012. I will take a picture each day and post my outfits at the end of the week.'

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abendstern said...

YEAH, yeah, yeah! I can't wait to start! May is perfect for me, we'll move in two weeks and till may I can finish all this "moving-chaos-stuff"...


I, Abendstern of abendsternwelt.blogspot.com), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least on me-made item each day for the duration of May 2012'

Alicia said...

This is so exciting--I've only watched the other Me-Made months from the sidelines, but now I finally have enough me-made clothing to participate! Can't wait!

'I, Alicia of Iron-On Maiden, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear a handmade dress or blouse/skirt each day for the duration of May 2012.'

Meilumary said...

'I, Meilumary sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least two items of clothing which I have either made, dyed, memded, or refashioned each day for the duration of May 2012'

Urban Rustic said...

I Catherine of The Makings of an Urban Rustic sign up as a participant of Me-Made_May-12.I will wear at least one item,and hopefully more, of me made clothing for the whole month of may.

I have been looking forward to this for so long...since last year in fact as I enjoyed the other challenges so much.I have got to join in especially if this is going to be the only Me-Made this year.
Thank you, good luck and have fun everyone !!

Catherine said...

'I, Catherine (http://clothesandsewing.blogspot.co.uk), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear a handmade outfit each day for the duration of May 2012, with one week being OWOP (One week, one pattern)'

As my additional challenge I would like to have a new dress made by the end of May!

Love to Stitch said...

'I,Rachel of Love to Stitch, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade or refaashioned item each day for the duration of May 2012'

Yay!

Cecili said...

Hey I'm so happy that you're doing the Me-Made challenge this year again, of course I'll take part in it!
'I, Cecile of Sewing and So On, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear/carry at least one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2012.'

Helen said...

Oh - this will be the first MM month I've participated in, can't wait!

'I, Helen, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one self-stitched and/or refashioned garment each day for the duration of May 2012'

Carolyn said...

Oh, I've been looking forward to doing this again; this will be my fourth! Thank you Zoe for organising this fantastic challenge!
'I, Carolyn of Handmade by Carolyn, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear all me-made clothing each day for the duration of May 2012'

Joanne said...

Fantastic Zoe - really looking forward to it. I so enjoyed Self-Stitched-September last year. VERY up for Me-Made-May :)
I, Joanne of www.stitchandwitter.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one item made by my own two hands each day for the duration of May 2012

prttynpnk said...

Oh, Yay! I've never been ready to play before, but I think mAy is perfect....
'I, Prttynpnk/Anne of Pretty Grievances, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear two items of me-made clothing each day for the duration of May 2012'

http://prttynpnk.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/april-fools-day-ala-lisette/

Karine said...

I'll be on holiday till mid-may so I'll only join then. I hope it's OK !
I, Karine from Karamiel, sign up as a participant of MMM'12. I endeavour to wear all me-made clothing from my come back from holidays (14 May) till the end of the month.
Yippee!

Tabatha Tweedie said...

I'm in! I, Tabatha Tweedie of http://threadcarefully.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear a different item of me-made clothing each day for the duration of May 2012 (i.e. I won't wear the same thing twice).

I'd better get to the sewing room! :-)

Irene Bullock said...

Hell yes! Finally I have enough stuff to keep me going for a full month - and more in the way!

'I, Irene of Irene Bullock, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear all me-made clothing each day for the duration of May 2012'

Stevie said...

Definitely in but I better get sewing! I was thinking it was gonna be June! x

oh-mimmi said...

'I, Christel (oh-mimmi.blogspot.de), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear a self-stiched garnment each day for the duration of May 2012'
... and blog it with pictures and english text ...

Christel

My said...

I, My of Creative Accomplishments, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear a hand made garment each day for the duration of May 2012.

emily said...

I've only ever lurked on the sidelines before, but this year I'm going to jump right in!

I, Emily Botterman of The Botterman Empire, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one item of me-made clothing/accessories/footwear each day for the duration of May 2012'

HOORAY!

Magpie Mimi said...

Sign me up! It would be rude not to I think! hehe!

Alessa said...

Yay! I'm totally looking forward to MMM this year!

'I, Alessa of http://farben-freude.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear a me-made outfit each day for the duration of May 2012.'

Rachel-Lou said...

I,Rachel-Lou of Made With Whimsy, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item of clothing each day for the duration of May 2012

charlotte said...

I think this will be so much fun this year! With all the tops I made for OWOP I feel that I half a waldrobe ready to go! x x x

Pam said...

Yes, yes, yes. This promises to be so much fun.

I, Pam of A Notion to Sew, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavor to wear at least one item handmade by me each day for the duration of May 2012. Items will be posted on my blog at least weekly.

Debbie said...

I have been looking forward to this. I have had such fun doing the previous challenges.

I, Debbie of Debbie Sew Debbie, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one self stitched item each day for the duration of May 2012'

i will try to blog at least twice a week!

Rebecca G said...

me too! i super bex, will wear something I've made or endeavor to make something to wear- every durned day of May 2012! Thanks for the challenge, Zo!

Amy said...

I'm excited for another month to celebrate all of the handmade garments that we all put our love into.

I, Amy of Sew Well, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear something handmade each day for the duration of May 2012.

futurenakano said...

'I, Kate of futurenakano.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade garment each day for the duration of May 2012'

sorbetsurprise said...

'I, Sarah of Sorbet Surprise Gets Sew Crafty, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one self made garment or accessory and not repeat a complete outfit to try and think up new and exciting ways to wear my hand made garments each day for the duration of May 2012'

Sølvi said...

Woho! Thanks for yet again hosting the sewing event of the year! :-)

‘I, Sølvi of delfinelise, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’12. I endeavour to wear all me- made garments, with the exception of national costume, socks, underthings and sportswear each day for the duration of May 2012′

Can´t wait!

Kelly's Korner said...

I, Kelly, will be a participant of Me Made May. Because of your inspiration handmade is my new lifestyle. So I think to challenge myself I would like to try to make some undergarments during May. For obvious reasons I won't be modeling those! :)

Becky said...

*takes a deep breath* Ok, I'm going to give this another go.... I totally flaked on the last Me-Made-March, but I think I'm ready to throw myself back into the fray.

I, Becky, of Sew and So, pledge to wear at least one me-made or refashioned piece of clothing a day, and aspire to wear at least one handmade accessory, for the duration of May. I also pledge to aspire to do better with taking photos this time!

Sarah B said...

'I, Sarah B of Woodland Rabbit, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one hand made item each day for the duration of May 2012'
I am super excited for this and have started a blog today in an effort to get the most out of the experience.

Mika said...

'I, Mika of Savory Stitches, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2012'

Christine said...

Yes!!!! I'm totally excited to do this again - I had such a great time last year and it really challenged me to make more garments during the month so I could wear new things as well. So here's my pledge:

'I, Christine of What's Up, Cupcake? Blog, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade garment each day for the duration of May 2012'

StephC said...

'I, StephC of 3 Hours Past the Edge of the World, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear head-to-toe self stitched clothing made in the past 6 months each day for the duration of May 2012'

I think that will help me integrate some of my newer stuff and play with colors... I've been sewing a lot of wild color lately so we'll see how it goes.

Jess said...

Please sign this newbie up! I'm a bit scared, but I think it will be a great challenge!
'I, Jess of make do and jess, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made garment or accessory each day for the duration of May 2012'
Ooooh so exciting!

Beklet said...

I really want to do something like this - I currently have only 5 or 6 items suitable for wear that I'm happy with, and only 3 of them are daywear, but I'm making a couple of things this weekend, and I need some encouragement so....

'I, Beklet of www.rantygobshyte.wordpress.com sign up as a participant of MeMadeMay '12. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made garment a minimum of 3 times a week for the duration of May 2012'

This is gonna be fun - I'm also at a festival at the end of May so I can wear my me-made 'going out' clothes :D

Jo Campbell said...

First timer here! Excited but nervous.

'I, Jo Campbell of http://dragonflightdesigns.blogspot.co.uk/, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one item of me made or second hand clothing plus one item of me made jewellery each day for the duration of May 2012.'

chrrristine said...

I really enjoyed MMM 2010, and this time there is really no excuse I can think of!
plus there are another four weeks left to make/ finish a few things (ideally some t-shirts!):

I, Christine, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12.
All tops, skirts and dresses I wear for the duration of May 2012 will be made by me*. I will document what I wear on my flickr.

thanks so much , Zoe, I can't wait to get started!

thesecretlifeofseams said...

So excited! I've observed a few fantastic me-mades but this year I want to get off the sidelines and take part. I can't promise there won't be any panic sewing...in fact my panic is kicking in now...

'I, Julia, of http://thesecretlifeofseams.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear a self-made or refashioned item of clothing each day for the duration of May 2012'
Gulp.

knottygnome said...

I, Sara of the knottygnome knits, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear entirely self-stitched outfits (with the exception of undergarments) each day for the duration of May 2012.

http://knottygnome.blogspot.com

BlueBetty said...

'I, Amanda J. of bluebettyblog.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear only me made or refashioned clothing each day for the duration of May 2012'

I am so excited I participated in June '11 and have been looking forward to joining the fun again.

Lisette said...

I, Lisette of http://vintageorbust.blogspot.com/ , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2012'

And by golly, this year I am going to not drop out halfway through!

Kelli Ward said...

My first time joining in - can't wait!

I, Kelli Ward of www.truebias.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one self-stitched or handmade item each day for the duration of May 2012'

Gillian said...

Woohoo! My first MMM! i've only been garment sewing since January, so I'm going to cut myself some slack.

I, Gillian, of crafting-a-rainbow.tumblr.com , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I will endeavour to wear one me-made garment or accessory each day for the duration of May 2012'

marthaeliza said...

First-timer, here!
'I, marthaeliza, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I will wear at least one garment that I have sewn or knit each day for the duration of May 2012. Furthermore, I will finish my garment sewing UFOs by the end of May, 2012, as well.'

Trish said...

I, Trish of simple up, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavor to wear at least one self-made or refashioned garment each day for the duration of May 2012. Furthermore, I will attempt to document said creations at least once a week and also to tackle more of my stash of garments-to-be-refashioned.

Macska said...

Oh yay, these challenges are so much fun!

‘I, Kat of Modern Vintage Cupcakes (http://macskakat.wordpress.com/), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’12. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2012′

Kirsty said...

First timer too!
I, Kirsty of top notch, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2012

sophie said...

yes! I'm starting to have enough garments to participate
"I, Sophie of Un Peu de Couture, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one hand made item each day and also post it on my blog for the duration of May 2012"

Elaine OC said...

Another first timer, and was waiting to see if I actually had enough made to join in for a whole month! But I have plans for finishing some things off which have been lingering, and making up some accessories as well as a cheeky option for some of the days! SO:

'I, Elaine of whatdianadidnext, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2012.'

Lavender said...

Yay!!! I can't believe it's almost here :)

oonaballoona said...

so, zo, this time i'm really doing it, and not shooting myself in the foot by flying off to canada with no me made things.

'i, oonaballoona of oonaballoona.blogspot.com), sign up as a participant of me-made-may '12. i endeavour to wear at least one item of me-made or me-altered clothing each day for the duration of may 2012'

i loved your post about peeps treating this like the local bus. that cracked me up.

Trinity said...
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Trinity said...

Trying again since I messed up my comment the first time...

I, Trinity at thimblesthreadsandneedles.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one different handmade garment or accessory each day for the duration of May 2012

Sara said...

yay!
'I, Sara Upshaw of www.theprettypickle.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least 7 me-made articles of clothing each week, although it may not be one a day, for the duration of May 2012'

snippa said...

'I, Susan of http://snippa-snippets.blogspot.co.uk, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one piece of me-made or re-fashioned clothing each day for the duration of May 2012'

Kestrel said...

Woo!

I, Kerry of Kestrel Finds & Make Blog, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade item each day for the duration of May 2012

Ali said...

I'm in! I'll have to think a bit about how I'm going to up the ante this year. Funny, I've given away most of my me-mades because I'm trying to up the ante in the quality department (my first makes were wonderful efforts but didn't feel good to wear), so I have less me-mades to wear than ever, and yet I'm more proud of how far I've come and the few items I do have. :)

Hannah Dolan said...

Woo! How exiting. This is just the push I need.
'I, Hannah from A lost Seamstress, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear Something hand stitched/re fashioned each day for the duration of May 2012

Burke said...

I, Burke of mysewcalledlife2012.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavor to wear at least 1 handmade garment every day for the duration of May 2012.

(And now I need to get busy sewing throughout April!)

Katie said...

I have always wanted to take part in this challenge, and now I finally think I have enough handmade outfits to do so :) How exciting!

'I, Katie of misskatie-littleredsquirrel.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one item of me-made clothing each day for the duration of May 2012. Furthermore I pledge to complete at least 4 vintage revamp projects during May to wear as part of this challenge.'

I can't wait!

Susan said...

Count me in...I, Susan of Knitters-Delight sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavor to wear at least one handmade item each day, while striving to wear different me-made clothes, beyond my tried-n-true outfits.

Hillary said...

Hooray, I can't wait! I am starting a new job and will be moving (again! shades of SSS'10!) so my pledge is going to be pretty basic I'm afraid; life upping the ante on me all by itself this time around:

'I, Hillary of atelierfargo.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear a minimum of one me-made-item each day for the duration of May 2012'

Mary said...

I love these challenges-they have enriched my sewing and online relationships immensely. Here goes--->
'I, Mary of kf-biblioblog, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item each day, and increase my me-made dresses/skirts by 4 for the duration of May 2012'

Tasha said...

Hello! I'm excited to participate in this challenge!

May is interesting timing for me, I will be on the road the whole month doing art shows with my husband's photography business. I'll just have the clothes I pack (which always includes me-mades). I've never done a challenge like this before, but I'd like to use the opportunity to think about what I make and wear, how I can combine outfits that reflect my personal style, what can I sew that I need and love and wear, etc.

One of my biggest goals for my blog is that it should be a jumping off point for people who are wanting a more handmade life, but maybe not sure where to start. So I'd like to document my participation in a way that's also open/interesting to those who won't have enough me-made garments for a whole month.

Lastly, since I am new to the blogosphere, I'd love to use this challenge to get to know some of you. One of the best things so far has been finding out that other people who sew real clothes are actually out there - my people!

I, Tasha of Stale Bread into French Toast, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-may '12. I endeavor to wear at least one me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2012. In addition, I endeavor to post on my blog at least once a week during May with a topic that reflects Me-Made-May but also thoughts/topics around why we make/what we wear etc. And I endeavor to make friends!

Stephanie Lynn said...

I, Stephanie Lynn of The Girl with the Star-Spangled Heart, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavor to wear at least one me made garment per day for the duration of May 2012 (even while on vacation!).

Gaby said...

Sounds like fun :)

"I, Gaby of Made by Gaby (gjrichards.wordpress.com), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item of clothing each day for the duration of May 2012."

Julia Bobbin said...

I, Julia Bobbin of JuliaBobbin.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one item that I made each day for the duration of May 2012.

Marie said...

"I, Marie of A Sewing Odyssey, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear a self-made accessory or item of clothing for at least three days a week for the duration of May 2012."

AllisonMM said...

I, Allison, of fabricfixation.blogspot.com, will wear at least one handmade garment everyday for the month of May 2012.

Andrea said...

'I, Andrea from newvintage.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear only Me-Made garments (except undergarments) each day for the duration of May 2012'

Ally said...

'I, Ally of London Calling, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one self made item each day for the duration of May 2012' which will be awesome because I'll be on holiday in South Africa for 14 days of the challenge.
So I have to get going and sew me loads of skirts and tops! Maybe my refrew pattern will arrive in time for me to make a few for the trip.

Zoe, as always, I think it's awesome you're doing this!

Katrina said...

'I, Katrina of RollingEyeballs, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one home made or refashioned item each day for the duration of May 2012'

Lucinda Campbell said...

So excited that I actually caught this before it started! I altered my pledge due to my job - I have to wear all black to work and I do a lot of moving around, so wearing me-made stuff doesn't work too well!

I, Lucinda of Sew Wrong, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item for each day I'm off from work for the duration of May 2012.

Vintage Girl said...

'I, Gina from http://vintagegirl68.blogspot.com/, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear 1-3 handmade garments each day for the duration of May 2012' Thank you so much for doing this! Love to you Zoe!

House of Pinheiro said...

I, Rachel, from http://houseofpinheiro.blogspot.co.uk/, sign as a part time participant where I endeavour to wear 1-3 handmade item once a week during may xx

Robyn said...

I've loved the previous challenges and I've upped the ante for myself this time. Bring on May!

'I, Robyn of Sew Love Red, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least two me made pieces each day for the duration of May 2012'

MariaDenmark said...

'I, Maria of MariaDenmark: Wool and Weeds, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12.
I endeavour to wear at least one item of self stitched (sewn, knitted or re-fashioned) clothing and take pictures each day for the duration of May 2012. I will also post all outfits to my blog at least once a week.'

Anna said...

'I, Anna of finally waking up, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one me made garment each day for the duration of May 2012'

Hazbo said...

'I, Harriet of HazWoolWillKnit, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one me made garment each day for the duration of May 2012'

velosewer said...

'I, Maria of Cleverthinking99.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one me made garment each day for the duration of May 2012 and I'll use this time to plan sewing clothes to eliminate orphans and redundant winter clothes.'

Sharon said...

I've enjoyed the other Me Made months and am really looking forward to May. I have also upped the ante for myself this time.

I, Sharon of Petite and Sewing,sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavor to wear at least two me made pieces for the duration of May 2012.

Stevie said...

'I,Stevie of Beebeesvintagedress.blogspot.com sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one item of Me Made or re-fashioned clothingeach day for the duration of May 2012'

Johanna1022 said...

I, Johanna, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear two me made articles each week during May 2012.

What a fun challenge to get a few things finished!

Meg the Grand said...

'I, Meg the Grand of megthegrand.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear completely Me Made Awesomeness each day for the duration of May 2012' (excluding running clothes, socks, and skivvies...for the time being). HOORAY!

Katie Hammond said...

I Katie of Miss Emily's Closet sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear 1 handmade thing each day for the duration of May 2012.

Ashlee said...

YESSSSSSSSSSS! I've been frequenting your blog multiple times a day for the past several weeks waiting for this very post!

:)

'I, Ashlee of Smash Knits (smashknits.com), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear 1 handmade by moi item at LEAST every other day in May, (but hopefully more!) for the duration of May 2012.

Lisa said...
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Lisa said...

Yay! I finally have enough me-made garments to participate!

I, Lisa of Small Things, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear a self made of refashioned item each day for the duration of May 2012.

Wheeee! :)

Anonymous said...

I, Camilla, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear something me-made(clothes &/or jewellery) each day for the duration of May 2012'

Sooo excited, I've been waiting for this to come round again. Missed out on OWOP :(

Stitchy Witch said...

I'm in! I need a push to wear my dresses more often this year, so I'm looking forward to it!

I, Jessica of Green Apples, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavor to wear at least 1 different handmade item each day for the duration of May 2012'

Far said...

Hello! :) I think I am finally ready to challenge myself and join in on the fun... So...

'I, Far of Memoryseed (http://farsland.blogspot.com), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least ONE item of me-made clothing/accessories each day for the duration of May 2012'

Anonymous said...

I love this challenge. I am getting more successful at it every time I participate, which is great. It will be rather challenging this year as we are spending two weeks in Hawaii, however I'm hoping to finish up enough garments before then.

'I, Ingrid of Firle, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one handmade garment each day for the duration of May 2012'

Ingrid

Carmen Bouchard aka CarmencitaB said...

Hello! Count me in, I'll be travelling during May, it should be interesting to try to incorporate Me-Made stuff in my luggage.

fabric epiphanies said...

'I, (Andrea of fabricepiphanies.blogspot.com), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item and photograph it each day for the duration of May 2012'

Sandra said...

'I, Sandra, of http://lettersfromwetville.blogspot.co.nz/, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear something me-made each day for the duration of May 2012'

This is my first time - I've admired others' creations from afar and now it's time to have a go myself.

Michelle said...

'I, Michelle of buttontreelane.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear something I have sewn or crocheted each day for the duration of May 2012.'

I also want to make a few more skirts before the end of May - wish me luck!

Jill Mandy Clark said...

'I, Jill Mandy www.jillmandy.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear something I have created each day for the duration of May 2012'

Well I have almost a full month to prepare for this. I just started sewing so hopefully, I'll be able to put things together for the full month of may...but I need this challenge to really get me to focus on my new passion.

Thank you for organizing this, I look forward to being a part of it!

Kathryn said...

I, Kathryn of Yes I Like That am signing up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12! I endeavor to wear one item of hand-made clothing each day for the duration of May 2012.

Last year I got de-railed early on in the month, so this year I'm determined just to finish! Although my bigger aim is to wear at least 75% hand-made clothing each day.

Elizabeth said...

I didn't think I had enough me-made stuff to do this, but I'm going to try!

I, Elizabeth (aka The Cataloguer, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one me-made garment (or accessory if I'm really stuck) each day for the duration of May 2012.

Emily said...

I, Emily of Sew Many Happies, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one handmade garment each day for the duration of May 2012.

Missy said...

'I, Missy, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavor to wear something awesome and made by yours truly each day for the duration of May 2012'

Sara Noemi said...

Yay!!

'I, Sara Noemi of Little, Visible Delight, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one item made by me each day for the duration of May 2012'

Valerie said...

I've been waiting with bated breath for this - thanks for hosting again!

'I, Valerie of Threads & Thoughts & Things I Love, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made garment each day (while still maintaining my regular personal style) for the duration of May 2012'

Leah Franqui said...

So. Excited.
'I, Leah of strugglesewsastraightseam.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one if not two self stitched items and one vintage item(including accessories) each day for the duration of May 2012'

I also will endeavor to make my own underwear, as inspired by you, Zoe!

sallie oleta barbee said...

I'm very excited about this! This will be my first MeMadeMay - I've always been an avid onlooker but I now feel like my blog - and my sewing - is finally to the point where I feel ready to take this on!

I, Sallie Barbee of http://www.sallieoh.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one or more self made article of clothing and challenge myself to mix and match each day for the duration of May 2012!!

Jill said...

I'm scared, but I'm gonna do it! I've been a total stalker on the Me-Mades in the past, but I finally feel ready to take it on.

Very excited to be joining this talented group and can't wait to see what everyone puts together!!

I, Jill of www.thesewalongs.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one Me-Made garment each day for the duration of May 2012

Snarktastical said...

I, Samantha of http://hotmessheifer.blogspot.com/, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one Me-Made garment each day for the duration of May 2012.

I'm a little nervous but I'm almost certain I have made enough or have enough planned for April and May to wear daily.

Roobeedoo said...

'I, Roobeedoo of www.roobeedoo.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear me-made outfits each day for the duration of May 2012'

Nadia said...
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Ellen said...

I, Ellen, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear an item that I have had a hand in creating, each day for the duration of May 2012, even on fieldwork in Italy...

http://button-lover.blogspot.com

Melizza said...

"I, Melizza of Pincushion Treats, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavor to wear a me-made garment or accessory at least three days a week for the duration of May 2012."

Shelly said...

Yes!! I've been looking forward to doing this again, hoping that it will encourage me to get some long awaited sewing done. Thanks Zoe for organising such a great challenge.

'I, Shelly of Shelly's DIY Style, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one item made by me each day for the duration of May 2012'

kslaughter said...

"I, Kathy, sign up as a participant of Me-Made '12. I endeavor to wear one self-stitched or refashioned garment or accessory each day for the duration of May 2012."

shivani said...

I haven't enough me-mades to make every day interesting (for me), so instead:

I, Shivani of pins&needles, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May'12. I endeavour to wear a me-made garment for at least three days a week for the duration of May 2012.

yipee! x

quietandsmalladventures said...

i'm in!!

i, quietandsmall (aka kristindownie), of quietandsmall adventures in ph.d-land sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one handmade garment each day for the duration of May 2012.

Tia Dia said...

I'm up for this one! I, Tia Dia of MezzoCouture, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one me-made each day for the duration of May 2012'

Scruffybadger said...

Me too, I'm joining in the fun again :-)

First things first, I, Scruffy Badger of scruffybadgertime, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear only clothes made by me each day for the duration of May 2012 (with the exception of undies & sportswear). I shall up my game this time by pursuing better pictures and will try to take two thirds outside the safety of my own home ....

Merche Martinez said...

Always late for everything!
This will be my first Me-Made.
Let´s give it a go.

I, Merche Martinez of Aventuras de Costuras, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ´12. I endeavour to wear two items of me-made clothing each day for the duration of May 2012

Hazel said...

"I, Hazel of Disaster in a Dress, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least garment I have made each day for the duration of May 2012" 

I'm really looking forward to this...to keep me inspired and keep me sewing!

KC said...

I, KC of <a href="http://thesewcraticmethod.blogspot.com>The Sewcratic Method, </a> sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one or more hand-stitched garments each day for the duration of May 2012. And to up my style game a smidge.

yoshimi said...

Hi Zoe, I'm in!
'I, yohshimi of http://yoshimitheflyingsquirrel.blogspot.jp/, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made garment and to enjoy doing it each day for the duration of May 2012'

Donna said...

Wow, I am amazed how many people have signed up! 'I, Donna of Nid de Tissus, sign up as a participant in Me-Made-May 2012 and I endeavor to wear at least one me-made article for the duration, and to wear entire outfits when I can.' And I'm going to try to work on my styling this year!

ana5059 said...

I, ana5059 of ¿que puedo hacer con esto?, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May'12. I endeavour to wear at least one different handmade o recycled or refashioned item each day for the duration of May 2012'

quepuedohacerconesto.blogspot.com

sewmuchchoice said...

'I, Jo of sewmuchchoice, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one different handmade item each day for the duration of May 2012'

Every Stitch said...

I have enough home made clothes to participate in this challenge, but I don't wear them nearly enough. I've been out of work for the last few months, so I tend to throw on (RTW) Jeans and T shirts day after day. Hopefully this challenge will get me actually thinking about what I wear each day and adapting my wardrobe for the life I have now. So....
'I, Michelle, of EveryStitch, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear only self made clothes each day for the duration of May 2012'

Anna Prato said...

I finally have enough handmade clothes to participate and a blog to motivate me to do it. So, with much excitement:
"I, Anna of paunnet, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear a self-made accessory or item of clothing for at least three days a week for the duration of May 2012."
Yay!

Megan said...

'I, Megan (Show and Tell Meg), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to sew a dress and wear it during the month of May 2012.'
http://showandtellmeg.blogspot.com/2012/04/im-participating-in-me-made-may.html

Masustak eguzkitan said...

This is a great challenge for me! I´m a novice seamstress, but I will dare!

I, Maider from Masustak Eguzkitan, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear a me-made garment, refashion or accessory at least three days a week for the duration of May 2012.

Little Dark Rose said...

This gonna be good:P '
I, Róisín of Rosie, LIz and Bunny sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear something handmade each day for the duration of May 2012' and to post about it on my blog :)

sena said...

I, Sena, of Designs from Adjua's Heart, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May'12. I endeavour to wear a different garment and handmade bag designed or refashioned by me, each day for the duration of May 2012

Another Sewing Scientist said...

'I, Vicki of anothersewingscientist.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one homemade or refashioned garment each day for the duration of May 2012'

Heather said...

Despite failing of late to complete challenges, this is just too much fun to not try out! In an attempt to ensure I can actually do this, I'm adding a caveat to the end of my pledge, making an exception for the days when I'm working in the field. :)

'I, Heather of Sewing on Pins, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made or me-remade each day for the duration of May 2012, except on days when I am doing fieldwork'

Mary Burke said...

I, Mary of maryquitecontrary.com/blog, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one handmade item each day for the duration of May 2012!

Julietta said...

Yay, count me in! After lurking at the sidelines for the last ones, I'm excited to finally take part!

'I, Julietta of Sewionista, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavor to wear at least 2 handmade items during the day and will sleep and work out in at least 1 handmade item for the duration of May 2012!

Anonymous said...

Yay! although I am very unprepared and will definitely sneak in some panic sewing (already started last night!) I pledge that I, Sarah M of Lazysewandsew.wordpress.com will wear at least one me-made item a day in May '12. If nothing else I will have to get good at accesorizing the only three things I wear that I have made myself as they are all black dresses...

Stephanie said...

I, Stephanie Ejegmama, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one self stitched item each day for the duration of May 2012' I don't have enough items to do just self stitched but I'm hoping that this will help me figure out what I like and what I need.

Elly said...

I, Elly of Adventures in Refashioning, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade or refashioned garment (not just accessories) each day for the duration of May 2012.

Looking forward to the inspiration! (And now to turn some of my fabric stash into more wearable things...)

RachelK said...

Oh! This coincides so perfectly with my recent decision to give up purchasing clothing, and make all of my clothes from now on! I think I have just enough time in April to make a few more staples... this should be an interesting way to phase out RTW and phase in all Made By Me... and give me an opportunity to make some things that I have been meaning to try, like more knits, pants and nightclothes.

'I, Rachel of Makememori.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one made by me garment each day for the duration of May 2012, and hopefully much more.

Tilly said...

I, Tilly of Tilly and the Buttons, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one homemade garment each day, and majority homemade outfits most days, for the duration of May 2012.

On the occasions when I wear shop-bought garments as part of my outfits, I will be mindful of what's missing from my homemade wardrobe.

Kate said...

I,Kate, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2012'

Sharron said...

'I, Sharron sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavor to wear a handmade garment or carry a handmade accessory (on my compulsory work uniform days) each day for the duration of May 2012. I also pledge to finally make my Clover pants and one skirt during the month'

Nadia said...

'I, Nadia of Buttons and Bolts, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one item of handmade clothing each day for the duration of May 2012'

My first time doing this!! Hopefully I can go through with it for the whole month! Good Luck all!!
:)

Amy said...

YAY!

I, Amy of Diana & Me, sign up as a participant of MMM'12. I endeavour to wear 9 me-made items per week for the duration of May 2012.

bubby said...

'I, Krystal of Bubby, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear a handmade garment or accessory each day for the duration of May 2012'

My first time <3

Clarissa said...

'I, Clarissa, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear something I've made each day for the duration of May 2012. Be it a garment or an accessory.'

maria said...

I, Maria from http://sewingfrommystash.wordpress.com/, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one or two sewn items each day, and post it on my blog, for the duration of May 2012'

and away I go :-)

Maria

Marion said...

I, Marion (kihli), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear a me-made garment each day for the duration of May 2012.

This is such a great idea, and I am glad that I can take part (although I do not have an own blog)!

MarrieB said...

I, MarrieB, of PurlsandPleats, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavor to wear one handmade item at least twice per week for the duration of May 2012.

I don't have enough garments yet to pledge every day, but I'm working on it!

Erica said...

May is the perfect month for this! 'I, Erica, of Experiments and Accidents sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one me-made each day for the duration of May 2012'

jenny smith said...

'I, Jenny Smith http://craftysewandsewindorset.wordpress.com/ , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear a different piece of clothing or accessories made by me each day for the duration of May 2012'

Coco said...

Oh, this is indeed a challenge, I do not even have 30 fits in my wardrobe. But I love sewing and sharing with my sewists friends. So...
'I, Coco, cocosloft.blogsppotcom, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear me-made garments each day for the duration of May 2012'
So happy! Coco

Kate said...

'I, Kate of mixedbagofthreads.blogspot.com.au/ sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one item of clothing or accesory that has been made by me, refashioned or upstyled each day for the duration of May 2012'
With only repeats on work days 'cos it will have to be jewellery or totes with the Corporate Wardrobe. Weekly Blog posts.
Love this challenge. I haven't participated before so it's a great op to get stuff out of the wardrobe and the to do box and wear it.

Kerrie Curzon Creations said...

'I, Kerrie from http://www.charmandlaundry.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear all of items of clothing made by me, including underwear, each day for the duration of May 2012'



My clothing can become very repetitive so I want to wear a range of what I've made, make a couple of new items and find out how to wear my winning suit from the Sew Hip competition. And to photograph them, as last time I attempted to do something like this my photos were rubbish and only discouraged me. I want this to act as a record of the items I've made.

Jan H said...

I, Jan H sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May'12. I endeavour to wear a handknitted or refashioned item each day

Tina said...

I'm a bit nervous about this as I have very little (read: two) wearable me-made items. But hey, I've got some time to try to whip up a few more, yes?

I, Tina of Down the Retro Rabbit Hole, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear a me-made item three times a week for the duration of May 2012

I figured three times a week was reasonable as I work from home (and thus spend a lot of time in shorts and a t-shirt) and is doable in regards to not having a lot of items made.

Lee said...

I, Lee of http://theslowsteady.blogspot.com/, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2012 and to document what I wear and what I learn.

Renae said...

I, Renae of renaemade.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one item of me-made clothing each day for the duration of May 2012.

Bernice said...

I, Bernice of http://raindropsandbellyflops.blogspot.com.au/, sign up as participant of MMM12. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2012.

julia said...

I am in again, I still don't have enough sewn items, but here I am again. I realized that the last time I took a minute to put together an outfit was for me-made-June. Since then I've gotten back to quickly throwing on whatever I find lying around. :)

'I, Julia of juliavaconsin.com sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear 2 me-made items each day for the duration of May 2012'

Meli said...

I, Meli of Codos on the Windowsills, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one me-made or altered garment each day for the duration of May 2012'

zilredloh said...

I saw last may and this past september's challenge go by and I'm determined to participate in this year's Made Me May! :)

I, Liz of zilredloh.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least 1 knit/sewn/refashioned item each day for the duration of May 2012'

Wooooot!

Wawaism said...

I, Laura (misawawa.tumblr.com) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one me-made/refashioned/upcycled garment each day for the duration of May 2012.

penny hooper said...

'I,Penny Hooper very excitedly sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear only self sewn clothing, excluding bra's!and gym clothing, every day and to post photo's wear......................................................... each day for the duration of May 2012'

!

penny hooper said...

'I,Penny Hooper very excitedly sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear only self sewn clothing, excluding bra's!and gym clothing, every day and to post photo's wear......................................................... each day for the duration of May 2012'

!

Lynn said...

I, Lynn (littlepostcards.wordpress.com), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one sewn/refashioned or knit item each day for the duration of May 2012.

Lucija said...

I am very happy about this event ´because I hope this is going to made me sew a little bit more for myself. Since I have kids, especially since I have a daughter I spend majority of my sewing time making items for them. I really need same kick in the butt to do same selfish sewing.

I, Lucija (www.b2cute2sew.blogspot.com), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one sewn/refashioned item each day for the duration of May 2012.

Jennifer said...

I'm still building my collection but, I'm eager to participate!

I, Jennifer of The Musings of a Dedicated Housefiancee, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavor to wear one sewn/refasioned item at least four times a week through the month of May 2012.

Zoe said...

On behalf on Tempest:

I, Tempest Devyne of Fanbloomingtastic.com and Absobloominglutely.tumblr.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one item of clothing or accessory I've made or refashioned each day for the duration of May 2012

http://www.fanbloomingtastic.com/

Ingrid said...

i, Ingrid Of IsaTe's Designs (IsaTesDesigns.blogspot.com),sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May'12, I endeavour to wear at least one item made or refashioned by me for the duration of May 2012. I will post pictures on my blog.

Looking forward to the focus this will force upon me.

mideva said...

'I, Misty of Mideva'S, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one or more items of me-made clothing each day for the duration of May 2012' Now to make some under garments and see if I fit in that pile of skirts I made before I had my son seven dozen moons ago

Alana said...

Late to the party as always!

'I, Alana of Lazy Stitching, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made garment each day (so long as I have a choice in clothing) for the duration of May 2012'

die-fadenwerkstatt said...

For a week I have been debating with myself if I should take part in this challenge. Today I decided to make the plunge and take part:

"I, Alenka of die-fadenwerkstatt.blogspot.com sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12 and will endeavor to wear at least 1 handmade item each day for the duration of May 2012"

Dilly said...

I, Dilly, of Dibulous, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear a minimum of one me-made or me-refashioned garment or accessory each day for the duration of May 2012. In addition, I will endeavour to make/refashion three more "separates" garments to give my me-made wardrobe more versatility.

Really looking forward to this - I participated in MMJ-11 and SSS-11. The first I enjoyed immensely, the second wasn't so successful, so I'm hoping that I will be happier with what I do with the challenge this time round.

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Neeno said...

'I, Neeno of Sew Me Love, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least 3 'Me-Made' pieces a week for the duration of May 2012'

theperfectnose said...

Good stuff. I'm in.

lladybird said...

OK OK FINE. I'm going to participate this go-round!

'I, Lauren of LLADYBIRD, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one (preferably two!) handmade item each day for the duration of May 2012.'

I'm so excited!

Kirsty said...

I, Kirsty of Rocket Sews, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least 50% me-made clothes each day for the duration of May 2012'

Unknown said...

'I, Sarah of The Knitting Archaeologist, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavor to wear at least one (possibly two) handmade items every Saturday and Sunday for the duration of May 2012.'

Mallory Xavier said...

'I, Mallory of http://cocosweetpea.blogspot.co.nz/, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one handmade garment each day for the duration of May 2012'

Mommy en France said...

I'm in! MMJ 2011 was my first me-made challenge and I loved it! A year later, I have many more me-made garments to wear and I'm aiming for one a day (accessories and PJs and nighties don't count). Thanks so much for organising this.

Lavender said...

Very excited to join in again :)
I, Lavender of threadsquare, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one handmade/upcycled garment each day for the duration of May 2012.

Zoe said...

"I, Norma, of Rosy Rag Patch sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May'12. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made or refashioned item each day for the duration of May 2012."
www.rosyragpatch.wordpress.com

Annabelle said...

I, Annabelle of Annabellebumps, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to try my best to wear a handmade item each day for the duration of May 2012.

Brumby said...

'I, Brumby of UtBwB, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear 2 self made items each day for the duration of May 2012'

Kirsten Marie said...

I've been lurking for the last few times, so I'm very excited to join in this time!
'I, Kirsten Marie of www.kirstenmaries.tumblr.com , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item (aside from hats, scarves and gloves) each day for the duration of May 2012'
Yay!

Hannah said...

I've just started blogging, but have been stalking all the super talented sewing blogs for years, excited to try and be a part of it all :)!

'I, Hannah of Reuteim5, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one self-sewn or refashioned garment each day for the duration of May 2012'

Daruma-san said...

Better late than never!

'I, Morganelle of Crab&Bee, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear one self-sewn or refashioned garment each day for the duration of May 2012'

Laura (lap) said...

'I, Laura of schmatte.blogspot.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one item of me-made clothing each day for the duration of May 2012'

I'm going to try to make it through the month with as few repeats as possible, and the challenge is going to be more to get myself taking photos and blogging again after a long quiet winter...

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