Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day and Me-Made-May

Hello again! I have to admit that I have not been doing very well at my Me-Made-May pledge. It has been a very cold spring in these parts, and nearly all of my handmade garments are summer items. It got up to 70 today, so maybe there's hope yet!

I wore my Renfrew out today on errands. I am fortunate enough to live in a pretty walkable neighborhood and so my husband and I walk to get our groceries each week. Along the way, we have to pass through an over-stocked section of plants that Brian has taken to calling "the jungle". So obviously this picture was necessary:

If I had photoshop I would have added in a dinosaur. Alas.

It's gotten a little stretched out after a couple of washes, but I'm still really happy with it. I definitely need to make more of these with nicer fabric.

Also, since it's Mother's Day, I'd like to say thank you to three women who have been incredibly supportive of my sewing endevours.

First up, my Grandmother, who passed away about two weeks ago. She was a wonderful, caring person and a talented sewist. She taught me how to sew when I was about 8, starting with this "crazy quilt" of fabric scraps. Those first lessons stuck with me, and I was able to pick back up more than a decade later. I'm incredibly grateful.

Second, is my mom, who, in addition to being kind, generous and a hell of a lot of fun, has supported every hobby and interest I've ever had. The older I get, the more I appreciate the way she encouraged me to pursue my interests, without judgement, even when they changed monthly. It's thanks to her that I have a set of interchangeable knitting needles and a dress form, because she wanted to me to have the proper tools.

Awesome graduation gift
And third, is my mother-in-law, who is kind of my sewing fairy godmother. I start to pine for a serger, and she just happens to have one collecting dust in a closet. A year later, I start to shop for an upgrade to my starter sewing machine, she just happens to buy herself a Bernina and lets me have her old Viking. It's magical. And a little spooky.

So a very happy mother's day to all of them, and all of the other mothers out there. You are the best. Seriously.

1 comment:

  1. Most of my Me Mades are also more Spring/Summer garments and as it's turning cold here, it's becoming harder to get dressed.

    Oh well, only one week to go! Good luck :)