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Me Made May ’18

I’ve been pretty quiet over here. After revamping my sewing room (I can see all my fabric!!!), I just didn’t dive back in to making stuff. I did have fun showing a friend how to make the cutest top and skirt! But other than that, no sewing for Stephanie.

However, it is Me Made May and I am actively participating this year! My goal isn’t a sewing goal or a fabric goal or even a pattern goal. I just want to take the time every day to appreciate my Me Made Wardrobe. Almost everything I wear is me made. I have a few straggler RTW pieces that I haven’t parted with yet and I haven’t tackled jeans or bras (but, they are coming). But the rest of my day-to-day wear and a few fancier pieces are handmade with a little love and some swears.

So, if you follow me on Insta or the book of faces, you might see a simple photo, not even a good one, every single day this month (hopefully!!). And I have to say, I wasn’t sure if I would get much out of MMM, but it is lovely to consider what is in my closet and the thought process behind making each piece. I’ve found myself considering new combinations and pairings and pulling stuff from the back of my closet that hasn’t been worn in a while.

If you are a fellow crafter or sewer, are you joining in on MMM or avoiding the posts because you feel pressured to tackle projects you don’t need? Are you loving the inspiration or annoyed at the extra posts? I’ve seen both comments around our world and understand both perspectives, but I’d love to hear what you think. 🙂

xx Stephanie

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Cuddly Saturdays

It is a chilly Saturday morning here in the ATL. I very much want to cuddle in bed with some kittens and a book, drifting in and out of sleep. Instead, I have a to-do list I can’t possibly accomplish today and deadlines fast approaching.

Some days I let myself fall behind to enjoy the indulgence of doing nothing. Sometimes that’s exactly what I need. Today though, not so much. So I’m waking up, writing a bit and prepping to tackle the day.

I’ve been told (on many occasions) I need to relax. But I thrive under pressure and am so much more productive with a deadline. Plus, when your hobby is fun and produces cool results, it is relaxing!

On to some fun stuff. I am going to finish one pattern test today! Then I’ll make a cute tank to wear with it for photos. I also need to get pics of the sister in her new tee. Can’t wait to share the gorgeousness she picked and the bright ridiculousness of mine.

What is on your to-do list this weekend?