Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Me Made May - 2015

The other day while reading the Etno Fabrics Blog Tour over at Lucky Lucille, I came across something interesting. She mentioned working towards participating in Me Made May. I have seen the various Me Made May hash-tags out there and I have always wondered what exactly it was all about.

What is Me-Made-May'15?
Me-Made-May'15 (#mmmay15 for social media interaction) is a challenge designed toencourage people who sew/knit/crochet/refashion/upcycle garments for themselves to actually wear and love them. The me-made and self-stitched challenges have been taking place for five years now and they work on both a personal and community level. The participants decide the specifics of their own challenge pledge, so that the month is appropriate and challenging for them (more on this below). For example, a very common pledge is for a participant to aim to wear one self-stitched or refashioned garment each day for the duration of May 2015. -Source

I have no where near enough items to be able to wear something handmade every day of May, but this challenge is interesting to me because the handful of handmade garments I have rarely get worn. Yes I'll wear them to HMQG meetings, or to QuiltCon, but never just because. I really want to change that, and I think the Me-Made-May challenge is a good start.

So we shall see what happens. I am hoping to finished up a couple on in progress projects before May rols around. But I'm not 100% positive I'll make that happen; we all know how busy life is. :) 

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