What is that, you ask? It’s a fabulous idea from Zoe of the blog ‘So, Zo…’ wherein participants make a pledge to wear one or more self-made garments every day for the month of May, and/or to interpret the challenge in their own way.
What I really love about it is the idea of spending a month thinking about what we make and wear and why. Does what you wear suit your personality and what you want to say about yourself to the world? Why do you choose to make things? Do you wear/use the things you make?
My pledge for May is to wear at least one thing I made everyday, and document my experience here in a way that’s also relevant to those of you who don’t sew, and addresses some of the interesting questions above.
If you do sew, I encourage you to head on over to Zoe’s blog and check it out!
If not, what about coming up with your own Me-Made-May challenge? Maybe pledge to cook one new recipe or make one up yourself each week, or finish your woodworking project, or even the mending! I think anything we make has the tendency to push us towards, as Zoe puts it “a more self-sufficient, sustainable and authentic life.” I love that phrase – I couldn’t have described my own goals better!
The last part of my personal pledge for MMM’12 is to make more friends in the blog world and reach out to the other creative types out here, so I’d love it if you let me know your ideas, and pass on the spirit of Me-Made-May!
Love it! Just made connection with an old high school friend. We had a small tussle over me thinking something she wore was hand-made. As a teenager in Las Cruces, she apparently thought that was a bad thing. I always valued home made over store-bought (maybe because Mom bought my clothes at K-Mart!)
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Love this! I’m going to share it on my blog/FB page if that’s ok—I’ll give proper credit, of course. As someone who makes clothes for other people as a living, I like the idea of looking at what I’ve made/remade for myself!
Yes of course, passing it along is great! All credit goes to Zoe, it’s her lovely idea!