June 30th 2011 – the end of Me-Made-June and a rather special day [part2]

[Warning: this post has nothing to do with sewing or crafting, but does have some rather lovely pictures of rather lovely people!]

So I had my banner ready, the day of queuing was worthwhile and we had a barrier spot. All we had to do was wait for the show to begin. Continue reading

June 30th 2011 – the end of Me-Made-June and a rather special day [part1]

Thursday was the end of Me-Made-June and a day I had been looking forward to for a very long time. Not because it was the end of the challenge (although it was so much easier getting dressed on Friday and not having to think too hard about my outfit), not because I was on strike about my pension, but because it was a day I had dreamed of since I was 8 or 9 years old.

To quote a certain Mr Robbie Williams, for me Thursday had been “20 years in the making, 15 years in the waiting, and 5 years in the deliberating.” Yes, Thursday was the day I saw Take That perform as a group of five!

1, 2, 3, 4, 5! Count them! Five members of Take That singing together!

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Me-Made-June – the end of the month

June is over and so I have come to the end of my Me-Made-June challenge.

I was initially not sure if I could manage a whole month in home-made but I have managed it and have worn something home-made for 29 days (1 day of staying in bed in my pjs). This was a total of 22 homemade items including accessories and bags. There are still some handmade items that did not get worn this month (heavy winter clothes and super-summery clothes) due to the weird weather we had, and some items that got quite a few appearances (hello new favourite stripey top!)

I had really wanted to end the month with a bang, wearing head-to-toe homemade, but I had other more important matters to think about when dressing on Thursday… What could possibly be more important than sewing?! …Find out soon!