Remind me why I am doing this?
'I, Roobeedoo, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-September. I endeavour to wear only handmade item(s) of clothing every day for the duration of September 2010'.
Yeah, right, well ... it just isn't possible unless I am willing to go to work looking like I got dressed in the dark. So I am going to have to amend my pledge:
'I, Roobeedoo, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-September. I endeavour to wear mainly handmade item(s) of clothing every day for the duration of September 2010'.
Because when I hauled out my entire collection of me-made clothing several things became clear:
1 - I sew summer clothes
2 - I knit scarves and shawls and socks
3 - I have no warm long-sleeved tops
4 - I should not have machine-washed my woollen skirts before I put them away for the summer.
So in order for this month to be a celebration of the hand-made rather than an opportunity for career suicide, please expect to see some shop-bought items appearing in the mix.
I hope to remain upbeat, positive and even excited by self-stitchery... so will allow myself to note the gaps, and see what I can do to fill them without wringing my hands and self-flagellating.
P.S. See the top left corner of my list? I do not own a whole* pair of hand-knitted fingerless gloves. How can this be? Must rectify that situation asap!
* Um... I do own two holey pairs...