This episode I'm thinking about what local has meant to me so far and checking in with my own challenge for the year in the form of The Maker's Year. I talk about my new love for foraging and the wonderful Gorse Flower Cordial I have made with thanks to local adventurers Foreadventure. You can find the link for Gorse Flower Cordial (and cocktails) via Foreadventure here.
I spend some time thinking about Me Made May and what our new location means for seasonal handmade wardrobe options.
Me-Made-May (#mmmay16) is a challenge designed to encourage 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. 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. The participants can also choose to document their challenge with daily photos (though this is in no way compulsory for taking part) and share them with other participants.
- From the 'So Zo, What do you Know?' blog page
Handmade Wardrobe podcasts and blog posts from 2015
I'm interested in some children's sewing patterns- simple and easy to mass produce shorts, skirts, summer dresses and pj bottoms. What are you favourites? Let me know here in the comments or tag me with your makes on social media. I would love to know!
Finally, I think about cracking through some lingering knitwear so I can craft a little mindfully for our new setting. I need headbands and different layers for me and Little One. I find some helpful inspiration in the form of Fiona Alice's book via Pom Pom Press:
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Outro music featured is I Can't Make Me by Butterfly Boucher via Noisetrade
Show produced and edited by Chris Muldoon.
With thanks to Pom Pom press for kindly providing a copy of Interpretations Volume 3 for the purposes of review and reference for this episode. Opinions expressed here are my own.