4.30.2014

undismayed!


on this gray and rainy day
this is just a note to say
i'll be joining me-made-may
but mainly on instagram.

instagram doesn't rhyme with much, does it?  at least, my brain isn't coming up with a match at the moment-- i've spent the day off, per doctor's orders, as i managed to catch my second cold-ish-ick-ish plague on the bolt bus.  a highly enjoyable day, however! the constant sideways rain outside our windows made it even easier to keep my ass put and create an archive of garments for the blog (coming soon!).  my lovely lady doc also said i was a healthy young woman  and saw no reason to irradiate me  because xrays can be inconclusive and antibiotics don't work half the time and anyway what you need is sleep and the best cough syrup is a tablespoon of honey and a shot of tequila.

MY KIND OF DOCTOR.  SIGN ME UP.

(for those civilians who are wondering what the hell me-made-may is, and who will no doubt eye my instagram feed in confusion, basically it's a challenge to wear your handmade items out.  in the past i've signed up for three days a week, this year i'm going for something me-made on my person every day.  that's challenge enough for me as i never know who i'll have to be...)

are you in?

38 comments:

  1. Hope you feel better soon, lovely lady! See you on IG!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. ah my mulligan gillian, thank you! (now that i write them right next to each other, i kind of see where my sleepy brain was going. *kind* of.)

      Delete
  2. Feel better! And you might not be dismayed by this weather. But I can barely stand it...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. i know, girl. i know. usually i can't take it but it was just what the doctor ordered today. it's hard to keep me still!

      Delete
  3. Get well soon! Will be scouting Instagram for your MMM updates :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thank you-- looking forward to your MMM roundups!

      Delete
  4. Hope you get better soon, oona. Sleep well!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hope you feel better soon! I'm thinking I'm going to take the IG approach too, since my schedule is generally whacked and I have a better shot at good lighting and cooperative photography assistants if I use my phone.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. ha! yes, that's what i'm hoping for-- evidence that takes no more than 5 minutes! last time i set up a little dedicated space where i knew the light would be good and set a timer. of course, last time i was in a gorgeous house in LA.

      Delete
  6. Get well soon! I hope to join MMM next year as I still don't feel have enough different garments to wear for a whole spring month *excuuuses*, but can't wait to see your lovely makes, I bet they're gonna be awesome!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. ah girl, but you can challenge yourself to even just one garment a week! plus....who knows what you'll see on me. i have a feeling repeats will happen :)

      Delete
  7. I'll have what you're having. And I look forward to the outfit you dream up during your tequila reverie.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. just the alcohol part, no cold for you!

      Delete
  8. i'm definitely in this may! but there's no way i'll be documenting other than on IG--lazy person's blogging i suppose!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. haha! no, it just leaves us more time for stitching :)

      Delete
  9. shush...I'm in...but I'm trying to be a little bit quiet about it, at least in the beginning. I have a knack for doing the exact opposite of what I either pledge, intend, or otherwise broadcast!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. SAME WAY. in fact i wouldn't announce it unless it wasn't part of the "rules" (altho i'm sure zoe wouldn't mind either way)

      Delete
  10. I think Me Made May would be better for me if I could arrange to go out for cocktails a couple times a week to wear all my snazzy dresses!
    Good for you on this challenge, I look forward to seeing what you do on your Instagram feed

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. well now, can't that be arranged? even cocktails in the living room can be a snazzy affair...

      Delete
  11. If you can find the Chinese cold remedy "Ganmaoling" (It can sometimes be found in Chinese grocery stores) it REALLY WORKS against colds.3 pills, 3 times a day.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thank you sufiya, i will DEFINITELY keep that in mind-- i believe i'm out of the woods now, but i'm a big fan of chinese remedies. was taking bi yan pian and pe min kan wan trying to beat it-- think i just didn't catch it soon enough.

      Delete
  12. I'm in, not hard for me, I think I wear a me-made every day of the year - well almost.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Feel better soon. I am going for everyday but I bet it will be 3-5 in reality :) and will be doing it on Instagram also. It is just too hard to blog the MMM

    ReplyDelete
  14. Feel better sweetie!! Yah, Instagram and orange. Not a poet's friend. But definitely a sewist's!! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  15. I got a bug in NY last week... not fun! over it now (bar a cough that won't leave my lungs completely) but the boy has it now too :/

    ReplyDelete
  16. Get well soon. Looking forward to your me made may outfits - you could have had tram, spam, and damn, although I don't think the poem would have been as good.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hey Oona, as long as you don't confuse your cough medicine with Jack Daniel for a couple of days, you'll be fine in no time I'm sure. I bet you will also look utterly fabulous throughout May.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Get well soon. Keep taking the medicine!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Get well soon, gorgeous. Your Doc is right, honey and alcohol will kill most nasty germs!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I hope you feel better soon. This sounds like a fun challenge unfortunately I do not have enough me-made outfits to last a month so I will be a ghost participant by going weekly.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Ah! MMM for 3 days a week is a grand idea. I havent committed yet because my handmade stash is pretty low, but maybe I can manage 3 a week... Thanks for the inspiration! And feel better lady!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Yes!
    I want to do this. I just need to figure out how much to commit myself. I thought about it back in March (I was a little confused), but then forgot about it until just now and went, "Shoot!! It's May!!" I'm good for today though, I have 2 me-made items on and will photograph when I get home.
    Thanks for the reminder. I am semi-new to your site and loving it!

    ReplyDelete
  23. "What butter or Whiskey won't cure cannot be cured" Irish proverb. Hoping you're mostly better by now, and good luck on your personal challenge of "Me Made May"! :) Will be knocking back a couple of Gin "germkillers" tonight in your honour... ;)

    ReplyDelete
  24. I'm a virgin no mo! I signed up for MMM for the first time, committing to 2 garments a week, which is doable for me. Hells yeh!

    ReplyDelete
  25. My Mom gave me a shot of whiskey whenever I had a cough/cold and damn if it sure did make that sh*t go away fast! I take a shot of apple cider vinegar a day and haven't been sick in ages. Makes me gag, but it's all good. LOLOL I like your challenge, I will sign up to wear one thing a week but people will give me the ugly eye here in Edwardian England---oh well, I never was one for conventional behaviour.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Good luck with MMM! I stress out having to take daily photos, but Instagram is the perfect way to document it! For making Instagram rhyme up top you could cheat and say "Instagray'm". Well, maybe that's dumb haha.

    ReplyDelete

i thankya truly for taking the time to comment, i love a good conversation-- and hope you know my thanks are always implied, if not always written!