Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Me Made May '13!

boom! hello spring!

Hello hello! There hasn't been a lot of action on the old blog recently, that's because there's been a lot of action away from the blog recently!

Spring has finally sprung, London is looking all shiny in this new batch of sunshine, first the crocuses, daffodils, blossoms, and now the Magnolia trees have been putting on a pretty stunning show and I've been hanging out with the Little One - Rhyme Time at the local library, galleries and exhibitions, her first swim, hanging out in the park, wandering along the Southbank, discovering the joy of bubbles - it's pretty great!

As a result of all this out-and-about-ness there hasn't been a lot of making going on at home. I've whipped up a few things for my Little One (and a few other Little Ones) but that's about it. Come to think of it, apart from the diamond heist necklace, I don't think I've made anything for myself since I made a couple of Megan Nielsen ruched maternity skirts. And that was aaaaaaaaaaages ago. I'm finding it trickier to find time to make things and so have got out of the habit of making things.

So, in order to kickstart my making mojo, I'm signing up to So Zo...'s Me Made May '13! I participated for the first time last year pledging to wear at least one item of me-made clothing/footwear/accessories every day for the month of May and I completed that challenge successfully - in fact I averaged three me-made items a day which I'm pretty proud of!

Rather than repeating last year's effort, I have decided to tweak the me-made challenge a little this year (I don't think Zoe will mind) by putting more of a focus on the making. And so, without further ado...

I, Emily Botterman of The Botterman Empire, sign up as a participant of Me Made May '13. I endeavour to make at least one item of clothing/accessories for myself and/or the Little One each week for the duration of May. 

For more information about Me Made May '13 check out Zoe's blog, and if you fancy a challenge you can sign up too!

Big thanks go to Zoe for organising this excellent event and good luck to my fellow MMMay-ers! I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with!