Extracts from my Me-Made Diary: In search of happy handmade outfits
May 1st 2013
I was wearing orange tights today… just like an oystercatcher!
|Oystercatcher eggs on the roof|
May 2nd 2013
I thought I was going to be too cold without another layer under my coat, so I carried the Navy Cardi of Doom. But guess what? I was warm enough in the office without a layer of wool!
Note to self: Maybe you don’t need a cardigan every day, Roo.
Happiness rating: High
Sources of happiness: Fearless skirt length, colour matching, quirky jewellery (pen nib earrings and camera necklace), beautiful shawl knitted by a friend.
Me-made: Purple Airelle top, mustard cord mini skirt
|Empty eggshells and the sound of cheeping!|
May 3rd 2013
Happiness rating: High (dropping to Medium by midday)
Sources of happiness: Dark denim and stripes worn with warm tights and comfy shoes. Yay! ” I am still in my twenties and I am probably still a student!”
Petty quibbles: In front of the bedroom mirror at 8am, I liked this. By lunchtime at work I felt a bit crumpled and scruffy. But it is Friday and I am taking the day off on Monday so… it is what it is! And boy oh boy, do I need a haircut!
Me-made: Stripey Renfrew, dark denim Kelly skirt, black cotton Japanese pattern jacket
So that’s the first 3 days of May done and dusted.
The next 3 will be more of a challenge as my “home clothes” tend to be non-me-made. Maybe I will excuse myself on the principle that I will be doing some making!