sometimes handmade

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Most days I’m a sleeveless, shapeless, shift dress and a cardigan, today I have sleeves and a cowl ..a slow fashion linen wrinkle, just trying to do my best, to be my best, so I can give my best.

It’s Me Made May, a month where handmade clothes and ethical fashion are the topic. Taking a moment to recognize who makes our clothes, who benefits or who suffers from our decisions. The intent is not to shame old habits, but to guide us to better ones, gently reminding us to step away from trend buying, understand where the components of our lives come from, where they really go when we are done with them, and to make educated, respectful choices when we can.

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Fitting, a small batch of handmade Frozen Charlottes on my work bench today.

 

Some Things

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I picked this up on the side of the road, it’s an old hospital/institution chest of drawers, heavy metal, baby blue and Jason’s eyes bugged out of his head when I said I wanted it upstairs in my studio. (The pulls were replaced at some point and they are so weird!)

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I picked this up in the clearance section, it’s the perfect pink, extra bulky, tee-shirt material and also so weird!

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I picked this up for a future crochet hook hybrid idea, it’s a tiny, cute, rubbery mini square automatic pencil, but I’m not entirely sure what the guts look like or if it will even work as a hook holder and I’m torn because it is so tiny, and so cute and so rubbery and it just so happens to fit perfectly in my knitting notions pouch.

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I picked this up because it’s a half eaten, candy sprinkled, mini doughnut on ball chain and I’m a slow rise squishie food addict. (also a real doughnut addict)

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I picked this up after I had a sample crush, it’s a rose gold, pinky peach, horribly named blushy bronzer and I finally cracked into the full size …hey lookie my apples are glowing!