For this month of February, I am challenging myself to wear something that I've made (or significantly altered/modified) every day. I'm calling it the #DIYfebruary Challenge.
Beyond just wearing something handmade every day, there aren't any other rules. Repeats are okay. I don't necessarily have to wear every piece I've ever made--I don't have everything I've ever made in Walla Walla, and I would be pretty embarrassed if had to wear the scarves I made in elementary school.
I've had the idea to try this out for quite some time now. I did a test run last November, and held out until Thanksgiving, when I came home to much warmer weather. Given that I have a lot more knitted garments than sewn garments, winter weather is definitely an important factor for me to able to complete this challenge. The first week of this February was a warm false spring, which made me get creative when it was too hot to wear knitted sweaters, hats, or scarves. But now, it is currently 20 degrees (F) outside and now it would be hard to not wear things I've made.
The hardest part of this is documenting it. I don't consider myself a talented selfie taker, nor do I love the abundance of my face on this post. But here is the documentation for the first half of this challenge! Power to the handmade.
|Feb 1: Greenfield Cardigan // Feb 2: Hela Sweater|
|Feb 3: Sunset Earrings // Feb 4: Elizabeth's Hat|
|Feb 5: Princess Bride Socks // Feb 6: Choral Maxi Skirt & Aidez Cardigan|
|Feb 7: Aidez Cardigan & Swish Pants (altered) // Feb 8: Galactic Frenzy Skirt|
|Feb 9: Shirred Yolk Sweater // Feb 10: Sky Scarf|
|Feb 11: Cozy Cabled Cowl // Feb 12: Gridiron Thermal Headband|
|Feb 13: Afmaeli Sweater // Feb 14: Hela Sweater|
I'll be back with the second half of the challenge in a couple weeks. Until then, happy crafting!!