Susie Homemaker Does Housekeeping

28 Apr

Well, ladies and gents, I may be the last one jumping on board the Me Made May train but I am officially a passenger now.

‘I, Katrina of the blog Susie Homemaker, MD, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’13. I endeavor to wear one item that I have made, mended, or altered each day for the duration of May 2013.’

This will be my first year to participate and I am excited but also nervous that I won’t meet the challenge.  I included the “mended or altered” condition so that I can include items I have had a hand in making wearable in some way.  The way I look at it, before I learned to sew, I would take my clothes to the alteration shop just to have buttons sewn back on (sad, I know), so anything that I have learned to do since I started sewing is going to count for this self-challenge.  I will do my best to post a weekly roundup of outfits (that is another challenge in itself!).

In other housekeeping news, I have been working with a professional organizer to get my house ready to sell/lease.  This means that we got to spend an entire day and a half cleaning out and organizing my sewing room.  Now, I have definitely cleaned and organized my sewing room before without professional help, but it has never been so functional!  I have been so motivated to sew since we did the overhaul so I will have several new pieces to show you during the month of May.




One of the things we added in the sewing room is an open bookcase for storing fabric.  Before, fabric was in boxes on shelves and the floor.  It was impossible to easily see what was in my stash and that made it hard to be motivated.  Now that I can pop into the sewing room whenever the mood strikes and pet my fabric, I find myself cutting out and stitching much more often, rather than just daydreaming about sewing.  Unfortunately all of my fabric doesn’t fit on the bookcase — I have two large plastic bins of knits and one large plastic bin of quilting/decor fabric still on the shelves.




Here’s a shot showing the cute shelves my husband put up for me a little while back.  They run along two walls of my sewing room.  I have the best husband ever!  I will show you more pics of the updated sewing space once I get it tidied up from the sewing marathon that has been taking place.

In final housekeeping news, I am probably also the last person to claim my blog on Bloglovin’.  I have never been a big Google Reader user (I prefer to subscribe to blogs by email), but I know I have Reader followers out there, so I am now claiming my little blog for Bloglovin’.  There you go.

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I hope everyone has a great week.  I will do my best to pop back in later this week with a delicious, fresh chicken pasta salad recipe for you 🙂

4 Responses to “Susie Homemaker Does Housekeeping”

  1. goodbyevalentino April 28, 2013 at 8:56 pm #

    Don’t worry- you’re not the last one. I am and will do so tomorrow. This will be my first try at Me Made May as well. Good luck!

    • Susie Homemaker, MD April 28, 2013 at 8:59 pm #

      Oh, good! You will definitely have a nice wardrobe of handmade things to choose from this year.

      I was just thinking about you earlier today as I was stitching up a top that reminded me of something you would wear. I should be posting photos of it in the next week or two.

      Thanks for your well wishes 🙂

  2. Lynn April 29, 2013 at 7:32 am #

    I haven’t moved my blog….are you going to keep posting here too, or will this site be kaput? Love your fabric shelf, and good luck with May! At the rate I’m making skirts, I should participate too…

    • Susie Homemaker, MD April 29, 2013 at 7:36 am #

      You don’t have to move anything. You continue to use your current blogging platform and site but claiming your blog on Bloglovin’ gives folks an alternative reader to use since Google Reader is being shut down this summer.

      You should definitely do Me Made May! You could show off your sewn and knitted things.

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