something significant – feb13


Well here we go…

A few weeks ago, thanks to a little push from my Blogging with Pip buddies, I decided to undertake a ‘making’ project each month. What will I make? Something significant of course!

So first up is this funky little skirt from sewcountrychick. I like it because there are lots of piccies that I am sure I will be referring to frequently and the instructions make sense to the non-sewer that I am. And the main reason I chose this is because my Little Miss 3-year-old saw it and promptly announced ‘I would look funky in that mum’.

If you would like to keep an eye on my progress (and possible tantrums as I do tend to be a perfectionist with these type of things) follow me on Instagram (@stuffbyrenee or #significant something). I’ll be sure to show you the fruits of my labour at the end of the month here on the blog. Wish me luck!


my year of ethical fashion

BLOG_image_YOEF 3It has been a month since I took the Year of Ethical Fashion pledge and I have had some serious moments where I really thought that this would be something that I would not be able to do.

But alas, I feel more empowered to succeed than I thought I ever would.

A few of my fears and concerns are on my Year of Ethical Fashion page here – but essentially the reason that I have decided to do this is really just to give me a kick up the butt to finally learn how the sew but to also force me to stop and consider what and why I need things and whether these reasons are really justifiable?

introducing something significant


Last week I caught up with the lovely ladies that I have been completing the Blogging with Pip course with for an online chat. As usual there were a tonne of ideas shared, tea drunk and feedback given.

Following a question posed about whether anyone is or will be considering writing posts based around a daily/weekly/monthly type projects, I piped up and mentioned that I was hoping I could make a ‘significant something’ each month that forces me to brush up on skills I have lost or new skills I want to learn, especially in support of my ethical fashion pledge for 2014 (more on that later).

And so here it is – a significant something will start in February!

At the start of the month I will talk about what it is I am attempting to make, challenges and concerns and the bits I look forward to the most. You will be able to follow the progress on instagram (@stuffbyrenee) and I’ll provide a wrap-up on the blog at the end of each month hopefully with the completes something.

This will be challenging but thanks to the support of the Blogging with Pip community I looked forward to giving it a go. Enjoy!