It’s June Too Soon!

04 Jun It’s June Too Soon!

Dear Readers,

The conclusion of Me-Made-May ’13 was over four days ago, however, my Me-Made-May ’13 page fizzled out shortly after mid-month …….. hate it when that happens!

I diligently wore my Me-Made clothes all month long but taking pictures everyday was another story with conflicting schedules for hubby and me. I even bought a tripod and learned how hard I am to photograph 😉

I’m on vacation now which started with a girlfriend weekend on May 31st and segued into a week of family fun. Thankfully, I’ve had a little time to wrap up Me-Made-May ’13 and  as I reviewed the month of May I realized I wore 25 Me-Made clothes during the month of May…… some way more than once!

Rather than update my page on the blog, I decided to make a video. I have NO idea why this skirt is the featured photo!

A thousand thanks to the talented (and pregnant!) Zoe of So Zo What do you know? for inspiring garment-sewing enthusiasts around the world to lovingly celebrate their creations. I hope to participate again next year, and I promise to be more diligent in my photographic efforts.

Many thanks, Readers for making blogging so much fun. Be back mid-June!

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  • Mrs K
    Posted at 22:12h, 04 June Reply

    Great video! Looks like you’re very relaxed at the beach – have fun!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:35h, 05 June Reply

      Thank you, Mrs. K! Relaxed is the operative word here – sometimes we don’t realize how much we need a vacation until we’re on one 🙂

  • Sharon
    Posted at 23:44h, 04 June Reply

    Wonderful video and good to see you and puppy in the shade. Have a great holiday!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:37h, 05 June Reply

      Many thanks, Sharon! Nothing like a little R&R for renewed creative energy 🙂

  • Judi
    Posted at 00:02h, 05 June Reply

    What a fun to watch video!!!! Thank you for doing that! Love your dog…looks like mine…both springers. Have a nice vacation!!!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:39h, 05 June Reply

      Thank you, Judi! It was fun to make – the puppy belongs to my daughter 🙂

  • Lori
    Posted at 00:17h, 05 June Reply

    Great job, fun video.

  • Michelle
    Posted at 00:28h, 05 June Reply

    Darn GEMA! I can’t watch the video in Germany!

    Enjoy the beach. 😀

  • Jacqui
    Posted at 01:46h, 05 June Reply

    Lots of fun and wonderful outfits!! Enjoy your beach holiday.

  • CherryPix
    Posted at 02:31h, 05 June Reply

    Loved seeing you ‘in action’! I enjoy seeing MMM pics across the blogosphere, but I confess to wussing out on the whole process specifically due to the need to take daily pics….

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:48h, 05 June Reply

      Thanks, Cherry Pix! Taking daily pics got the best of me, but I really enjoyed wearing my me made clothes everyday. It provided me with a thorough assessment of which ones work best and what is missing from my me-made wardrobe. 🙂

  • Pauline (pdiddly)
    Posted at 02:56h, 05 June Reply

    The effort of getting the photos taken wouldn’t have presented me with the same problems…..cute video enjoy your vacation

  • Ann-Britt Uhrbom
    Posted at 04:46h, 05 June Reply

    Great video!
    Have a nice vacation, it looks wonderfully! We really have summer here in Sweden too now, but vacation will wait until July.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:50h, 05 June Reply

      Thank you Ann-Britt! One of these days, I’m going to get to Sweden 🙂 !!

  • Sandra
    Posted at 05:20h, 05 June Reply

    Your video is very impressive

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:53h, 05 June Reply

      Thank you, Sandra! It was my first video but lots of fun to make! 🙂

  • Myra
    Posted at 05:30h, 05 June Reply

    Great video! I love each and every article of clothing you made, stylish and classic!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:56h, 05 June Reply

      Thank you, Myra -it was fun to make! Love your New Look top. I’m going to try it when I get back home 🙂

  • Sue
    Posted at 06:21h, 05 June Reply

    Great video! i just found your blog a few weeks ago, and have so enjoyed following and looking back. I haven’t sewn for myself for many (20?) years, but your blog has got me inspired. I’ve ordered a couple of yards of fabric and will see if I can remember how to make a skirt. 🙂 Thank you.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:58h, 06 June Reply

      Hi Sue! I’m inspired to learn you’re inspired! Making a skirt is the perfect way to reenter the sewing scene. Good luck and many thanks for your nice comment 🙂

  • Becky
    Posted at 08:47h, 05 June Reply

    This is a great video! You may inspire a lot of others to do this. Every time I look at your blog, I see another pattern than I covet. Your sense of style is really fabulous. Thanks for your time!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:01h, 06 June Reply

      Thank you, Becky for such a lovely comment! Sewing has been such a salvation for me over the last couple of years and I’ve truly enjoyed the blogging scene 🙂

  • gaynelle west-brown
    Posted at 09:19h, 05 June Reply

    watching you this year has inspired me to sew again……I did make me a dress for my granddaughters
    wedding recently,,,,,,,,,and now making more……..thanks for inspiration…….gaynelle

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:03h, 06 June Reply

      Many thanks, Gaynelle for sharing this comment. It means so much to me to read I’ve inspired someone else to sew 🙂 🙂

  • Wendy
    Posted at 09:26h, 05 June Reply

    Nice video. So much more fun than just posting a few pictures every week. (I really enjoyed the song selection!) Enjoy your holidays!

  • sheila
    Posted at 09:32h, 05 June Reply

    Great video, music and awesome garments…enjoy your vacation.

  • Alethia
    Posted at 09:48h, 05 June Reply

    Great job on the video,and it was a plus to have some great music playing in the back ground! As usual, you wear your garments well.
    I think I’ll take another look, great pick me up for this morning, better than a cup of coffee! 😉

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:13h, 06 June Reply

      What a sweet comment, Alethia! It can’t be better than a cup of coffee 😉

  • Cindy
    Posted at 09:55h, 05 June Reply

    Beautifully done video! I laughed out loud at your soundtrack, Whitney Houston’s “I’m Every Woman.” So fitting for a sewing champion enjoying her beautiful creations. And I would have bet $10,000 that the color of your swimsuit would be — orange! Thanks for the wonderful morning cheer-up.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:15h, 06 June Reply

      Orange, orange and more orange 😉 Thanks so much for the nice comment, Cindy!

  • Annette
    Posted at 20:35h, 05 June Reply

    Thanks for sharing such a fun and inspiring video!
    I am still smiling!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:16h, 06 June Reply

      🙂 Many thanks, Annette! The video was fun to make 🙂

  • Thimble & Cork
    Posted at 21:42h, 05 June Reply

    I love your video! What a fun and creative way to do a MMM wrap-up post. You look stunning in each and every garment you make. Enjoy your vacation!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 16:11h, 06 June Reply

      Thanks so much, Kacie! It was fun to put together 🙂

  • The Renegade Seamstress
    Posted at 23:34h, 05 June Reply

    Fun video!!!

  • Christiana
    Posted at 00:34h, 06 June Reply

    Awesome! What fun, you did a great job of Me Made May.

  • Teri
    Posted at 14:32h, 06 June Reply

    Loved the video! Hope you are enjoying your well earned vaca!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:47h, 07 June Reply

      Thank you, Teri! I’m at the beach with a front-row seat to tropical storm Andrea – fascinating!

  • Julie Starr
    Posted at 18:19h, 06 June Reply

    The only thing better than seeing photos of your gorgeous work is seeing videos of it. That was such a great idea. Even if I had enough handmade items to carry me through the month I think the daily photos would do me in. Enjoy your vacation!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:49h, 07 June Reply

      Thank you, Julie! A front row seat to tropical storm Andrea is a fascinating experience for all 🙂

  • Joy
    Posted at 22:05h, 06 June Reply

    I loved the video! I make a lot of them for my blog even though they are short and goofy. I hope you will make a lot more! Love the one where you are throwing money — I think — in the air. What was that about?
    Hugs, Joy

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:52h, 07 June Reply

      Many thanks, Joy! I won the jackpot from Left-Center-Right during my girls’ weekend. One of the women stuffed all of the money in my dress …… the video camera was running. Silly fun 🙂

  • frammajoy
    Posted at 22:08h, 06 June Reply

    Oh! Forgot to tell you. I love my tripod. Does your camera have a 10 second delay button on it. I use it on my camera all the time. There is never anyone around to take a picture of me, so I had to figure something out. I bought a cheap tripod at Wal-mart (you may not have one), and it works just fine.
    Hugs, Joy

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:53h, 07 June Reply

      There’s nothing wrong with my tripod…… just the photographer 🙂

  • Calico Stretch
    Posted at 06:18h, 12 June Reply

    What a great way to show your creations …. I think, though, my favourite pic is the one of you relaxing LOL. As it is cold here I look forward to summer and swim suits and lounging.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:32h, 12 June Reply

      Ha ha ha! I could have “relaxed” under the umbrella for a month. 🙂 🙂

  • ZoSews
    Posted at 08:29h, 12 June Reply

    Wonderful video! Especially the jackpot winning footage 🙂

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