2 weeks until a dark shadow starts to appear on our friends', husbands', brothers' upper lip.
2 weeks until men start to compare how much facial hair they can grow.
2 weeks until the funny wax, the mini combs and the darker hair dye comes out to play.
2 weeks until MOVEMBER everybody!
This is one of my favourite times of the year... When everything MO comes to life! Mo cookies, mo cakes, mo t-shirts, mo accessories and oh yeah - the real thing as well, all those men walking along the street with their little moustaches. I love seeing and knowing those people participating in Movember!
And why wouldn't you? It is SUCH a worthwhile cause and has become really popular in recent years! This year will be the 3rd year my husband has grown a moustache for Movember and the 2nd year I have officially been a Mo-Sista also collecting donations and doing my bit to support him in his growing!
Movember is a moustache growing charity held annually each November to raise awareness and funds for many aspects of men's health, in particular about prostate cancer.
Last year I started my Etsy store selling Moustaches for Movember... I wanted to be able to wear a moustache as well as just watching my husband's grow :) And so, my hair clip and jacket pin moustaches were born! Here's the mini post I wrote about last year's collection of MOs!
This year I have got to work again, making new moustaches in a variety of new and exciting colours. On Thursday I sat down FINALLY to do some sewing. I haven't used my sewing machine all Summer and I could hear it crying for me.... I have missed it but I'm really glad I got it out and got sewing this week - all is well now!
This isn't a tutorial as such, but rather just a run down on my sewing day earlier this week - making a couple of moustaches for an Etsy order ... anddd a couple just for me and Jonathan :-)
All my supplies out, and ready to start moustaching!
Two different grey colours for my order, and a special teal just for me :) It is my favourite after all, and I thought it would look great against my grey jacket I've been wearing a lot so far this Autumn.
Marked out with tailor's chalk and ready to be cut out...
Now to find some coordinating thread... I just about had the perfect ones. It did mean for a lot of changing over of the spools on the machine... but oh well, it was only 4!
The smaller ones are definitely harder than the medium and large - just a bit more fiddly, and harder to stuff than the bigger ones... but I do like the way they look!
So there I was a little while later, 4 moustaches richer! 2 to send out to my first Etsy customer of the Movember season (yey!) and the others for our house! I chose a Toronto Maple Leafs blue for Jonathan and my favourite teal colour for me, but perhaps depending on the outfit I'll be borrowing his as well :-P
Here are the other colours on offer this year! Lots to choose from ...
In addition to being a really fun little project for my Etsy store (which yes, isn't that big!) I'm also donating $2 per MO to Movember for every moustache sold from now until October 31st!
Here's to a really successful Movember 2013 and please do go check out my Etsy store to see my listings =D