It's come to my attention that not all of you know about the wonderfulness that is Kids Craft Week - and it starts tomorrow! So I thought I'd better slip in a quick post about it to see if you wanted to join me.*
Kids Clothes Week was started a good few years ago by Meg from Elsie Marley. The jist of it is that for a week you commit to sewing an hour a day on kids clothes. Super simple - no other rules and the commitment is to yourself. It is a fantastic way of getting started sewing again if you have been off the machine for a while, or for getting all organised for a new season of clothes for your kids. It is now running once each season - so four chances a year to reset your sewing mojo and jump in.
There is absolutely no pressure in this thing. I've done it about four or five times over the years and rarely get around to posting something online I have made. For me it is more about reminding myself that I don't need huuuuge blocks of time to sew and that I can get a lot done in a week with just an hour a day.
Many people do post what they are making during the week on the KCW site and the results are truly inspiring. In the lead up to the event they have people posting hints and tips, inspiration and about getting their kids clothes needs organised.
For me this year it is perfect timing with school going back in the next week or two. I know there is one kid that is in desperate need of some simple t-shirts/shirts and my smallest is off to kinder so needs the traditional family I'm-starting-kinder-backpack. (She has been asking for her version for at least a year.) If I can get the backpack and a couple of t-shirts done I will be calling myself a winner.
A lovely friend of mine Brienne has been posting over on the KCW blog this year. As well as having killer style, she has been chatting about making things in the gap after my blog post last week on the Gap Between Taste and Ability. I'm going to be remembering that this week - that I am just practicing in the gap. No need for perfection.
Have you joined in before? Do you think you might?
* If you want to join in but miss the start it truly doesn't matter. Start Tuesday, or Wednesday or even Friday. It is all about jumping in and doing a bit each day.