So I’ve had a ridiculously crazy past month – with all the back to school craziness (I work at a school, so the beginning of the year is HECTIC), plus 3 birthday parties (Yuki, Hideko and my sister), and a horrible streak of bad luck (dropped my camera and broke the lens, slipped in the shower and smashed my back on the edge of the tub, AND someone used 3 of my photos without my permission to advertise their own product on Etsy and eBay – UGH!!), I feel like I’ve been drowning a little bit.
There certainly were some great moments in there, like 3 successful parties, getting to see some old friends, the blog turning one and working on last week’s film petit! Thanks so much for all of your wonderful comments and feedback on those last 2 things, by the way. You really do make this blogging thing SO much fun 🙂
But September is gone and most of the bad things are far behind me (except I still need a new camera lens) and October is here! I’m determined to have a better month and it shouldn’t be too hard. I love the fall and my birthday is coming up and that’s a fun way to start off the month.
Another great thing that’s coming up next week is Kids Clothing Week Challenge, hosted by Meg of elsie marley! Basically, the challenge is to sew children’s clothing for at least one hour a day for one week. I’m sure I sew more than 7 hours a week on a pretty regular basis, but this is so fun because you’re doing it with hundreds of other people. It’s so motivating knowing that a ton of other people are working their tails off too, and you get to share all of your work in the flickr pool and there is SO much inspiration and encouragement. I participated for the first time last spring (you can see a recap of my week’s work here) and I was not only super productive, but had a lot of fun.
This time around, Meg has created a KCWC board on pinterest and it is TEEMING with gorgeous kids clothing inspiration. It makes me wish I could sew all day every day and I feel like that would still not be enough time to make all the things I’d want to. I’m currently trying to decide what I want to work on next week. Fall staples? Adorable dresses? Patterns that I’ve bought and not yet used? I can’t decide . . .
Are you going to sew along for KCWC? If so, go leave a comment on this post to let Meg know that you’re participating! She’s trying to get more participants than last time and there were 700 people! So join in the fun! At the end of the week, you may be a little sleep deprived and your house may be a bit of a mess, but your kid (or someone’s kid) will have something new to wear and you will be beaming with pride 🙂
So what’s on your to do list?