How I failed KCW Summer 2013

Well hello!  Long time, no see!  I thought it was about time I check in around here – let you know that I’m still alive and well.  And how are you doing??

If you’re into sewing and blogging and kids clothes, (and chances are, if you’re reading my blog, you are), then you know that the first ever Kids Clothes Week: SUMMER is here and is, well . . . just about over!  So where are all my KCW creations!?  No where!  ‘Cause there aren’t any!  In fact, I haven’t sewn anything for my kid since this summery top back in MAY!

Truth is, I had intentions of using this week to get myself back into sewing kids clothes.  Kids Clothes Week has this brand new spiffy website and I signed up and made myself a profile and everything.  I had 1 just-for-fun project in mind and another for a guest post.  Buuuut . . . things got busy.  VERY busy.  And for good reason!  But I’ll share about that next week.  So here’s what I got done for KCW this week:

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On Monday I went to JoAnn and got some supplies.

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On Wednesday I washed my fabric.  At some point I even managed to get it untangled and folded.

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On Friday, I drafted a pattern.  After I took this picture, I actually ended up scrapping it and making a new one.

Since I clearly wasn’t about to finish two projects this week, I decided to save my “for fun” project for a later date and I’m working on something for a guest post.  So even though I’ll finish it this weekend, I’ll have no finished projects to show you till next week.  KCW fail?  I think so!

But that’s ok, because like I said, I’ve been busy!  And taking breaks and taking it easy once in awhile is good for you!  And there’s always next time, right?

So what about you?  Did you participate in the first Summer edition of KCW?  What have you made?  Do you like the new KCW website?  I honestly haven’t had too much time to poke around yet, but it looks pretty nice!

Well, I’ll be back next week with some adult sewing, kids sewing and fun news.  I’ve missed blogging and checking in with the rest of blogland, but it’s summer and things always slow down for me around this time, which is great.  I’ve been able to relax a bit and enjoy time with my family.  I hope you’re doing well too!

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19 thoughts on “How I failed KCW Summer 2013

  1. I didn’t do much this time around, but I definitely have plans for fall. YES, breaks are good! I’m curious what the fun news is… can’t wait!

  2. Oh I totally failed too, I’ve been too busy sewing for myself, hehe. I have a couple of Geranium dresses cut out though and hoping to finish in the next couple of days…I’ll have to go check out the new KCW website!

    • Yeah, I’ve been sewing for me too! I figure I sew for the kids most of the year anyways, so why not take a break. Too bad it just happened to be during KCW.

  3. I didn’t even try. I haven’t sewn anything since the kids’ swimsuits back in May. Why? Well, I have a three-month-old adorable excuse. 🙂 Baby Alex keeps me so busy that I have a tendency to fall asleep before I can do just about anything–especially when you combine him with his five-year-old sister,Grace, and his two-year-old sister, Nicole! So I did worse than failing, by not even giving it a chance this time around. And I’ve participated since I found out about it a couple years back.

  4. I did not one bit of kid sewing. A tiny bit of sewing for me… I am lagging this summer! You definitely had a good reason not to! 🙂

  5. I didn’t get anything done at all. Extreme lower back pain and kids on summer holidays don’t combine we’ll with sewing! I’m looking forward to your fun news next week!

    • Oy, I’m sorry to hear about the back pain. But I’m getting the sense that summer is just not a very productive time for many people in terms of sewing! Glad it’s not just me!

  6. For this KCW, I’m far behind too. I sewed the first two days and left my sewing machine for the rest of week until today! :). But I try to finish my project later. Hope I still can make it.

    • I swear, every time I comment on a blog I’m either right after you or almost. You’ve got a blog comment stalker!

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