There are some pretty exciting things coming up on the blog (well they’re exciting for me, and I hope they’re exciting for you too!)
First up, next week is Kids Clothing Week, a seasonal sewing challenge. Joining in with these kind of things is one of my favourite things about blogging. This is the fourth time I’ll be joining in – well third really because last time didn’t really count (as I was pregnant and tired so unofficially only sewed a couple of things.) KCW October 2012, my second time participating, was the one where I was most involved and produced my favourite clothes.
This time around with a reasonably young baby I wont be going as hard as I did last October, but I do hope to produce some nice garments and plan to participate a bit more than I did last time. My goal is to make one thing for each kid and not stress myself out about it. That pile of fabric on the right below is my inspiration. I have a few ideas planned, but haven’t sketched them out yet – perhaps I should because baby brain seems to make my brain a bit of a sieve!
I have to keep myself away from my fabric stash because I just get inspired to make HEAPS more things than I have time or energy for. Does anyone else get inspired by fabric? Take me to a fabric store and I’m like a gambler in a casino!
I hope you’ll follow along with me. I’m excited to get sewing and to see what everyone else has made. Are you joining in? Comment with a link to your blog and I’ll check you out!
Also on the topic of Kid’s clothing, the other thing that I have coming up is a NZ Kid’s Clothing Review Series. Being a sewer myself, I have a great appreciation for locally designed and/or made garments – and because I’m a Mum I have a particular interest in locally designed and/or made baby and kids clothing. Due to this, and because I think we often pay too much for mass produced, unoriginal kid’s clothes; I’ve asked a few local companies if I can review their products.
I’m planning a post explaining this in more in detail tomorrow. I have some great companies on board and you can expect a couple of giveaways too! Exciting!
Anyway, I’m knackered and should go to bed – we finally put up the kid’s bunk beds after getting things wrong twice (2 different mistakes) and then decided we needed a room change! But it’s done now, so that’s the main thing!
If you make and sell babies or kid’s clothing here in NZ, think you mesh well with Mend and Make New* and would like to be part of the review series, then please email me at email@example.com. *(I am being selective in this series in that I am only reviewing products that I would happily recommend to my readers.)