I had the best of intentions in the lead-up to the Kids Clothes Week Challenge. I was going to be oh-so prepared and write a list of all the projects I wanted to complete, and have everything cut out and ready to go come October 8th! But a hectic week last week kind of put a dent in those plans, and so I enter into the KCWC completely and utterly unprepared. I haven't even given serious thought yet to what I'd like to make.
So today I thought I would ease myself into things by putting together a couple of Oliver + S bucket hats, like the ones I made last month. My girls have been wearing them non-stop (well, they take them off to go to bed at night) and having outgrown most of their non-Mummy-made hats I thought it would be best if they had another they could wear.
I knew from experience that these hats go together fairly quickly, plus they are great for using up scraps too! So I got to work raiding my scrap bin (literally overflowing - I must put up a photo of it one day!) and chose some cute coordinating fabrics. I probably spent a couple of hours cutting, assembling and sewing up the hats (well, one hat is sewn up, the other is cut out and waiting to go!). But a fair bit of that time was taken up by looking out for the girls, getting their afternoon tea and rescuing my craft supplies from their sneaky fingers - oh, that reminds me that there is still an entire jar of buttons spread out on the toy room floor that nobody picked up... oops!
We even managed to get a few photos before dinner time, and I have blogged about my efforts, so... the day wasn't a total disaster.
Tomorrow I am going to finish Katherine's hat and hopefully while I am doing that, inspiration will hit and I will figure out what I am going to do next.
Maybe something with these gorgeous vintage pillow cases that were gifted to me by a friend (they are even more lovely up close, I am not sure how I am going to bring myself to cut into them!) or with my order of Sarah Jane Children at Play fabric that arrived last week, just in time for the challenge! Decisions, decisions...