KCWC round up

One of the more productive weeks of my year is now over, leaving me wondering why I am not this productive during the rest of the year. It turns out that a shameless procrastinator like me could probably benefit from having a few deadlines in her life again.
Day 1:Day 2: Day 3:Day 4:Days 5 & 6:For those of you thinking, 'but aren't there SEVEN days in a week?', why yes, there are, but my day 7 was spent doing the laundry and then cheering on the Blue Knight:(Medieval Times was not as cheesy as I thought it would be - needless to say, the kids loved it...

So, you could say that I failed in the challenge.

Still, I thought that the week of sewing didn't go too badly:
:: Items of clothes made: 5

:: Fabric bought: only the grey plaid for my son's top, the rest was from the stash

:: Patterns used: none (I'm not getting very far in my resolution to attempt more bought patterns...)

:: Needles broken: one

:: Seam ripper used: about six times?

:: Blood drawn: only the once and it wasn't mine (my husband should have learnt by now that if he kicks over my box of pins, he should look before putting his foot down...)

:: Pins lost: probably hundreds...

:: Loads of laundry needing to be done on day 7: surprisingly, only 2

:: Rooms that now need tidying: let's not go there, shall we?

To be honest, the week didn't go as planned at all. When I signed up, I looked at the calendar and thought that that should be the perfect week for it. Instead, my brother-in-law got into that car accident (he's fine - just a broken hand, but he has a toddler, an 8 year old and a disabled wife to take care of and now needs a new car) and my mother-in-law came into town. So I never knew which days I might be hiding my pins and scissors while babysitting a toddler or which days we'd be having an impromptu family get together. Plus my son then got the 'flu.

So, instead of a week of finally attempting some patterns, I fell back on simple quick things that would usually get finished that same day. Still, I kind of like the way that simple looks.


  1. Well, I'm impressed - mostly that you didn't use a pattern. I'm thinking you don't NEED to use patterns - what a gift! I wish I had a little bit of your skills.

  2. I wouldn't bother if I could sew like you either.

  3. What a productive week! Deadlines obviously work for you (they work for me too!) Great collection of clothes there. :)

  4. I think you did an awesome job! I think my favorite is the skirt :)
    You did best then me, by far; I only cut out one dress. It's in a little pile next to my computer screen, patiently waiting to be put together!

  5. You did really well! Do you make those tops for your daughter in adult sizes too?
    Hope your brother-in-law (and the rest of the family) are surviving okay.

  6. wow, what a week! We used to love taking the kids to M. Times when we lived in Fort Worth....such fun...and fun food too!

  7. I would call that a miraculous week.

    My boys look at me funny when I asked them if they'd like me to sew clothes for them. Funny as in 'mum needs to be interned'...


  8. too much focus on the what i didn't get done, what didn't go as planned...
    i think you should feel a great sense for what you did accomplish. i for one am in awe.

  9. patterns shmatterns. you don't need them! love that baha, hoodie top! i think you should draw up a pattern and sell it because i want those for my boys....

  10. I love the top you made for your son, no pattern - amazing! I will be looking for a pattern though because I must make one for my son! Thanks for inspiring!

  11. I am in awe of your sewing (clothes especially) with no pattern!! I'm too afraid to try to sew clothes WITH a pattern! You seem to be doing fine with out them anyways!! :D

  12. Deadlines can be a big help! I think you did a lot. :) And the clothes are so cute, too.

  13. Love the blog - as an English woman at home - your crafts are funky enough to stand out - with 'just a bit of' English...as long a I don't stand out too much!!