Welcome to day seven of Kid’s Clothes Week! You did it: One hour each day for 7 days! Pat yourself on the back!
This morning on Facebook, I asked if this season’s KCW was a boom or a bust. Some people answered that it was a bust, because they only finished one thing or they weren’t productive enough. KCW is not about knocking out a ton of fabulous, stylish, handmade outfits. Some people can do this, but it’s not what everyone is expected to do. I think if you sat down to sew (or cut or trace or pin) everyday this week, then you are amazing! Even if–especially if–you had to rip out every seam you sewed.
Not everyone has the fortitude or the courage to commit themselves to creating things. Taking an hour each day to do what you love is difficult and wonderful. I don’t want to hear any, “I wasn’t productive enough” stuff. You should be very proud of yourself!
That said, sometimes the kids get sick, or suddenly the baby starts teething, or things just go pear-shaped. You are needed elsewhere, you can’t commit to doing something for yourself. It’s okay–life always gets in the way. I want KCW to show you that you don’t need a gorgeous studio or tons of free time to make the ideas in your head a reality. You just need to do a little each day to make beautiful things (and be amazing people).
I will be back next week with the big KCW wrap up. Until then, go pat everyone on the back with a comment or two and tell them how awesome their creations are. They might think what they made was only o.k. when really they are knocking it out of the park.