We're having a bit of a heatwave in London at the moment, in fact today we've got thunder and lightning which might mean the air is a bit fresher tomorrow hopefully. I have been really enjoying the sunshine and love that I can get Harris out in the park everyday getting plenty of sunshine and fresh air. However the heat has also meant not a lot of sleep in this household as it's just too hot for the wee man at night time. As a result I'm pretty amazed by how much sewing I've done this week. And it's all thanks to Kids Clothes Week. If you haven't heard of it before (I hadn't until I was pregnant) KCW was started in 2008 by Meg Freeman. Like many new mums who are also obsessed with sewing she found herself thinking of so many sewing projects, then spending her evenings on the couch continuing to think about these projects. I know this feeling well! So she set herself a challenge of sewing for one hour every day for a week - KCW now runs four times a year, spring, summer, autumn and winter.
Having the focus of KCW has really helped my put aside a bit of time each day for sewing - some days this is nap time and other days it has been in the evening. These are the first results of my sewing this week - 2 more Oliver + S reversible bucket hats. Although I wouldn't mind if Harris had different hats to match his outfits I don't really have the time for that, instead I sewed up a hat for one of Harris's wee pals (the hat you see above with the apples on one side and below, the reverse in blue with orange top-stitching), and one for my nephew (the bottom 2 photos - he loves fire engines!) You'll just have to take it from me - my nephew looks like one cool dude in his new hat!
I really enjoyed sewing these up as I knew what I was doing this time round and it was nice to be sewing up gifts. I also just love sewing with this organic blue cotton from Ray Stitch.
The lovely red and white striped fabric was a gift from a friend - left-overs from a shirt she made. It goes so well with the blue and I knew my sister-in-law would like it too.
Don't worry though, Harris isn't being neglected, I have been sewing for him too! I've almost finished a pair of Oliver + S sunny day shorts and have a Brindille and Twig baby tee cut out which I'm hoping to get finished this week too.