I feel that right now is a bit of a transition point for a lot of the sewing/blogging/DIY world. For me that change-point is partially marked by the recent announcement that Meg and Dorie, the hard-working mamas behind Kid’s Clothes Week are moving on. Of course, the super talented Julie from Our Chez Nous is taking over and that is indeed wonderful news! A whole new phase for the phenomenon that is KCW. In honor of this change they asked many long-time participants, such as myself, to reflect back on what KCW means to me. Be sure to check out my post over on their site (as well as the beautiful thoughts put down by Kristin and Maartje).
In looking back on KCW, I realized that I started participating in KCW in 2011. That’s five years ago! I have learned so much since then and well, thinking back over all of it got me a little emotional. This sewing/crafting/DIY world is such a good place with such good people. My real-life Facebook feed is full of vitriol and disagreements but my sewing groups are full of “Wow! Great job!”, “You look amazing in that!”, “Impressive skills.” and dozens more like that. KCW has often been at the center of that happy world for me. I get more into it in my post on the KCW blog.
The long and short of it is this, KCW is a place of joy and camaraderie; acceptance and understanding. Can’t wait to see where it all goes from here. Read more of my thoughts here. Yay for KCW and their new leader Julie!
BTW, the next KCW is coming up! May 23-29th and the theme is…The Future! Isn’t that perfect?!