January 21st, 2014

kcw january 2014

Now that Kid’s Clothes Week has a new home (and new blog) I don’t talk about it as much on elsie marley, but I should. You might not know that we have 4 challenges a year now. Every season you can dare yourself to sew 1 hour a day, each day, for 1 week (I double dog dare you).

This season’s KCW is coming up quick: January 27- February 2. You have just the right amount of time to pick a pattern or two, stare at fabric for a while, and then jump feet first into KCW.

giveaway week on kcw

But before all the sewing begins, each day this week on the KCW blog we have ways for you to win new patterns and fabric. You have a full week to enter each giveaway, so there is still plenty of time to put your name in the hat for a new Figgy’s pattern (Monday’s giveaway). Today’s giveaway is for some amazing knit fabric from Girl Charlee. There are many more awesome prizes in store, so check in on the KCW blog every day this week!

alt slc

This week is exciting for another reason: I am going to Alt. The alt design summit is a conference for bloggers in the creative field. It is three days of classes, lectures, round table discussions, and fantastically silly theme parties. I am both super excited and completely terrified. To prepare for this conference, I have done things I haven’t done since high school, like plan my outfits and paint my nails…

elsie marley business cards

…and done things I’ve never done before, like design my business cards. Obviously, I went the goofy route. They are a little memorable, right? At the very least they serve a purpose–you don’t know how many emails I get that start, “Dear Elsie”.

This week is a busy one! You will be entering fantastic giveaways at KCW and I will be trying desperately to crawl out of my introverted shell and (god help me) network. Let’s wish each other luck.

14 Responses to KCW and ALT

  1. Emma says:

    Love these – certainly memorable. I’m very biased given that I have a little 9 month old daughter who’s name actually IS Elsie Marley!

  2. melissa q. says:

    Oh, this is amazing. I would feel just exactly the same way about going to ALT. LIke first day of high school. I’m sure you will find you are one of those rare birds everyone has been following and can’t wait to meet…because they already love you. I know I’m in that boat.

  3. Stacey says:

    Oh, I love your business cards! I think goofy takes the cake over serious any day and the personal joke makes it even better. Here’s hoping you see a few less mixed up e-mail openings in your future.

  4. Tara says:

    You’re going to rock Alt, Elsie Marley.
    I can’t bring myself to begin planning my kcw. Not until I get this tutorial done for Sewing Rabbit. Then maybe my brain will work again.

  5. Carla says:

    I can’t wait to see you in real life, I love the cards! I am many things but introverted isn’t one of them, I hope I don’t scare you when I run up to you and say hi like the total fan girl I am!

  6. Karin says:

    Meg, you’re the best. Enjoy and show us everything!

  7. Thea | mon ami says:

    I love those cards! Have an amazing time – looking forward to instagarm photos of the shenanigans;)

  8. Mom says:

    When I was pregnant with you and your 16 year-old brother said, “What will we name it if it’s a chick?” we never thought of Elsie Marley. Hmmm that would have robbed you of a business card design.

  9. So wish there was an ALT here in the UK! Excited about the prospect of KCW but really not sure I’m prepared enough. Might have a quick dash to the fabric store on Friday for supplies!

  10. Tameka says:

    those business cards are AWESOME!

  11. erin says:

    love the cards! have the best time.

  12. Rae says:

    OMG. Those CARDS!! I loves them muchly.

    I’m so sad I’m going to miss you at ALT (again)…! We’ll make it happen sometime, right?!?