KCWC at Elsie Marlie

If you sew and have kids you will definitely want to join in on this big sewing party! Meg (Elsie Marley) hosts the Kids Clothes Week Challenge twice each year, Spring and Fall, and it’s basically 7 days of frenzied sewing. It’s always fun to join in with other sewists on the same mission and see what everyone else is making.

I think I end up putting all of my kids’ sewing off until this challenge, because I know I’ll be more likely to get it done! I’m still collecting ideas and patterns, but here is a bit of inspiration from my Little Girly Style board on Pinterest, which I’m sure to be pulling from during this little sewing stint.

little girly style pinterest sources: 1.via  2. Etsy shop Heart and Sew  3. Tree Fall Studio  4. Party of Eight  5. via  6. Oliver + S  7. via

Meg also just put together a KCWC pin board, so be sure to check that out for tons of inspiration!

I tend to focus on girly stuff since that’s what I have, but I’ll be sure to put together some rockin’ boy stuff soon!

DIY Masking Tape Roadway

found via fie de meyer on pinterest

I love all of the details in this homemade roadway!  All of it, including the cityscape in the background, was made from colorful masking tape (painter’s tape, washi tape…whatever you choose to call it). I think this idea could work equally well for those without a dedicated play space if you used a rug that could be easily rolled up and put away when not in use.  Check out le Jarden de Juliet for more photos of the project!

6 DIY Cardboard Crafts for Kids You will Love

On the heels of yesterday’s upcycled shoebox, I thought it would be fun to share some cardboard inspiration from around the way!

I love this cardboard castle from Mer Mag. Duct tape gives it a colorful boost and adds a little durability to boot!


My daughters would live this cardboard play house from She Knows Parenting…and I love that it’s collapsible!


This paper towel roll shadow box from Hello Bee is very clever, indeed! (via Ohdeedoh)

My Poppet shows how to use a shoebox to make this adorable little house dolls.


These toilet paper roll race cars from Kifli es Levendula look like so much fun!

You can find directions and a template for this amazing cardboard dollhouse from Craft-Project