This one is the brainchild of Rae (Made By Rae) and Liesl (Oliver + S). They were inspired by Me Made May and wanted to do something similar for children. Now, I don’t know about other people’s kids but mine rarely let me pick out their outfits. Pledging to get them to wear something handmade everyday? It’s a recipe for disaster. Rae and Liesl have already thought of that though. This is a no pressure event. So as per their suggestions I will :
- Share pictures of them on Instagram with the tag #madeforkidsmonth when they wear something handmade.
- Talk about where clothes come from with souricette 1 (at not quite 3, I don’t think souricette 2 would get it). Explain why I don’t buy a lot of clothes and prefer to sew when there’s a gap in their wardrobe.
- Make something with the girls. I actually have a clothing related project I’ve been saving for the first week of Summer vacation…
- Maybe, maybe! Get souricette 1 to make herself a skirt or something. I’ve been teaching her to sew and I think she’s ready to take on a project.
And now, for the first 4 days of handmades!
Day 1: They each picked something handmade without me having to do any convincing
Days 2 and 3: Souricette 1 created an… let’s say interesting… outfit with two handmades. And wore it two days in a row. I only took one picture.
Day 4: Souricette 2 wore a dress I made a long time ago. She’s got two similar dresses with that yellow daisy print. She loves them.
My secret hope? That I can get one of the girls to wear something handmade each day. I may have to resort to nightgowns at some point…