How about a little fun?
A little, lighthearted challenge?
New fabric is involved, people! And not in the usual way.
Ruth at Sew Love Fabrics and
I have something in mind to get your creativity flowing. It's a shiny
bundle of holiday fabrics sure to make seasons bright and merry. Artist
Josephine Kimberling's new Hip Holiday collection in generous fat quarters...
Ooh la la! Now, what would you make with it? Seriously, start thinking
because it's yours for the taking. Four participants will receive a fat quarter bundle
of all fabrics shown in the stack above, plus the trees in red. But, of course
there's a catch.... you have to sew with it! I know, that's asking a
lot. You probably hate sewing and there's just nothing on your "to sew"
list, but there it is. Yep, there's always a catch.
Let's talk nitty gritty... On Friday of this week I'll announce the 4
participants, our holiday challengers. As soon as we have your address
info, Sew Love Fabrics will mail out
those fabrics, likely getting them in the mail by Saturday. Then, you
must make something... anything!!!! using some of all 6 fabrics, plus fabrics of your own choosing if desired. So, you can add your own extra
fabrics, but you don't have to. You do have to use all 6 Hip Holiday fabrics,
but you can use a little or a lot of each. Participants can use their
own buttons, trims, etc. to embellish if
The "thing" that you sew can actually be a series of things, such as Christmas stockings, or one thing. It definitely does not have to be holiday decor. Just sew whatever you want with these fabrics!
There's a deadline! Really, it's a good thing, cause that means you'll enjoy this now. You must finish sewing your project and post pictures by Sunday, December 1st.
(For practical, time-constraint reasons, we're going to have to limit the challenge to U.S.
Participants can share the results on their blog, Flickr, Instagram or anywhere online. We want to see what you
You and your project will be featured here! On December 2nd, I'll be
posting about you, with pictures of your project and hopefully some
tidbits about your process. What a fun way to usher us all into the holiday season! Now, all we have to do is figure out which of you 4
are destined for a Hip Holiday?
So, go ahead, convince me. More details about your idea are generally better! Also, I need a way to contact you, so if you're a "no reply" commenter, include your email address. I'll hand pick our participants (make sure
you are a U.S. resident and can post finished project pictures by December 1st), quite possibly with one hand tied
behind my back.
I'm sure this could get interesting...