In the meantime...I'm hoping to start on my Spring crafts to make it feel a little more like Spring around here...first project beckoning to me is to sew a patchwork Easter dress for my daughter. My Wanna be a Cowboy 2 line just arrived in stores in March, Riley Blake sold out fast, but no worries, the whole line has been reordered! Whoo hoo! I got samples of the fabric to add to my collection, and I cannot wait to play! Deadlines over the past several weeks have prevented me from being able to get to my sewing machine as my inner creative voice is begging me to do. With all my might, I have just had to supress the inner voices while I tend to making new surface designs that will be appearing on paper and fabric next year. Admittedly, my office/studio has been a fun place to be and I can't wait to share what I've been working on! However, the fabric in the corner keeps calling my name. Fortunately, I can finally see some time opening up around the bend. Yeah!!!!
But before I start, I thought it would be fun to host a little contest enlisting your help on this project.
I want you to choose the fabric to put into her dress. Edited to add which dress pattern I decided to use...
Link to more pictures of this dress in color and where you can purchase this pattern. The pattern is also available in the book, Sewing Clothes Kids Love.
Yup, that's right. I want you to choose 4 or 5 (or more) fabrics that you think would make the perfect combo for my daughter's patchwork Easter dress. I plan on making the ruffles in each tier a different fabric. (I'll post pictures of the finished project next month if deadlines don't continue to sweep me off my feet, and bowl me over.) By doing so, you will be entered for a chance to win 3 yards of fabric from one of my collections (your choice of 6 fabrics 1/2 yard of each for a total of 3yards) to make your own patchwork project.
CONTEST DETAILS (two contests this month so read carefully for details):
To enter, just leave a comment on my blog telling me which fabrics from my Cowboy 2 collection (from the ones pictured below) that you would like to see me use to make this dress...feel free to creatively tell me why I should choose your combo in effort to convince me that your combination is the best. Then, I'll choose two winners for this contest...
Winner #1 will be selected for their fabric choices and the way that they convince me to choose their combo (creativity counts here.) The winner will receive a selection of fabrics so they can make a project of their liking. If your combo is not selected you will still be entered in a random drawing...scroll down for details.
Pink Saddle Up Words
brown saddle up words
Cream dots on Brown
Brown dots on cream
Winner #2 will be chosen RANDOMLY, for a selection of papers and stickers from my new Heidi collection for Creative Imaginations. You do not have to have your fabric combo picked to be this winner, just comment on my blog here, and you will be entered for the random drawing. You can also receive additional entries for the Heidi scrapbook paper collection if you comment on my creative team's blog hop posts (that's up to 10 additional entries if you comment on every one, I know they love to hear from you, so not only will you get you more entries...you will make them smile.)
I don't mean to leave this post without any inspiration as that is what blog hops are about, so...to get your creative motors revved, I put together a photo montage of the Easter basket files that I have available through the Silhouette machine website. If you need a simple easy craft to make for a Spring party, or you want to decorate a dreary spot in your home with a little spring cheer, simply cut a basket, out of colorful paper fill it with some yummy candy. We all like simple!
I've asked my creative team this month to inspire you with their interpretations of Spring and Easter crafts. I am always surprised and thrilled to see what they come up with, and I hope you will be too!
Please visit the team in this order. Look for the SW logo to click you to the next blog in the line up. I can't figure out how to get mine to work in blogger...feel free to leave me directions in comments if you are feeling super helpful. ;o) So you will just have to scroll down to the first name in our line up.