Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sew What! Holiday Edition!

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This is it folks! This is the start of Sew What Holiday Edition! Fret not, it is not actually starting today. Think of this as more like try-outs. I am laying out all of the projects and the [very few] rules today giving everyone a head start on which projects the can and/or want to make.

Edit* For those of you who were not here for Sew What in the spring/summer, Sew What! is a month long sew along hosted by Cynthia The Sewing Dork and myself. We offer up four projects, once a week and post all of the readers submissions as the weeks pan out. To see the previous sew along pictures and posts click here.

This time, the guidelines are even more loose than last time. No techniques and no specific materials. Just you, your imagination and your sewing machine...sort of. There are still project ideas. would you like to know what they are? Okay!

Week one : A gift for him *bonus craft: holiday garland

Week two : A holiday Outfit

Week three: A stocking or toy or both!

Week four: An ornament for the tree

The challenges will still be posted a week prior to a showcase for each project starting Sunday, October third. And for those of you worried that This bit of Christmas sewing might interfere with your other holiday prep such as Halloween and Thanksgiving, there will be a two week intermission starting October twenty fourth (So everyone has a week prep time for Halloween) and ending November seventh (just in time for American Thanksgiving.) Sorry fellow Canadians, I just couldn't wait until after our Thanksgiving to start!

Also, reader submissions will still be taken by comments with links to blog posts, emailed photos or everyone's favourite uploading them to share in the Flickr Sewing Dork Showcase group. It is super fun to browse through all the great ideas and submissions!
I hope that was easy to decipher. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me via the button on my sidebar.

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3 comments:

Angela Pea said...

Me! Me! Me! Sign me up! It was so much fun the last time...and I have oodles of plans blasting around in my head!

mamaTAVE said...

YES!!! I've been waiting for this... thanks for all of your hard work.

Donna said...

Hi Melissa, It's neat to see you are having such a good time over here. :o) I'm just getting back into sewing. I'm working on a banner and making Christmas sleeping bags out of fleece (on sale 75% off) for five (count 'em!) grandchildren and three nieces and nephews. Also, the art show is coming up. Anyway, I thought I'd drop by and see how you were.

Have a fun time. :o) Your projects sound wonderful!

I'm trying to stick to the boring stuff--like organizing, cleaning, and homeschooling. Fun projects are suffering, but this is the season for doing what I ought rather than what I want. Sigh...

But I am enjoying working on this latest banner with a crazy quilt pieced heart. Sometimes, what I WANT to do and what I OUGHT to do coincide! Isn't that nice? :o)

xo
Donna