There have been a few Christmas in July themed challenges and sew-a-longs that I have seen around just lately. some are extremely expensive just to join up... it got me thinking...why can't we do that without all the great expense? so I have decided to put up a little challenge...oh what fun we will have.
Basically we will make 1 item a month from now until the end of November. So that is 6 items all together.
I want to encourage novice sewers to take part in this challenge too so I Will make it a bit easier on all of us by allowing you a lot of freedom in what style and pattern you choose. we will have 4 basic items that I have chosen to make and 2 items that will be open.
To be a part of the fun there are just a couple of requirements.
1) you don't have to follow me, but it may be a good way for you to keep track of the challenge.
2) Post about the challenge on your blog.
3) Always be Encouraging, we are not all expert sewers so the best way to be an encouragement is to "Be Nice".
4) Have Fun.
And so as to create more fun there will also be prizes. (at the end of post)
June: An Ornament for the tree- your choice of what to make and what medium you use. e.g. fabric, paper etc.
July: A Place mat or Table Runner- your choice of style.
August: A Table decoration/ centrepiece - your choice of medium again.
September: A Doll - you can choose to make an Angel or Santa or a Reindeer etc. what ever you choose it has to be made from fabric.
October: your choice - make it from fabric but it must be Christmassy..
November: your choice - any medium.
the theme is of course Christmas so all items must be be Christmassy.
The finish date is the 30th of the month, at the end of the following day (31st or 1st) I will check out your items and get the random generator to pick a winner.
Note: the delay in picking a winner is to allow for time zones to catch up.
To help you with ideas you can go to Freebies for Craft and get free patterns to download from many different people on the net. just have a look at the categories on the right hand side of the site for Christmas.
to keep it fair and as for everything in life there have to be some rules.
1) to go in the draw you must finish your item.
2) post about it on your blog.
3) Please leave a comment so I know you are joining the challenge.
4) send me a pic so I can post about it to keep everyone updated.
Let There Be Prizes.
Now of course there will be Prizes, at the end of each month there will be a draw using a random number generator. to be eligible see the rules.
one lucky winner will be the new owner of 4 Fat Quarters of their choice from The Fabric Cafe.
there will also be random extra prizes along the way.
So are you up to the challenge...are you in for the fun...the satisfaction of making something for Christmas, either for yourself or to give to a friend.
I will be starting my first item on the weekend.
Hopefully I have not left anything out, if you think I have then please email me.
If you have any problems please don't hesitate to email me here.
Happy sewing friends.