Create Behind the Seams ~ Winners!

The past month has been an exciting one as we got to see the wonderful entries into our Create Behind the Seams challenge we’ve been hosting with Pellon. The contest drew to a close yesterday, and it’s my pleasure to announce the first, second and third place winners today! All winners were picked at random from among the entries.CBTSwinnersWinners, please check the blog post at Pellon, who are collecting shipping info so that we can get your prizes packages sent to you!

Want to see what they won?!?

FIRST PRIZE – @sonwar5
Full set of Amplify Fabric Shears (3 pairs)
Rotary cutter12″ x 18″ cutting mat & acrylic ruler.
1 Queen-Sized Package Pellon® Nature’s Touch® Natural Cotton Batting
1 pkg Pellon® SF101 Shape-Flex®
1 pkg Pellon® 987F Fusible Fleece
1 pkg Pellon® EZ25S EZ-Steam® II
1 pkg Pellon® Perfect Loft® Cluster Fiber Fill
1 pkg Pellon® 70 Peltex® Sew-In
1 pkg 542S® Pellon® Stick-N-Washaway™

SECOND PRIZE – @icouldbefake
Full set of Amplify Fabric Shears (3 pairs)
1 Twin-Sized Package Pellon® Nature’s Touch® Natural Cotton Batting
1 pkg Pellon® SF101 Shape-Flex®
1 pkg Pellon® 987F Fusible Fleece
1 pkg Pellon® 100R Vinyl Fuse™
1 pkg Pellon® 808 Craft-Fuse®

THIRD PRIZE – @trashn2tees
Rotary Cutter and Titanium Rotary Blades (2 pack)
1 Crib-Sized Package Pellon® Nature’s Touch® Natural Cotton Batting
1 pkg Pellon® EZ25S EZ-Steam® II
1 pkg Pellon® SF101 Shape-Flex®

If you’d like to see all the entries in our challenge, check out this collage or search #createbehindtheseams on Instagram.


Let’s Sew Together – Ship Shape Fabric Necklaces

Last week I shared an interview with Rubyellen Bratcher, author of the new book Let’s Sew Together and this week I’m sharing a few projects that my kids and I have been inspired to make.necklace CollageI honestly can’t think of a nicer family activity than sitting and creating something with my children. With a few simple tools, supplies, a little inspiration and suddenly all is calm and productive, fun and focussed. The kids appreciate this creative down time as much as I do.IMG_2929

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‘Create Behind the Seams’ Instagram mini challenge with Pellon® and Fiskateers

CBTSFacebookHighlight-4I’m excited to announce the launch of a new challenge today, that I’m hosting along with the kind people at Pellon - the go-to company for all our interfacing, batting and fiber-fill needs. Their motto is ‘the magic in the middle’ and I couldn’t agree more! This sentiment has inspired our challenge -

Create Behind the Seams

Both Pellon® and Fiskars® products are essential to creating a masterpiece, but they are not actually visible in the finished project. They are literally ‘Behind the Seams’.

We are asking you to create a summery project made using at least one Fiskars® and one Pellon® product.

  • Simply take a photo of your finished project and post it to Instagram using the hashtag #createbehindtheseams and tagging @pellonprojects and @fiskars_hq.
  • Tell us what you used to make it, for example ‘Original Orange Handled Scissors!’ or ‘EZ-Steam®’.
  • We’ll pick 3 random winners (first, second and third place) to win exciting Fiskars® and Pellon® prize packages. Winners to be announced July 14 2014.

If you’re looking for ideas and inspiration, be sure to stay tuned this week. Erin from the Pellon blog and I have teamed up and will be sharing some tutorials and ideas that embrace the harmony between Pellon® and Fiskars®.

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Monthly round-up MAY

Can you believe we’re already waving goodbye to May? I thought it would be fun to start a monthly round-up post to take stock of what has been achieved (and what hasn’t!!) over the past four weeks. I’d love it if you’d join me. Feel free to comment on this post with your creative makes from the past month and ideas for what you hope to do in June. Or link to your own monthly round up blog posts, so that we can all share in your successes.

This month has literally been a whirlwind for me. I blinked and it was over, which is a shame because it’s one of my favorite months of the year. Not least because it’s my birthday month!

I started out the month with full-force sewing for Tegenn. If you remember, I used a pattern rub-off technique I learnt from the book Patternmaking for a perfect fit by Steffani Linecum. I put what I read into practice by making some leggings for her. Then I made a Cat themed dress that she wore to the Cats Musical. We are going to see Joseph and his amazing technicolor dreamcoat in June. I’ve tried to persuade my son Lowen to wear a handmade technicolor dreamcoat of his own, to the performance. He’s not keen! I’ll have to keep working on him!IMG_2673

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