Color Palette Challenge

3 Creative Studios 2011 Color Palette Badge

Thanks to Dottie for finding this challenge!

3 Creative Studios is hosting a color palette challenge for 2011. On the 16th of each month they announce a new palette, and the rules are quite “open” as to what you can create with that set of colors. By the 15th of the following month you upload your project photo to their Flickr group and then are entered into the drawing. The palettes are based on photographs, and they use beautiful and inspiring colors. If nothing else, enjoy viewing the entries and collect the palettes to spark your creativity. We’d love to see any of your creations!

Sherilyn

12 Days of Christmas at Pink Sand Beach Designs

During show-and-tell at tonight’s Holiday Dinner, Nancy Green of Pink Sand Beach Designs (PSBD) unveiled purse designs in beautiful new Hoffman fabrics. Nancy’s samples remind me how badly I want some sewing time to create with her patterns!

PSBD has also announced their first annual 12 Days of Christmas countdown, where they are randomly giving away items to those who post a comment on their Facebook page. (Twitter users can also follow PSBD at @Pink_Sand_Beach.)

So check out their website, Facebook, and Twitter. Spread the word. Participate in the comments. And hopefully you’ll be a lucky winner!

Sherilyn

National Sewing Month 2010

NationalSewingMonthSept2010.jpgDid you know that September is National Sewing Month? I think that means we have an excuse to spend just a little more time sewing or adding to our stash, right?

NationalSewingMonth.org has a list of ideas for getting more involved with sewing this month:

  • Teach a family member or friend to sew.
  • Volunteer your time and teach sewing to a local youth organization like Girl Scouts and 4-H Clubs.
  • Make it possible for someone to learn how to sew. Give employees time off work so they can volunteer their time; or donate fabrics, equipment, and sewing supplies.
  • Sew more often. If you haven’t been sewing lately, find out what’s new in the sewing world at a local fabric or sewing machine store.
  • Join your local chapter of the American Sewing Guild at www.asg.org and participate in its activities.
  • Register for a class at a local fabric store or sewing machine dealership and take a friend.
  • Contact your local public television station and make a contribution that supports sewing programs.
  • Create your own sewing circle of friends; it’s fun to sew with others!

The National Sewing Month website also has written instructions and a video for making either a Kindle or an iPad cover.

NationalSewingMonthSept2010Contest_300x250.jpgAnd lastly, there is an “Accessorize Your Life” contest through the month of September. Your accessory can fall into one of these categories: Fashion/Garments, Personal Items, Home Dec (including kitchens & outdoor), Sewing Room, Travel, Pets, Office/Work, or Auto. Guidelines and the entry form are available on the contest page.

We’d love to hear how you plan to celebrate your love of sewing!

Jo-Ann’s Craft and Quilting Contests

Brief information on two contests sponsored by Jo-Ann stores, with links to the official websites.

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Craft for a Cause Contest 2010

  • Use your creativity, skills & passion to help your favorite worthwhile cause.
  • Judged on creativity, quality & functionality for the charitable organization receiving the item.
  • Crafting contest begins August 15, 2010 and ends October 30, 2010.
  • Additional information from Jo-Ann’s blog

Quilt Your Colors Contest 2010

  • Use your talent & skills to create an award-winning quilt made with fabric purchased from Jo-Ann.
  • Winning entries chosen for: Workmanship • Originality • Level of Detail
  • Contest begins August 29, 2010 and ends December 18, 2010.

Will you be quilting for a cause or quilting your colors?