Monday, May 11, 2015

May's Link-Up Party for The Summer Chevrons Shirt

Today we will open the linky party for the Summer Chevrons Shirt for the month of May.  You will have until May 22 to link up your project and then the voting will begin the last week of May.  Can't wait to see what you come up with for this darling pattern!!!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The pattern for May is....

The pattern for May is the Summer Chevrons Shirt by The Crafty Cupboard!  Head HERE to see the full tutorial for making this darling Spring/Summer shirt that will be perfect for girls of all ages!!!
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Designers: Where are they now? Melanie from The Crafty Cupboard

Hello there, Melanie here from the Crafty Cupboard. Has it really been 2 years since my stint on Project Run and Play? It seems like yesterday I was sewing through the night to get something done. Oh, wait- that was yesterday! Just not for PR&P ;) While a LOT has changed for me personally since I was a contestant, my love of sewing for my girls has only increased. Even more now, since last year I had yet another girl to add to our gaggle of giggly girls. Unfortunately, I was really, super duper, mega mega sick during this last pregnancy and my blog took back seat for a while, but things are picking up again now that the chaos is back to its usual roar. Now that my husband is out of school, my blog focus is strictly on sharing what I'm up to and what I'm inspired by. It has been refreshing for me to step away from the sponsored posts, ads, and concern over growing readership and to just be myself! Calligraphy Tags
While I was sick in bed, I decided to expand my creative horizons and have spent a lot of my down time learning things like bits of graphic design and calligraphy, and I am currently learning pattern grading so that my little sewing projects can benefit more people in more sizes. I have a lot of printable projects on my blog now along with the regular sewing tutorials and project recaps, and I have plans to expand my digital designing even more. I'd go back to college tomorrow to re-major in Graphic Design if I had the opportunity! It is definitely on the bucket list. This past year has been one giant growth spurt for me in the creative realm, and I've been having a wonderful time! Teacher Gift Idea Printable Gum Packaging I'm still sewing up a storm, and have mostly been working on quilts lately. I have a few out at the quilter's right now, and it feels good to be back in the quilting saddle again! Solid Carpenter Star Quilt I have always been grateful for my chance to be on Project Run and Play, and I am always looking forward to new seasons! I am just floored by the talent out there in the blogosphere. I'm excited to challenge you to my own contest too- I can't wait to share what tutorial I'm going to have you try!  
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

May's Designer is....

Our good friend Melanie from The Crafty Cupboard.  We love her to death and we are so excited to learn more about her tomorrow with her Designers: Where are they now post....and then on Thursday we get to see what pattern she has chosen for all of us to sew this month.  Thanks Melanie for joining us this month!!!
Monday, May 4, 2015

April's Winner is.....

The winner of April's Challenge is....

As the winner she will receive some fantastic prizes from the sponsors of Project Run and Play!

$25 fabric bundle from Riley Blake Designs

$25 gift certificate from Girl Charlee Fabrics

$25 gift certificate from Fabric Mart

and a $25 gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop

Thank you amazing sponsors!!!!  We so appreciate their willingness to donate prizes each month!

We will be tomorrow to announce our May until then...happy sewing!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

April's Challenge The Top Ten (Vote Now!!!)

Ok!!!  So here are the top ten picks from this months challenge.  
Vote now for your favorite choice!  We did have a technical glitch yesterday when voting was supposed to open so just for this month the voting will be open until FRIDAY at 8 pm....good luck everyone!!!