Monday, June 26, 2017

Guest Judge Feature: Courtney from Sweeter Than Cupcakes

Today we get to tell you a little more about our guest judge, Courtney from Sweeter Than Cupcakes.  


You might remember when Courtney from Season 11 on Project Run & Play.  



Her favorite challenge from Season 11 was the Nothing But Knit week for which she created this Athleisure look.   So you can easily see why we were so happy when Courtney agreed to guest judge our Adventure theme this month.


We also remembered this awesome flag shirt tutorial Courtney created for Project Run & Play several years ago, and thought it was very timely to link to it again today!


Courtney sews for her 2 daughters and blogs all about it over at Sweeter Than Cupcakes.  Also, be sure to connect with Courtney on Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram.

And now, go enter the Adventure Sew Along...for a chance to win $100 from CaliFabrics.


Saturday, June 24, 2017

6 yards of Imagine Gnats fabric giveaway!

First of all, we have a winner for the Peekaboo Pattern Shop Adventure panels and coordinating fabric giveaway.

Alley M. followed us on Instagram and is the random winner!

If you didn't win, don't worry, liZ is here to tell you about ANOTHER giveaway!




That's a grand total of 6 yards of adventure themed fabric from Imagine Gnats!  Rachael, the owner of Imagine Gnats is one of our favorite sponsors because she's so generous and supportive of Project Run & Play!  In fact, she was even a contestant on Season 10, and sewed up some ah-ma-zing creations for her 2 daughters.

 Want a closer look at those fabrics?





Grey activewear nylon spandex (think swim, dance, and athletic adventures!)








Aztec stripe nylon/lycra swimwear

And did you catch the floral double gauze?  Swoon!


Use the Rafflecopter to enter this fantastic giveaway.



For another chance to win in our June Adventure, be sure to enter the sew along for the chance to win a $100 gift certificate to CaliFabrics!  HURRY, THERE ARE ONLY 5 DAYS LEFT TO ENTER!!!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Adventure Inspiration from Kelly at Handmade Boy

Hello! It's Kelly from Handmade Boy. I'm here today to share with you one of my adventure sews! One of the advantages of being a seamstress is being able to create crazy fun theme clothes for my kids. I don't do it for all adventures, occasions, and events, but here and there, I do and it's fun!

Thomas is the usual recipient of themed clothes. Mostly, because he is younger and lets me do it. LOL He does enjoy it though and on his own will play up dressing into a theme if he knows we are doing something special. For example, when he found out we were going fishing with his grandparents, he HAD to wear his "camping clothes." Not that we went camping, but they had a picture that symbolized fishing on them. So, logically, those were the clothes he must wear.

Last summer we went to a hot air balloon festival. Earlier in the year, I had made him a fun hot air balloon tee from some fabric I was hoarding from Peek-a-Boo Fabrics. It was the perfect shirt for this special adventure!


He was less than thrilled to take time away from exploring all the events going on to take pictures for me. LOL The things bloggers request from their kids.



There are so many different things you can create to make an outing extra special. A custom piece of clothing is like your own personal souvenir for your adventure! Every time your child wears his adventure clothes, he will remember the fun he had on that special trip. 


If you want to check out more of our adventures, this post was a great one! Thomas and his friend went on a great treasure hunt in the woods. They had so much fun!


A huge adventure recently for Handmade Boy has been the release of The Fighter Tee.


The Fighter Tee is a pattern I designed with the help from Love Notions for drafting to raise money for St. Jude Children's Hospital. You can read more about my pattern here.

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Thank you Kelly! If you would like to follow Kelly, you can find her on Instagram and Facebook, and her blog Handmade Boy.

What adventures have YOU had lately?
Monday, June 19, 2017

CaliFabrics $100 gift certificate for June Adventure Sew Along winner!

We want to make sure you all have noticed the huge prize for the June's Adventure theme sew along! The judges will choose 1 entry to win $100 gift certificate from Cali Fabrics!


We went over to CaliFabrics and browsed around for some adventure fabric, and here's what we found:


Authentic Carhartt Canvas in 20 different colors that will stand up to any adventure for sure!


For many kids, adventure means water!  So you could sew them a swimsuit from Rainbow Paint Splatter Metallic Nylon/Lycra!


In an outfit made from this Buses and Cars jersey fabric, any child could adventure in style!


Denim fabric is the foundation for many an adventure!  Cali Fabrics has every color,  weight and type of denim fabric you can imagine!


Clip dot cotton lawn is just the right weight fabric for any summer adventure!  

So what are you waiting for?  Go sew up some adventure for your child and enter the link up for a chance to win $100 gift certificate to CaliFabrics!

Also, remember to enter the HUGE giveaway from Peekaboo Pattern Shop.




Thursday, June 15, 2017

Peekaboo Pattern Shop Adventure Fabric Giveaway!

Did you catch liZ & Elizabeth live on Facebook talking about our 1st awesome giveaway for June?  If you missed it, you can catch it below:


Aren't those panels and that fabric super duper?  Just imagine the adventures a child could have while wearing clothes made from this giveaway!


First of all, we want you to meet Amy, the owner and designer of PeekABoo Pattern Shop.  Just recently she became a Mama Bear (again) to a delightful Baby Bear!  



Besides being an excellent  mother to her cute cubs, Amy creates patterns for children and adults, designs the exclusive PeekABoo Fabric, runs an amazingly packed online fabric shop, and now had just added in a digital design shop!  


All of the panels and fabric that Amy designs are super duper cute!  We asked Amy to choose some panels and coordinating fabric to fit our adventure theme for June...(see the exact ones in the video) and we're so in love with what we're giving away!



Now you can see why we're so excited!  Use the Rafflecopter below to enter the giveaway.  

Also, please check out our Adventure Sew Along.  One seamstress will walk away with $100!


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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

June Link-Up

There are so many great things we have planned for June, so it's time to get started.
 Let's start with your part; the link party!
We have a new theme for this month's link party....

ADVENTURE!

Life is full of adventure when you are a kid (especially in the Summer)...and it always helps to be dressed for it! Link up your adventure outfits below.

The winner of this month's link party will win $100.00 Gift certificate to Cali Fabrics!



Just like last month, the link up is going to be a judged event, and our guest judge for the month is Courtney from Sweeter Than Cupcakes!  (Right now, Courtney and her kids are on an adventure of their own...)

We can't wait to see what kind of adventure clothing you sew and link up for your kids!   Maybe Winnie the Pooh said it the best...

As Soon As I Saw You, 
I Knew An Adventure Was Going To Happen!




Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Link-Up Winner

I know we seem to say that it was difficult judging all of your fabulous creations every time, but it seriously was! There were some incredible entries in our Floral themed Link-Up this month.
Without further ado, the Grand Prize winner is.....

Sew Sophie Lynn
CONGRATULATIONS!!!
She wins a $100 gift certificate to Stylish Fabric.
Thank you all for sharing your talent with us! 
Stay tuned to see what June will bring on Project Run and Play.