Friday, May 26, 2017

Guest Judge Feature: Delia Creates

To judge this month's Link-Up, we brought in a celebrity in the blogging world. She was also a contestant back in 2012 for Season 5. If you don't know her already, you should!



Delia from Delia Creates

She also knows her way around florals , as you can clearly see below!


 Oh goodness look at her little one 5 years ago in that gorgeous dress!


Toddler Maxi? YES


This one was featured in Stylo magazine.


Read more about her latest floral beauty here

Since we found out a little bit already about her here, I asked Delia some fun questions for today.


1. Who do you sew for?

I mostly sew for my daughter because she's my youngest and the most appreciative of mama made clothes ;). I also do some sewing for my two boys and myself. 


2. What is the best tip or trick you have learned?

That scotch tape is for more than just taping together patterns! I use it to hold buttons in place when I sew them on my machine. I use it to "pin" leather together sometimes, when I can't use actual pins. I put it on the bottom of my presser foot to keep it from sticking to vinyl or leather. I always keep a roll of it with my sewing supplies. 


3. Do you have a favorite material to sew with? If so, what?

I wouldn't say it's necessarily my favorite to *sew*, but my favorite fabric to wear and put my kids in, is knit. 


4. Where do you see your blog in 5 years?

Good question. As a blogger of seven years, I've witnessed first hand how much the blogging landscape has changed during that time. So, for that reason, I'd have to go with...no clue. ;) In 5 years, I would like to think I'm still working in a creative field. 


5. What projects are you working on currently?
I always seem to have a few too many WIP projects open at once. I am currently redecorating my daughter's room which includes a lot of furniture painting and pillow making at the moment. I've also got fun, easy summer craft projects in the works, as well as a sundress for me! 

6. If you could sew a garment for anyone in history, who would it be and for what occasion?
Honestly, I can't think of anyone I'd rather sew for than my family and the people I love. <3


7. What material have you not ever sewn with, but always wanted to?
Neoprene! 


8. What brands do you currently work with?
I consider myself creatively omnivorous, so I'm working with a variety of companies: Fabric.com, Silhouette, and Michaels. 


9. What current fashion trends do you like?
I really like the bell sleeve trend. It seems to be flattering on almost anyone of any age, and it's fairly simple to sew. I'm also digging the return of the 90's. I admit, at first I resisted it, but the nostalgia is winning me over. Bring on the overalls and chokers!


10. What is the most outrageous outfit/ most ambitious outfit have you ever sewn for one of your kids?

A suit for both of my boys is probably my most ambitious project. My first attempt at a suit had crooked welt pockets and a serious lack of interfacing, but I still love it because it made me brave. It became the measuring stick for trying new patterns and techniques. I would tell myself that if I could make a suit, then surely I could at least try anything. 
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Thank you, Delia for being such a good sport and answering my questions. We are so happy you will be judging our link party!
If you haven't already linked up, you still have 3 days left to do it! The winner of the sew along will win $100 gift certificate to Stylish Fabric


Monday, May 22, 2017

Stylish Fabric $100 Prize!

First of all, we get to reveal the winner of the 5 yards of Hawthorne Threads  Abloom in Lake fabric.  
Tonia J. you need to watch your inbox!

If you didn't win, don't worry!  We're going to tell you about another way to win a whole bunch of fabric.  

Our sew along link up theme for the month of May is Floral!  As in April Showers bring May Flowers.  This is a judged sew along (stay tuned for the judge feature later this week.)  There are some amazing projects in the link up, and we want to see more!  The winner of the sew along will win $100 gift certificate to Stylish Fabric.  

Have you seen the amazing fabrics from Stylish Fabric?  Here's some of the jaw dropping floral fabrics we found there:


How gorgeous is this blue floral chiffon?  


This is a floral french terry, and I'm not even kidding!


Stylish Fabric has the largest selection of lace I've ever seen...including this Peach Papaya Scallop Lace fabric.


How about this large scale jersey knit floral fabric?


This abstract floral crepe de chine is gorgeous and would be luxurious to wear!

We've shown you only a few of the THOUSANDS of fabrics available over at Stylish Fabric.  Please visit the store, and follow them on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest to thank them for supporting Project Run & Play.  

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Boys Can Wear Florals Inspiration

Last week, we gave you some floral inspiration for girl outfits. Today we want to talk about Boys wearing Florals. This trend seems to be on the rise with commercial designers, and I have to say, I love it! I mean, why shouldn't boys rock those florals?!











I have even seen some Indie Designers/ Bloggers get in on the action!


Skirt Fixation used some floral in her sons' neckties 

Check out this great floral shirt Rebel and Malice made for her Teen!


Not ready to commit to an entire garment of flowers? How about this stained glass floral trim shirt by Doodle Number 5?!
We hope that gave you some ideas. 
Get to linking up what you made for the child you sew for, here in our floral themed month long link party for a chance to win $100 to Stylish Fabrics!
Monday, May 15, 2017

5 Yards Hawthorne Threads Fabric Giveaway!

First of all, we've got a winner in the 5 yards Raspberry Creek Fabrics giveaway.  Holly C. was chosen as the (random) winner.  Be sure to visit Raspberry Creek Fabrics, to thank them for supporting Project Run & Play!



If you didn't win, don't worry!  We've got another giveaway for you today!  



As we showed you during the video in the introduction post, we have 5 yards of Hawthorne Threads  Abloom in Lake fabric for one lucky winner.  This gorgeous fabric is from the in house Lamb collection, designed by Hawthorne Threads.



We absolutely LOVE Hawthorne Threads fabric designs.  Along with the Lamb collection, they have designed an impressive 40 distinctive fabric collections!   They also have some of the most amazing wide quilt panels and a whole variety of basics in every color of the rainbow and quite a few more!



Aren't all of their fabrics so pretty and whimsical?  If you need more inspiration, be sure to check out Hawthorne Threads on Pinterest.   And as if all their own fabric wasn't enough, Hawthorne Threads sells just about every other fabric you can think of!  The advantage of getting all your fabric from Hawthorne Threads is their tiered pricing and super fast shipping.  Plus Charlie and Lindsay, the owners, are about the friendliest fabric purveyors you can find!  Please visit Hawthorne Threads and thank them for supporting Project Run & Play.

Use the Rafflecopter below to enter the giveaway for 5 yards of Abloom in Lake fabric from Hawthorne Threads.

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Giveaway is open until 5/21, one random winner will be chosen and revealed on 5/22.  Open to U.S. residents only.

 Remember to link up your May Floral looks in our sew along!
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Floral Inspiration

As you know, we have a month long link party, just for you, here
May's Theme is April Showers Bring May Flowers, which is true in this case!
However, if your creativity works anything like mine, you may need a little inspiration.

 Luckily, when you take a look back over the years of Project Run and Play, there is plenty of inspiration to be had!


You don't even have to look that far back. Just this past season, Pear Berry Lane created these two floral masterpieces. I love the mix of stripes and solids with florals. Just plain dreamy.



Or how about this spaced-aged mod 1966 inspired floral by See Kate Sew?! Totally fab.


And Petit a Petit +Family created this 1950's outfit with the perfect little pop of floral.


From the same season, The Crazy Tailor used floral and stripes (can you tell I love this combo?!) in this super cute signature style outfit for her girl.


Sportswear? No problem! Look at this adorable set by I Still Love You.


Is Boho your thing? This breezy floral by Dutchess & Hare would be perfect for Summer!

 No floral fabric?? That is OK. Just make your own with embroidery like this sweet little number from Welcome to the Mouse House.

I hope that helped to get your creative juices flowing.
We can't wait to see what you come up with!

If you haven't entered to win, yet, hop over to this post for a chance to win 5 yards of awesome fabric from Raspberry Creek!
Monday, May 8, 2017

5 yards Raspberry Creek Fabrics giveaway!

Let's get this month started off with an AWESOME giveaway!  



One of our favorite sources of fabric is Raspberry Creek Fabrics.  For a while they've sold top quality, beautiful fabrics in their Etsy shop.  But recently they've branched out into an exciting service for seamstresses everywhere; small batch custom textile printing!  You can find out more about it here


We know our designers love Raspberry Creek Fabrics too. Just check out these looks from the last season of Project Run & Play.  Bethany of I Married Superman used ALL Raspberry Creek Fabrics to create her looks for It's All About That Place.

As you saw in the introduction post, we're giving away 5 (or is it 6?!) yards of fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics.  You can see them all in the video, or check out the links below for more information on some of the fabrics you saw.



All these fabrics are from the very special Raspberry Creek Fabrics line of CLUB Fabric. These perfectly soft jersey and french terry fabrics in the most darling designs can be purchased either wholesale or retail.  These CLUB fabrics are now printed in-house on their own digital printer.  If you don't see a print you had your heart set on, don't worry, they are restocking several prints over the next week or so.

Use the Rafflecopter below to enter the giveaway for this 6 yard bundle of Raspberry Creek Fabrics.  

Giveaway is open until 5/14, one random winner will be chosen and revealed on 5/15.  Open to U.S. residents only.

 Remember to link up your May Floral looks in our sew along!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Link Up your Florals

Yesterday we shared all the events for May in a live Facebook Video!  If you missed it, you can see it below:



Here's a recap:

May Theme: April Showers Bring May Flowers

Two awesome FABRIC giveaways from:





Sew along link party below!

  Link up your May Florals!  We can't wait to see what you sew.   This month the sew along will have a guest judge: Delia from Delia Creates.   


The prize will be a $100 gift card to spend at Stylish Fabric.

And lots more exciting stuff too!  Come back and visit often, and for now...get started on those Floral sewing projects!