Monday, October 20, 2014

The Annual PRP Halloween Costume Linky Party!

Hello Everyone!
It's time for our annual Project Run and Play Children's Halloween Costume Linky Party!
We know that you ladies in this group make the best Halloween costumes and we can't wait to see what you've been making.  This is one of my favorite linky parties of the entire year and I'm ready to get started!
Let's see what you are creating!
The party will be open until November 2nd at midnight so you will have plenty of time to link up.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Prizes! And the Signature Style Sew Along WInner!!!

It's prize day!  So let's get to it!
Here is what each place will be receiving:
1st Place
$100 to Jo Totes
$100 to Fabric Mart
2nd Place
$50 to Jo Totes
$50 to Mabel Madison Fabrics

3rd Place 
$50 to Jo Totes
$50 to Mabel Madison Fabrics
A giant thank you to all of our sponsors who help make Project Run and Play function!  We appreciate them so very much!  If you ever have need of fabrics and other supplies please, please check them out.  Most of them have been with PRP since the beginning and are some of the best sewing companies we know ;)
And now...onto our sew along winner for this week!
And that goes to:
Congratulations Carrie!
We will be in touch with you soon to send you your $25 gift card to Michael Levine!  And a big thank you to for supplying all of our gift cards to our departing contestants and our sew along winners!
And with that all the business is taken care of but we just have one more thing we'd like to say before we check out today:
And that is another big thank you to all of you who sew along with us.  We are excited every time we see another link pop up in the party.  Our thoughts when we started the weekly sew along were to create a place where everyone could not only share their ideas and talents but also to support and encourage one another.  Each week we love reading the comments you leave to one another and seeing the comradre and the love that you have for one another. 
We wish that we had the time to comment on and not just look at and read about all the entries...and some weeks we do...we can't help ourselves...but if we don't always leave a comment we hope that you know we are around and watching and appreciate all of your time and creativity and sharing.  We love this group.  So thank you for helping to create something that we are thankful to be a part of. 
Tomorrow we will be back with the upcoming calendar of events...and because it's Halloween you know it's going to involve costumes!
See you then!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Project Run and Play Season 10 Results

We made you wait all weekend but we won't make you wait anymore!
Here are the results of Project Run and Play Season 10:
The winner is....
Nele from Spiegelstiksels!!!
And coming in second place is...
Cassie from Lily Shine Boutique!
And third place belongs to....
Rachael from Imagine Gnats!
A big, giant thank you again to all the ladies that shared their time and talents with us this season.
And another very heart felt thank you to all of you ladies who sewed along with us.
We say it all the time but one of our very favorite parts of Project Run and Play is the sew along group.  You ladies delight and amaze us each and every week and we thank you so much for sewing along with us.
Which brings me to....who did our judges choose for the sew along winner this week???
Come back tomorrow to find out!
(And to see what the prizes are for our winners.)
See you tomorrow!
Friday, October 10, 2014

Signature Style Results

The results are in...
...the voting is closed...
...the judges scores have been tallied...
Because Signature Style week is also the last week of Project Run and Play Season 10 that means that we are going to make you wait until Monday for the grand finale results.
(And for the Signature Style Sew Along Results)
So, we'll see you back here Monday morning.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Time to Vote! Signature Style Week

Spiegelstiksels--mixing prints
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Thank you all for your support the past weeks! I can’t believe it’s signature style week already. Time must have been flying. This week’s challenge gave me a hard time. There is of course the question of the concept signature style. At first I didn’t have a clue what my signature style could be. Should I make a dress, a shirt, a coat,...? Usually I am inspired by the fabric and the prints, but also by the child. What I make for the children does not only wear my signature, but also theirs. The girls both dress differently. The eldest likes pants and jackets with zippers. The younger daughter likes dresses and skirts and classic coats. The boys have their own preferences as well. But then I realized that my signature style is not a specific outfit, it is added to the outfit in the way it’s made and the details I chose. There are a lot of things I like when sewing and a lot of them are applicable in any outfit. So I made a short list of things that are typical for me-made clothes: welt pockets, a detail in the back, blue, a touch of pink and Liberty fabric.
For this week’s challenge I chose mixing prints as the main concept. I have a big interest in combining colors to find a beautiful pallet and I have read quite some color theory. But the secrets of mixing prints are still a big mystery to me. Of course there are some rules. Mix prints that have at least 1 color in common. Or mix small prints with big prints. Or mix anything with black and white stripes... But apart from these rules, what is it that makes the magic happen? For me it is still a matter of trial and error. This outfit started with an African inspired print in indigo. This fabric was used for the pants, that I gave welt pockets in the back. I combined it with a double gauze from Nani Iro for the blouse. I gave the blouse a back part in two overlapping pieces and a little bow in the neck. J has been asking for a jacket with zippers for a while now. So this was a good opportunity to make her the biker jacket I had in my head. It’s made in faux leather and also has welt pockets with zippers, as well as a Japanese inspired Toile de Jouy lining. The outfit was completed with a simple scarf in Liberty fabric for a hint of pink.
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I hope you recognize my signature in this outfit. Again you can find more pictures and information on the blog. It’s been a wonderful month, this season’s project run and play. Stressful at times and very intensive, but overall a delightful and inspiring experience. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!

Lily Shine Boutique--Fun in the Sun
Aloha!!! Super excited to share with you the final entry for Project Run & Play, Fun in the Sun Signature Style by Lily Shine Boutique! My two girls often dictate what I make and are the source of my inspiration. They love fabric shopping with me, designing styles and picking out shoes to match! I love creating clothing that is comfy, wash and wear and allows for growing room. I love rompers and dresses, one piece looks that are hurt-your-cheeks cute. Polka dots, bright colors and bold solids are often ingredients to items I make for my shop. I adore ruffles and that my four year old will still let me put them on practically everything (I know one day this won't be the case). I big, squishy heart love big bows. As far as I'm concerned, the bigger the bow, the bigger the heart! I dig on vintage and retro influences and accessorizing outfits with quick and easy headbands. Most importantly, I love sewing clothing that is light and airy for this year round heat in Hawaii and will allow my girls to have Fun in the Sun! prp4collage5
Let's get into the details for each outfit in my Signature Style look. The romper is made with a collar detail and front bodice from Violette Field Threads Ginger Dress. I wanted to add some color to break up the polka dot, so I stitched in a contrast waistband with cute side ties. I used elastic casings for the legs and back bodice to allow for growing room and easy on/off wear. A detail you will often see in my shop is a big bow tie, so I made sure to make the halter ties extra large! The dress is my debut pattern, an exclusive design for Little Lizard King Patterns. It features a drop waist knit bodice, cinched sleeves, tiered ruffles and (of course) a big bow pin! I used a great Hawaiian print fabric with bicycles, snorkles, ice cream cones, fish, sunshine and palm trees in bright, bold colors (pretty much everything we love in one print!). I used sunshine yellow bias tape to hem the ruffles to really pop the color and keep the ruffles crisp. My girls had a blast playing on the beach and running up and down the path to the Aloha Tower. I adore their outfits that are truly Fun in the Sun, and my signature style look for Lily Shine Boutique. Surf over to my blog to read more about each item and see more pics of my darling kiddos! Mahalo! prp4_collage3

imagine gnats--dichotomy
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for this challenge, I thought about what I love to sew for my girls, and what my girls love to wear. there are a few basic must-haves that make an outfit successful around here: comfortable for play, bold prints and colors, easy to care for, and fun to wear. these two girls are my never ending source of inspiration, and I love seeing the smiles on their faces when a new garment comes together the way we hoped. I hope that they enjoy wearing my creations for many years to come! brenna dress collage
Brenna's dress is a lined woven tumble tee dress with an added drop-waist ruffle. the butterfly print and gold dots are both from the spring 2014 Cotton + Steel collections, the dress is lined with cotton tencel chambray, and fastens in the back with one pearl snap. Kahlin's dress is a modified Desert Rose Dress. I replaced the gathered skirt with a circle skirt, edited the bodice shapes, and added a hem facing as well. the bodice and hem facing are Cotton + Steel, the bodice is lined with mustard double gauze, and the skirt is double gauze from Ellen Luckett Baker's Framework collection. all of the topstitching was delicately done with metallic gold thread, including a triple stitched line to finish the hem. stop by my blog for all the details and lots more pics! kahlin dress collage
Monday, October 6, 2014

Week #4: Signature Style Week (and the Sew-Along Winner from week #3)

It's week number four here at Project Run and Play and it's our now famous, Signature Style WEEK!  That means it's all about what you love to sew, what you love to have your kiddos wear, and what is your personal style.  We always love week # 4!
But first, things first.  Let's get to our Sew Along winner from last week.....
Meagan from Ava's Lookbook won with her Denim Doll outfit!  Congrats Meagan!
She will be receiving a $25 gift certificate from for her amazing detailed look!
And now it's time to see your Signature Styles!!!!

Friday, October 3, 2014

And the Results for Week Three Are In!

And the winner of the denim challenge is:

And sadly we have to say goodbye to:

The Shaffer Sisters

But we won't send them home empty handed.  They will leave us with a gift card to one of our very favorite online fabric stores.

And now we are down to the end....only one week left....and we are looking forward to seeing the Signature Style looks that you all have been making!