Friday, January 30, 2015

The Winner of January's Bubble Hem Challenge is....



 
 
 
And as our January winner she will be receiving some prizes from our ever-amazing sponsors:
 
 
$25 fabric bundle from Riley Blake Designs
 


$25 gift certificate from Girl Charlee Fabrics
 
 
 
and a $25 gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop
 
Thanks again to our sponsors of Project Run and Play!!!!
 
Next week is our new month and our new contest with another of our past contestants.....see you then!
 
 


Monday, January 26, 2015

January Challenge: The Top Ten


We have been so excited looking over the linky party for this month.  It was bubble-i-cious and you all are so creative.  liZ and I have often talked behind the scenes about each outfit as they have been rolling in.....we have LOVED seeing what you have made!

So, in no particular order....here are the top ten. (Alida had some super hard choices to make!!) Please scroll through them all and then make your choice...the poll is at the END of the post.  Voting will end this Thursday (January 29th) at 8 pm MST and this month's winner will be announced bright and early Friday morning!

Congrats to all the top ten and now LET'S GET VOTING!

1.  Ava's Lookbook--Black White and a Little Vintage
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thursday, January 8, 2015

January's Challenge: The Link-up Party

We are so excited to get this sewing party started this year!  You now know the tutorial, you know the rules but what you don't know is the prizes......we are super excited to announce that each monthly winner will be receiving over $100 prize package from our awesome sponsors, which we will announce next week.

But it's time to link up your creation made from or inspired by Alida's Bubble Dress.  You have until January 23rd at midnight to link up and then the voting on Alida's top picks will begin on Monday, January 26th through Wednesday January 28th.  After that we will announce our monthy Project Run and Play winner!

Can't wait to see what's been on your sewing table.....


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

January's Challenge: The Bubble Dress Tutorial!

Alright ladies!
It's time to see what free tutorial Alida has chosen from her stash for this months sew along challenge.

For this challenge you can sew up the tutorial exactly as is, change a few things, or make an item inspired by Alida's choice.  It's up to you!

Now...let's see what she has chosen for us to work with!
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The tutorial I've chosen for this month's challenge is my easy Bubble Dress Tutorial.
Bubble Dress Tutorial: Alida Makes
I chose this tutorial because it's pretty simple and easily customizable. It's a summery dress, but pair it with tights and a turtleneck and it can be worn year-round. Omit the straps and it can be a skirt. Use unconventional fabric, color block it, add cool pockets, mash it up with another pattern, just make it your own! Bubble Dress Tutorial

If you need some inspiration for this challenge, check out my Bubble Dress Pinterest Page:


I can't wait to see what y'all make!
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(Tomorrow the linky party will open for you to start showing off your creations!)

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Alida Makes: What She is Doing Now

6 ways to style a fedora for short hair
 

 Hey Y'all! I'm so honored to be here today! When I competed on Project Run and Play I was a newbie blogger and my sewing level was confident beginner at best. I still have no idea how I got chosen for it! I was terrified because at the time I had only ever sewn a zipper once (and badly). I didn't really know what my style was yet, but I did my best and I'm still proud of what I made. Three and a half years later, (can it possibly be that long?) I still love making children's clothing. Last year I did a lot of sewing for my daughters, including making Caroline a Handmade Fall Wardrobe. Alida Makes

2014 was a year for me to get my feet wet in a lot of different areas, trying to answer that age old question "what do I want to be when I grow up"? Other than blogging, I sewed looks for Issue 1 and Issue 3 of STYLO Magazine, competed in Project Sewn, wrote an article on The Huffington Post, and wrote/co-wrote 2 Ebooks. (For more information on my Ebooks you can click HERE.)

Whew! That sounds like a lot doesn't it? I tend to go through bursts of creative fervor between which I binge watch lots of Netflix. Right now I'm narrowing my focus on what I really want to do: write. I'm just in the baby stages of a new project, but I can't talk about it just yet. Let's just say I'm going to be stretching my creative abilities in a new way and I'm really excited! Thanks for reading and I'll see you tomorrow!  
Monday, January 5, 2015

Project Run and Play 2015 is Here!!!!

Project Run and Play 2015 is here!!!
Hooray!!!

We are so excited to get started.
(Remember we are doing something a little different this year...for more details about what and why you can read all about it HERE.)
And we couldn't think of a better way to kick off the new year than with one of our very favorite ladies: Alida from Alida Makes.



We first met Alida when we competed with her more than 3 years ago during Season 2.

We instantly loved her fun, edgy, style.


We also loved that she made clothing for her children that matched their different personalities and made them happy.  (She really is a master at this.)

After our season ended we kept in touch with her and enjoyed watching her continue to create fabulous work.  (The woman can sew!)

After acquiring Project Run and Play we asked her to be one of our weekly sew along judges and were ecstatic when she agreed.  We love this lady!  And we are so happy to be featuring her this month.

Join us again tomorrow to find out what she is up to now!

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Because we are doing something new here is a run down of this first week:
Monday:  Introduction to the featured designer.
Tuesday:  Read about what the designer is currently doing.
Wednesday:  Find out what the monthly pattern or tutorial is.
Thursday:  The linky party opens! (More info on that will be posted on Thursday.)

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Project Run and Play 2015

Happy New Year!
(Almost)

Ok...we know its not the new year yet...and it's a random Wednesday...but we can't wait anymore!
(We have been dying for weeks to tell you about Project Run and Play 2015.)


We absolutely ADORE the weekly sew along and we were thinking about a way to let everyone get involved with Project Run and Play every month...so for 2015 we are going to change things up a bit.

Here's how things are going to work....
At the beginning of each month one of your favorite Project Run and Play Contestants from the past will be highlighted...and they will pick one of their free patterns or tutorials...and you are all invited to sew them up during the month.

Remix them, change a little something, or keep them exactly the same.
It's up to you!
Just sew it up, take a photo, and enter it into the linky party.

Then the past contestant of the month will choose her 10 favorite looks from the linky party, those 10 will be put up for voting, and the winner will receive some sweet prizes.

We know it's a different format...but we are excited...and don't worry...we will be back to the old format in 2016.

But for now...come back Monday to see who is up first...and more details!!!
See you then!