Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A Calendar of Upcoming Events

Hello Everyone!
With a new season of Project Run and Play about to begin we thought it would be a great idea to calendar out our upcoming events.
Here's what's going on:
*Tomorrow:  A recap and final numbers from Skirting the Issue this year as well as the winners from the drawing.
*Monday, August 25th:  We will be announcing the weekly themes from Season 10
*Monday, September 1:  We will begin with our traditional "Meet the Designer" posts to introduce you to the contestants for Season 10
*Monday, September, 8th:  The official beginning date of Project Run and Play Season 10
Getting soooo excited for these next few weeks!!!
Monday, August 11, 2014

And the Season 10 Designers are.......

We are so excited to begin Project Run and Play Season 10 in
a few weeks.  We will post the themes next Monday so you too have time to sew along and some other fun guest posts until our opening day which will be Monday, September 15th.  That day the linky party will open to show off your week one designs and the voting will begin on Tuesday September 16th.
And now the Season 10 designers!!!!

Cassie from Lily Shine Boutique
Bonnie from Fishsticks Designs
Marte from Compangie M
Rachael from Imagine Gnats
Al, Jo and SarahLynn from The Shaffer Sisters
It is going to be an absolutely fantastic season!!!

The Contestants for PRP Season 10 will be Announced TODAY

Today at 10:00 AM  (MST)  your line up of contestants for PRP Season 10 will be announced.
So stay tuned!!!!
Friday, August 8, 2014

And the final four are......

Wowza, Wowza and Wowza!  All throughout the week liZ and I have been geeking out all of your designs!  We kept calling each other and saying..."did you see #, no wait look at #......."  seriously all week long.  You have been sewing some thoroughly AMAZING (I know I use that word too much, but it just fits) DESIGNS.

And I am so glad we left the final four to all the judges to decide.....because that would have been one tough job.  The other good news is that we have so many more people to choose from when we ask 5 designers for Season 11 too!!!!

So, here are who the judges picked for their final no particular order.  You will have until Sunday night at 8 pm (MT) to vote and then the Open Audition winner will be announced on Monday morning with the other 5 designers to make up season 10!

Good luck to everyone!!!! Voting is at the bottom of this post.....

1. Lily Shine Boutique's Oahu Dress

2.  Sew a Straight Line's U is for Uniform

Season Ten Sew Along Finalists To Be Announced

Today at 10 am (MST) the finalists (as selected by our judges) will be announced and voting will begin for you to select your favorite designer to take the last spot in our Season 10 line up!
Stay tuned....
Monday, August 4, 2014

Open Auditions for Project Run and Play Season 10 start today!!!!

Yes, you read that right.  We have season 10 of Project Run and Play coming up the middle of September and we need to find our last designer.  And that's where you come in.....if you have ever wanted to be on Project Run and Play, now is your chance!

Please enter your design in the linky party below.

The rules:

*You may link up any handmade children's clothing outfit that you have made in the last 6 months.

*Please only link up ONE outfit PER designer (so put your best work in the linky party ;)

*You must have a blog to enter (you can always start one, it's free---and amazingly enough, people that have started blogs because of PR&P have gone on to be contestants and have done really well in blogland ;).  Follow the directions for the linky party to add your outfit.

*The linky party will close on Thursday night at midnight, the choices will be narrowed down by our lovely judges and then be open for voting early Friday morning.  The voting will continue throughout the weekend and the final designer will be announced on Monday morning when we share all the designers for Project Run and Play season 10!

Some helpful hints:

*Put your best work up!  Also, remember that photography and styling go a long way in Project Run and Play.  We want your amazing sewing to shine and good clear photography is so helpful when it comes to that.

*You may use a pattern for the open audition, but you must cite your source for your patterns and design tutorials (we firmly believe in giving credit where credit is due!)

We can't wait to see what you link up!!!!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Skirting the Issue: What We Have For You...Like A New Babylock Sewing Machine!!!

Every July we are always surprised by the generosity of others...both by all of you who sew along and by our sponsors. And this year is no exception.
For every skirt that any of you sew and donate to charity for Skirting the Issue you will be entered to win one of the following gifts that have been so graciously provided by our sponsors:
The first gift is amazing.
Babylock will be giving away one of their Elizabeth sewing machines to one of you!
Babylock Elizabeth better picture
I use this machine almost everyday and I LOVE it...and not just because of it's name! (Although "The Elizabeth" is a fabulous name :) ) It has pretty much ruined me for any other machine. Seriously. It is so quiet and easy to thread and it has some features that will totally spoil the automatic thread cutter and the needle threading device...and then there is the little computer screen....and all the decorative stitches....
Whoever wins this machine is going to love it!
And they have also sent us 2 boxes of delicious MadeiraThread to give away to 2 of you as well!
I am all about the colors of these threads...they are brilliant!
(And we really need to thank Babylock for all their support during this event. They have been nothing but kind to us and our endeavors. They are truly a generous company that is interested in their customers and we feel blessed to be able to work with them.)
Our next sponsor has sponsored Skirting the Issue all three years. They have been with us from the beginning and are always quick to offer support.
The Fat Quarter Shop will be giving away a $50 gift certificate to their shop to 2 of you who se along with us.
I want this prize! The Fat Quarter Shop is FULL of the greatest selection of fabrics plus they are fast and efficient in getting their orders out. If you haven't ordered fabric from them before you won't be disappointed.
Next up is another long time friend that has been with us for years. Riley Blake Designs: Riley Blake Seaside Fat Quarter Bundle
Again this year they are giving away a fat quarter bundle of their ADORABLE fabric to 2 of you who sew along with us. I LOVE their fat quarter bundles...every time I have gotten one I nerd out over all the choices in the bundle and all the things I can make with it. We love Riley Blake Designs. Both their fabric and their company...we have been lucky enough to work with them on many different projects and have loved our involvement with them.
Our next sponsor is a company we can't say enough good about....
The Ribbon Retreat Logo
For the past few years we've been able to work with The Ribbon Retreat and have seen first hand their passion not only for all projects ribbon related but their love of sewing...and that passion is contagious. They are always cooking up some fun over there and I am always excited when we get to be a part of it.
This year The Ribbon Retreat is giving 2 of you a $35 gift certificate to their shop.
And last but not least we have another "from the beginning" shop with us.
I want to buy EVERYTHING they have....which is saying something because every single day they have new items! And seriously everything is DARLING. From scarves to cute outdoor lights they have a little bit of everything and all of it is amazingly priced.
This year Pick Your Plum giving one of you who sew along with us a $50 sewing box!!!
(How awesome is that...and how much do I want to steal if for myself???)
It is such a generous line up of gifts and we are excited to give them away to you!
The deadline to have your skirts made and donated is August 15. So you still have time to get sewing and enter to win one of these prizes. (For all the details you can click here: Skirting the Issue)
As of today we are just over 300 skirts that have been made to be donated! (And remember you can mail them to us if you aren't sure where you can donate them locally!) In our prior two years we have had 500 items made and donated and it would be so great to reach that number again this year.
Thank you again to all of you who have sewn along with us. It means a lot.