Showing posts with label Announcements. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Announcements. Show all posts
Monday, September 1, 2014

The UnOfficial Start of Season 10!

Today is the unofficial start of Project Run and Play Season 10!
That means that tomorrow starts the first day of our "Meet the Designer" days.
This is going to be so fun.  We are ready to get this party started!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Project Run and Play Season 10 Themes

Alright ladies...
The wait is over!!!!
Here are the themes for Project Run and Play Season 10.
Week #1:  80's Cartoon Inspired
The 80's cartoons are taking over the fashion world!  Use your favorite 80's cartoon as inspiration for an everyday outfit. Think inspiration not costumes.  ( costumes...:)
Week #2:  The "Hand-me-down" Makeover. 
Using hand-me-downs (or upcycled clothing) make something modern and fashionable for your child to wear.
Week #3:  The Denim Challenge
Using some sort of denim for the majority of your outfit create something fabulous for your child to wear.
Soooooo....there you have it!
And week one doesn't start until September 8th so you have some time to start brainstorming and sewing.  We can't wait to see what you make.  (Especially for week one....I'm dying to see week one....)
Friday, August 22, 2014

Skirting the Issue Final Numbers, Winners of the Drawing, and a Sincere (even if belated) Thank You

****Oh my goodness I wrote this two nights ago and just remembered I didn't post it over here! could I forget something like announcing the winners over here on Project Run and Play as well as over at Simple Simon.  I swear I am loosing my mind....Anyway, if you haven't seen it over at Simple Simon yet, here it is:*****
As I write this I am sitting here curled up on my couch in my ratty old pajamas and eating Riesens (love these things). It's after midnight so everyone is asleep and the house is quiet which means I have some time to all to myself to think. So before we get to the winners from the drawing you are going to have to indulge me for a minute.
Almost 5 years ago when Elizabeth and I started this blog we didn't know all the places it would take us, all the fun we would have, how much work it would be, and how much we would love every minute of the journey.
These past few weeks as I've read your emails and opened your packages I've felt so blessed. I've been surprised at how much I feel like I know you ladies even though most of us have never met. As I handled many of the items you made each skirt told me a little something about you....from the pattern and fabric choices to the construction...each piece captured a little portion of the maker and it was a sweet experience to be able to sort through them.
So many of you ladies have touched our lives and we feel like you are our dear friends...we talk about you like you are here with us...what you write in comments or in emails...we think about you and we appreciate you. And we want you to know that we are so thankful for all of your love and truly enrich our loves and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Again this year we feel like Skirting the Issue was a terrific success. Every year we hope to have 100 skirts donated for foster care girls and every year we have been able to exceed this goal. This year was no exception.
This year, after counting all the skirts that have been made and donated...our grand total is:
664 skirts
That is a lot of skirts!
So many in fact that we are going to split up all the ones that we received and share the wealth by giving them to several different foster care closets. And that my friends, is awesome...
Now...on to the drawing....for every skirt that was made a ticket with the makers name (or number if you were in the linky party) was put into a giant tin and yesterday Elizabeth and I drove down to one of our favorite stores (Hey Hey Provo Cotton Shop!!!!) and had the fabulous ladies there draw all the names for the prizes.
Rochelle called the prize and then Teresa drew out a name and then I wrote down who won what and all the while Elizabeth snapped photographs. (It was time I think we should video it...we were all nervous and excited as every prize and name was called...)
Skirting the Issue Drawing Names
So without further ado here are the winners of our drawing:
The winner of the Babylock Elizabeth Sewing Machine is.......
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Moana Burns!
Congratulations Moana! I use this machine almost everyday and I LOVE it...and not just because of it's name! (Although "The Elizabeth" is a FANTASTIC name :) )
You are going to love this machine!!!
Babylock was also generous enough to send us to send us 2 boxes of delicious MadeiraThread to give away to 2 of you as well!
And the winner of the boxes of thread are:
The ladies from Skirt Fixation
SJH Original
Congratulations ladies!!!
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The Fat Quarter Shop (who we LOVE) supplied us with two $50 gift certificates to their fantastic online shop and the winners of those certificates are:
Julie Summers
LaVee Kawakami
Congratulations ladies!!!
Next up is a gift from another long time friend that has been with us for years. Riley Blake Designs: Riley Blake Seaside Fat Quarter Bundle
And again this year they are giving away 2 of there adorable fat quarter bundles.
The winners of these bundles are:
Jeanette Parker
Jennifer Nagel
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The Ribbon Retreat is one of our favorite companies in the entire world to work with....and they are giving away two $35 gift certificates to their online store.
And the winners of these two certificates are:
Elaine Roundy
Karla Hundley
And last but certainly not least we have a $50 Sewing Box from Pick Your Plum
And the winner of this prize is:
Welcome to Emmaville
Then finally Elizabeth and I wanted to add to what the sponsors had given so we have put together a little surprise package just from us and the winner of that package is:
Terra from Mama Says Sew
We appreciate all of these sponsors who have all been so generous. Each one of them have been outstanding to work with (year after year) and we are so lucky to be able to have their support. They really are terrific companies.
With that said....I think that officially wraps up another year of Skirting the Issue...
Thank you glad we are that we have been able to cross paths with all of you kindred sewing sprits through this little speck in cyber space....keep coming around...we enjoy your company.
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

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

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....
Saturday, July 5, 2014

Sewing Saturday is Live & Everything is Awesome!

So…I watched the Lego Movie again last night with Simon and Grace after the fireworks.  (Instead of putting in the linky party….I’m sorry but it’s in here now!)  And I was thinking...
At the end of the movie Emmett…an ordinary Joe…is talking to President Business and he says:
Emmett:  I want you to join me.  Look at all these things that people built.  You might see a mess….
Lord Business:  EXACTLY!!!  A bunch of weird dorky stuff that ruined my perfectly good stuff!
Emmett:  Ok.  What I see are people inspired by each other and by you.  People taking what you made and making something new out of it.
(Pan to weird lego creations….)
Emmett: You don’t have to be the bad guy. You are the most talented, most interesting, and most extraordinary person in the universe. And you are capable of amazing things. Because you are the Special. And so am I. And so is everyone. The prophecy is made up, but it’s also true. It’s about all of us. Right now, it’s about you. And you… still… can change everything.
I KNOW its a nerdy kids movie…but I love it…and that scene makes me think about all of us.  We ALL have something to offer to the party.  NO matter our style, tastes, or skill level.  We all have something special to offer…to share with each other…something that will help to inspire someone…whether or not we follow the instructions!
So, if you have a minute...hop on over to Simple Simon and share what you've been sewing this week!  Here's the link:  Sewing Saturday's at Simple Simon and Company
Saturday, June 28, 2014

Sewing Saturdays is Live Over at Simple Simon and Company

Just a reminder that Sewing Saturday is going on over at Simple Simon and Company this weekend so hop on over and share what you've been working on this week!
We hope to see you there!

(And don't forget to link your summer sewing projects to the linky party going on here at Project Run and Play!  Just scroll down to find the party!)
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Summer Sewing Linky Party Reminder

Hello Ladies!
You only have a few days left to link up your children's summer sewing projects to the linky party!  The party closes on the 30th and one randomly selected participant will receive a surprise sewing package in the mail.
So up!
Saturday, June 21, 2014

Sewing Saturday is Live over at Simple Simon and Company

Just a reminder that Sewing Saturday is going on over at Simple Simon and Company this weekend so hop on over and share what you've been working on this week!
We hope to see you there!

(And don't forget to link your summer sewing projects to the linky party going on here at Project Run and Play!  Just scroll down to find the party!)
Monday, June 2, 2014

June is Summer Sewing Month!

June is Summer Sewing Month!
Ok, maybe not officially but that is what we are going to declare it as here on Project Run and Play.
And here's how we are going to celebrate:
*With a linky party for everyone to share their summer sewing projects in.
*With tutorials for some fantastic summer sewing projects.
*With a giveaway.
We will be giving you all of the details over the next few days.
It's going to be a lot of fun and we hope you'll all join us!
PS:  Just to get you month will be our 3rd annual "Skirting the Issue" Event.  And we hope to make this year better than ever!
Friday, May 23, 2014

Two Quick Things!

We are still celebrating our 4th blogging birthday over at Simple Simon and Company so this week we have a quilt giveaway going on so pop on over there to enter to win.
And the Saturday Sewing Linky Party goes up tonight at midnight over there as well so if you have been sewing something this week come on over and share it!
Have a great weekend everyone!
Friday, May 16, 2014

Saturday Sewing over at Simple Simon and Company

Just a quick reminder that we have our sewing linky party going on this weekend over at Simple Simon and Company and you are all invited to come on over and link up the sewing and handicraft projects that you've been working on this week.
We'd love to see them!
Friday, May 9, 2014

Set Your Alarms

Alright ladies set your alarms!
Tonight at midnight our second "Saturday Sewing Linky Party" over at Simple Simon and Company begins!!
Ok....maybe that isn't exciting enough to set an alarm for but we are pretty excited about it.
This month is our 4th blogging birthday so we wanted to give ourselves a gift.
And the best thing we could think of was a party every Saturday where we could get together and share what we've sewn during the week with other like minded ladies.
(Well, that's a lie.  The best thing we could think of was to magically get all of us together and sew every Saturday for a few hours...and drink soda...and eat nachos.  But we couldn't make that happen so a weekly sewing linky party was the next best thing.)
So, you are all invited over to our place...stop by link us what you've been sewing up.  We LOVE LOVE LOVE to see what you are doing.  (For real, we love it.)
The party will be up all weekend.  So come on over because next to a real life visit there isn't anything we would like more.
-liZ and Elizabeth
Monday, May 5, 2014

Flashback May Begins Today!

Flashback May begins today!!!
But what is Flashback May you ask?
Well, I'll tell you!
Project Run and Play has been around now for 9 seasons (10 if you count All-Stars) and we have had a lot, A LOT, of amazing designs, designers, and inspiration over here.
We (Simple Simon and Company) were lucky enough to compete in Season 2 and as most of you know had the opportunity to buy PRP after our season, which we did, and we've loved running it ever since. time has gone by and seasons pass...we want to keep participating in all of the weekly challenges!
We actually spend a lot of time talking about what we would like to make and saying "I wish this challenge was in our season".  And we started to think...maybe some of the other contestants feel the same way.  So a few months ago we emailed some of the darling contestants from the past and asked them if they would like to participate in "Flashback May".
To participate they could pick ANY theme from ANY season (except their own) and then share their design with us this month. 
Fun right?
We think so...and we are excited to have a group of our old friends back visiting us again and sharing their talents with all of us!
So come back tomorrow (and everyday for the rest of the month) and see who we have visitng and what they have to show off!  This is going to be fabulous!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Signature Style Sew Along Winner

Today we need to announce the winner of our Signature Style Sew Along!
And this week our judges have chosen....

You will be receiving a gift certificate to
As for the other items of business...prizes...announcements...upcoming schedules...stay tuned.
We will be announcing everything through out the week!
Friday, April 4, 2014

It's Going to Feel Like A Late April Fools Day Joke...But It's Not...

It's going to feel like a late April Fool's Day joke...but it's not.
Today we should be giving you the results for this weeks looks.
We are waiting on some scores to still come in.
Have a good weekend, enjoy checking out the sew along group, and we will see you back here on Monday with the results.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Season 9 BEGINS! Week One: Put Me in the Zoo

It's my favorite time again--the beginning of another season!!!
(I just love beginnings...hate endings...but LOVE beginnings.)
And today is the start of Project Run and Play Season 9.
So let's get going!!!
This week the theme is:  Put Me in the Zoo.
What does that mean?
Welll...It means....take inspiration from your favorite (or your child's favorite animal) and design and construct an outfit based on that inspiration.  Remember to make it "inspired by" and not a literal costume.  (And it can be any animal...mammal, reptile, bird, etc.)
We are so excited about this challenge...we've already seen some of the designers work and can't wait to see what you've come up with.
So, with that said, let the season (and the linky party) begin!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Season 9 Calendar

Alright!  It's time to post the calendar of events for PRP Season 9!!!
Here's what's coming up:
Tuesday, March 11th:  Special guest post!!!!
Wednesday, March 12:  We will begin with our "Meet the Designers" posts with a new post each day introducing you to the contestants for this season.
Monday, March 24:  Season 9 Begins!!!  And the linky party opens for your "Put Me In the Zoo" looks.
Monday, March 31:  "Spring Break Challenge" week and the linky party opens.
Monday, April 7:  "Design Your Own Fabric" week challenge and the linky party opens.
Monday, April 14  :  Signature Style Week and the linky party opens.
***To read more about each weeks challenge you can go here:  Season 9 Weekly Themes ***
We are so excited to get this spring season started!!!!
See you back here tomorrow with our special guest!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Waiting is Hard..

We know...waiting is hard.
But the wait is almost over!!!
Monday we will put up the schedule for the month.
Tuesday we have a SUPER awesome guest post.
And Wednesday we will start to meet the contestants for next season!!!
The wait really is almost over.
See you Monday!