Thursday, June 23, 2016

Shannon from Little Kids Grow's Favorite Theme

Yesterday Louise from I'm Feeling Crafty shared her favorite theme from her season of Project Run & Play.  She tagged Shannon from Little Kids Grow to play next, so today we get to hear from Shannon!

The Project Run and Play competition is still on my list as one of my favorite life experiences. Seriously! You never know what you are capable of until the pressure is on, and it was definitely "on" during the competition. 

Boy's Week was my favorite because I got to really stretch my creativity and think outside the box. I have boys and girls at home and sew for both, but I've always found that girl patterns offered more variety. So, my biggest personal challenge (and I love challenges) was trying to create a look with "personality" that was nontraditional, yet stylish. I decided to focus on the smaller details to see if I could push the envelope a little bit. I made a hat out of a knit fabric (which to this day is my #1 toughest sewing project ever!). I also played around with pattern, by cutting up a men's sweater and reassembling it to add color blocking, and finally, I wanted to see if I could create a tailored pair of corduroy pants without all of the bulkiness, and it worked. Woot!

I absolutely LOVE design and detail and this theme pushed me in that direction like no other. Although I didn't win Boy's Week, it taught me a valuable lesson in vision and execution. I still use the lessons learned today, not just in sewing and design, but in whatever challenge I face. I remind myself that fear is just an emotion and if we can move beyond it, the sky's the limit.  Here's the original post link on my site:

I'm tagging my girl, Ajaire, next!

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  1. Wow, you did a great job! I love it.

  2. Thank you,Leticia. I had SO much fun. :)

  3. Love this look! I was suprised to see the hat! I want to try that!
    Thanks for sharing!

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