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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sewing Month Challenge

September is National Sewing Month and even though every now and again I pick up a needle and thread or stomp on the sewing machine pedal, sadly, sewing has never held my interest for very long.  So what's an upcycling blogger to do  when she doesn't have the know-how to blog about all things needle and thread?  Throw it out to the readers, that's what she's to do!  So, I hope you're game for a little "Craft Wars"-like challenge.

Here's the deal, the first ten people to post below and tell me that they are up for the challenge will receive a packet of trash in the mail from my craft room...you lucky little devils!  Then it's you're job to incorporate all of the items into a craft of your choice.  You can incorporate any other materials from your own craft closets (wouldn't it be sweet if you had the Micheal's Craft closet to work with?) and it must be sewn in some fashion (by hand or with a machine).  You'll have until September 10, 2012 to send me pictures and a written summary of your project via email.  Here's were it gets good...

I'll post a blog for every project that I receive back with links back to your blog, website or Etsy shop.  All posts will be shared via Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.  Then at the end of the month we'll give readers the chance to vote on their favorite project.  The one with the most votes gets a $100 shopping spree in the Upcycled Stuff shop.

FAIR WARNING #1:  I will take photographs of packages before they go out so no cheating and leaving things out. 

FAIR WARNING #2:  You may not receive a stitch of fabric from me....muahhahahah

So, are you game?  If so, tell me below and then send your mailing address to UpcycledStuff@yahoo.com.  Good luck everyone!




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27 comments:

  1. UGH I do not have time for this but I can't resist, it sounds like a fun creative challenge and I'm GAME!!! This will give me even more motivation to get my Etsy shop back up and running sooner. I went on vacation mode just before having my second child in January and lo and behold, with two kids it is quite impossible to find time for creating. But things are easing up and I'm starting to create again! So send me the trash. :) I'll email you.

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    1. Glad to see that sending you a bit of my trash gets the creative juices flowing again. It's on the way, have fun and good luck!

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  2. I am game! This sounds like so much fun!

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    1. Terrific, just send along your address to upcycledstuff@yahoo.com and I'll pop a bit of trash in the mail right away.

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  3. Adding an entry for Elaine Z! More trash on the way.

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  4. Iron chef sewing is totally my style; I'm in!

    -Maria
    wild child gardens

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  5. oh my! this sounds like so much fun - I don't really care to sew but I'm signing up anyway because this sounds so intriguing!

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    1. Love a gal who's always up for a challenge!

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    1. ...and Melissa makes six. Room for four more!

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  7. Am I too late? I wouldn't make the deadline, though. :(

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    1. Hey, Leanna. Email me your address and I'll send you a packet first thing in the am.

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  8. Hope I'm not too late! I'm game and I only know how to sew by hand. LOL I have two sewing machines that have never been used....and I love a challenge. Pick me!

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  9. Just saw a tweet asking for more participants so if it's not too late, I'm game! Will email you my info.

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  10. I'm with Bee Busy! If I'm not too late, I'd love to participate! I'll sew by hand :)

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  11. I think I might be the 11th... oh well, if someone drops the ball, I'm game!

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  12. I'm in if you need anyone else.

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  13. I would love to do it too if there were room for more!

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  14. I would love to do this! I blog about upcycled crafting!! www.babybearhugs.com

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  15. Looks like Upcyclers got u a few extra entries tonight! ;) Thanks.

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  16. I would love to join in the fun if there is room!


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  17. Holy cow! Someone tweeted something last night! The contest is actually closed....HOWEVER, I can open a second chance contest but you'd have to get me your address by noon tomorrow (Saturday, 9/15) and have your completed projects to me by Saturday, 9/22. Super quick turn around but I can enter you into a $50 second chance shopping spree and plenty of link love. Thanks for the super duper enthusiasm everyone!!

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    1. I just saw it needed ten comments. Didn't see the 10th deadline. I was trying to fill your spots. Sorry!

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    2. No worries!! I should have called it to your attention sooner - you obviously have the connections!!! :) I'm happy to do the second second chance contest, it's fun for all and gives me content that I don't have to write - WIN WIN. So, Bee, get me that address :)

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  18. Cool idea! Can't wait to see what you all made :)

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