Friday, September 21, 2012

Sewing Month Challenge #5

The final project in the first round of Sewing Month Challenges comes from Genie at the Verdant Violet.  I sent her a thrifted pair of leggings that were a bit pilled, the core from a roll of packing tape and a handful of plastic rings from soda/water bottles. 
And look at what she transformed this pile of whatnots into:
Super cute puppets, right?  I'll let her explain her process:  "I am excited to introduce you to monster puppets Mort and Millie and their 5 monster finger puppets, Max, Mimi, Baby Merv, Manny, and Linda. Poor Linda has two eyes. Mort is multifunctional as he is both a puppet and a drawstring bag that can be used to hide the rest of his family. 
I used the cardboard tape roll as the base for Millie and the plastic rings as bases for the little guys. This allows them to stand on their own if they choose, which is great for their self-esteem. It also makes Millie feel like a bracelet."  

Well, I think I did a pretty a good job selecting just the right pieces of trash to send off to challenge participants!  What do you think?  I know, I know, I really can't take any credit for the awesome projects that have graced the pages of my blog in the last couple of weeks.  So now you have a choice to make.  Which was your favorite project?  Just vote below for your favorite:

Fold 'n Go Tote made from a pillowcase 

Comic Book Garland
Sunflower Puncher
Map Adorned Photoboard
Family of Monster Puppets

Remember, bragging rights and a $100 Upcycled Stuff shopping spree are up for grabs so challengers...call your friends and family and not-so-loved-ones and send them over to vote for you!  Winner will be announced on Tuesday, September 25 at 6:00 EST!


And tune in all next week for a second chance challenge where upcyclers will compete to win a $50 shopping spree.  That'll round out National Sewing Month nicely (or should I say, National Tricia Doesn't Have to Come Up With a Bit of Original Content Month). 

Good luck everyone and thanks for playing along!  


*TO VOTE:  Register your favorite project in the comments below...one vote per person :)
 


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55 comments:

  1. They are all very amazingly creative, but I'm giving my vote to Sarah's Comic Book Garland

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  2. These little monster puppets are super cute! They get my vote!

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  3. I vote for the monster puppets!

    Now I'm not the type of girl to vote for myself, but I will shamelessly promote my free seed offer. All etsy purchases this month will include a free packet of seeds, or just send me a S.A.S.E. to:

    Maria w/ Wild Child Gardens
    814 w 9th st
    Tempe, AZ 85281

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  4. I love to use Totes, rather than accept plastic bags, when I go shopping, so I have to vote for the Fold'n go Tote! :)

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  5. My vote is for the fold n go tote, so creative and functional!

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  6. I vote for the funny monster puppets! I know a few kids who love playing with those guys.

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  7. I vote for the comic book garland! That was a tough assortment to make something so creative.

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  8. Verdant violet's vonster vuppets!

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  9. My vote is for the sunflower puncher! Who knew we needed such a thing!!

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  10. I'm going for the sunflower puncher too! It would be so functional :D
    (wow voting for this contest is REALLY confusing)

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  11. So hard to choose...
    I'll have to go with the comic book garland.

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  12. They're all awesome but I'm voting for the photo board- the pincushion was a great idea and I love the origami flowers :-)

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  13. Definitely definitely the sunflower puncher sleeve... 100% functional but also 100% unique. Also I like the little extra bag that Maria made too!

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  14. I'd like to cast a vote for the starburst puncher

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  15. I like the sunflower puncher.
    Great idea! Groovy.

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  16. I love the practicality of the fold and go tote! The fold and go tote gets my vote!

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  17. My vote's for the fold-n-go tote!

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  18. striped starburst sunflower sleeve

    "all parts of the animal" hahaha love it!

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  19. Oh my Gosh the Fold and Go Tote made from a pillowcase is awesome! It's not only useful but really cool looking! I want one!

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  20. I vote for the Fold and Go Tote!

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  21. I like practicality that is creative. My vote is for the Fold and goTote.

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  22. The sunflower puncher is ingenious and would be great for harvesting okra too.

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  23. Fold and go tote! super functional!

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  24. I vote for the Fold n Go Tote!

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  25. My vote is for the adorable monster puppets! Love the names too! very creative.

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  26. I vote for the fold n go tote...looks stylish and functional.

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  27. FOLD AND GO TOTE!!! GO Melissa!!! :)

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  28. Awesome ideas! I like the fold n' go tote the best!

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  29. I vote fold and go tote! fabulous!

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  30. I like the Challenge #5 with the cute puppets!

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  31. I vote for the monster puppets. They rock!

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  32. I love the fold n' go tote. So useful and adorable!

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  33. So hard to choose! Ummm...

    Photo board!

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  34. AND THE FIRST ROUND OF COMPETITION IS CLOSED. THANKS TO ALL OF OUR CRAFTERS AND ALL THOSE WHO VOTED! Off to tally the votes.

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  35. ....and the winner is Melissa's Fold 'n Go Tote made from a pillowcase.

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