November 15th-30th: Theme Anything Goes but must Recycle
Well, We had one one wonderful entry for our last challenge, Thank you and Congratulations Hilda of Crafty Creations you are our one and only Top Winner.
Don't know what happen with the last challenge, either the Inlinkz widged died or our Going Postal theme was way too much of a challenge so this time we're going to go easy on everyone and this time it us just Anything Goes as long as a project has some kind of Recycling or Re-Purposing.
We're also having a Design Team and Guest Designer Call.
Although the theme for this fortnight is Anything Goes, the team has a theme for to the projects they created which is called Material Girl and they have stitched up some fabulous creations.
Have a look at cool projects Judy and Angela have created.
This wooden box I found at a garage sale and had my husband cut some dividers for me.
I used three different CS Designs' material girl pattern papers to line the wall and floors of the assemblage. The fabric on the wall behind the scissors is the same fabric in the pinkers. I added several of the yarn and button cards also from the material girl collection along with threads and buttons.
The pinkers, sewing machine needles, tape and sewing machine bobbins I found at the local thrift store . The whole package was $2.00 which turned out to be a bargain because I googled the pattern number on the pinkers and they were made in 1930 and are worth at least $29.00 according to Ebay.
The Singer scissor, old spool, wool and needle were also from my stash of things I may use some day. To complete the project I added the cute lace dress form from CS Designs.
I loved making this project.
This project was so fun to make and includes a variety of recycled and re-purposed items.
I have used recycled cereal board, tissue paper and packaging paper.
I re-purposed some envelopes, buttons, pins and a zipper.
I also cut apart one of Abbey's old stained onesie's
(for the pink material and the snaps)
and her old nappy bag as well.
I believe I used a whopping 13 of CS Designs images for this one.
I have counted the bobbins in 2 sizes as 1 image here.
This project was so much fun to create and the more I worked on it the more ideas I kept having. Which I have discovered can be a good thing and not such a good thing. From the beginning I wanted to use fabric as part of my design which I will share more about a little further down this post. What I have just realized is that I didn't take a photo of the frame that I have altered for this project. (My bad). It was a frame I found at a thrift store several months ago. I also wanted to use fabric (material girl - hint hint) instead of coloring in most of the digital designs from CS Designs. I love every one of them. To reinforce the fabric I used cardstock as the backing. And this also means I did a lot of paper piecing. There was so much cutting I was getting cramps in my right hand (but its back to normal now). The quote and the rulers are cardstock - everything else is fabric. And its fabric I have been holding on to for quite a while and I wanted a Shabby Chic sort of feel to the whole piece. The stretch lace I won during a blog challenge and just love it.
The flowers I had used on a prior project that was destroyed by my friends dog however the flowers you see are the ones I managed to salvage.
You can see I also added two paper doily hearts that I was lucky enough to find at another estate sale. I know they aren't vintage but it was fun finding them anyway.
I also took three old vintage buttons to make the magnets but you guessed it - I forgot to take photos of those but will add them to my blog post.
I hope you are inspired to join by the design teams projects this week and will join in our Material Girl Challenge. I would really love to visit your blogs and see what you have created.
Hugs and smiles
LaineK Laine and Chris will post their projects Monday so please come back and have a look and join us in our challenge. As always we look forward to seeing your wonderful projects and visiting your blogs.
Chris / CS Designs / Doodle Pieces
For this challenge I made 2 projects a Shadow Frame and a Sewing/Button Bracelet.
Along with my project I am sharing some of my vintage collections which you can see if you visit my
Doodle Pieces blog.
For my Shadow Box I used various designs from my Material Girl / Sewing digital series and for the main focal point I used the Asian Thread design whicl looks like a spool of thread from my Asian Toy Series.
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or be a Guest Designer for one of our challenges please put either DT or GD after your name in the project you submit.