Thursday, June 5, 2014

May Lil Pip Challenge round up and June Challenge

In early May I announced a sewing /crafty challenge. It has been so much fun seeing what everyone has created. I had hoped that I would be able to show you my finished product but alas I still have to sew a few seams and take photos. I'm going to be a little kind on myself though as I have had a house full of sick people, a guest staying and now I'm coming down with this terrible flu going around too. So you know what, I'm going to show you next week!

Instead, I will share a few of my favourites:

First up is my neighbour Emily - who started a new blog, EmThreads, based on us sewing together (yay!). Please go say hi from me. I think she did a great job - I mean come on, check out the points on that ball. For a novice, that is ah-maze-ing!!

Next is Amy from Lady Bugs and Daisychains who made an adorable version with such bright dino fabric for her boys. I love that her eldest (who to me is still little) is already happily playing with them.

Finally, Mel from Mellywood's Mansion made this awesome version which just sends me straight back to the 80s with those colours and designs! So much fun.
The June challenge is a great one  - The Commuter Cowl Pattern by Very Shannon - available via Etsy, Craftsy or Go to Patterns.
I have to say that I actually finished my bowling set and quickly whiped up the cowl the same day. Seriously it is a 1/2 hour sew - max! Love something for me that I can make so quickly. Helps I just went straight to my stash to a fabric I've been 'saving' (ie reluctant to cut) and didn't have to buy something specific. I will be back next week (now I have batteries in my camera) to show you my version.
Just google the pattern name and you will see so many different versions out there in blogland. I love that I can draw inspiration from others but also make something that is uniquely me. How cool is this version with little dachshunds!

I will organise a Linky Party and add here later.
If you join us, use the hashtag #lilpipchallenge in social media so we can follow you, join the Flickr group, use the blog button above and please link your blog post in the Linky Party below.
If you want to get prepared for future months (with fabric or pattern purchases) we will be making:

  • July - The Strap Clutch by Michelle Patterns  (I'm making mine to match the cowl!)
  • August - thinking we might make a skirt or dress but let you source your own pattern since everyone is different?
  • September - Crayon Art Folio by Gingercake or your own version depending on your needs. Could be a notebook style cover or recipe book cover as a Christmas present. Or a car caddy. For my Lalaloopsy crazy girl, I was thinking something for her to carry them out and about in.
If you have any ideas for future challenges, let me know with a comment. The idea is to be doing something different so it doesn't have to just be sewing related.

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Thank you Ros from Sew Delicious and Pam from Threading my way for helping to spread the word about my little challenge.


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