Saturday, December 1, 2007

New Challenge

I just wasn't that excited about the container challenge.
I tried to have a theme that might appeal to a lot people, especially now that we're approaching a seaon where we'll need gift bags, baskets, purses for gifts, etc.
Oh well, again, a poor showing on this one, sigh...
I didn't even participate for goodness sake (my sewing machine is broken, but excuse).
The container gallery is up though.

Let's try this again, only this time I'll be more excited about the theme.
Normally the deadline would be February 1st, but that would put it on the same day as Tie One On.
Since a lot of you like to participate in the apron challenge, let's take this to three months and the deadline to submit your photo of your project will be March 1st, so you can make an apron and a bag and not be so crunched for time.

New theme: Recycled linens (not clothing this time--that will be a future theme).
Meaning make something from an old tablecloth, or incorporate grandma's doilies, or refashion some old curtains into a purse.
Sound fun?
And as always, push yourself--no simple square totes...make something really fabulous.

Like this bag made using an old dresser scarf.
Dresser Scarf Purse
From Old Glories: Magical makeovers for vintage textiles, trims and photos, by Diane Herbort and Susan Greenhut, 1992

This is a great way to take vintage textiles that get dusty in a drawer, or that are soiled or damaged in places...and give them new life.

I will be better about posting ideas along the way to inspire you this time.
Please participate!

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Blogger Jane said...

I like the new theme!

December 1, 2007 at 4:57 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Another excuse to scour the local thrift shops! Yah!

December 3, 2007 at 2:27 PM  
Blogger Indigo Blue said...

I would like to try and take part. Found you via nannybird.
I live in Cornwall, UK.
Tkae a look, will get back to you after christmas, good excuse to look in my local charity shops. by they way do not give up. I would have loved to have entered the ammulet theme as i have loads of things made up.

December 7, 2007 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger RecycleCindy said...

Hi Nanny,
Just stopped by to visit and found your latest challenge. I'm just starting a rag bag tote from an old bed sheet. So its great timing. If I can get it done, I'll enter it in your contest. Take care and Happy New Year!

December 28, 2007 at 4:19 PM  
Anonymous Saltygal said...

Thanks for the gentle reminder;) This is just what I need to clear out some of linens. I remember there were some fabulous bags on the first challenge made form linens.

January 6, 2008 at 10:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Barbara, thanks for the invite- yes I'd love to have a go! Thanks for giving me plenty of time to clear the decks for it. Hopefully I'm a bit more savvy now and can post a pic of it. LOL One day I wont be obsolete!

January 6, 2008 at 2:23 PM  

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