June 2, 2011

The I'm Sew Excited! Challenge

Who's ready to have "sew" much fun?

Who's ready to "cut" it up?

Who's ready to "pin" your courage to the "tack"-ing place, "form" a "measure" of a plan, "pattern" your resolve, and "darn" it all, "stitch" motivation to creativity once and for all?

I knew it would be you.

For today we're exploring the world of the seamstress, as the feature of the same title in the May/June issue of Paper Crafts magazine inspires us to do. And, as devoted readers and eager paper crafters, you know that this challenge is trendy, accessible, and oh-sew-easy to do! I know, right?

I mean, just look how these designers from the issue "tack"-led it:


Sew Happy Card by Chan Vuong, p. 73

Inspire Sketch Book by Sarah Jay, p. 77

By a Thread Card by Kelley Eubanks, p. 77

Oh my moxie fab! Want more? Here is some inspiration from the wide, wide world to lower your presser foot. And notice, this challenge is not about incorporating stitching or putting fabric on your projects (though your projects can include stitching and/or fabric), it is about including the icons associated with sewing into your projects. We're talking sewing machines, tape measures, spools of thread, dress forms, pins and needles, thimbles, patterns--you know, the stuff that we actually sew with. Check it:


















Whaddayasay? You in? I sew, sew hope sew! If sew, here are the details you'll need to join in on the fun:
  • Create a paper crafted project (card, gift bag, tag, layout, home decor item, mini-book cover, etc.) that incorporates sewing icon(s) in an innovative way.
  • Upload it to your blog, click on the title of that post, copy the URL, and add it to Mr. Linky below.
  • Tell your readers that you've created your project for the I'm Sew Excited! Challenge in the Moxie Fab World and link it back to this post to encourage your readers to play along as well.
  • If you don't have a blog, upload your project to this flickr gallery, copy the URL to your project, and add it to Mr. Linky below.
  • Upload your projects by midnight EDT on Monday, June 20.
  • The winning entries will be shown on this blog on Wednesday, June 22 and will receive an "I'm Moxie Fab" challenge winner button as well as a truly moxie fab prize.
I'm sew excited!

~Cath

67 comments:

Jessica said...

Love it Cath!!! With so much inspiration it's hard not to give it a shot :)

Amanda Winkelman said...

Super fun challenge! Thanks, Cath!

Sylvia said...

Fabulous challenge!

patti west said...

What a super fun challenge!! Love all of your chosen images, Cath! :)

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

What fabulous inspiration and what a super fun challenge!!! LOVE!!!

Clare D. said...

I love those shoes! I had to enter this one! Thanks!

Shawna said...

Fun challenge!

Migdalia Roman said...

Super fun!!!!!!! i'm in!!!!! fabulous!!!!

Kelly said...

The "love machine" photo had me in "stitches" hee hee

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Looks like a fun challenge with all of that great inspiration to draw from!

shirley said...

Looks like sew much fun!
Love the creations.

Heather Innusa said...

I love this challenge & hope to play along!!!

Noreen said...

Such cleverness! I love to see all the creativity!

Atticelf said...

People are so creative! I love these and am truly inspired!!

Liliana W said...

Great challenge! Lovely projects from the team:)

Jen W. said...

Love the tape measure watch and shoes!

Joyce said...

I hope you like my take on sewing.
Joyce

Debstamps said...

What a delightful gallery of inspiration you put together Cath! I've got some sewing stamps begging for my time, and a beautiful sixteen year-old seamstress in my house to share creating! We're on it!

GabrielaD said...

oops posted a wrong link with link #10... can you delete it please. Thanks.

Great challenge.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for a fun Challenge. I was so excited when I saw this and the photos you posted were so unique.
Sewing was what I grew up with and all the memories are soooooo good. It was SEW much fun!!!

c.darwin said...

Entered the card that I made for my mom recently! She taught me how to sew and gave me a love of all things crafty! This is my favorite trend right now.

Serina said...

I like this challenge....... I love the theme and fabulous inspirations. Thanks again.

rush said...

i love sewing themes. they show up alot in my work.

rush said...

#18 needs to be removed. i goofed.

Valerie said...

Love a sewing-related challenge! Great inspiration photos - I'm all linked up :)

Gisèle said...

OM Gosh Cath, what a great theme!!!
I cant wait to see everyone's creations....

Laura (Wheeze) said...

I was so inspired when I saw the piece on "sewing" in the recent issue, thanks for putting the challenge out there. It gave me the chance to do TWO ideas!!! Thanks for keeping me inspired, Cath!!!

T to the Essa said...

This was fun :)

<3 <3 Moxie World!

Chari M. said...

Love this theme, thanks for the fabulous challenge!

Suzanne C said...

Fab challenge as always!

Susie said...

I love this challenge Cath! It just so happened that I had a new sewing themed stamp set on my craft table, just waiting to see ink for the first time! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Sam said...

Such a wonderful challenge. I was so excited to see this one since I have just had so much fun creating a set of sewing themed cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Heather Innusa said...

Ok, apparently Blogger isnt allowing me to see your Mr. Linky :(, so I’m commenting here & adding this to Flickr also, but here is my blog post about the challenge & my project!! Thanks for peekin’ ;).

http://heathersscrappiness.blogspot.com/2011/06/lawnscaping-11weememories-59-challenge.html

Ribbon Girls said...

Great challenge! Perfect chance to use my new Lawn Fawn stamps! TY!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Thank you for showing one of my cards! :) It always makes me feel special!! :)

Megan Ashman said...

This was a really fun challenge!!

Glenda J said...

This was definitely a 'challenge' for me! Thanks!

Annette said...

That was a fun Challenge...I tried a few new things on my card. I just posted it..Hope you enjoy it.

Thanks

vio said...

thank you for the lovely challenge! it was super fun :)

Riette said...
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Riette said...

I love sewing images even though I can just barely sew on a button :D Great inspirational images.

~amy~ said...

Such a fun challenge Cath!

Jer Christoffersen said...

Ah sewing...it takes me back to my latch hook summers and my first attempts at making Bermuda shorts. Fun Challenge!Thanks!

~jan said...

What a fun challenge! Sew happy to have been able to participate!

Alanna Harris said...

thanks for another great challenge, Cath!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

I loved this issue~ I always do, but I especially loved the sewing themed article and cards! Hope it's ok that I used the same card for the Moxie Fab challenge. :) Keep up the great publication!!

Emily Keaton said...

This challenge was so much fun!! Thanks a bunch for a great one, Cath. :)

Kelly in Canada said...

i just love all the sewing themed product out there these days. i hope you will stop by and see my card.

carpediem5790 said...

Wow, count me in on the challenge i'm 'sew' into this one!

Cynthia said...

I love the sewing theme! Fantastic inspiration pieces as well.

carpediem5790 said...

I'm a beginner and don't have alot of tools and supplies....yet (evil laugh lol) but i'm hooked and I'm sure going to come here alot to sharpen my skills! Thank you!

Julia said...

Great challenge Cath! I just can't resist playing along with your moxie fab challenges!

Shao said...

This is my first entry to Moxie Fab World. Hopefully someone like it!

Donna B. said...

Thanks for another fun challenge!!!

Shelly Greybeck said...

Very fun challenge...I've been "sew" busy, I just got it done at the last minute :)

Brianne N. said...

SO fun! Thank you SO much for this awesome challenge!!

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

thanks for the wonderful challenge I had fun doing it.

jen said...

SEW fun! :)

Heather Maria said...

Cath, thanks so much for the fab challenge and inspiration! I had sew much fun making something for it!

Carolina said...

Loved the idea of the sewing icons, I had a page about dresses to do, so it was just right!

Cynthia Rose said...

Sewing without getting out the machine - what a great idea!

Rachael said...

Sew fun! Loved this challenge!

Trinh said...

This one was a challenge for me, Cath!

Karen Day said...

Wonderful challenge - I really love all the vintagey sewing related images that are available right now :o)

Stacy W. said...

Fun challenge! This is my first time participating and I had fun finally getting this project off my Want To Do list :) Thanks for the opportunity to play along.

cheryl (clee') said...

Fun challenge - good way to use my buttons .

Tammy Roberts said...

Now blogger will let me comment!!! Fun challenge and oh sew much inspiration!