Sunday, 2 September 2012

Gold Star...

First Place Winner!

In July I took part in the 2 in 1 Sewing Challenge, hosted by Rikka, from Ricochet and Away. The theme of the challenge, was to sew something that could be transformed into a new look or a new item.

I made my Petal Pocket Pillow for the challenge. Of all the projects I have ever made, this is perhaps the one I am most proud of.


The challenge was a lot of fun and I learnt heaps!!! Those who are awarded a star, have bragging rights. Well.... I've been awarded the Gold Star you can see above, so I'm allowed to brag... LOL!!!

This month, I'm taking part in the next challenge...

Fab Folds Sewing Challenge

The challenge is to sew something that incorporates either pleats, pintucks or smocking.

A very small component of the challenge is the competition at the end. But don't let that turn you off. The competitive bit is really only for fun and bragging rights. The month of the challenge is about:
  • meeting new people 
  • interacting and sharing with the other entrants
  • learning new skills
  • having fun
I've loved pintucks ever since my Mum made me this blouse, as part of my Senior High School uniform. You can't see in the photo, but the front has rows of pintucks.


I have never sewn pintucks, so this would be a first for me. Smocking also appeals as it can really make an article look so pretty and it would be a new skill. At this stage, I'm thinking I'll make a piece of clothing, probably for a little girl.

If you'd like to join in, head on over to the Fab Folds Challenge home page and sign up. You can sew anything you like, as long as it incorporates pleats, pintucks or smocking.

In Rikka's words:
What you sew is up to you. I suggest something small and easy like a zippered pouch, potholders, or a small pillow. Re-fashioning an existing piece is another option.
Hope to see you there...

... Pam

23 comments:

  1. Gold Star congratulations!!
    I really want to try smocking, it seems to have gone out of fashion but I love smocked dresses on little girls, but there is no way I'm ready for anything that complex.. but I'd love to see yo do it, I'm sure you'd have it mastered in no time!

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  2. lovely! pillow!! congratulations ;)

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  3. Congratulations!!!! Mazal Tov , i am so pleased for your wonderful prize ,, for a great work ,. mirjam

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  4. Congratulations Pam! You deserved to win with that amazing pillow. It's one of my favorite things you have made. Good luck in the upcoming competition... I might have to check it out!

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  5. Hurray! That is an awesome pilliw. I can't wait to see what you do with pintucks. Love seeing your old pictures!

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  6. Well done you! It's no surpirse you got gold though, it's a fab project

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  7. Well done Pam, your pillow was a worthy winner!

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  8. Congrats! You deserve it! That is a cute pillow. It looks very well made and lovely. I would never have come up with such an idea. I like your photo from the past. I do enjoy your posts about the way things used to be :-)

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  9. Congratulations, Pam! That pillow is indeed special and gold star worthy!

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  10. Congrats !!! Pam I do love that pillow it is so Cute.

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  11. Fantastic Pam, congratulations! It really is a winning project!

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  12. Congratulations and thanks for the heads up about these challenges. I was already planning a shirt that incorporated pintucks for Project Run and Play. Now it can do double duty!

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  13. Gold star! Way to go. Its a terrific pillow and deserved the gold!

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  14. Oh, congratulations, Pam!!! I love that pillow, completely adorable!! xoxo

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  15. Yes thanks for the heads up about the challenges - I popped over to Rikka's blog and am going to try something pleaty or tucky! It helps to have a bit of a kick in the pants to try something new, lol!

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  16. You definitely deserve that gold star Pam, brag away!! haha

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  17. Woo hoo - the gold star! And deservedly so. Your Petal Pocket Pillow is fantastic. I am soooo looking forward to seeing what you dream up next. Cheers, Karen

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  18. Congrats!!!!! Love that pillow! Such a fabulous finish for sure! :)

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  19. It is true that all the projects in the challenge were beautiful, but one had to win, I find no doubt yours is the cutest! I must not be the only one who thought so, because your project was the one that had the most votes, bravo, you deserve the first place, I'm really happy for you.
    Congrats!!!!!! This pillow is really beautiful!!!!!

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  20. Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing your new creation for the challenge!

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