I have a big cool Design Challenge to tell you about today!
Amy Barickman has partnered with SINGER® and Coats & Clark to bring you the Vintage-Inspired, Modern Style Design Challenge.
BurdaStyle will be hosting the challenge on their website (www.burdastyle.com/vintagemodern).
This challenge was created to celebrate the history of sewing by recognizing both SINGER® and Coats & Clark, who are both celebrating significant anniversaries this year (160th and 200th, respectively), as well as to educate and inspire through the life and work of Mary Brooks Picken, the authority on fashion and dressmaking in the early and mid-1900s.
See Mary’s connection to both SINGER® and Coats & Clark in this video that explains the whole challenge and the fabulousness you can win!
Mary’s work is the basis for Amy's book Vintage Notions. Be sure to view the new Vintage Notions video on AmyBarickman.com. It shares Mary’s history and dives deeper into the projects, departments and materials you will find within its pages.
This challenge is an opportunity to encourage fashion enthusiasts to use their sewing skills and creativity to make a wearable fashion project.
The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 12th, 2012 at 11:59 pm (EST). The winners will be announced Monday, March 26th.
Amy also asked me to share with you Craftside readers the code VMCB for 20% off a one-time order on her website. Just add items to your cart, enter the promo code VMCB and click update cart!!
And if all that design contest news wasn't enough here is what my fellow crafty bloggers are up to:
Mixed Media Artist
Learn how easy it is to create some great textured fabrics by adding simple hand-sewn tucks!
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Eileen - The Artful Crafter
Eileen made a hybrid Valentine's Day card inspired by a book she just read, I Heart Stationery by Charlotte Rivers.
Crafty Princess Diaries
The yarn shortage is over, and the Crafty Princess can show off a baby afghan she made for a donation drive she is running for Healthy Start.
Are you interested in writing and selling your sewing, quilting, knitting, crochet, or other craft patterns? Check out these tips and share any of your own.
Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi had a whole week of CHA posts starting with this one about Basic Grey!
Check out the Blog Giveaway Aileen is sharing and find out how you can win a felt love banner kit!
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