It's a two week countdown!!!
I thought I'd let you know what I have planned, not just because I have a hard time keeping a secret, but because I want to give everyone enough time to participate!
What is "Once Upon a Thread?"
It is an entire month of sewing, inspired by children's books! At first I wanted to have just clothing inspired by children's books, but then I thought of all the other projects that could come from this, so it doesn't necessarily need to be clothing.
Who is participating?
Hopefully anyone who thinks it sounds like fun [ahem, YOU!]
I will have a flickr group for this event for you to submit 1-2 photos for each of your projects, but you can submit as many projects as you'd like. If there are enough submissions, I will post a muster of your creations. I have also talked fancy to get a line-up of fantastic seamstresses from around blogland, convincing them to share their talents with us:
Christie--A Lemon Squeezie Home
Sachiko--Tea Rose Home
Mary Frances--This is Marzipan
Kelly--Sewing in no man's land
Novita--Very Purple Person
Lindsay--The Cottage Home
Ashley--Lil Blue Boo
Sunni--The Cupcake Goddess
Rae--Made By Rae
Cheri--I am Momma Hear Me Roar
Is this like Christmas, or what?!
What are the rules?
I want this to be fun. If you want to use a pattern, great! [Just give credit if you've used someone's tutorial or pattern.] If you want to come up with something completely your own, kudos! You are welcome to do clothes for kids, clothes for you, toys, accessories, games, whatever strikes your needle, just as long as it's made by you. Knitters and crocheters are also welcome. I'm not picky, hehehe.
What else should you know?
In addition to inspirational work of you and the above bloggers, there are going to be an array of giveaways sprinkled throughout the month, all based on the theme of sewing and children's books.
Oh, it is going to be fun.
These are my excited eyes
And for the special occasion,
I introduce no big dill's very first, official,