11 June 2013

OUT Chapter 4!!

It is time for Once Upon a Thread, Once Again!  If you're new here, let me explain

What is "Once Upon a Thread?"
It is a sewing series, 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 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.  I love to see what you're working on, and I know some of you have been creating since the last chapter of OUT, so post your photos...share!  I'm always impressed by the creativity inspired by children's literature and I'm giving you free reign to brag. ;) I have also talked fancy to get a line-up of fantastic seamstresses from around blogland, convincing them to share their talents with us:

Delia of Delia Creates
Anneliese of Aesthetic Nest
Kelly of Wild Wandering
Disney of Ruffles & Stuff
Dana of Made
Liesl of Oliver + S

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.

Chapter 4 will begin next week, Wednesday the 19th and I feel like it's waiting for Christmas to see what these enormously talented women have prepared for us.  So, get busy sewing and creating to share over the next couple of weeks what you've come up with. 

You still here?!  Go empty some spools!

flashback to the first chapter of OUT: Harold and the Purple Crayon


  1. Just the other day I was just wondering when the next chapter would be! Can't wait to see everyone's awesome ideas!

  2. Yay! I woke up this morning with the resolve to pester you into doing OUT soon!! ;) Looks like my brainwaves are more powerful than originally thought!

    1. Oh, that is too perfect! You ought to monetize your powers! ;)

  3. Hooray! Can't wait to see all the creativity!

  4. Woohoo, awesome lineup! Time to start brainstorming books.

  5. so excited for this again! i added our Halloween costumes to the group. Dr.Seuss's The Lorax is still our favorite book. night after night, i am still reading it! now let's see if i can come up with a new project in time:) can't wait for it to begin!

  6. Yay! So excited for this! What an awesome line up. I have been taking pictures of some of the cool library books my daughter has taken home just for inspiration for this series. So I guess you can say I'm a little excited to sew along this year ;)

  7. Oh, this sounds like fun! What a great series!

  8. Yay! Can't wait to see...especially now that I have a little one of my own to read books to.

  9. wow. this in my reader and film petit sneak peeks on Instagram? my head might burst.

  10. YIpee, I am so glad. I have been re-checking two books out from the library with the plans to get cracking. I may have to re-prioritize my crowded project list. Thanks for hosting!

  11. I remember the first time I saw that coat with the purple crayon, I was hooked and have been following ever since. I keep saying I'm going to do one of these projects because I adore books but have yet to join. Can't wait to follow along once again!

  12. I'm so excited! I love this series!

  13. I am stunned to be included in such a. maaaazing line up of creative artits!


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