"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Monday, March 1, 2010

Challenge Winner ~ and a new design!

Congratulations to ......
Jeannie, you put in such an effort with 5 entries in February's Challenge, so I wasn't surprised when Slicer pulled out the winning name from Blossom's tea cup this morning! Congratulations!! Email me with your address and I'll be posting this parcel off to you tomorrow!
Some lovely fabric from French General's "Rural Jardin' and a gift I made for the winner - this sweet rainbird lavender sachet!
Congratulations to everyone who entered the Challenge - how amazing you all are with your ideas!!
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In January I had a new design published in Creating Country Threads...
 ' JUST NESTING' is the perfect design for the Northern Hemisphere's return of Spring! 
I can happily report that I now have this made up as a PDF pattern pack for you to purchase HERE through my Etsy shop, or just click on the photo in my left hand side-bar. 
The PDF pattern contains a full list of materials, threads and notions required, complete instructions for making 'Just Nesting', PLUS colour photographs to guide you, design templates for tracing, and reverse templates for the applique pieces!
I will email the pattern pack to you within 24 hours of purchase, worldwide. 
My sweet friend Allie has already made her own, simpler version, and I love it!! It's a great example of how you take a design and tweak it to become your very own signature piece. :-)
Isn't her background fabric perfect!
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Now...the Challenge for March!
What could it be??

The 5" Charm Square Challenge!!
I know a number of my fellow Gum Tree Designers have burgeoning piles of charm square packs adoring their fabric stashes, and I personally found them fun to work with last month, so I thought perhaps you've got some at home to play with as well.
~The Rules~
You can use only 5 inch charm squares, and you can use no more than 20 in your Challenge project.

The winner will be drawn on April 1st, and as I hear envious longing in many of your comments after I've shown you what I bought at *that* shop, I'm going to send the winner a ceramic bird (the same as the two I bought myself the other day), and one of those gorgeous shabby pink and white tea towels I bought a while back.
Now, what are you going to make?
Be sure to leave a comment on my blog during the month with a link to a photo on your blog - you can make as many challenge projects as you like. Every different project made will be one entry. 
(If you make 5 of the same tea towels that will only count as 1 entry)

Autumny hugs
Jenny
xxx

15 comments:

Jo in TAS said...

I think I'll have to particpate in this challenge. Lots of charm packs waiting to be used. HHmmmm now what to make?

Fiona said...

I will be entering for sure - Just love the birdie and the tea towel is divine :)

Dolores said...

Congratulations to Jeannie - what an accomplishment, and I think Allie did a great job with your pattern.

Joy said...

Oh what fun!!! I've got one or two charm packs lying around here somewhere (under another dozen or so he he). Oh I LOVE charm packs!!!
Can I play too???
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Allie said...

Congrats to Jeannie!!! She made such wonderful projects. Jenny, it was great fun to make your wonderful birdie!
Your challenge sounds like a fun one - I wonder if I have any charm packs left??? We'll see!

sewkalico said...

Love all your challenges. And this is a good one as we must all have charm packs that need using up!

Amanda Browning said...

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Stephanie said...

I love your challenges. Fun to follow along and I love seeing all the creativity of your readers. Love your birdie nesting in the tree.

Jeannie said...

ALRIGHT!!! heehheheheeh I'll be sending you my address :)
Love,love, love your new pattern! and Allie did a good job of it too.

allsewnup said...

Congratulations Jeannie!!! Way to sew!

Carolyn

Cattinka said...

You always have such good ideas, sometimes I don´t know where you take them from... somebody give you a bird and you whip up a new design. Incredible.
KATRIN W.

Wendy B said...

You were right Jenny...I will be participating in this one.....I have a few charm packs around here just waiting for an excuse!!!!! (and I love that little birdie!!!)
Great jobs on the Feb challenges...very impressive everyone! So much talent in the blogisphere!!!!
sugary hugs :O) Wendy XX

Javamom said...

Love your new patterns, Jenny! Maybe after our daugther's wedding, I can get started on a few of them! I will keep in touch :-).

Narelle said...

That birdie is so gorgeous!
I've just emailed a pic of my finished item.

Sheila said...

Jenny , I just completed a project with some charm squares , it is a Clutter bag and requires 12 charm squares to make , there is a picture on my blog if you would care to take a look .
www.quiltersworld.blogspot.com
Thanks for the inspiration .
Sheila