Friday, December 26, 2008

Virtual Wannabee Pincushion Challenge



http://www.craftstylish.com/item/945/how-to-make-pretty-pincushions
http://www.purlbee.com/very-easy-pincushions/
http://kootoyoo.blogspot.com/2008/07/how-to-make-pincushion-by-hand.html
http://mimikirchner.com/blog/archives/2006/10/make-a-make-do-pin-cushion/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/verybigjen/sets/72057594099768007/
http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/cr_needle_arts/article/0,,DIY_13768_5148242,00.html
http://www.hgtv.com/crafting/make-do-pincushions/index.html
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Felt-Rosebud-Pincushion
http://www.stresslesscountry.com/pincushion/index.html
http://mybyrdhouse.blogspot.com/2008/01/year-of-mouse-ppp-pincushion.html
http://loopylace.com/anniescrazyworld/?p=709
http://www.joann.com/static/project/0705/PA00239.pdf
http://tipnut.com/22-free-pincushion-patterns/
http://www.scribd.com/doc/2087389/Make-Do-Pincushions
http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/patterns/archive/2007/10/14/a-pincushion-to-make-in-irish-crochet.aspx
http://www.bhg.com/crafts/sewing/projects/wild-flower-pincushion/


One of our Virtual Wannabees asked me if it would be possible for the Wannabees to participate in a Pincushion Challenge. After thinking about it of, oh, a few moments, I, too, thought it was a great idea. The Wackies had a great time with the project, hunting patterns, trying to keep each design a secret......you know, the things girlfriends love to get into. Anyway, the "Wackies" came up with a way for the Wannabees to participate and join in the fun.

First and foremost, you are under no obligation to participate, so don't feel pressured.

This challenge will start after Christmas and will end on February 5, 2009, 8PM.
Wow, that's a long time, someone might think but if you are like me......the longer you have to ponder, make a few pincushions just to get your feet wet, change your mind on a design.....etc., the better it will be in the long run.

Above are links on how-to make pincushions. Mind you, these are only suggestions for the challenge. We tried to find tutorial and lots of pictures with instructions.....LOL.
The challenge is to step out of your comfort zone and try something that you would normally shy away from. The links will help you get some ideas on what to do.

Rules/Conditions:

You may enter up to 3 pincushions. Your pincushion(s) may incorporate techniques such as cross-stitch, needlepoint, crochet, quilting, embroidery and/or bead work, for example.

Pincushions must be made by you not store bought.

A picture of each pincushion will need to be posted on our Virtual Yahoo Group with a description of the method used. (More on how-to post your picture later)
Your pincushions will be posted on the WackyPac blog by a "WackyPac" member. We love showing off great work!

A Viewers Choice Poll may be used as a tool for judging the pincushions. This process is just for fun with no real criteria involved other than inviting your friends to pop over here and vote for your "pincushion."

All pincushions will need to be finished and posted by February 5, 2009, 8PM. (No exceptions)
Virtual Awards will follow the final results.
Sign-up by leaving a comment.
If, you are not yet a Virtual Wacky Wannabee, there's still time to become one of us by leaving a comment as to why you want to join in the fun then go to the sidebar copy & paste our logo to your blog and link back to the "WackyPac" blog. One of the Wackies will contact you very soon.
And if you'd like to sharpen your talents in hand embroidery or by machine but you are not a Wacky or Wannabee........that's alright, join in the fun in making pincushions anyway. We'd love to have you. Sign-up by leaving a comment and your blog address to get started. Also, copy and paste the image of the pincushion onto your sidebar and link back to the WackyPac blog.


5 comments:

The Quilting Pirate said...

sweetttttt!! I wonder who opened their big month?? LOL I'm definitely in...never made one but what a great time to start! :)

Debbie said...

Ok... i'm in, but don't expect tooo much - LOL..../debbie

Clevelandgirlie said...
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Clevelandgirlie said...

Now you didn't think I could actually pass this one up did you??? Count me in. Oh, and THANKS for all the great links.
http:/www.clevelandgirlie.blogspot.com

C

Sherrie Nordgren-Sympletymes,Pinkeeps,BoomingAprons said...

I'd like to join/become a Virtual Wacky Wannabee
I love pincushions pinkeeps and am just learning to quilt or should trying to.:)
I have 3 blogs one is a pinkeep sewing blog
http://pinkeeps.blogspot.com/

Thank You for your consideration
Sherrie