Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Celebrate Color { Voting! }: :

Today marks the end of the Celebrate Color event hosted by Rachel of Stitched in Color, along with Emma Lamb, Mollie of Wild Olive, and Shannon of LuvintheMommyhood. As promised it was packed full of color and crafting inspiration, tutorials, and of course, contests and prizes during these past three months. I loved it for many reasons, but mostly for bringing fiber artists of all kinds, be it embroidery, crochet, knitting, quilting, home decor, and clothing all together to share and inspire each other.

I was thrilled when Rachel asked me to put together a little tutorial for a project geared towards little helping hands. As a family, we spent a weekend back in late September, just as the leaves here were turning, putting this Felt Leaf Garland Tutorial together to share here and as a guest post for Celebrate Color.

Felt Leaf Garland

Throughout September, October, and November I made sure to have at least one item to enter. Carefully choosing what would fit the theme of celebrating with projects in full color.

In September, I chose to add both my Simple Children's Scarf (tutorial here) and my Fall Fox Pillow. I was overjoyed to learn that my Innocent Crush Fox had been chosen as a finalists and ended up winning second place in the Home Decor category that month!

Fall Fox Applique Pillow

In October, I entered two different items in the Wearable category. Which I truly couldn't believe myself. I am not a garment sewists at all! My only explanation would be that after Rachel's Bloggers Pillow Party, I just felt like I needed to do more than to keep making pillows. I entered my Fall Owl Tote, which I love using, and of course, My Little Red Riding Hood costume. Little Red made the finials in October, and again I took home second!! I let my daughter, Haila pick out her own flannels as our prize for some new pj's!

My Little Red Riding Hood

Now here we are at the end of November, the third final month of what turned out to be such a wonderful event to follow and join in. This month I entered my new Half Dresden Pillows in the Home Dec category and My Little Apron in the Wearables. To my complete shock and amazement, my apron was chosen as a finalist again this month!!!

Little Apron

I am feeling a bit of blissful deja vu, as I was a three time finalists in the Pillow Party, as well. I can not tell you how much this means to me!!! You can all vote for your favorites in all four categories until midnight tonight. Truly, I feel like I have already won!!

Thank you Rachel, Emma, Mollie, and Shannon, for creating such a wonderful event and for all the hard work and time you put into organizing the fun! And, Thank You for voting, friends! ~ Maureen


  1. Wow Maureen congrats to you! Your creations are wonderful and you deserve it all!!


  2. Congrats Moe! You deserve every bit of it. So proud of you!!

  3. i am so happy for you! i really love that apron! i totally voted for you! and i hope so much that you win! the list of prizes this month is AWWWWEEESSOOOME!

  4. It's wonderful to have you involved each and every month, Maureen. All of your projects have been lovely additions and inspiration. Good luck this month!

  5. Thanks for all the lovely inspiring projects - congrats for the well-deserved recognition.

  6. It has been fun seeing what you make for the challenge each month. You are truly inspiring Maureen!

  7. Congrats! Those are all beautiful!!! I absolutely love the color and details in the apron.

  8. Congrats to you! I love all of your projects and all the kudos are well deserved!
    I just read about your accident and am so glad you weren't hurt. We've had to watch for deer but more importantly moose on our drives in Ontario and most people who hit them aren't so lucky. xo

  9. Congratulations! I really do think your things are the BEST out there!

  10. I voted for your apron (I voted for your Fox Pillow and Little Red Hood, too!)! I've thoroughly enjoyed Celebrate Color, and I'm thrilled for all of your entries!!

  11. They're beautiful! I missed the voting though.


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