The winner of the giveaway is...
"Lovely giveaway! I'm inspired by my granddaughter.
Thanks to everyone who participated. I loved reading all the responses and checking out your blogs. What an inspired and inspiring group! Blessings to everyone.
Betz White's blog was one of the first blogs I ever read. I went there before I even knew what a blog really was searching for repurposed felting inspiration. I found it, and now I am a regular visitor because she consistently has great ideas on being resourceful and crafty!
I recently made the hat pictured above using Betz's Make New or Make Do Pattern: the reversible bucket hat. The directions were very clear. The pattern came together just as it should, and I love the fact that the pattern includes sizes for toddlers, kids, and adults. I definitely "made do" using repurposed upholstery samples for my fabric. I may revise the flower pin that I made to attach to either side. I made my reverse using a coordinating green fabric with brown embroidery. I figure the hat may be somewhat water repellent so I am hoping to use this as a rain hat this fall.
In case you haven't heard, Betz recently introduced a great line of organic fabrics. I love the bold color combinations and the cottage inspired, geometric patterns. Woodpile is my favorite. They are available in her etsy shop. As is her newest book, Sewing Green, which has so many great ideas about being resourceful in sewing functional items for all aspects of your life.
And now for a very special Betz White inspired giveaway given with gratitude for all the crafting inspiration that I have received from reading her blog over the last couple of years...the winner of this giveaway will receive three vintage 100% cotton floral print pillowcases (including one with the same print that Betz used in the apron pictured above) and your choice of one of Betz's pdf patterns offered through her etsy shop.
Here are a few repurposed pillowcase ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
I once saw the most darling set of a vintage pillowcase dress with leggings and cardigan wrap made from a repurposed cashmere sweater that were worn under and over said dress. I wanted to mention it too since it does seem like we should be focusing our crafting attention to items that offer more warmth as we are heading head first into fall. That said, there is always Christmas gifts (that lunchbox would make a great gift) and if you are like me...getting the materials now might just make it possible to sew the project by next spring;)
To enter, you need to leave a comment by Thursday, September 24th, answering the following question:
what has been inspiring you to create lately? please include links if you would like to. The last giveaway generated so many thoughtful responses, I'm sure we will all be inspired by the comments this giveaway receives.
I'll randomly pick the winner next Friday, and announce it in this post. Please leave your email address so I can notify you if you are the winner. I can only pay the shipping of the vintage pillowcases to a winner in the united states or canada, if you live in a country besides these, please do not enter unless you are willing to pay the shipping difference or just want the pdf pattern (thanks!) .