Feb 26 2011

Create with Connie and Mary Design Team Challenge

Wow…we've come to the end of the Create with Connie and Mary Occasions Edition!  It has been an Edition FILLED will awesome projects by our Design Team…Rochelle Gould, Elizabeth Price, Cristena Bagne, Mary Brown and myself!   Oh…and special thanks to Debbie Henderson for stepping in and doing a guest designer project for us, too!   Love the variety of tutorials we shared and KNOW our subscribers feel they got MORE than their money's worth! 


Stay tuned…we'll be back for Summer Edition before you know it!  And…if you are a subscriber and played along in any of our challenges, make sure you check tomorrow on the Create website to see if you are one of the winners of one of two $75 merchandise gift certificate or FREE subscriptions to Summer Edition!


AND, don't forget to play along with our Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge each week…we continue with these challenges year-around and have an AWESOME Challenge Team helping us!


Our Design Team had one last challenge…to create a project using sewing or faux sewing…and the Oh Sew Suite products!  I had an idea to use our Tasteful Trim XL Die large ric-rac trim to make a flower!  I'm pretty happy with how it came out!  I have a pin backing on it, but I looped the pin thru one of the Simply Adorned Chains for a little different look as a necklace!  Or…wear it by itself as a brooch!




I backed the Sweet Stitches Designer Fabric with Stampin' Up!'s Fabric Adhesive and then yellow polar fleece to give it some extra stability and to keep it from fraying.  I used two of the ric-rac strips and stitched one edge together to make the strip longer.  It is gathered and stitched together at the base of each of the ric-racs to form a circle.  Then I added the Sweet Stitches Designer Button in the center and a Sweet Stitches Designer Fabric Brad.  Here is a closeup!  Isn't it FUN!!!



Make sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!  We had a LOT of fun with this challenge!


10 People have left comments on this post

Feb 26, 2011 - 09:02:27
Mindy Gray said:

LOVE IT!!!!!

Feb 26, 2011 - 10:02:57
Deb said:

What a super fun idea! I have been looking for ideas to use the fabric with. Thanks for sharing this idea!!

Feb 26, 2011 - 11:02:53
Sue Erickson said:

This is a cool pin, Connie! I like your idea of adhering he fabric to polar fleece for added body. Now you need to make a hat from that polar fleece with a binding of the fabric. Then wear the pin on the hat….so cute!

Feb 26, 2011 - 02:02:19
Sue Scheets said:

That is so clever.  I can not wait to try one.  You are such a creative person.  

Feb 26, 2011 - 05:02:05

Oh how cute is that! I Love it!

Feb 26, 2011 - 09:02:40
Amanda said:

LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!! Thank you so very much for sharing your talent! This is fantastic!!! Makes me want to go make a bunch right now!!

Feb 26, 2011 - 09:02:27
Marsha said:

Connie, that is really cute! 

Feb 26, 2011 - 11:02:24
Dorothy T said:

What a fantastic idea.  Love how is turned out. Great job as always

Feb 27, 2011 - 05:02:47
Shandell said:

What a cute idea!  Thanks for sharing the tip of using polar fleece šŸ™‚

Feb 27, 2011 - 02:02:23

What a beautiful flower!  Backing it with fleece is a terrific idea.  Did you know that if you fold your fabric strip (the long way) before you cut it, you won't have to stitch pieces together to make them longer.  You can actually make them as long as you need with several folds.