Round 3: Fabric Entries and VOTE!

Welcome to Round 3 of One Crafty Contest!
Take a look at the fabulous things our top 10 contestants created this week using fabric.  Then, vote for up to five of your favorites using the linky vote tool at the end of this post to keep them in the competition.  The top four vote recipients will automatically move on to the next round, and the judging panel will save one more constestant from the “bottom six” to continue on to next week’s challenge.  Plus, our top vote recipient will win a $20 shop credit to Lemon Tree Fabrics.  Your votes really do count!

***Please note, the vote button for each project is located ABOVE its thumbnail photo in the linky tool.***
You must click VOTE; clicking on the photo or project name does NOT count as a vote.
ENTRY A: Monster Fleece Lovey Blankets
I’ve had 2 yards of monster themed fleece sitting on my craft shelf for months and when I found out that this weeks material was fabric, I knew it was time to put it to use! I decided on a making monster lovey blankets that are a cross between a small security blanket and an amigurumi doll. I cut 10.5 x 12 pieces of the fabric and used a skip stitch blade to make holes so I could crochet along the edges. I created crochet patterns for the head, eyes, horns, tooth, arms and feet of the monster, stuffed them with a small amount of poly-fil and sewed them onto the blankets. My little monsters are already having lots of snuggle time with their new lovey blankets!
ENTRY B: Portable Gnome House and Gnomes

There’s no place like ‘gnome’.  This portable gnome house can entertain your wee one for hours at home, in the car or on the go.  If you are interested in moving in, this house is made of sturdy Pellon, covered in 100% cotton fabric.  Each window has slatted embroidered shutters.  The landscaping is easy to upkeep, water the button flowers in the flower boxes weekly and pick as many apples from the apple tree as you like.  The ribbon handle makes this house easy to move so relocation is not an issue.  Once this adorable felt gnome couple’s lease is up, this house is move in ready.  

ENTRY C: Fabric Covered Notebook

Did you know that you can run fabric through your home printer?? Well, I decided to give it a try and it worked perfectly! For this project, I added printed fabric to a simple composition notebook by using Heat-n-Bond to make a beautiful, one of a kind journal. I added details to it like hand stamped metal charms, twine, and beads to make it a little more “me”. The possibilities for this project are endless…..just think of all the fun, vintage clip art you could choose from and print them right onto the fabric! I hope you love it as much as I do! I am off to go work on the tutorial to share just how easy it is for you to make one {or one hundred} for yourself!
ENTRY D: Raya’s Quilt

My very first sewing project was a quilt that my Gram helped me make {not this one}.  I love quilts… they are like artist canvases, only you can snuggle up and keep warm with them!  I’ve had it in my mind that I wanted to make a quilt with my daughter’s name on it for some time now, it just kept getting put off in favor of less time-consuming projects.  But this challenge has been a great way to unleash some of my big ideas! 

For this quilt, a Silhouette machine sure would have been nice, but I assure you, you can freehand and applique anything you can imagine without any fancy tools.  You just need some heat-n-bond, an iron, and a little creativity!  I sketched out and cut out all these pieces by hand (well, I traced the letters off a computer printout).  Then I appliqued them all on to create my quilt top, and quilted it using traditional methods.  It’s a great mix of classic heirloom and contemporary design, and something I hope my daughter treasures in the years to come!
ENTRY E: Reupholstered Chair

 This week for the fabric portion of the contest I chose to recover this chair. I paid $12.50 for this chair! I loved the chair but was not such a fan of the fabric so I took on the challenge of my first reupholstering project! I shopped around till I found a fabric I liked and then got started on removing staples and unpicking the existing fabric so that I could copy the pattern. This was a completely new experience for me and I really had fun! I love the finished product! Now all I need to do is start on the other 7 matching chairs! As always there will be a tutorial after judging!

ENTRY F: Ruffle Tank Dress
I created the ruffle dress for my seven year old daughter.  It was inspired by a Kate Spade dress that I had seen and absolutely fell in love with.  However, I didn’t fall in love with the $268.00 price tag.  I knew I could make this, and make it for a whole lot less.  I took one of my daughters summer tank dresses that she loves because it’s roomy and gives her the ability to wear a dress and still run, jump, kick and do all the things a seven year old loves to do.  I used that for the basis of my pattern and created the simple tank with some pink stripe knit material that I had.  My daughter is all about big, bold, and anything that makes a statement. She immediately fell in love with the dress, but mostly the big ruffle all around the neckline.  The best thing about this dress is that it’s age appropriate.  It’s the perfect combination of youthfulness and sophistication for a seven year old.
ENTRY G: Tufted Zebra Ottoman
                                                                          The ottoman in our family room was a curbside find about 10 years ago. I rescued it, reupolstered it, and it has been a family favorite ever since. Except my kids LOVE to jump on it!! Our ottoman was getting pretty sad and in desperate need of a makeover! Nothing like a little zebra print to turn sad into sassy! New batting was added inside for extra comfort, and the top is button-tufted for a little more style. The ottoman’s feet are wrapped with (fake) leather which helps them stand out just a bit more than before. This ottoman has a new lease on life and is now officially a “jump free zone.” :)
ENTRY H: Pottery Barn Inspired Curtains

“I saw these curtains at Pottery Barn Kids a while back and loved them but their price tag was way out of my budget.  So with this challenge I picked up some cheap curtains, acrylic paint, and fabric medium to create my own version.  They originally had tab pieces to hang from the curtain rod, but I’m a personal fan of grommets so after some adjustments I turned these cheap curtains into the exact additions I wanted for my son’s room”

ENTRY I: The Celebration Sundresss

I LOVE FABRIC!! I was super excited for this week’s challenge, as this is where my true love lies. I have such a ball dressing up my daughter while she’ll still let me, and I’ve discovered how fun it is to create custom clothes just for her! I love bunting and was excited to make it part of her wardrobe! To me this dress is all about sunshine, carnivals, parties, and everything summer has to celebrate!

ENTRY J: Custom Rug

I really have been wanting a new rug that had a cute design, but I didn’t want to spend the money on one.  For the size I wanted the always end up being around $800.  So I decided to make one from an Ikea rug that only cost me $60.  I picked out the fabric that would coordinate with the room its going in.  I cut it down to size and starched all my pieces.  Then I cut out a shape using my Cricut and used a heat fusion transfer for the back of the shapes and ironed them on my rug!
Well, friends, I don’t envy you your decision!  How do you pick just five of these fantastic projects?  It’s voting time…and remember the vote button for each project appears ABOVE its thumbnail photo.  Clicking on the photo or project name does NOT count as a vote.  Voting closes at noon EST on Tuesday, June 5.
Thanks to our incredibly creative contestants for another great round of entries!  Good luck!  Our top 5 will be announced tomorrow evening, so be sure to stop by and see who’s headed to Round 4.
Happy Crafting…and voting!

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16 comments on Round 3: Fabric Entries and VOTE!

  1. Amy
    June 4, 2012 at 12:26 PM (3 years ago)

    Wow, once again there are some amazing projects! I hope my favorites make it through. Last week I wasn’t very lucky with my choices. :(

  2. Jill
    June 4, 2012 at 12:50 PM (3 years ago)

    Wow! Each week I am blown away! Such talent – can’t wait to see how they did some of this stuff!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

  3. Cherished Bliss
    June 4, 2012 at 1:30 PM (3 years ago)

    Love every single project! Great job ladies!!

  4. MelissaJane
    June 4, 2012 at 2:37 PM (3 years ago)

    OK, I voted, but that was an IMPOSSIBLE choice. To those who don’t make it to the next round – you absolutely deserved to, each one of you. This is a truly impressive group of projects.

  5. Mrs.Danielle.Warren
    June 4, 2012 at 3:14 PM (3 years ago)

    Oh man, how the freak do you choose?!?! This my sound bad, but I can’t wait till this round is over so that I can learn who did what & how they did it!!!

  6. Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage
    June 4, 2012 at 3:26 PM (3 years ago)

    Did a quick fb check in this am ;) Ran over for a look… OMG!!!! I am floored. FLOORED I tell ya. Crazy talented entries =)

  7. Bunch of Bishops
    June 4, 2012 at 5:40 PM (3 years ago)

    WOW! these women are amazing! those gnomes are incredible! i can’t wait for the tutorials to come out on ALL of these!! :)

  8. Jaime
    June 5, 2012 at 4:58 AM (3 years ago)

    Once again, I can’t believe how different these projects are and all the great ideas!! Good luck everyone!

  9. Anonymous
    June 5, 2012 at 6:35 AM (3 years ago)

    Oh my goodness, that chair is absolutely stunning! Can’t wait for the tutorial. All of the items are so great! Good luck!


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