Catching Up: An Apron Contest Update & Handwoven Project Preview

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks filled with creativity and color, teaching  and talking art and craft. So while I’ve been away from the keyboard creating, this blog as been a bit neglected. So it’s high time for a CraftSanity update.

I’ve been training for the 25K I’m running in May and working hard to get local crafters interested in the apron contest I’m organizing to benefit Safe Haven Ministries, my charity sponsor for the race. (Read the details and download an entry form here.) I’ve been busy soliciting fabric donations for the sew-in, too. I’ve never organized a project like this before, so it’s quite an adventure. The response has been very encouraging, so I think we’re in for quite a show. And, dear blog readers, keep in mind that you don’t need to be local to participate. I would love to get aprons from far-off places. I promise that each apron and it’s creator will be celebrated with loads of photos and extensive blog coverage.

If you’d rather not make an apron, but want to get involved, I’m collecting neckties, men’s button-down shirts (size XL is preferred) and fun cotton prints in 1-yard and half-yard cuts. I’m also gathering trims, fringes, double fold bias tape and other fun items to use to embellish aprons. Oh yeah, I’m rounding up prizes for the apron contest winners, too. So, please contact me if you have stuff you think I might be able to use. All contributors to the project will get a mention on the blog. (Note: Donations of new supplies are tax deductible because I’m organizing this project for a charitable organization. So contact me if you need a the official donation paperwork.)

Episode 113 of the podcast is on the way. Seriously. In the midst of all the craziness, I have not forgotten that I’m a podcaster.

If you’re curious about the photo at the top of this post, check back here next week for the link to a fun tutorial that I wrote for Petite Purls. This assignment gave me the perfect excuse to take a break from making looms and actually use them for a change. Oh, how I LOVE weaving with color!

Okay, I’m going to get back to work so I can have a new podcast up later this week. More soon!

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