There is a “Sew-vivor” Sewing Competition going on at Family Ever After.
Not only are there tons of great prizes, but competing in it would be a great chance to get some major blog-world publicity…and I just think it sounds like a TON of fun.
So I am going to audition. (Auditions are accepted through the month of February, the top 10 are announced in March, and then a 4 week competition takes place in April with contestants being eliminated each week until a winner is determined. You can find out LOTS more details (about prizes, the rules, the weekly challenges, the judges, a link list of people auditioning so far, etc., etc., etc.) here. There is only a slim chance I’ll even make the top 10: but, of course, I want to give it my best shot. So…here is why I am telling you this: I need your help to decide what ONE sewing project post I should link up for my audition.
The entry rules say that I can enter ONE sewing project, new or old that was made by me. It does not have have to be an original idea or a tutorial, and it doesn’t matter if it was made with or without a pattern (though none of mine were). Machine and handsewing count. Crocheting and knitting do not. Rachel, the host, says: “Be sure it is a representation of you, your sewing skills, and your creativity!” She also says, “Big Tip: Take the very best pictures of your projects that you can! Besides your sewing skills and creativity, presentation will play a big role in a competition like this!” Although I put together a few photo composites below, I would need to pick only one photo to use as the “button”/thumbnail for the contest entry. (But I’ll add these composites to the original posts.) You can click on the pictures below to be taken to the original posts which I would link up with my contest entry.
I am trying to decide between -
Or something else???
So some of my thoughts:
…the patchwork pants projects probably displays the least amount of skill, but perhaps the greatest amount of creativity (i.e. even in the dorky way I wrote the post)…and I think the pictures are really cute.
…The Baby Quilts incorporate hand-sewing and a lot of original design and ideas (i.e. with drawing the animals and incorporating so much personal stuff)…but it is hard to know what one picture best captures the project.
…I have sorta been thinking about making a tutorial for the diaper bag and selling patterns. I think a tutorial post with a slightly more complicated project like this might go over well…but the one picture would only show the exterior of the bag, which doesn’t really display its best features in my opinion.
…The Playmat Purse isn’t very technical, but it is creative…I could also make a new post to feature a diaper bag AND matching playmat purse AND changing mat so that I am entering the whole shebang for the competition. (I have a yellow and gray fabric I have been wanting to make a set out of…so it would give me a reason to do it and take some good pictures.)
I’d greatly appreciate it if you would leave a comment below with your opinion on which one I should enter.
Thanks for your thoughts : )