Sunday, April 21, 2013

Make it Work Challenge - Week 1

It's finally here!!!!! Yippee.

Welcome to week 1 of our 'Make it Work' Challenge. Each week over 6 weeks we will be showcasing handmade creations from various designers with a different theme each week.

This is what we have coming up for you over the next 6 weeks:
WEEK 1: For Her - Embellishments (Commences Sunday 21st April)
WEEK 2: For Kids - Favourite designer fabric (Commences Sunday 28th April)
WEEK 3: For Him - Upcycled/recycled (Commences Sunday 5th May)
WEEK 4: For Home - Ombre (Commences Sunday 12th May)
WEEK 5: For Parties - Paper (Commences Sunday 19th May)
WEEK 6: For Play - Chevron (Commences Sunday 26th May)

This week our designers were asked to create something for women inspired by embellishments. This meant they could either use an embellishment in their creation or use their creative nous and come up with something inspired by an embellishment.

Now it's your turn to vote for your favourite creation from our designers. The designer with the most votes wins the challenge for the week and walks away with a $70 embellishment pack from Little Tee Tee Laces and Trims and the honour of being our first winner of our Shop Contemporary Handmade 'Make it Work' challenge. You can only vote once a week so please choose carefully. Voting is open until next Saturday at 5pm and the winner for week 1 will be announce next Sunday.

View all the fabulous submissions from our designers below and get voting.

IsaAvA Designs - Ladies knotted patchwork necklace

Created using fabric from Alexander Henry's Golden Garden Collection in Grey and black the necklace is finished with a hand crafted satin layered flower with pearl centres. For more gorgeous pieces from IsAvA Designs click here to find them on facebook.

Laura Maidment - Ladies Black Doilie Dress

This soft a-line jersey dress features hand dyed vintage doilies embellished along the hemline. For more gorgeous designs from Laura Maidment visit her online.

Three Beans in a Pod - Hand Crocheted Collar

Made from a silky-soft cotton/acrylic blend yarn this gorgeous collar is hand crocheted and has a button to fasten it at the front. This piece is inspired by lace and can be worn with almost anything. For more gorgeous designs from Three Beans in a Pod click here to find them on facebook.

2 Tone Designs - Ladies Singlet

Made from 100% stretch cotton this black singlet has been embellished with handmade flowers to give it a romantic look. For more gorgeous designs from 2 Tone Designs find them on online.

Just 2 Crafty - Geisha Necklace

This stunning handmade pendant features a Geisha Girl cabochon and has been set in crystal clay with a back drop of Swarovski Light Amethyst and Amethyst crystals. For more gorgeous designs from Just 2 Crafty visit their website.

Cherub's Kiss - Women's Essential Wristlet

The cutest little Essential Wristlet - constructed of lightweight Denim and Tilda prints. Delicious hand embroidered Sunflowers and Roses adorn the front.  This little bag measures just 19 x 12cm, but is perfect for keys, a phone and some change, just what you need for ducking into the shops or picking up the kids from school. It closes with a zip, has a little internal pocket and a wrist strap. Find Cherub's Kiss on facebook.

Now that you have seen them all it's time to vote. You can vote at the top right hand side of the blog. Definitely some ideas for mum this Mother's Day, um or me. He he.

And why is it so important to vote?

This weeks winner will receive an amazing $70 embellishment pack from our sponsor Little Tee Tee Laces, Trims & More. They supply gorgeous laces, trims, appliques, flowers and so much more. If you are feeling a little inspired and crafty you can get your own embellishment pack from Little Tee Tee Laces Trims & More

Little Tee Tee are running a mother's day showcase starting 30th April. Make sure you take a peek and follow on facebook for more details.

Keep an eye out for our handmade giveaway commencing tomorrow. Have a great week!

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