Yay! We have a winner in the Kaya’s coat contest chosen by google’s random number generator based on the number the spreadsheet assigned when you entered:
Congrats to Judith!
AND everyone who entered will get the pattern for her coat and boots!
And as promised, we’re back to Nanea this week with a tutorial on how to make doll-size leis from people-sized ones!
When I got Nanea I had a list of all kinds of things to make for her and there are still lots of cute things on the list including accessories, polymer clay food, some “period correct” pajamas, a few dresses, etc. Now that it’s gotten really cold and fall-like here, it’s pretty hard to think about tropical prints and short sleeves or take her outside for a photo and pretend she’s in Hawaii when I’m freezing and there’s nothing but dead, wet grass and fall foliage at our altitude. 🙂
I sort of think if I’m feeling more like pumpkin muffins and chai than guava bread and pineapple juice, maybe you are too and we should shift to something more fall-like for a while. Then again, maybe it’s still really hot where you are, or it’s cold but you love Nanea so much you just want to keep making stuff for her even if she can’t wear it outside?
Let me know below – this poll is only open TODAY
Exciting news from
Maru is holding a design contest on Wren*Feathers and one other blog. They will choose one winner from each blog. Details below:
Designers your time has come! Calling all creative people to design an outfit for Maru and Friends. We are looking for the best of the best in the hopes of finding a new Fall/Winter outfit for our dolls. All fabric types are welcome. The contest will run for forty five (45) days, until May 8, 2015
, with readers being able to submit up to three (3) original designs. One (1) winner will be picked at the end of the contest period and will be featured on the Maru and Friends social media pages. The winner will also be awarded a $150 designer’s fee* and the possibility of the outfit being a new addition to the Maru and Friends clothing collection. Designers are asked to submit designs to firstname.lastname@example.org
*Maru and Friends will retain all rights to the design with the acceptance of this payment
1. These must be your original designs
, since you’ll be signing over design rights if you win, so sewing something exactly from my patterns to enter in the contest is not allowed. Using them as slopers to help draft something unique for this contest is OK as long as you’ve changed them enough that they’re your own
designs. Patterns available here
2. I am not affiliated with Maru, and all I know about the contest is what they’ve sent me to post here, so any questions about contest specifics should be directed to them at the email above.