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October Color Challenge Wrap-Up

This month we used colors from the Pepppercorn Reds palette.

Perfect for fall, don’t you think?

Here are the projects – they’re inspiring, as always!
I love Jen’s collage – I was so excited to see a new medium in the flickr pool!

I like Autumn pattern by Wild Olive
Julie’s “I like Autumn” is adorable. Look at the little scarf – look at it! Eeee!

mama sloth
Mama and baby sloth + embroidery, does it get any better? Check out Kristi’s blog for even more pictures of this criminally cute duo.

Friendship bracelet
I went old school this month and made a friendship bracelet. I followed the tutorial from How About Orange to add a clasp (here’s another picture), which makes it look more like real jewelry and less like something I made at summer camp when I was 12.

If I missed anyone, add your photo to the flickr group and leave a link in the comments. Nice work this month, ladies! Can’t wait to see what you do with November’s colors!

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November Color Challenge: Apple Hues

This month the colors are…

Apple hues!

Here are my DMC floss number suggestions, but please feel free to use whatever you have in your stash. You don’t even have to use embroidery floss – if you want to paint, paper craft, or even cook a dish with these colors (apple pie, anyone?), that’s awesome, too!

Check out the general color challenge guidelines, grab a badge, and have fun!

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November Color Challenge Voting

Goodbye, October. It’s been real. But now it’s time to choose November’s color palette!

The voting period for this month’s Color Challenge will be short and sweet – poll closes tomorrow (Tuesday, October 30th) at midnight! Check out the options, and then scroll to the bottom of the post to cast your vote.

If you’re new to the challenge (yay! I hope you’ll join us!), you can find details and general guidelines (since we’re not so big on¬†rules here) on this page.

Here are the contenders:

Sunday Tones

Apple Hues

Mushroomed Tones


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(if you’re viewing this in your email, click here to vote!)

I hope my fellow crafters on the eastern seaboard are warm and dry today. Here in Boston pretty much everything has been shut down (thanks for the long weekend, Sandy!), so I’ll be catching up on some unfinished projects and spending most of the day under a fleece blanket. Stay safe, everyone!

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October Color Challenge: Peppercorn Reds

This month’s color palette is….

Peppercorn Reds!

The numbers are DMC floss colors and are suggestions only; please feel free to use whatever you have in your stash that’s close to the colors pictured above.

If this is your first month joining us, welcome! The guidelines are quite simple and you can find them by clicking here. If this ain’t your first rodeo challenge, welcome back!

Grab a handy badge for your blog and encourage your online friends to join; the more the merrier!

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September Color Challenge Wrap-Up

Happy October! When we started working on our September Color Challenge projects, it definitely didn’t feel like fall (at least not in Boston). But now that it’s cool enough to break out the boots and pumpkin spice lattes, it’s also time to reveal your fall-inspired projects!

Here are the colors we worked with in September:

First up is Julie’s “Cuddled Up Charlie”. The detail in this piece is amazing – do you see how perfect the satin stitching is? Fun fact: if I didn’t have to go to work, I’d spend every day between October and April in my pjs wrapped up in a blanket, just like Charlie.

Cuddled Up Charlie

Glenda stitched up a super-cute pair of snuggle bunnies on a pillow case. Everybody got cozy this month! You can read more about this piece on her blog.

Snuggle Bunnies added to pillowcase

Kristi is clearly an overachiever and did not one, but two projects! The first is an itsy-bitsy stitcher and her little cup of tea.

september color challenge--japanese embroidery

And the second is this beautiful blackwork pattern that really highlights the fall colors for the month. You can visit her blog for more info on both pieces.

september color challenge--blackwork

And finally, here’s my project: a felt hair comb that somehow manages to make a messy bun look mostly ok.

Fall hair clip

Update! Here’s Pam’s beautiful felt wreath – read more about it on her blog!

Are you inspired by these projects? I hope so! Come back on Wednesday to see what October’s colors* are!


*I made an executive decision this month and didn’t put the colors to a vote – it’ll be a surprise!

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