Thursday, September 26, 2013

Craft Taffy Retreat 2013 - Part 2 - Giveaway Day


 At the retreat,
we had our own version
 
 
Sewists were each given a bag with
 a fat quarter and
 a variety of 6" squares.
 
 
We all want to thank
Riley Blake for sending fabric and
 charm packs for the gift bags!
 
Their generosity and support of quilters
and crafters is so appreciated.
 
And their fabric is the best too!
They sent us some of Lori Holt's Bake Sale.
 
So the contestants, were told,
"You have to make a kitchen item.
You'll have 10 minutes to sketch your idea,
and then an hour to produce it."
 
 
 
And they got right to work.
 
We heard it was getting a little tense
in the workroom.
 
 
Des and I were the judges,
so we stayed out of site.
 
We did NOT want to know
 who was making what.
 
We were surprised to say the least
 at their creativity and workmanship.
  
 
They came up with:
An apron with whisk and matching egg carton hat with netting - Deanne
A lined basket that was going to be a darling picnic basket with pink napkins ;) - Jen
An adorable yellow drying mat - Kathy
A scalloped apron - Leela
A pink chef's hat - Jojo
An insulated cup wrap with white pom poms - Ramona
A darling 'Kiss the Cook' wreath - Rachel
An embroidered mug wrap - Shelto
A potato baker - Sandy
A days of the week, recipe holder hanging - Monique
Cute plastic garbage bag holder - Maurene
 



 
 and our big winner is being modeled by Susan,
but was made by Sheryl!
 
It's a bikini and apron since it's always
Hot in the Kitchen.
 
 
This group did great! 
Well done competitors!
 
 
Here is Sheryl
surfing away on her winnings -
a new traveling ironing board and iron!
 
 
 To let you play along at home --
I have a couple of extra packs of fabric.
 
If you win one, you have to make something
 and send me a pic.
 
To enter the drawing to win a
Riley Blake pack,
leave a comment on what you might make.
 
 
Update:  Congrats to mom2three and Shauna!
You are the winners!!

Random drawing later tonight.

 

63 comments:

  1. I will make a bread-basket and some potholders
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  2. First to comment? I would make an extra long oven glove so I stop burning my arm!!

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  3. I will make hot pads for neighbor gifts.

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  4. What an amazing idea! Would have loved to be a mouse in the corner watching the gals create! If I won these fabulous fabrics, I would make a Tablerunner appliqued with a kitchen motif and a matching tea towel. Thanks for the chance!

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  5. I think I would make a cover for my beloved but very well used Kitchen Aid mixer. She is the original, plain white version. I have had her for 27 years and she is a work horse. She deserves a new dress. If there were fabric remaining I would make coasters and pot holders. I always need more!

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  6. I would make a bunting for my twins bedroom! What fun! it looks like you are having a great time
    Jessica

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  7. I would make some place mats to use for our casual meals.

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  8. I would love to make some mug rugs for Christmas gifts.

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  9. I will make an apron. I am in apron mode right now and have just drafted the perfect apron pattern.

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  10. Looks like everyone had a blast!!! If I won I'd love to make a new pillow cover for my bed pillow... or maybe some placemats for the dinner table... thanks for the chance!!!

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  11. Corrie I need a thread catcher bag for my sewing machine bad so that us what I would make with that lovely fabric.

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  12. I would love to make something cute and fun to distract from my messy kitchen - like a toaster cover ! and a cute bunting to go across my kitchen window! The retreat looked like a great time!!

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  13. I'd make some fun potholders because mine are always looking so grubby.

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  14. I think I would make a table runner :)

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  15. Maybe a bunting or a kitchenaid cover or some cute accented dishtowels or some potholders... Just anything to brighten things up! Thanks for the chance to win! This post was hilarious!

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  16. I am really into English Paper Piecing lately. I will cut them into 5" squares and use 2" hexagons and piece them together to make a table runner! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  17. It looks like you all had a great time! I have been making pot holders lately, so I think I would make those. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  18. I would either make a table runner or a tote. Thanks for the fun pictures.

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  19. I loved every single intense minute of this challenge! Let's do it again!!!

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  20. I need to make a basket liner for a basket that I put dinner rolls in.

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  21. Wow!! You guys really know how to put on an awesome retreat. I wish I lived closer. I would make a tablerunner for my daughter's new house.

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  22. I will make a hot pad and pot holder...thanks for the giveaway...

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  23. You guys are too funny! It looks like you had a great time and I love the bikini apron. Not that I would ever WEAR one LOL. I'm not entering the drawing but hope you get a fun winner!

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  24. I would make a table runner, such pretty fabric.

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  25. You guys are so great and creative which I'm not! I love the bikini! I think all I would come up with would be is a mug rug, see not very creative!

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  26. I love this idea! So fun:) I'm dying over the bikini! I would probably make a hot pad or two, which sounds probably lame, but I really need some new ones!

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  27. I have a raised counter area in front of my sink that is just crying for a beautiful runner. Well done to the ladies for such great projects.

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  28. well i really need new place mats i am tired of the dark red ones I need the bright colors of the fabric in the giveaway.

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  29. Maybe either a apron or matching dish towels to hot pads or topper. Would have to look at it first and let my minds eye decide. The fabric would tell me what to do..lol..that sounds psycho...but somehow I do m best work that way...I never hardly ever buy fabric for a specific purpose because I all ways end up using it for something else that what was originally intended

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  30. I would make a table topper for my kitchen table! Hmmm, or maybe potholders for gifts? No, I think the table topper to keep all for myself! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  31. An apron, I love aprons and have so many that I could open a shop. Each one has part of something that I have made, be it a quilt or a baby dress.

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  32. Oh you girls sure did have a lot of fun!! Thanks for posting all the pictures.

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  33. I'm dying to make an old fashioned roll holder (the kind that is made from circles with little pockets for the rolls.) I have a pattern but haven't found the perfect fabric....

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  34. I would love to make a table runner or maybe a cute bunting to hang. Or use them to make cute dish clothes.

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  35. I would make that journal cover that I keep wanting to try. If it needs to be a kitchen item, I am in desperate need for more potholders.

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  36. Id make a sweet apron for my girl! Thanks!

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  37. I'd like to make an apron or maybe some potholders with matching towel toppers. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  38. Hello,I'd love to make a table runner!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  39. I would make some bowl covers

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  40. I'd make a table runner and/or potholders
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  41. I think I would like to make some pot holders, I have had some Insul Bright in my fabric closet forever and they would make great little gifts for the holidays!!

    Tami
    tamiquilts(at)att(dot)net

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  42. How fun.....I would love to go on something like that!! I would make a toaster cover. With the charm squares in the front and the fat quarter in the back.

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  43. This looks perfect to make a cozy for my little yellow teapot!

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  44. I need a strawberry basket so that I can store my packets of sugar. I saw a super cute pattern the other day and this fabric would be fab with it.

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  45. I would have to make a cover for my poor neglected Kenwood x

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  46. I've been wanting to make a table accent and hot pads.

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  47. I would make a cute hot pad! :)

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  48. Sounds like a fun time. It would be fun to do
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  49. I need to prettify my kitchen, so I think I would use the fabric to make some dish towels, pot holders and maybe a basket for my tea bags.

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  50. I'd say a cover for my recipe book.

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  51. I would make a tiny twirly skirt for my grand baby!

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  52. I would probably make a cute apron. I was planning on making a cover for my bread machine but the paddle broke. Now I must buy a new one first.

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  53. I need some new placemats or pot holders...if I have time maybe use it in a quilt of some sort

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  54. I would add these lovely squares to my stash for use in a future scrappy quilt. Thanks, Corrie!

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  55. I would make pot holders, or a tea towel or an apron. Thanks for the chance to
    win!! I just love Bake Sale!!!

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  56. What fun! I need some little pads for taking hot microwaved dishes to the table.

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  57. It looks like you had so much fun at your retreat. Such a fun game to play, too! I'd make an over-sized pot holder to put underneath my Sunday dinner casserole dish.

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