Season 11 Finale!

Hey!  How was your weekend?  We went camping with some friends.  It was awesome!  I haven’t been camping forever and it was a blast, even if it did downpour.  It was so relaxing and I loved the sounds of the rain and the birds.  I can’t wait to go again!

Can you believe that we’ve already been through 9 weeks of this season?  This is the last challenge.  The finale.  I’m so sad to see it end!  The ten ladies worked so hard this season, and now we’re down to two.

This week the challenge isn’t anonymous.  I figure you have already figured out who is who by now so there isn’t much point in not telling you anymore 🙂

Like always the poll is in the sidebar and will be open  until Friday night.  make sure you vote early and let others know they need to head on over, too!

Craft #1 – Upholstered Tufter Bench & Ruffled Rug by Wendy @ Craft Goodies

I’m still a bit amazed that I’m here.
This has been a wild and crafty ride, but oh so much fun! Thank you for all the votes that have kept me here and for helping me to scratch a few projects off of my to-make list.
This theme had me at a bit of a loss, but for different reasons than those past.
You see here in a few weeks we’ll be making a big move, 2100 miles big, so my final project had to be something worth moving…
I decided to focus on the foyer/entry way in the new house and came up with a really neat looking upholstered bench and super cute ruffled rug!
 {Absolutely worthy of a trek across the country…}

The bench was really a simple project-the wood part anyway. Upholstery was new for me . The tacks were such a fun addition, and while they aren’t perfect, they make such a difference.
Oh! And that rug! It’s been whirling round in my mind for such a time now, I just needed the right kick in the pants to get it done. It was pretty easy too. Canvas drop cloth for the base and a soft jersey knit for the ruffles.
So again, thank you so much for the past 9 weeks–it’s been amazing. And my new house thanks you too, for keeping me in this long enough to make something just for it!

Craft #2 – Dipped Hem Maternity Dress by Angela @ Wray Sisters

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At the moment I am 38 weeks pregnant. So as you can imagine I have two things on the brain these day. First, all things baby. Second, comfort. It isn’t always the easiest to get comfortable at this point in pregnancy. So for my final project I knew that I wanted to create something comfortable and stylish. Let me present to you my dipped hem maternity dress.
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It is a knit t-shirt style dress. It can be dressed up a with a belt. Honestly most days I just wear it casual with a pair of flip flops.
Besides it’s comfort level, I’d have to say that the dipped hem is my favorite part about this dress. It gives the dress a fun edge.
Now I don’t know about you, but I have the hardest time buying maternity clothes. It is hard for me to justify buying something I am only going to wear for just a few months. As you can imagine, I have an even harder time making maternity clothes because of all the time and effort it requires, again for something that I will only wear for a short time. So I decided to cut this dress for my normal sized body. Then I added a 3 inch strip of fabric to each side of the dress, giving my belly the room it needed to grow. Once I am no longer pregnant, I can just take out those 3 inch strips and re sew up the sides of the dress making it possible to wear post pregnancy as well. Score! I have emphasized the inserts in the photo above so you can see, but really they are hardly noticeable.
I love this dress! I love everything from it’s comfort to it’s dipped hem. It even makes for the perfect dress to play ring around the rosie in the park 🙂
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  1. says

    I love Wendy’s bench, its so beautiful, and I never thought of dress making ‘crafting’
    isn’t that more ‘fashion’ or ‘sewing’? I do love the dress, but my vote goes to Wendy.