Friday, November 14, 2014

A Change of Plans

Almost 4 years ago we were contestants on a blog called Project Run and Play where we competed with a group of wonderful women who were all sewing children's clothing.  There were really no rules to speak of, no sew-alongs, no linky parties, and no prizes.  It was a crazy experience...and we LOVED every minute of it.

From those weeks we gained not only experience (which was terrific) but we made some great blogging friends and caught a glimpse of a sewing community that was out there waiting to share with and inspire one another.

And we were hooked.

Several months later we had the opportunity to purchase that blog....which we did...and we have never looked back.

Sure competition tends to bring out the worst in people but it also brings out the best and it's that best we love...watching the creative process of others and seeing their creations...we can't help but be inspired and we feel so fortunate to be able to have a place to share so many talented women's awesomeness.  

We were literally having so much fun continuing to run our blog (Simple Simon and Company) and Project Run and Play that we decided to add one more party to the mix and Project Sewn was born.

It didn't disappoint.  Season One was AMAZING and we were hooked.

Ever since then our minds have been running over with new ideas---themes, contestants, challenges, etc...

Season 5 should begin in January...we had BIG plans...we couldn't wait...but then, our plans have changed.

Sometimes, life gives you choices...and they aren't always choices between good and bad.   Sometimes you have to choose between two good things (and then hope that you have made the best choice).

Elizabeth and I are only two.  And after some serious talk and even some tears we've made a plan and part of that plan includes saying goodbye to Project Sewn for a season.  How long that will be?  Six months?  A year?  Forever?  We don't quite know yet.

What we do know is this.  We've loved watching the weekly creations.  We've loved watching the linky party entries roll in.  We've loved sharing this place with all of you...and we will miss it.

Now before we say goodbye we have one last parting gift to give away.
It goes to Sue from "A Colorful Canvas".
(Thank you for linking up to our last linky party!)

So I guess it's time.

Thank you again for sharing yourselves with us.  The inspiration and the positive sense of such a wonderful sewing community is truly something we will always cherish. It was so very much appreciated.

Until our paths cross again, take care of yourselves.

liZ and Elizabeth
Monday, October 6, 2014

The Spooky Season Linky Party

Alright ladies.  It's the spooky season and a month where there is a lot of sewing going on!
We know you are all making everything from costumes to party dresses to chilly weather wear for yourself.
And we want to see what you are up to!
So link up what you are sewing for yourself in the party below:
(The party will stay open until midnight on October 31st and everyone who links up will automatically be entered to win a sewing package from us.)

Friday, October 3, 2014

Behind the Scenes....

Things have been quiet around here on the blog but behind the scenes things have been BUSY BUSY BUSY!!! 
(And we have some BIG plans.)
Our next season will begin in January with some exciting new twists and themes.
But until then we are ready to break the silence and get to work.
We will have more "Who Did It Best", "Love it or Leave it", and quotes of the week...but more importantly....on Monday we will open a linky party to see what you are sewing for the "spooky season".
From costumes to party looks to fall wear.  We want to see what you are sewing for the month of October!  So come Monday morning come link up your spooky sewing (and be entered to win a prize going out to one lucky, randomly selected linky party entrant)! 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Love it or Leave it: The High Low

Ahhhh...the High Low (or the Hi Low....heaven knows I've seen it spelled both ways)....
It's been everywhere.  On shirts, skirts, and dresses...and it just keeps coming....we are only a millisecond away from a new wave of mullet love...but what do you really think?
Is it fashion gold?  Or the kind of garments that embarrassing fashion folklore is made of?
Monday, September 8, 2014

Quote of the Week: Trendy and Trashy

Just ran across the quote and I'm loving it.
(But I'm not sure everyone else is....and that's ok.)
Friday, September 5, 2014

Fall Trends 2014: The A Line

A look that we have been seeing everywhere for this fall is the A Line.
A Line dresses and skirts have been around forever but this season they seem to be coming in with a vengeance.  Especially with all the 60's mod inspired looks that are taking over the fashion world.
What do you think...are you welcoming or dreading this new trend?
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Love it or Leave it: Animal Print

It seems like this trend is sticking around for at least one more season.
And they are everywhere...on dresses, shoes, and handbags!
So what do you think? 
Do you love them?  Is leopard print the new black?
Do you think animal prints should be returned to Mother Natures closet?