View the creations made in the previous challenges:
- Solids-Only Tote Challenge (November 2011)
- Retro Pillow Challenge (September 2011)
Should you accept this challenge, you will be required to make a clutch bag (or a small handbag), using lots and lots of notions.
Why "Naughty Notions"? Because they pile up and create a huge stash, that's why!
Here's your chance to put those notions to use big time. Buttons, beads, snaps, ribbon, cord, eyelets, hooks and eyes, zippers, lace trim - - - have I left anything out? Go overboard! Make your clutch bag all about the notions.
We encourage you to use notions from your stash, because this is a good time as any to use what you have rather than buy (and stash...) more. But you can go out and buy new stuff if you really think it'll make a magnificent Naughty Notions Clutch.
Pinterest: HERE (inspiration gallery, tutorials, work in progress, finished creations)
Discussion Group: HERE
Voting Page: [Will be published on February 1, 2012]
SIGN UP: You can sign up starting now. Scroll below for details.
START: January 1, 2012
LAST DAY FOR SUBMISSION: January 31, 2012
VOTING: February 1-29, 2012
WINNER ANNOUNCED: February 2012
Count me in! How do I sign up?
So are you in?? Yay!
Fill in your details below and press "Submit", or email us the answers to these questions:
I've Signed Up! What Do I Do Now?
Great to have you on board!
Here's what you need to do now.
1. Discussion Group
Go to the Discussion Group page and click on "Join this group".
Create a Pinterest account if you haven't already got one. Go to RikkaAndKeren's profile and press the "Follow All" button. We will add you as a contributor to the Challenge Pinterest Board. This board contains inspiring images and tutorials that are relevant to the challenge. Feel free to pin relevant inspirational photos or tutorials to this board! Once the challenge starts, you are encouraged to pin photos of your work in progress, as well as photos of your finished project.
3. Spread the word!
Spread the word about the challenge - tell your friends, blog about it, add the challenge button or banner on your blog, etc!
Grab the "Naughty Notions" Challenge button:
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3. Optional: Mailing List
Sign up here to be notified about future challenges.We promise we won't email often! You can easily unsubscribe at any time.
- Do adhere to the challenge's guidelines.
- Do be friendly and check out your fellow participants' blogs, pinterest boards, facebook pages, twitters and spread some love!
- Do grab a button for your blog.
- Do conctact one of your lovely hostesses (Keren or Rikka) if you have any questions or concerns.
There is only one don't: Don't take this too seriously. We're here to socialize, learn and have fun!
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