Thursday, December 8, 2011

The "Naughty Notions" Challenge Homepage - January 2012

The Challenge is now CLOSED but it is open for voting!
Check out the finished creations here:

View the creations made in the previous challenges:
Solids-Only Tote Challenge (November 2011)
- Retro Pillow Challenge (September 2011)

Mission Statement

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 GroupHERE
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
VOTING: February 1-29, 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".

2. Pinterest

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:

Grab the "Naughty Notions" Challenge banner:

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.

The Do's

  • 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.

The Don'ts

There is only one don't:  Don't take this too seriously. We're here to socialize, learn and have fun!

The Participants!

Caroline from Maryland
Artfully Caroline
Mom, wife, geek by day and crafter by night, creating is my mental break.
Lacey from Indiana
Young happily married newlywed who loves all things crafty especially DIY crafts.
Jennifer from New York
Beadknittingcrocheting mama livin it up in NYC!
Jenni from Kansas
who makes up this craft?
Single, crafty, love to learn
Julie from Indiana
I'm a 37 yr.old Home Executive ( housewife! ) I love all types of crafts!
Stephanie from India
Coffee Mommy
Running, writing, sewing, mommy-ing, in India
Cindy from Virginia
Raspberry Sunshine
SAHM to 3 boys with a handbag obsession!
Chanda from Arizona
One Smart Kitty
An ICU nurse by night, I'm a crafty, coupon klipping, deal loving, freebie grabbing wife to a great guy by day.
Delilah from Utah
Love Laugh Sew
I love to sew and crochet but I work full time so my time is so limited.
Christie from New York
Describe Happy
A fabric addict, a sewing addict, a crafty nut.
Lou from Kansas
I'm a craft hobbyist in my free time.
Kei from England
Unfortunately Oh!
I've always loved creating, whether it's drawing, sewing, jewellery-making or other crafts, and the cheaper I can do it, the better! (Even moreso if I can recycle or upcycle in the process!) I'm currently a volunteer for a small charity that works with disadvantaged people in Romania, but am looking for a job!
Esther from The Netherlands
Happy in Red
Hi everyone! I am Esther, a journalist from The Netherlands, who recently discovered sewing and crafting (and loving it).
Jill from Australia
Creating my way to Success
I love a challenge and like doing things my own way. Sewing is in our family - but I'm just rediscovering it now that I have my own kids to sew for and inspire me!
Pam from Australia
Threading My Way
I've just retired after 30+ years of Teaching, so for the first time in my life, I can wake up each day and decide how I will spend all the free time that I have. Amazingly, I wonder how I had time to fit in work. The majority of my spare time is divided between sewing, gardening and spending time on my computer. I've bought a motor bike this year and am going to relearn how to ride in retirement. I haven't ridden for about 20 years.
Tanya from Thailand
Craft Couture By T.C.
Hi! I'm Tanya from Bangkok, Thailand. My full-time job is a university instructor who enjoys sewing when I can find time. I love to create things. I was one of the Solids-only tote challenge participants and really enjoyed everything about it so I am up for the next challenge! :)
Kristin from Australia
pritty tings
I'm fairly new to this sewing/blogging stuff but am definitely addicted! I am a wife, a mum to a very busy little boy and step mum to four (adult) children. I love to cook, craft, shop and drink red wine. I am also secretly addicted to home/lifestyle magazines, I just love those glossy pages! I work part time (wah) and spend far too much time attached to a dishcloth or vaccum ;)
Lakshmi from India
Adithis Amma Sews
Aspiring freelance fashion designer planning to launch own clothing line in near future. I blog about the 2 loves of my life - Daughter and Sewing!
June from Iowa
Creations By June
I am back!  I am a full time worker with a serious fabric addiction that has gone wild!
Amy from Arizona
Mo Momma
Mormon Momma - Learning the ropes of all things crafty, frugal and family ;)
Gia from Greece
One Perfect Day
Addicted crafter and all-round DIY enthusiast with a love of fabric and pretty notions - so this challenge is right up my alley!
Rikka from Montana
Ricochet and Away!
I am a wife, a mom, and a small town girl from Montucky who loves to sew handbags.
Keren from Israel
sew la vie!

I'm a software developer from Israel. I sew clothes, quilts, bags, pillows, and other stuff. I love matching fabric weight, color, texture with pattern or concept or idea, and making them all come together to a beautiful unique creation (or fail, as sometimes happens...). I love the learning process, focusing on detail and acquiring skill. It's so much fun! I love meeting other sewing enthusiasts that inspire me, and with whom I can talk about sewing. Oh: and I love cats!


Pam said...

Count me in!!!!

Craft Couture by T.C. said...

yeah! I just signed up :) What a great theme..will be challenging for sure.

Becky @ The Barefoot Seamstress said...

Ohhh fun! I will think on this!

Jill said...

Another great idea for a challenge ladies! Got to get my thinking cap on for this one! Just signed up!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Delilah said...

great idea! and I'm a new follower. Can't wait to see all the creative bags.

Kitty said...

I love this challenge, just signed up for it. Can't wait!

Cindy said...

I just signed up :) My first challenge! Cindy

Dani said...

I am a little late for this challenge, but I am your newest follower so I can participate next time! Looks like fun!

Dani @ Live Creatively Now

Cameron Meerdink said...

I sure wish I'd found this sooner - I'm drowning in notions! Oh well - I'll have to stay tuned for the next challenge!

OnePerfectDay said...

I just realized that I wasn't following you girls...
I put it right, I'm your new follower!

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