I can’t believe it. Today the final ranking of Project Run and Play is announced and I won! This is so superduperoverlycool! I have a big grin all over my face.Two months ago on December 28th I got asked to participate in the competition. Since then my whole life was dominated by it. For years I had been a huge fan of PRP and hoped to participated one day. Now that I had the chance, I gave everything and wanted to get as far as possible. I almost didn’t dare to dream of getting to the finals or to win!
Wow, that’s crazy. Not only have I made it to the final week of Project Run and Play, I even won the 3rd week, which came like a total surprise to me. I’m so happy that I made it to the signature style week and I really want to thank all of you for your nice comments, likes, encouraging emails and text messages and of course for your votes. The last weeks have been so much fun. Well at least besides the voting days which are always an incredible up and down. I couldn’t imagine these emotions before I participated, but I can assure you that being on the last spot in the public voting is quite devastating. Nonetheless, I loved to compete in PRP. Competitions always take me to my limits and beyond. For almost two months I have spend pretty much every day thinking about possible designs, pattern hacking, cutting, sewing, taking pics and writing blog posts. It’s been really awesome, but I’m also looking forward to some lazy time in front of the tv, board games with the kids and maybe even some sewing that I don’t blog about at all. But the next days are still going to be exciting. Of course I would love to win the competition now that I’ve made it so far, but the most important thing for me is that my kids love all the clothes that I’ve made for them and have already worn them several times.
Week 3 of Project Run and Play is here and I’m still competing. And not only competing. I actually won week 2, which is pretty incredible. Thank you all for your votes. I couldn’t do this without you! But, now it’s time for week 3. The theme this week is “All that Glitters”. If you have been following my little blog for more than a day, you’ll know that I’m not a very glittery person (besides my big love for my glitter Lindens). I love to sew everyday wear. I want to see those clothes again and again on my kids – and not just for one special occasion. To stay true to myself I decided to sew something for a Kids’ Night Out. I.e. fun, yet stylish, comfortable, yet edgy clothes with glitter and sparkle thrown in for a fun mix. I wanted to create a special look full of details that would be perfect both for a nice family dinner in a beautiful restaurant, but also for running around on the playground.
Wohoo, it’s Week 2 of PR&P and I’m still here, which means that I reached at least my minimal goal. I seriously loved what the other’s made last week and am already super curious what they’ll show today. We have had quite some fun chats in our contestant facebook group. This week was pretty hard for most of us. It’s thus, very good that we aren’t alone in this, but cheer each other on! Anyways, let me show you what I’ve made for week 2, one of my all time favorites, and let me tell you a little background story! [Read more…]
It’s here. Project Run and Play Season 11 starts today. I can’t even tell you how excited I am! I sent my contribution in on sunday and since then I’ve had that weird feeling in my stomach. It’s always very exciting to put yourself out there and when a voting is connected to this, it’s even more exciting. I just really hope that you all will like what I’ve sewn for my kids and that I’ll get to the next round for which I have sewn and photographed everything – would be a bummer if I couldn’t show it!
I told you some weeks ago about that very exciting email that I got some weeks ago. Today I can finally tell you what it was about: I’m competing in season 11 of Project and Play. I can’t even tell you how excited I am. Project Run and Play was one of the first sewing blogs that I ever discovered and it’s probably the reason why I ever started to sew. I could hardly believe that „normal“ people could sew such amazing clothes for their kids. And now I get to be part of it! Wowza, it still feels totally unreal.