Thursday, September 14, 2006

An Exciting New Contest!


In an effort to keep us all busy-or crazy-I am offering a crafters challenge. Shortly you will receive in the mail a small piece of drift wood that I found while walking along the shore of Lake Erie on a beautiful day!

Let your imaginations soar and see what you can make with this. There are no rules for the contest so you can do anything you want to the wood. We can set a date for showing of our completed projects. Let me know how long you need. 2 weeks? 3 weeks? and then we can post pictures. If you think this is just to crazy and that I've gone over the edge, you're right!

Here are pictures of the necklace I finished. They are both made from old stuff I found at flea makets. The gold one is a shoe buckle and the pewter one is from Renningers (the last time we went together). It was a necklace. I am really liking putting together odd combinations. Are they to odd?

Posted by Patti

17 comments:

kdh said...

wow VERY cool. And I love the crafters challenge! I am so already scheming about what to do with the driftwood ... hmmmm....

amy said...

no they're not odd. they are very cool and original. i'm excited about the contest. i love a crafty challenge.

erica said...

I absolutely LOVE the necklaces. Not too odd at all. In fact, very similar to a lot of stuff in Sundance, which, if no one has guessed by now, is essentially my jewellery wish list.

And the challenge is very exciting! I can see Rob's face now when I open the box and say "Look, I got my piece of wood from Patti!" Can we get an idea of how big this wood is? Or do we have to wait? (I'm not good at delay of gratification.)

patti said...

Hey..how come that published twice?
Anyhow, no piece of wood is longer that 4". I will send 2 pieces. One twiggy looking and one more barky looking.It's up to you which one you use or use both. In the mail tomorrow.I'd love to see the look on Rob's face-like he doesn't already think we're daft.

patti said...

The packages have been mailed. You might even get them today.

erica said...

Ooooh! How exciting! I love getting mail that's not bills! Unfortunately Rob is away this week, so I won't be able to capture his expression when I open up the package.

kdh said...

ooh ooh ooh! I got mail and it was a challenge! Yay for me!

What's the timeframe here, mom?

I think we should each post our results and the others should guess who did it.

erica said...

So Atlanta is closer to Buffalo than DC??? Mine hasn't appeared yet...

amy said...

i got mine yesterday. very challenging.
what is the time frame to have it completed again?
i hope you saved some pieces for yourself, patti.
i'd like to see what everyone comes up with.
i like the idea of the anonymous post and guess who the crafter is.

patti said...

Just waiting to see if Erica got her package in the mail and then we will set a completion date. Anonymous pictures sounds like the way to go. I did save some for me.
can always go back if anyone wants more.

erica said...

you know, I got home so late last night and Rob was home ahead of me that I didn't even see if we got any mail. Duh. I'll be sure to check tonight.

erica said...

I think I got left out. There was still no wood delivered to my house.

sigh.

patti said...

darn!! If it doesn't come by tom. I will mail you more....

erica said...

Finally! I got my package today! It seemed that the post office couldn't deal with inverted zip code numbers. But the contest can now begin! How much time do we have? 3 weeks?

erica said...

Oh, and I believe Rob's response was "She's crazy." But I think he's secretly intrigued by the contest.

patti said...

Yea!!!!

....and i've been called worse! I really like eccentric.

patti said...

3 weeks is Ok by me. So on Oct 14th we start posting our completed projects-anonymously.