Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Abakhan Projects on a Budget - Back to School

Every month, we challenge you to design and make something for £20.  This month's theme is "Back to School" so perhaps PE bags, pencil cases, pencil rolls, lunch bags, whatever you can think of!
Lilys Quilts
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You head on over to Abakhan Fabrics and pick out £20 worth of anything that takes your eye.  We send it to you free, you make, photograph and write a tutorial to go on my blog.  And of course there's a button.
So here's what you need to do:

1.   You can now be anywhere in the world to participate in this challenge!
2.   Leave a comment on this post telling me what you would like to make using £20 worth of anything from Abakhan.  eg. I would like to make a gym bag or I would like to make a star chart.
3.   In a few days from today, we will choose a winner who will have one month to choose their booty from Abakhan, make something and write a tutorial.  So for this first item, we will be hoping to schedule a post by end September (sooner if you're ready sooner!).
4.   This is a monthly feature so don't be disheartened if we do not pick your idea this month, there are always other months.
5.   The item can be anything at all - clothing, quilted or non quilted items - anything crafty at all really.
6.   Be as original, as traditional, as creative or as simple as you like - anything for going back to school.

8 comments:

  1. I would like to make a cover for a composition notebook and a matching pencil case :)

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  2. my lad is starting junior school and so needs a gym bag and a pencil case, i fancyed trying a double one with 2 pouches/zips so he can have his coloured pencils on once side and the other bits on the other so his 'normal' pencil is easy to find.

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  3. Our grandaughter is due to start at Nursery school this September and I would make her a wee pinny for lunchtime, to protect her new and shiny uniform.

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  4. I used to cover my school books with cloth covers. I added pockets to the front of some to make carrying my gear easier.

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  5. I would love to make a book bag for my daughter as the school one is blue. According to her blue is a boy colour so I promised to make her a pink one.

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  6. I would like to make a felt spelling board. Using an assortment of colors, the this would be a tactile activity for small hands, learning their abc's, blends, practice their spelling words.

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  8. Oh I'd love to play with the fabric paints....especially the puffy and glitter ones to create a personalised homework diary/note book cover and matching gym bag.

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