Thursday, February 7, 2013

Valentine's Day Cabin Fever Creativity Link-Up and Giveaway


Because Jamie said I should, and because I have a half-way decent dinner in the crock pot, the baby is sleeping on me, the girls are playing their favorite game (dress up dogs and lay them down for naps in the nursery) and because I managed to finish a rather shoddy (when are they not) alteration project I am just going for it: the first ever (and probably only ever) Valentine's Day! Cabin! Fever! Creativity! Link-Up! + Giveaway!
The only thing longer than the title was that sentence.

I couldn't think of anything better, plus all I kept thinking of was this:
Only, more creativity
Here's how it goes: pick a project, small or big, do it and link it up.

It does not have to be alteration of clothing, it could be making cute little baby head bands, making you own felt play pizza, creating faux boot socks from an old shirt, or doing your own Rosary hopscotch. Whatever. Make it and link it. If you're busy wrangling 3 little ones one of whom has been recently birthed, and you've already posted projects, just link the old posts.

Here's my most recent little project, in honor of Valentine's Day of course.

My mom gave me this wonderfully bright red cropped sleeve sweater turtle neck and I just could not resist taking the scissors to it. I have hacked the neck off of sweater's before because as a mother with raging crazy hormones that make me hot hot HOT, having anything tight around my neck just makes me feel like I am being strangled. So I chopped the neck off.


But then I realized that one of the sleeves had a hole in it, so I tried to fix it and it went horrible wrong. Sooooooo, off came the sleeves!

Then 1995 called and asked for it's sweater vest back. Whatever.

You most certainly do not need to be crafty, the purpose of this is really to help make these long winter days a little less dreary and... long. Having a little project that you enjoy and that you see an immediate result with is fulfilling and fun and linking it up makes it even better, say I.

And just for fun, at the end of the link-up (in a week or so) I will choose a winner based on what? I have no idea and send you a prize of your choosing, although you have to choose between a scarf or a nursing cover:

I have materials to make an identical infinity scarf to the pinky above and for a different, more toned down, floral print nursing cover. And if you are a gentleman and joining in, just know that these would both make spectacular gifts for a lady friend... or mother.

So I will leave you with that and if I get even one linker I will consider this a huge success, even if it is just myself.

If you're writing a new post remember to link back to this link-up in the post.

Happy winter! 

23 comments :

  1. awesome. this is awesome.

    I REALLLLLY hope I can get my act together to participate ..... I'll be going with the scarf!!


    wink.

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  2. What!? This is so cute and I'm in awe of your sewing magic!

    I wish I could link up but I have serious sewing issues!

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  3. YES!!! SO GLAD YOU DID THIS!!!
    Can't wait to get started, the girls have been passing sickness back and forth for like 2 months at least and I am in DESPERATE need of creative rejuvenation....

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  4. Can I join even though it's in the 70's here?? We just finished the PERFECT project to add to the link-up. As long it still counts if my husband did 90% of the work....

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  5. I will happily delete my link up if it does not meet the appropriate criteria :)

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  6. You've inspired me to do the DIY post that I was trying to get the gumption to do for a few days. I've been waist deep in a project that I was a little intimidated to share with the blogosphere, but this seems like fate.

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  7. Maybe the answer is obvious; I don't know. but, I really want to hack a couple of my turtle necks because, like you, I feel like I am being strangled by a very weak midget (What movie is that from? I forget.). Anyway, could you maybe guide me through the complicated process?

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  8. I want to link up but don't know if I'll be finished by Valentine's day!!! I am almost done, but will we be able to submit...say...the 15th? (Roman's birthday!!)

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  9. I linked up... but it is like OVER two years old!! I just haven't been crafty lately. LOVE your shirt though!

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  10. I just linked to my one and only craft I made almost 4 years ago :)

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  11. In the words of Ahnold.... "I'll be baaaaaaaaaaaach!"

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  12. Oh gosh Ana...I'm feeling I'm down to the wire here and won't be blogging for a bit...but wanted to link up (even if it is my measly pillow covers). What a fun event!

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  13. I've been blog-stalking for awhile and now I'm joining in! This is a fun idea, Ana!

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  14. Linked! The first and only crafty project on my blog!

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  15. Okay I linked up a pom pom rather than the card so you can remove the card if you don't want more than one entry :)

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  16. Just now getting around to linking up- thanks for the awesome idea and for keeping this open longer!! Here's an old link, since I haven't been too crafty lately. And now I'm gonna check out all the other inspiration!

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  17. Thank you for doing this! I have been going stirfreakincrazy in my cabin, so this helps:)Glad you kept it open for this long!

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  18. Just linked up! Thank you, Ana.

    ~ Laura

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  19. Oh my gosh- bet you thought my pants were on fire due to me being a big fat liar.

    No booty flames here, baby!

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