Monday, February 1, 2016

"Sew Sew" - February 2016 challenge at Our Creative Corner

It's February and it's "Sew Sew" time!
"Fabrics, wool, threads, lace - this months challenge hosted by Jan at Our Creative Corner is all about texture, layers and loveliness!
What scraps have you got hidden away? Any snippets of favourite clothes you can't bare to part with?
Anything sewing related can be used in your piece. You could use stitches, sewing machine or fake stitches. Don't forget to get out your sewing themed stamps and dies.
Have fun and create something!"

The rest of the Design Team's incredible work on this theme is so brilliant and if you haven't come from there to here - be sure to go on over and have a look-see.  I decided to challenge myself to embrace the South Africa cultural heritage, while keeping in mind the theme and the event of Love-day on the 14th, while trying to create something fresh and original (which turned out to be a much taller order than I anticipated)....  

"So she sewed shweshwe on the sugar sweet dolls!".
Shweshwe (/ˈʃwɛ.ʃwɛ/) from the Sotho name Moshoeshoe is a traditional Sotho (South Africa & 
Lesotho) printed fabric characterised by its geometric designs out of which traditional garments are fashioned.

I hand-sticthed some shweshwe fabric scraps "wool, threads, lace", sequins and ribbon onto card and  created these quirky African Valentine Paper Dolls.

The Sponsor this month is 

As always there is a generous prize to be won - 
"Darkroom Door is sponsoring one Rubber Stamp Set, valued at $31.95 AUD, to our randomly drawn winner."

To be eligible to win - all you would have to do is create a project following the guidelines above and upload your project on the "Sew Sew" post at Our Creative Corner before the end of this month.


  1. Wow! fabulous inspiration and just stunning how you turned those textiles in four beautiful pieces of artwork. Fabulous take on Jan's challenge! Jennie x

  2. Brilliantly original, as always - I just love how you've used the fabrics, and the simple geometric style of the figures - beautiful.
    Alison x

  3. Wow Candice, I love those ladies, they look like fashion plates. The fabric is beautiful, you rocked my theme! Hugs Jan x

  4. Fabulous heritage indeed, and I love the way you gathered those fabrics in shining characters. Lovely!

  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE these cards, Candice! They exude culture and beauty and fun!! :) :) You should be very proud of these fabulous creations and the recipients of these are going to love them forever! These are totally frame-able, and need to be displayed year-round, too--each one is a little piece of art to be enjoyed every day! FABULOUS!! XOXO-Shari

  6. Love your cards. Candice! The bright colours and the details are wonderful! Hugs from Synnøve


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