My whole life is an experiment . . . sometimes I get surprising results. - C Erdmann

Monday, September 10, 2012


Gail has started up the monthly challenges on Mind Wide Open blog again after a break of a couple of years, which is great news!!
This month is the second one since she started them up again and below is my entry for September. The winner gets a $20 voucher to spend in Gail's online store Shabby Cottage Studio Store.

She provides a digital image usually of her own making(clever lady!) sometimes with a prompt word.
You can do what ever you like to the image to use it, as long as it is recognisable as the original image.
You remember in my last post I mentioned a giveaway I won from Suziq's Threadworks? Well inspired by her beautiful work I decided to enter this challenge with a fabric collage. A definite challenge indeed!!  :))
If you'd like to see all the entries and even cast your vote for one of them then please pop over to MWO blog. You won't be disappointed with the work and talent you'll find there!
and please don't feel I'm asking you to vote for me, as I realise that we all have differing tastes. It's always a case of "to each her own!" and it's a Challenge Blog truly worth supporting and bringing more artisans into the fold.   :)
Who knows, you might even fancy entering yourself for the October challenge!


Another challenge I entered into, which isn't for a prize but just show and tell, was Halloween in July for Cloth Doll Artistry, of which I'm a member.

We were to use a pattern by Karen Neiforth. It was of 3 different punkin's and we weren't to change the size or shape but could add what ever we wanted to them...arms legs hair etc etc. We could use 1 or all of them.

So I've used two of them and made a punkin' pinkeep! I'm sooooo loving those large pins in the head, that I made myself! A witch's hat, mini punkin' and a bat.
This one was a lot of fun to make! 

Both very different in styles, but so worth doing.

Have decided I'll link this post to JaM over at Jody's. She's been having some challenges of her own, so I thought it might just fit in!
 JaM - taking Just a Moment to gather & share the things you have noticed, consumed, created &/or bought during your week....


You must do the things you think you cannot do. ~  Eleanor Roosevelt


  1. Thank you Pam for your lovely comment!! Your fabric collage is just beautiful. I love using old lace, fabric and vintage finds to create with and I see you do too :)

    Oh, my, the pumpkin pinkeep is precious!! LOVE it!!!!


  2. Both inspired pieces of work. Have been over to the Mind Wide Open challenge. Some awe inspiring work being done. May well join in in future months. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Pam, Your MWO piece is gorgeous. I will vote for you for sure. I love your pumpkin witch doll too, it's the cutest ever. I did entered MWO, it was a challenge I didn't expect but I had to do it. I love all your details in your fabric collage. Hugs, Linda
    PS Pam you won't believe this but I've tried 3 times to publish my comment and have failed the word tests. I'm going to try once more.

  4. Gorgeous creations Pam, your Pumpkin Challenge is amazing. x

  5. You get my vote!

    Thanks for joining in JaM this week Pam. x

  6. Looks like you're having an amazing summer, good for you for enjoying it!

  7. I can imagine you having a lot of fun with these challenges, Pam... your end results are fantastic :) Happy crafting, Jenny

  8. Oh your cleaver,the fabric collage looks great with all the little bits and pieces. Will have to hop over and have a look at the other entries.

  9. Pam I think you have done such a lovely piece for the challenge. I shall cross my fingers for you.
    Well done! Love your pumpkin doll too - so creative.
    Thanks for your kind comment on my new journal!

  10. You must love a good challenge...these two are great

  11. Not surprised you won a prize with it. Beautiful.


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