Wednesday, November 2, 2011

So You Think You Can Sew Contest


I am so excited to finally announce this contest on my blog! 
It has been in the works for a while now and I have been on pins and needles with excitement ever since I dreamed up the idea months ago......
I love the show "So You Think You Can Dance" and decided it would be a lot of fun to do a sewing version on my blog called  

So You Think You Can Sew!

Obviously there are going to be lots of differences with rules and what not, but the concept will be the same.
 Before we get started on the rules and guidelines for the contest, let me announce the exciting stuff!

The Judges:

We have 5 very talented judges that will narrow the competition down to our top 12 contestants! I am SOOOO HAPPY to have these ladies to pick the cream of the crop! Click on their pictures and head over to their blogs and let them know how excited you are too!



The Prizes:

Before I let you in on what is up for grabs, I just need to thank the sponsors that are giving these prizes away. Every single one of these sponsors has been so generous and I am so happy to have them as a part of this contest. Make sure to click on each prize to check out where they are coming from!

Drum roll please...

Over $500 worth of prizes are on the line for this contest. There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner.

The 1st Place winner will receive:

The 2nd Place Winner will receive:

The 3rd Place Winner will receive:

Pretty awesome prizes, right? 


Contest Guidelines....


--Entries for the contest will be accepted now through November 30th, 2011. Enter by linking the best project (new or old) that showcases your sewing skills.
{Your entry can be anything you would like (using a pattern or not), but if you make it to the Top 12 no patterns can be used for the 4 weeks of challenges} 

--Our judges will narrow the competition down to the Top 12 by looking at these projects- so make sure that your projects, project names, and pictures draw them in enough to "click" onto your link to take a closer look. 

--The Top 12 will be announced in December and then in January there will be 4 weeks of competition. Each week there will be a theme and you will have 5 days to create a new project that fits within that theme.  


--Projects will be revealed every Wednesday morning and our audience/readers will have until Thursday evening to vote for their favorites. Contestants moving on will be announced each Thursday at midnight. Each week the bottom 3 will be cut, until the final 3 remain to compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. 

--The only rule for the contest is that you MUST become a follower of Mommy by day... Crafter by night to enter the competition.


So now the question is.....
Do You Think You Can Sew?
Enter your projects and grab a button for your blog to let everyone know that you are competing to win So You Think You Can Sew!




And for those who aren't going to be sewing, but are still taking part in the contest by voting, grab a button and help spread the word!


These buttons were made by Jamie from The Letter 4 Blog. Isn't she so talented?!?




Here is where you enter your projects...


--YOU MUST HAVE A BLOG TO ENTER THE CONTEST. NO LINKING TO FACEBOOK OR PHOTOBUCKET PICTURES--
(this is so that readers an click on your link and look at your blog to see how you make your weekly projects if you make it to the Top 12)
           
-- You can only submit ONE project... So choose wisely:) --


Click on the "add your link" button and paste the link to your post/project on the line called "URL" (make sure that you are linking to the specific post for your project, not just your blog home page), where it says "name" put the name of your project, and then make sure you add your email. Click on the button that says "next step" and it will let you choose which picture to display. That's it! You will be in the running to compete for the winning title of So You Think You Can Sew!


Email me if you have any questions, mommybydaycrafterbynight {at} gmail {dot} com.


TOP 12 WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON DECEMBER 14TH AT 10:00 PM EST





47 comments:

  1. This contest looks awesome!! I wish I could sew well :(

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  2. ahhhhh - I love this contest!!! :) I am completely new to sewing, but going to take part anyway! so excited!!

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  3. This idea rocks! Love it! I just wish I could take part. Not that I think I'd be in the 12, but I know I will be gone an entire week in january (ski trip) so I won't enter, but I cannot wait to follow the progress!! Maybe you'll do a summer edition? ;)

    Leigh Ann

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  4. This is the best contest ever, hands down. Count me in!

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  5. How fun!!! I *so* wish I were talented enough...maybe I will have fine tuned my skills enough for the next go round! Can't wait to see what everybody's doing - and awesome idea!!

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  6. Can't wait. Just entered. What a great idea!

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  7. Just posted about ti on my blog. I hope lots enter. This should be fun:>

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  8. Looks like fun...I'm still a beginner though, wish I were better.

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  9. This is so cool. I will have to work on finishing some of my project to see what I want to enter. Can it be from a pattern that we found, or do we need to create our own pattern?

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  10. What a fantastic idea for a competition!! I've entered my link - I'm following your blog -and I'm off to add the button to my sidebar right now!
    Thanks for hosting -and for getting together so many awesome prizes!!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  11. How cool! I have just started to sew about the last 6 months or so, so I will not be joining this round. But I can't wait to see what everyone does! Your newest follower. Christy

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  12. So much fun. I entered. :)

    Jen
    Eatingmycandy.blogspot.com

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  13. What a great idea!!! I am a new follower, a novice sewer and I just entered my link! How exciting!
    Rachel @ the brown abode
    http://thebrownabode.blogspot.com/

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  14. I just found your blog and I'm loving it. This sounds like fun, count me in!

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  15. Wow, this is pretty cool. I stumbled across your blog from SweetVerbena. I'll definitely have to move around some blog post to get to something good sooner than later :) Looking forward to participating!

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  16. I'm going to follow you so I can watch this, looks like fun !

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  17. Thank you so much for hosting this contest! It's so exciting!

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  18. What a fun idea! Count me in. I can't wait to see what themes you come up with. So far, looks like stiff competition but "I think I can sew"
    so I will be joining the fun and hopefully improving my sewing skills as I go. Thanks for hosting such a great contest.

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  19. This is sooooo exciting!! (I know, I know, I don't get out much :)) Totally entered!!
    michelletripper(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  20. What a clever idea for a contest! Good luck everyone I can't wait to see all the goodies!

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  21. LOVE this idea! Can't wait to see who wins!

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  22. What a fabulous idea!! I'm so excited to see everything. No way I could enter, I'm too new a sewer, but how much fun it'll be to watch!

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  23. Yahoo! This is going to be fun! I already linked, started following and off to add the button to my blog.

    http://happyfind.typepad.com/
    venusperez1@mac.com

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  24. This looks like it will be a lot of fun. Thanks for organising it.

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  25. what about those who don't have a blog? :((

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  26. What a cool contest! I love SYTYCD as well!

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  27. Ooooh! I just saw this! How fun! Seriously thinking about joining. :)

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  28. I featured your competition at You Dazzled from Bedazzle Me Monday!! Thanks for linking! Stop by and grab a button :) (Still wishing I could sew better ;))

    http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/11/you-dazzled.html

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  29. How fun! I saw the contest from the judge katys blog :) I just linked up!

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  30. Wow! What an awesome contest!
    Thanks for sharing it at Show & Share.

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  31. Yay, I just entered! So excited. Thanks for hosting this contest!

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  32. I entered and I'm SO EXCITED!!! I seriously hope I get picked for the top 12!

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  33. I have grabbed the button and am now following this comp.

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  34. How much fun is this! I found you from Shannon Sews and I'm a new follower. I'd love a follow back but no pressure!

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  35. OK I have never entered a contest before so I just linked up and we will see what happens. Thanks for a great contest.

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  36. How exciting! I love a good contest! : )

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  37. This looks amazing - what if I'm in the UK though? I'll still enter because it's such fun! Thanks for the opportunity! :-)

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  38. I live for contests like these. I really hope I make it to the top 12.

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  39. Very interesting... Added my link. Following you.

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  40. Would love if everyone who entered this could follow my blog! Trying to get some followers!

    litteldovehappyflower.blogspot.com

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  41. What a fun contest. I can't wait to see who they pick. I'm glad I found your blog & I'm now a follower.

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  42. Great projects, can't wait to see who the winners are!

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  43. Do you know when the 12 contestants will be announced?
    I just can't contain myself with excitement!!!

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xoxo, Ashley