Friday, 15 January 2016

A whole new theme

Hello! Welcome back, we hope you are enjoying 2016 and are ready for a new challenge!

There are things...

you could move or travel...


simply a shape...


or you could buy us one ;)



The theme for this month is ROUND.

Quite a simple starting theme for the year and we hope you will come up with some clever and different interpretations as always! 

Anyone can join in, using any medium and create a finished project based on the theme 'ROUND'.

The link will open 14th February and one person will be chosen by random to win a $25 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop and a $10 gift certificate to spend at Eco Fabric Store or Fibers To Fabric.

If you are new to le challenge please read these guidelines.

Use the hashtag #lechallenge on social media to show us what you're working on.


We are happy to return and always enjoy seeing your projects. Nat and I have worked hard creating our own projects for le challenge each month and while we plan to continue there have been personal changes and we both have lots of other commitments in our lives. After discussing it we agreed that we will take some of the pressure off ourselves by perhaps not always having our own projects to link up, we hope you understand and will continue to be inspired to take on the challenge!

Monday, 4 January 2016

And the winner is...


Debbie who made an insulated bag for her husband - featuring my son's favourite heroes (at the moment) - the ninja turtles! 

Happy new year everyone!

Monday, 14 December 2015

Le Challenge #28 - SPACE


Hello! Thank you for joining us at what is such a busy time of the year for so many! We are looking forward to seeing your interpretations and 'space' makes. 

Here's what we made this month:



Lucy made some space on her sewing desk at Charm About You



Nat made a vintage inspired pincushion and a tutorial here


Link up your finished project based on 'SPACE' below for a random chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop and $10 to spend at Eco Fabric Store or Fibers To Fabric.

Please remember to include the button or a link to Le Challenge in your blog post or Flickr description and use the hashtag #lechallenge if you are linking up from Instagram. If you are new to Le Challenge find more information here - please read the guidelines.


A reminder that there will be no new challenge theme this month. We like to take a little break over the holidays and we will be back with a new theme on January 15th 2016!



Tuesday, 17 November 2015

And the winner is ...


... Kirsten who blogs at Gemini Stitches. I love her pillow and I am hoping to be able to use the method she highlighted! Thanks all for participating, and see you in a month. 

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Room for a new theme


From the final frontier...


to just breathing...




Maybe in the open...


Or the places in between...

source: & Stitches

The theme this month is: SPACE





We hope this inspires you to get crafting!

Anyone can join in, using any medium and create a finished project based on the theme 'SPACE'.
The link will open 14th December and one person will be chosen by random to win a $25 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop and a $10 gift certificate to spend at Eco Fabric Store or Fibers To Fabric.
If you are new to le challenge please read these guidelines.

Use the hashtag #lechallenge on social media to show us what you're working on.


Saturday, 14 November 2015

Le Challenge #27 - METHOD


The days are shorter here in the UK and while we might feel like hibernating there is still crafting to be done!

So here's what we did this month:

see Lucy's appliqué method at Charm About You

You can see how to make a wreath at Made in Home

Link up below for a random chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop and $10 to spend at Eco Fabric Store or Fibers To Fabric.

Please remember to include the button or a link to Le Challenge in your blog post or Flickr description and use the hashtag #lechallenge if you are linking up from Instagram. If you are new to Le Challenge find more information here - please read the guidelines.

Check back tomorrow for the new theme announcement!


Friday, 13 November 2015

More to giveaway! ~ New Sponsor ~ Eco Fabric Store / Fibers to Fabric


We are thrilled to welcome a new sponsor to Le Challenge!


"India is a country where being natural is not such a difficult thing. It is still the most basic lifestyle in our rural villages. People have better immunity, health and are in peace with themselves. India is a land where diversities really teach you if you are open to absorbing and learning. Extending natural living practices to fabrics being an integral part of our everyday lives was an idea I held very close to my heart - right from the days I graduated in Fashion Design. By God's grace, I met the right people who shared the same mission as I do and together the whole idea of natural plant extract dyeing and colors were formed. Eco Fabric Store is an honest attempt to fulfill that vision. All my fabrics are Eco Friendly and Earth friendly. The yarns are natural and are hundred percent biodegradable. We also offer a variety of fabrics made from Eco and Earth friendly fibers such as Organic Cotton, Bamboo, Hemp, Soyabean Protein, Banana and Ahimsa Silk".
- Vishruti, Eco Fabric Store owner

Eco Fabric Store has a really beautiful selection of Earth Friendly Fabrics, here's just a few examples:



Not only that but Vishruti runs another shop...


Fibers to Fabric stocks Indian Cotton, vintage fabrics, kits and notions:


So technically it's two sponsors but there will be one extra giveaway - the winner can chose which shop to spend a $10 gift certificate!

Please support our sponsors! We are so grateful to them for encouraging us all with our challenges :)

The new link opens tomorrow, if you missed the theme you can read about it here - it's a really encompassing theme so get creative and link up your finishes for a chance to win!