M&J Challenge

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By Blerona

M&J Trimming has come up with a new challenge… for bloggers. We recently received new trims in our NYC retail store and we love how inspiring they looked.  Therefore, we decided to put together a challenge for some of our favorite bloggers.

How does the challenge work? We hand picked some of nicest trimmings, packaged them up and mailed each of the same trims to the bloggers. Their challenge is to craft a creative DIY using the trimmings that we sent them. They can use all the trims in one project or they can use each trim in a different DIY, but catching is that they have to use all of the trims.

On June 9th all of the Creative DIY’s will go up on our blog and where we can see all of the creative DIYs that each blogger came up with!

Here’s A Sneak Peek of What We Sent Each Blogger! 

 

Meet Our M&J Challengers!

Alisa From Alisa Burke

Alisa Burke is a freelance painter and mixed media artist who studied fine art at Portland State University. With a background in painting and printmaking, a desire to explore and push materials, Alisa is always looking for new ways to break the rules and redefine art. She’s also been exhibited in a variety of galleries, books, and appeared as a guest artist on the DIY Network show Craft Lab and Quilting Arts TV on PBS.

 

Cheri from I Am Momma Hear Me Roar

Cheri is a mother of two boys. She loves to take pictures, sew and refashion, write music, decorate, craft, paint, and eat.  She spends a lot of time blogging her creations and recently started a hair accessory business with her sister.  Cheri loves creating and always has a project or scheme in the works. 

 

Disney from Ruffles and Stuff

Disney is a passionate sewer and crafter, and has been since she was 6 years old, when she started making quilts with her mother. Her other loves are photography, nature, and strawberry pop tarts. She lives with her husband and daughter in Washington state, where they enjoy lots of rain and coffee. 

 

Maegan from Love Maegan

Honest LA blogger who posts daily about fashion, her own style via her “Completely Gratuitous Outfit Posts”, DIY projects and home decor as well as general lifestyle, fertility & thoughts on being a {30-something} woman in today’s world.

 

Nicole from Sketch 42

After years as a freelance writer in NYC  and a major home renovation, Nicole decided to join the conversation with her blog Sketch42. In it she discusses her love of fashion, food and furniture, as well as her unhealthy addiction to reality TV shows. She invites her readers into her home as she chronicles her forage into interior design, her many art projects and DIY attempts. 

 

Sachiko from Tea rose home

Sachiko started blogging in 2008 and hasn’t stopped ever since. She loves getting to know different people in the blogging community and gets inspired by most of her fellow bloggers. She loves creating stitchery patterns, quilts, and sew clothing. We love that she’s a big fan of repurposing clothing and refinishing furniture.

 

Sarah from 2gigglesboxes

You could say Sarah’s inspiration is ‘all in the family.’ She learned all of her skills and knowledge about crafting from her own mother. And now after having two little beautiful girls, Sarah’s love for crafting and sewing started once again from the inspiration of her children. Nothing is more fulfilling for Sarah than taking a piece of fabric and turning it into something unique and useful for a bright, smiling face! 

7 comments on “M&J Challenge

  1. Elisa LAter says:

    Elisa is the Owner/Designer of Tomboy Totes-
    As a retired dental assistant of 30 years I love my job these days. It allows me to stay home and raise my youngest daughter. It gives me the freedom to dream, design and create something I have a passion for…handbags. I love them all and tote around many of my own creations! I am a self taught handbag designer. I started hammering out Totes in 2007 as an outlet for my creativity and as stress relief. My step daughter was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a childhood cancer that year. Building Totes helped me cope and kept my mind busy creating something meaningful and useful as I watched a young life being destroyed by a debilitating disease.
    After my first Tote creation I TOTED them out in Public. They immediately started drawing attention and people were asking where I bought them. I received so many orders that I started rethinking my hobby as a potential business venture .
    TOMBOY TOTES are as unique as the woman who owns one. Constructed for the bold, spirited, independent, female, whether a TOMBOY, diva or a girly-girl! These durable vinyl totes can be retro, funky, hip or even sexy in the right owners hands. Each is fun, classy and sassy, and PURSE-onalized [with a charmed key chain] for the trend setter with her own style. ~~Currently available in 6 different product lines with more to come~~
    Tomboy Totes can be seen on FaceBook, http://www.tomboytotes.etsy.com or just GOOGLE Tomboy Totes ..

  2. Lindsay T says:

    Looking forward to seeing what these crafty bloggers come up with.

    Hey M&J, organdy ribbon from your store turned the dress I made for my daughter’s high school graduation ceremony into a stunning dress. Of course I’m biased, but see what you think: http://www.lindsaytsews.com/2010/05/finished-annies-white-graduation-dress.html

  3. M&J says:

    Beautiful dress, Lindsay. You always so a such a wonderful job. The organdy looked great on the dress and you most definitely accomplished your goal. The dress did not come out looking bridal at all. Congratulations on your daugther’s graduation!

  4. Just found your blog and LOVE it! Can’t wait to see what all these creative bloggers come up with!

  5. Oh how fun!
    XO Piper

  6. Sally Heath says:

    ‘Goodies’ package sent enough to make anyone longing to create. Can’t wait to see the results. Very exciting challenge.

  7. This is so rad! I look forward to seeing the results come in. :)

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