I’m looking for people to write the next round up posts for #Oonapalooza! Anyone interested? It’s easy – you tell me your email, and I’ll invite you to be an editor on the blog. (I can even help you import all the pictures to a blog post, if you aren’t familiar with WordPress.)
This blog was always meant to be a team effort, with lots of diverse voices from around the blogosphere: a central location we could talk about sewalongs and challenges.! Since the blog started in November, we’ve done, Red October, the Grunge Sewalong, Green December, Blue February, Shieldmaiden March, Pink April, and Oonapalooza! We’ve got almost 200 members in the Flickr pool, and over 700 pictures… Wow!
Along the way, posts have been written by:
- Melanie from The Seeds of 3
- Wendy from Coser Cosas
- Katie from KatieKadiddlehopper
- Craft Alchemy
- Solvi from Delfinelise
- Becky from So and Sew
- Elizabeth aka. Lady Katza/Peanutebuttermacrame
- and of course, me: Gillian from Crafting a Rainbow
I know we’re all busy with our own lives and our own blogs, but if you enjoy theme months then I hope you step up and join in! (Wow, did that sounds like a PBS promo?) I’m heading into a busy year at school this September, and I just won’t be able to do it on my own. If you’d like to run a monthly theme, I’d be happy to help! We’ve talked about sewing yellow, orange, or purple to continue our colour challenge, or doing stripes, dots or metallics. It could also be a costume theme (getting ready for Hallowe’en?), or really, whatever floats your boat! One great things about the Sewcialists as a community is that we never say no to any idea.
If you’d be interested in writing an #Oonapalooza wrap-up, or organizing a themed month for August, September, or October, please let me know in the comments!
Dear Reader: Our goal is to build community and make everyone feel welcome. We support crafting as an inclusive and welcoming space for people of all ages, abilities, ethnicities, genders, orientations and sizes. Regarding sewing challenge themes, we ask that you take each challenge as you see it fitting in your life, and express your involvement how you like, at the given time. Our challenges are for the pure enjoyment of participation and the love of community. Extended Mission Page Here.