Friday, November 2, 2012

Fab Folds Challenge Winners Announced!

Remember waaaaaay back in September when we were working on pleats, pintucks, and smocking?  I know, it seems like forever ago to me as well!  Anyway, the waiting is over.  After a whole month of voting, the poll results are in.  Please visit THIS POST to review the challenge guidelines and THIS POST to see all the challenge entries.  
The projects receiving the most votes are:

Marisa from Passion et Courture created this striking smocked pillow.
She started used canadian smocking which is kind of cool since she's from Montreal!
The fabric had a subtle stripe or plaid that created really cool ombre effect when smocked.
Please check out her blog where she shows you how she made tons of great projects.
Marisa blogged about her pillow HERE.

Congrats Marisa!  
Here's your shiny badge:

Your bragging rights are fully activated!

Bella from Nisabell Necessary made this incredible smocked book cover.
She pulled out all the stops when it came to adding details.
The intricate smocking is decorated with tiny beaded flowers--what dedication!
Please visit her blog and check out her fabulous tutorials.
Bella posted about her book cover HERE and HERE.
Congrats Bella!
Here's your shiny new badge:

Your bragging rights are fully activated!

Mira from Sewing the Littleheart Collection made a tunic with leggings.
She managed to successfully include pintucks, pleats, and smocking all in one outfit!
All those techniques were perfectly executed (in knits no less!) and smartly placed--great  job!
Please check out Mira's blog packed with lots of handy tutorials.
Mira shows you how to recreate this outfit HERE.
Congrats Mira!
Here's your shiny new badge:

Your bragging rights are fully activated!

These challenges are so rewarding for me as a hostess and a participant.  I love getting to know all of you and being inspired by your creativity.  I am constantly amazed at how different all the final entries are.  Congrats to all the participants!  It's not easy being presented with both a challenge and a deadline, but you all finished with style and class.  Thanks for all the effort you made to support each other and this challenge.  I hope we'll have this connection for a long, long time.  I look forward to hopefully working with you again in the future!  BIG HUGS!!!!

Happy crafting and big hugs from Montana,


  1. Congrats Marisa, Bella and Mira!!! Thanks again, Rikka...

  2. Congratulations! I love that pillow!

  3. Congrats ladies! Great projects. Had a lot of participating in our first one. Thanks for hosting Rikka

  4. Thanks Rikka for hosting it has been a lot of fun :-)

  5. Rikka the first thing that comes to my mind is to thank you for hosting this challenge, I also want to thank Pam, that allowed me to discover your blog and this beautiful challenge. It was an honor to be here with all of you. All entries were fantastic and certainly was difficult to vote, congratulations to Bella, Mira and also to all the participants, each creation was beautiful and unique. Thanks also to everyone who took the time to come to vote. My day started with a nice smile thanks to all of you. Marisa-

  6. Congratulations to all winners!
    You all did a great job!


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