Wow! Thanks for all the interest! Finally! Let's do a Rewind Week! Thanks again to Karen and fellow Sorority Sisters! Here is the plan:
A little backstory first. So you know I do the Flea Market thing most ever Friday right? Well, last Friday I saw so many cool things that got me reminiscing about my childhood and teen years. I decided to plan a project that might inspire others to pull out old photos, get in touch with friends and relatives, or just make something "new" that's "old." So, I decided to host a Rewind Week (I'm tiring of the word: vintage). Actually, I plan to host several Rewind Weeks where anyone can participate by crafting something..anything..from that week's chosen era. Over the next several months, I will host Rewind Weeks that will cover the 1930s-1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s! Here are the "rules" for the first Sew Loquacious Rewind Week: 1970s:
Craft something actually from the 1970s or inspired by the 1970s. Your project can be anything and any sort of craft is welcome...sewn, beaded, macrame, knit, crochet, paper, whatever! (Please nothing obscene).
Along with your project, write a paragraph about the 1970s and you. What do you remember about this time in your life...that is, if you are old enough to remember, or if not, what are your perceptions of this time period. For example, that picture I posted last night was taken when I was 6 or 7. Besides my sister and me, the others are my cousins who I have recently reconnected with after not seeing each other for many many years. This is extra special to me. Get the idea?
Leave me a comment at the bottom of this post telling me you will participate. I will then email you with details on how to electronically send me your project.
All entries must be submitted between now (July 9,2010) and August 6, 2010.
Everyone who participates will have their project posted here during the Rewind Week, which will start on August 9, 2010.
Every participant's project posted here on Sew Loquacious will be linked back to the participant's blog so other participants and viewers can and should visit the origin site and crafter.
Every participant will be given this button to put on their blog. Isn't it cute?
So that's it. Oh wait, what about prizes? Well, besides the great fun it will be to share in this project with everyone, one winner will recieve a great hardback Better Homes and Gardens book from 1970, plus a few other special items. This winner will be chosen randomly and will be announced at the end of the week!
If anyone has questions, please email me. If you want to participate, but don't have a blog, email me. I really hope everyone participates. I think it's going to be great fun and I can't wait to see the projects! I can't wait to start on my project! Fire up your sewing machine, sharpen your knitting needles, line up your crochet hooks and insert your Bee Gees 8 track and get busy!!
One last thing. Which one am I in the photo? I am actually the brunette sitting directly in front of the doll house. Yeah, that's me with the Ringo Starr haircut (thanks Sissy) and my mouth hanging open! Still, I'm pretty cute!
Toodles for now!