Guest designer at Sugar Creek Hollow

Yep your read this right I have been asked to be the guest this time at Sugar Creek Hollow.

The theme is Sew Fashionable and the challenge is to make, craft or alter anything in line with the theme but it must be Vintage/Shabby Chic.    I'm not the best at the style which made my win very exciting.   It was made even more special by the fact that usually at SCH if there are not enough entries they do not have a winner but the team liked my project so much they made an exception.   How about that to make someone feel very good about their art.

My sample for the challenge is a mini dress makers dummy.   First the form was covered with torn designer paper stuck with clear drying pva glue and then dusted with Old Paper DI.   More dp folded into a fan shape another strip of the same paper draped over the shoulder.   Ribbon Flower wrapped around the base pole of the dummy and around the middle, a die cut needle and thread tucked into it.   With these elements attached more Old Paper DI dusted on and a blast of Cooper Glimmer Mist to colour the flowers and help the ageing effect.    The wooden parts of the form painted with Art Quest paints.   Butterfly stamped cutout and coloured with ProMarkers and a little heart pin from my broken jewellery stash added.    Buttons glued to the base and die cut scissors complete the sewing theme.

I really enjoy SCH challenges and love the fantastic inspiring things the team there make so wanted this to be worthy of them.   I hope you will join in with this challenge.

You might come across Challenges for Days, a daily listing of the challenges around we are aware of.   The challenge's below I'm sharing my mannequin with are all listed there.

Crafty Ribbons - Ribbons and Buttons
Altered Eclectics - Always Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps - Add a Butterfly (could not resist both adding one and entering the challenge)
All Crafts Challenge - Always Anything Goes except Cards
The Hobby House - Buttons


  1. This is just gorgeously creative. Love the sewing theme.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. Wow Zoe, fabulous creation, well done, congrats;-))m

  3. Fabulous creation Zoe, and congratulations. Annette x

  4. Oh Zoe...this is so fab and right up my street. Huge congrats on your win and DT spot.....Annie x x

  5. Beautiful project Zoe, so feminine and detailed. Its lovely to have you with us this challenge.
    Yvonne x

  6. Wow love all the elements, techniques and colours stunning !!

  7. A truly delightful dress form~ a wonderfully decorative piece! So glad you joined us at Sugar Creek Hollow and what a fabulous guest designer you are! ((hugs)) Rebecca

  8. Fabulous altered dress form! Thank you for playing along with us at Altered Eclectics Challenge.

  9. Terrific Zoe-very artistic-love the shape you decorated

    Chrissie x

  10. This is beautiful, Zoe! You have transformed the mini dress form into a work of art. Congrats on being our Guest Designer at Sugar Creek Hollow and I look forward to seeing your future vintage/shabby chic creations!!

  11. WOW!!! What an amazing project!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps!

  12. Fabulous creation and so effective. thank you for sharing over at Altered Eclectics this month
    Hugz Ellapu x
    Owner of Altered Eclectics and Eclectic Ellapu

  13. What a great work of art. :D So pretty. Thanks for joining us at All Crafts Challenge.
    Deborah ACC DT

  14. So lovely!!! Thank you for joining us at my All Crafts Challenge, I hope to see you joining in again for our new challenge :-) Elaine DT-xxx-


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