The theme for our ninth challenge was suggested by one of our Facebook fans: Summer Picnic! You may make a boutique bow or bow set, a headband, a bowband, a funky loopy bow, a fascinator, a hair flower, or basket/tote-- basically, anything you've fashioned using a Birdsong pattern or tutorial -- following the them of "summer picnic." The design must be made from a Birdsong tutorial or pattern. You can focus on making your accessory to match picnics, barbecues, fun in the sun, ladybugs/plaids...anything that reminds you of a summer picnic!
There will be two prizes again. The first will be chosen by Random.org. The winner of this award will receive a $15 gift certificate generously donated by The Ribbon Retreat!
The second way to win a prize is through "Voter's Choice." I'll put all the submissions on the blog and will host a poll in the sidebar beginning Monday, May 14. Invite your friends and relatives to vote for your photo! The winner of the Voter's Choice Award will receive a FREE e-book from Birdsong Bows and Patterns.
To enter, E-mail your best photograph of your finished product (either on a model or not) to me at deanna [at] birdsongbows.com by 2:59 a.m Pacific time (11:59 p.m. Eastern) on Saturday, May 12 (so, basically before you go to bed Friday night). Please keep your photos around 600 pixels wide, so that they're neither too big nor too small. And remember: They must be recognizably made using at least one Birdsong tutorial or pattern. No more than one entry/photo per contestant, please. If you're on Flickr, feel free to post a photo to the Birdsong Flickr Photo Group as well, for all to see!
Good luck! I can't wait to see your entries. :)