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Question: What's your favorite entry in Challenge #29 - Childhood Heroes?  (Voting closed: July 13, 2008 06:04:45 PM)
"what is best in life?" conan suncatcher! - 4 (0.6%)
A Box Full of Memories: Changed picture links! - 12 (1.9%)
A cookbook from mother to daughter... - 6 (0.9%)
and will you succeed? yes indeed, yes indeed. 98 and 3/4% guaranteed! - 112 (17.3%)
Bad news Cookie Monster - 8 (1.2%)
Batman Doll... I mean Action Figure - 9 (1.4%)
Bob Ross - 9 (1.4%)
BOOKS ARE MAGIC! (lots of pictures) - 10 (1.5%)
calvin and Hobbes Amigurumi - 15 (2.3%)
captain planet, he's our hero. (lots of pics) - 1 (0.2%)
Challenge 29 entry: HARLEY QUINN (BATMAN) SKATEBOARD - 34 (5.3%)
Childhood Treasures Preserved in Children's Literary Hero Table...Dr. Seuss, etc - 166 (25.7%)
Cook Clay Kitties! All the cats i've had. - 5 (0.8%)
Dr. Seuss! - 3 (0.5%)
Embroidered elephant-y goodness - 21 (3.3%)
Fisher Price Little People wreath - 8 (1.2%)
homage to leonard cohen - 2 (0.3%)
J.C. - 3 (0.5%)
Jim Henson, the lover, the dreamer and me! - 3 (0.5%)
Judy Blume and Beverly Cleary--Super Women of fiction!! - 26 (4%)
Mr. Rogers Ami and Trolley (Lots of Pix) - 31 (4.8%)
Notebook FOR my childhood hero. - 1 (0.2%)
Oscar the Grouch - 9 (1.4%)
Rainbow Brite colorfulness! *pic heavy* - 7 (1.1%)
scrapbook for mom - 2 (0.3%)
SuperMannie/girl - 12 (1.9%)
The Lorax Embroidery! - 4 (0.6%)
TMNT Cross-stitch blanket - Tons of Pics!!! - 29 (4.5%)
W.W.M.D? Tote Bag (*IMG Heavy*) w/brief screen printing tut - 14 (2.2%)
What MacGyver give's a lady. - 3 (0.5%)
Who doesn't love Raffi? *warning:pic overload* - 11 (1.7%)
Wonder Woman - 11 (1.7%)
All my Childhood Heroes Are Dead. - 55 (8.5%)
Total Voters: 646

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« on: June 02, 2008 09:12:55 AM »

Craft Challenge #29 - Childhood Heroes - Due July 1 - July 5 2008

07/15/08 - The winner has been chosen!

CONGRATS to I Sew Cute for her amazing entry titled,
Childhood Treasures Preserved in Childrens Literary Hero TableDr. Seuss, etc





Click below to see the full project thread:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=255024.0

Check out the blog about this challenge:
http://craftster.org/blog/?p=180

Thanks to Aimee Ray and all of our wonderful entries this round!

7/6/08 - Update! - Time to cast your vote!  Scroll to the top of this thread to see the poll.

7/1/08 - It's time to post your entries! Click the link below to access the folder where you can post your entry:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=396.0


I was flipping through the latest issue of Craft Zine and came across a picture of a beautiful Childhood Heroes themed embroidery by artist/crafter/author Aimee Ray (aka merwing here on Craftster). And I thought... hmm... Childhood Heroes would be a great theme for a Craftster Craft Challenge!

Here's the embroidery piece of Aimee Ray's that inspired this challenge. You can clearly tell Aimee and I grew up in the same era. Crystal Gayle, Shel Silverstein, Jacques Cousteau, Bob Ross... anyone else have fond memories of those four?! Cheesy



So your challenge this month is to think of one of your childhood heroes and craft up some sort of homage to that person using any craft techniques you want . It doesn't have to be your absolute #1 favorite childhood hero because let's face it -- it could be hard to choose just one! So you can just choose anyone who you remember really admiring when you were a child and creatively express this somehow.

The person could be famous, but doesn't have to be. Your childhood hero could also be fictional character and not even a real person. You could even incorporate a few of your favorite heroes into one project. You can interpret this challenge in a serious way, a funny way, a lighthearted way, however you see fit. Think about somehow incorporating elements that express why you admired this person.

Rules:

  • Post your craft during the period of July 1 - July 5 2008. No sooner. No later. On July 1 there will be a special folder created for entries.
  • Voting will happen from July 6 - July 12 2008.
  • Each participant can enter ONE project. (Although your entry can have multiple components to it.)

Originality:

It's probably impossible to know whether your project is 100% original and has never been posted on Craftster or made by anyone else in the past.  But if your project was definitely inspired by something you've seen before, then just give credit to that project.

Prizes:

At the end, I'll set up a poll right here and the first place winner will get...

(1) their project in the Featured Projects area
(2) their project in the Craftster Blog

And this prize (winner can receive prize in U.S. or non-U.S.):

A copy of the beautiful embroidery book by Aimee Ray called Doodle Stitching: Fresh & Fun Embroidery for Beginners!




Amazon.com's description:
Asian-inspired lampshades embellished with flying fish. Canvas sneakers decorated with pink and white swirls. A pretty pillow adorned with a sleeping bunny, sweetly curled up. All it takes to create these appealing projectsor add charming embroidered touches in no time at allare a few simple stitches, some easy techniques, and the nearly 30 projects in this book. Begin by learning several styles for outlining, filling, decorating, and appliqu. Find out about floss, fancy threads, fabrics, and needles. Get the scoop on hoops, and the lowdown on transferring your very own designs onto every type of fabric. The fresh ideas, witty patterns, and clever color illustrations take stitchers from novice to accomplished in a blink of the eye!
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2008 09:22:44 AM »

I LOVE Bob Ross....and he had that squirrel that he called his friend....and the happy clouds...

<sighs and walks down memory lane hoping to find a friendly squirrel>
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2008 09:33:48 AM »

Wow, what a great (and FUN) challenge idea!

Bob...good ole Bob...
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2008 09:38:03 AM »

Alright, I'm really going to try for this challenge! It's a great one!

Oh, and I LOVE that embroidery.

Has anyone else seen that they have Bob Ross DVDs? I'm tempted to buy them just to watch before bed. He's just so calming.
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2008 09:41:13 AM »

Love nostalgia, and this should bring out some great memories for everyone. Smiley

Would love to have that book, too.
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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2008 10:09:20 AM »

He had happy trees too!  I used to love watching his show with my grandfather, who took up painting shortly before his passing!  What a fun challenge!
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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2008 12:03:59 PM »

What a great idea for a challenge!
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2008 12:09:30 PM »

This seems like a challenge that would totally suit me.
Now to just figure out who exactly my heros were...
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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2008 12:17:41 PM »

I absolutley have a favorite hero in mind, but that would be hard to reflect in a craft all that he inspires in me
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« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2008 12:34:11 PM »

I absolutley have a favorite hero in mind, but that would be hard to reflect in a craft all that he inspires in me

I'm glad you thought of someone! How about a collage of pictures and words that expresses what your hero means to you? Smiley
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