Finny & Donk Adventure, part III

January 1st

Dear Fin,

Did you ever think two years ago when we both fell head over seam ripper for Amy Butler’s In Stitches that we’d be here, organizing our third sew-along? Me either. But here we are and while there have been some bummer projects, for the most part I am still having a great time.

Thank you for being my partner in crime.

So, I understand Denver Brunette pretty much ran away with the competition for the best project of the year. Seriously, the girl knows how to work the wrap skirt. I think that skirt was my favorite project this year. I’m going to make a couple more for spring. Bravo DB! You rock. And now you’ll also rock a subscription to CRAFT.

For those sewers, bakers, knitters and other folk who love to be creative or just want to learn, consider jumping on the Finny & Donk Adventure wagon and coming along for the 2009 ride. This year you don’t have to buy a book. !! We appreciate the crap economy. We also appreciate the hotness soon to take the White House who we hope will make buying a book next year no big deal. Anyway, enough politicking: the 2009 Finny & Donk sew-along is as easy as it gets to play along. Finny and I will select two projects from CRAFT magazine’s website each month.

Finny, you were so smart to select the January projects and give us all some variety. I love your idea of the Men’s Hoodie and the Lemon Drop cookies. Woo hoo! Plus, now we don’t have to hear about all those lovely folk who: have a sewing machine but are frightened to use it, don’t have a sewing machine but want one and can’t play along, don’t have a sewing machine and think we are dumb. Okay, we might still hear from that last group, but obviously they are wrong.

So, to again review the 2009 rules for the Finny & Donk sew-along: We’ll pick two or more projects from CRAFT each month and you’ll decide to do one or both, take a photo of your project and post them to the new CRAFT flickr pool. We’ll then select winners and of course send a fabulous prize.

Sound good? Yeah. I thought so. Now would be the time to add CRAFT to your reader if you haven’t already. Me loves free.

Also sounds like a pretty great way to rock 2009, ifyouaskme.



P.S. Finny, way to rock the badge!

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14 Responses

  1. Well, well, well – look at me all commenting first and everything. It MUST be a special new year.

    Can’t wait to ~along with you again. My fine fabulous co-hostess.

    Also, come on new hotness!

  2. Oh my gosh! Thank you so much. Your words of flattery make me blush. Looking forward to the prize. Can’t wait for another year of crafting.

  3. Definitely jumping on the Adventure wagon! And I’ll try to keep up this year. 🙂

  4. That hoodie is awesome! I might have to give that a try.

  5. What an awesome idea! I can’t wait to try the hoodie for my hubby!

  6. I think 2009 is the year that Carrster returns to the crafty world!

  7. I may just have to try those lemon cookies. Oh, I forgot to tell you–J’s parents also got me a couple books of handbag patterns. Yippeee…Maybe I’ll actually start sewing? (Did you see the pics of their quilt they made me?)

  8. I like this plan a lot and applaud the use of online resources as opposed to purchasing a book. I’ll play!

  9. oh fun!! :)I have to get my crafting mojo back!! thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

  10. Jumping on, A.G.! I’m excited to try my hand. After about five years hiatus from my sewing machine, I tackled some projects for presents this Christmas. I had to Google how to wind the bobbin and thread my old Husqi (ya gotta love the internet). Anyway–thanks for the invite–can’t wait! AND HAPPY NEW YEAR Kelli! Thanks for being so amazing and such an inspiration. 🙂

  11. this sounds like great fun, kelli! looking forward to joining in.
    and a very happy new year to you friend. you are such an inspiration to me and i am so excited to see what 2009 will bring!

  12. This is such a great idea!! I had already printed that cookie recipe – great minds think alike : )

  13. Alright so I can’t play with pictures until I get my new computer, but that’s ok. I can’t wait to try the cookies. Can I “officially” jump in once I get a working computer? Either way I’m playing unofficially because it sounds like FUN!!

  14. How fun, save me a seat on the wagon! And thanks for including non-sewing projects also. I can’t wait to bake the cookies! And thanks for hosting the adventure.