I know, it’s Friday and you’re a-lookin’ for yer love. Well, how’s about checking out some fabu sites from the ladies above? The SEWING MACHINE DOUBLE DOWN CONTEST has closed for entries, and now we must get to work judging each lovingly created potholder. This is an arduous task, as we wish every single person could win, so we asked some fabulous crafty web celebs to help us score.
Each judge will assign entries a score of 1-5 in each of the following categories (with each category getting 25% weight): Originality, Style, Workmanship, and Presentation. The two fabu Prudent Mamas with the top scores will win the amazing Brother Sewing Machines! Who are the crafty creative ladies who will be assisting us in the arduous task of judging your gorgeous entries?
Meet the Judges after the jump, say “hi” in the comments, and be sure to check out their amazing websites…
Meet the Judges!
Valori Wells, Textile Designer
Valori Wells is a textile designer for Free Spirit fabrics, a shop owner – The Stitchin’ Post, in Sisters Or., a photographer, painter, silk screener, author, pattern designer, and most important a Mamma and wife. She lives in Sisters, OR with her husband and three little kids where she designs from her home studio and works at her family quilt shop in town. For more on Valori Wells check out her blog, www.valoriwells.typepad.com, her web site, www.valoriwells.com or follow her on Twitter @valoriwells. Also, check out her amazing collection at Fabricworm.
Dana, from Made
MADE is a daily blog-stop for creative eye candy and inspiration. Dana shares her craft with readers worldwide through sewing, art, design concepts, cooking, family life, step-by-step tutorials, and stunning photography. One stop by MADE and you’ll walk away with a laundry list of fresh projects you just have to tackle. Head over!….and plan to stay for a while.
Joslyn, from Simple Lovely
Joslyn’s blog, Simple Lovely, chronicles her love for design, fashion, art, and the raising of two creative and interesting little girls. She also runs the corporate website for a large software company, acts as an editor at Kirtsy, and is a freelance writer contributing to local publications such as the Dallas edition of Edible Magazine, Dallas Child Magazine, and Thrive Magazine. Joslyn lives in Dallas with her daughters Audrey and Amelia (Millie) and her husband Bryan.
Kathy, from Merriment Design
Crafter and mom Kathy Beymer loves all things useful and clever, playful and special. The founder of much-loved free crafting blog MerrimentDesign.com, Kathy provides free simple, useful and clever DIY craft patterns, projects and inspirations. Kathy’s motto is “Craft and pass it on!” Kathy’s whimsical craft tutorials have been featured in Daily Candy Kids, The Knot Magazine & Knot TV, WeTV, Craft, iDIY, Apartment Therapy, ohdeedoh and kitchn, design*sponge, lifehacker, tiny*prints, Parents Magazine, TimeOut Magazine and more.
Anna from Noodlehead
Anna blogs about sewing and other crafty adventures over at her blog, Noodlehead. She enjoys sewing, decorating, and making her house a home. Stop by if you want to kill some time, she likes to share lots of free tutorials and even a few patterns.
Jacinda & Jaime
And of course us ladies, Jacinda & Jaime, but y’all know way too much about us already.
Thank you all so much for your entries! We will be pouring over them this weekend and reporting back next week. Don’t forget to leave a comment, you might win that gorg embroidery pattern!