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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Hottie Challenge

After a visit to CurlyPops blog last week and reading about the Hottie Challenge fundraiser for The Margaret Pratt Foundation (supporting research for heart and lung transplants) I thought it would be fun to participate, as the finished hottie covers are donated to this registered charity for sale.

I received all the details in the post last Friday and have been spending some time thinking and re-thinking what sort of hottie cover I would like to create ... I'm now pretty sure what I would like to do so I will continue to construct and de-construct ideas (in my head) on how best to make my hottie creation. Watch this space ...
There is quite a bit of creative freedom with this fundraiser challenge because it doesn't actually have to be a functional cover :-) But it does need to be around-about hottie size and able to fit on the cardboard hanger supplied. All the entries will be displayed in the gallery at Opendrawer - Art, Textiles and Learning Centre (who initiated the Hottie Cover Challenge) and this is their first project supporting their chosen charity.
A sneak peak at the colour combination I'm planning to use
The aim of The Margaret Pratt Foundation is "to encourage, develop and maintain Australia’s world class expertise in the field of organ transplantation by supporting research that addresses the problems faced by children and adults after heart and lung transplant.  The aim of the research must be to improve the outcomes for heart and lung transplant recipients."

My other current work in progress project involves the following items -
  • 38mm HD foam
  • 3mm EVA foam
  • purple jersey knit fabric
  • 12mm clear elastic 
 ... any ideas on what those items might combine to make???


Nikki said...

Looking forward to seeing the end results of both of these projects.... Looks like your seing machine is getting a good workout!

Naomi said...

What great projects for great causes. You are busy Adele!

Frances said...

Mmmm, your wonderful creative juices will be working overtime ... I'm sure you will come up with something different .. looking forward to the finished product. xxx ooo

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