We often hear from people about their special swaps, contests, honors, tutorials or just “Wows!” and we’d love to pass them along. Email your big news (beth@sewmamasew.com or kristin@sewmamasew.com) and we’ll do periodic Create & Celebrate announcements with notes and news from you. Here are some opportunities for you to create:

Chara Michele is hosting a fall swap on her blog,
Chara Michele. For more details visit her Fall Swap post (the deadline is October 8th and it looks like
lots of fun).

We know it’s Wednesday, but Tuesday of Done By Tuesday has a challenge she’d be happy to share with any of you! Tuesday is a Sew, Mama, Sew! customer and loved the sewing project postcard she received with her latest fabric order. Many of you know the postcard has fifty great ideas for sewing projects. Inspired by the fifty ideas, Tuesday initiated a personal challenge to try to make as many of the items as possible and she’s going to post about it on her blog.

You, of course, are welcome to join in the challenge! She’s written all about it (no timeline, no rules…) and started a Sew, Mama, Sew! Postcard Personal Challenge Flickr group too. If you don’t have the list Tuesday’s happy to share it with you (or you could always order some fabric for your fifty new projects!). Sounds like fun, doesn’t it? Visit Done by Tuesday for more.

Edited to add: Stacey, of earthchicknits, has a blog contest running through October 8th. Visit to give your ideas on nurturing a culture of creativity in the home.

Send us your notes and news so we can Create & Celebrate! Be sure to note in your email if there’s a “newsworthiness” deadline (i.e. we don’t want to announce your big contest after the deadline for entry has passed!).Edited to add: We’ll do our best to get your announcement out in a timely manner, but please allow for a two week window. Announcements must be from a personal blog and should be sewing or needle-craft related. Thanks!