This is such a great idea and a fun challenge and anyone can join in! Wouldn’t it be wonderful to get authors, potters, photographers, artists, song writers, bakers, poets, knitters, sewers and all sorts of other creative WordPress bloggers together to see what everyone’s personal expression of a Ladybug would be!
I’d like to thank Kathy’s Crafts and things for nominating me and for putting this challenge together, I think it’s a great way to bring the WordPresss community together with a common theme so thank-you Kathy – I’m so excited to be a part of it and can’t wait to see everyone’s expression of a Ladybug! The Ladybug challenge (beautiful feature image by Our Little Red House’s blog ) was Kathy’s inspiration so visit to see more on this unique lovely Ladybug. I encourage you to take the time to visit Kathy’s Crafts and things and check out all her wonderful and creative projects including her adorable painted Ladybug rocks.
You don’t have to be nominated – everyone is welcome to participate and if you are nominated and not interested don’t give it a second thought, no explanation required. This is a wide open Ladybug making exercise! Use whatever creative medium you are comfortable with. There is no time limit, Ladybug making should be relaxing, not stressful! If you’ve already made a Ladybug of some kind then this challenge is for you too – show it off!
· Thank the person/s who tagged you and create a link to their blog.
· Use “THE GREAT LADYBUG CHALLENGE!!!” logo banner on your post and copy and paste the rules on your post.
· Add a picture of your ladybug creation/s and maybe a how-to of how you did it and the supplies used.
· Create a link to Our Little Red House’s blog, so people can be inspired by her beautiful Ladybugs! And check out her blog, she makes really neat projects!
· Tag 1 – 5 people that you think would be interested in making ladybugs and create links to their blogs.
· Notify your tagged people that you’ve tagged them through social media or in the comments on their blogs
This is a wide open ladybug making exercise! Use whatever creative medium you are comfortable with!
· There is no time limit! Ladybug making should be relaxing, not stressful!
· Even if you weren’t tagged, feel free to participate in making ladybugs! Tag others and create links to their blogs so people can follow the links to see the ladybugs!
My Hot Pink Valentines Ladybug Pin-Cushion/Sewing Kit
So… here’s my version that reflects what I blog about which is primarily up-cycling. I made a hot pink Ladybug for Valentine’s Day. I took an old children’s jewellery box and I made a Ladybug pin cushion on the cover and made it into a little sewing box. The pink fabric I used was from a scarf and the black spots are thin shells from an old necklace. The head is a foam curler. I had an absolute blast make this and I would never have thought of it wasn’t for this challenge. I really enjoy turning something old into something new and this was no exception!
I glued some stuffing to the top of the box and covered it in fabric, also gluing the fabric to the edge of the lid. Next I glued on a black ribbon across the back and also around the side to cover where the pink had been glued on. Once it all dried, I glued on the black shells for dots and glued on a foam curler for the head and lastly, two eyes.
Funny story: I made this later in the evening and I guess my eyes were tired because when I woke up in the morning the bug had two completely different sizes of eyes! LOL I had to perform an eye transplant, it’s all good now.
I’m just so happy with my hot pink bug! I actually didn’t have a pin-cushion so now I do! These kinds of challenges are really great in terms of getting your brain to create to a topic – I would never have thought of making a Ladybug pin-cushion without this challenge.
– If you are nominated and not interested or not able to join in, don’t give it a second thought, no explanation or reply required.
– There is no time limit – Kathy wants everyone to have fun with this so just join in when or if it works for you. You might already have done a Ladybug project so feel free to share.
Camie’s Cozy Corner
Camie is a creative crafter and hosts these wonderful children’s group crafting parties where they make the most amazing things! I’d love to see what the girls can come up with!
Dale is a Canadian jewel with her unique, beautiful and meaningful art and stories behind her art. Any memories of Ladybugs Dale that you can work your magic on?
LaCartera creates some out of this world fabric designs and her sewing projects, tips, resources and patterns are fantastic! I would love to see what she would come up with!
The Alchemist’s Studio
Here you will find some stunningly beautiful Raku vases with a story. Any chance you have a Ladybug to share? We can help you name her!
If you love a banquet of inspirations, projects, recipes and more this site is for you! I’m guessing this young lady can come up with all sorts of creative ways to make a Ladybug!
Participants – Add Your Ladybug link to the top and include this list in your challenge post. Take a minute to visit and check out the bugs!
Kathy’s Crafts and things
Our Little Red House
Thank-you for reading my ladybug challenge blog post! Remember, you don’t have to be nominated – everyone is welcome to participate. I can’t wait to see your cute ladybug creations! So, HAPPY LADYBUG CREATING and HAPPY CREATING