Today was the opening for the Hottie Challenge of 2013 and my gang of boisterous followers and I went along for a look.
If you haven't heard of this before you're obviously not a Curlypops reader!
Cam has been instrumental in drumming up and coordinating entries for the Hottie Challenge from all around the country - well globe really as some came from Hong Kong and New Zealand.
The idea is to create a usable - or decorative, hot water bottle cover using any technique of your choosing.
There were entries that were felted, appliqued, hand-stitched, painted, drawn and of course quilted.
Some were done using thread-sketching on the sewing machine.
Some were fluffy, others were cheeky, a number were themed to the patron of the competition the Margaret Pratt Foundation - Heart Lung Transplant Trust.
Wendy went for a fun play on the theme of 'Hot' with a Hottie that was Hot under the collar, Hot Cross Buns and Hot off the press!
Check her process and the result out here.
|Quilted loveliness on the left by Cath and on the right the entry from our nine-year-old friend, Chiara.|
All entries are available for sale for $40 and there were quite a number already gone.
|Pretty in Pink array including Bec's top left.|
My children were not happy it was sold already!!
|Fairytale fantasy at work in this little theatre|
|I think he rivals the Robot from last year Carmel!|
|A thread interpretation of Monet|
(Edit to add: Jennie said take a peek under her skirt if you visit...!)
|Jennie from A Little Vintage made this gorgeous lady.|
Appliqued heart and lungs and then an exposed zip down the front as the 'zipper'.
Apart from being able to buy a cover you can donate some coins to your favourite one(s) or you can make a silent auction bid on Cam's very funny tribute to Rhonda - Hot like a Sunrise.
All funds go to the Margaret Pratt Foundation - Heart Lung Transplant Trust, so give gold coins rather than silver ones if you can!
It's on until the end of the month at Open Drawer in Camberwell, well worth a look - it's a great way to expose your kids to creative work in a friendly environment.
And in case that's not enough good reasons to visit then pop over and get some more inspiration here.