Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fall/Breast Cancer Awareness Team Challenge

The team challenge has been underway for most of October, so we wanted to make sure to really challenge ourselves to come up with some fun ideas by combining the theme of fall and breast cancer awareness month. Each entry had to have elements of both breast cancer awareness as well as fall elements. I think our team pulled together some really amazing and inspiring pieces, so please take a moment and vote for your favorite!
-Jennifer Harruff

Prayer shawl by Joanna King of DivineBeautification 
A few months ago I received a letter from my Great Aunt Diana. She was an experienced knitter and through the years she had saved the crochet patterns that she acquired. She had recently learned that I was starting up my shop and thought I would find some use out of her patterns. She recently passed away so I thought that I would make one of her patterns in honor of her and all the other amazing women that I’ve known who have suffered from breast cancer. My hope is that my prayer shawl would bring peace and serenity to anyone suffering from this disease or anyone mourning the loss of a loved one.

BABS bear by Camilla Mecham of camillam
"BABS is my Breast Cancer Awareness Bear for our Homefront Team Challenge. For the cooler fall weather, she is sporting some fun awareness pink mittens, boots, a hat and scarf, all made of fleece. The fleece is also coordinated with the accent pieces on the bear. The white chenille of the bear could easily bring to mind the frost we start to see on the grass, leaves, and windows as the temperatures drop from Summer heat to Autumn coolness."

Hoodie Hat by Sarah C. Geraci of scgeraci
This is my entry for our challenge. It is a hoodie hat. The outside is wool. The inside is a patchwork of every piece of pink-ish fabric I could find. There is also a pink wool patch on the outside, as well as pink buttons and beads. I wanted to use as many different pink items as I could find to represent the diversity of people that are affected by this disease. I call it the Pink Patchwork Wool Hoodie Hat.
                                                                          hoodie hat

Love conquers all postcard by Rebecca Litton of SubmarineParade
"Amor Vinct Omina"... Love Conquers All. The art for this postcard was inspired by Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Love helps us through the hard times, and for those that are gone, love remains. Love keeps us strong.

                                                           Love conquers all postcard

Tatted pink pumpkin necklace by Sue Runyon of SueRunyonDesigns
The theme of fall pumpkins blends beautifully with the color pink, for the pink ribbons of breast cancer awareness. The pendant was hand tatted and is added to a pretty pink ribbon necklace. This is something completely different for Sue, so it is good to see her step out of the box a little.

Faux fur mink capelet by Jennifer Harruff of jenharruff
I love the look and feel of vintage clothing. My grandmother was a very glamourous lady back in the 1960s, so I was inspired by her survival of breast cancer. I wanted to make a mink capelet because it was the epitomy of luxury back then, but I am a full believer in faux fur rather than actual fur. I lined the inside with soft pink satin, and the front is complimented beautifully with pink satin ribbon tied in a pretty bow. It is perfect for fall because it is warm, and goes great with chilly days. I also really like the brown fur with the pink ribbon and lining.

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