Summer is finally here! There's no better way to say goodbye to chilly days than putting winter wear away for the season. Preserve woolens, furs (both real and faux!), quilts and the like by washing with Eucalan before packing them away! Our tutorial videos will show you just how easy it is to wash a variety of items by hand – no dry cleaner required!
We're proud to sponsor a unique contest hosted by Colleen Babcock of The Magic Bean blog and The Doll Street Dreamers; The Re-Imagine History Challenge is your chance to win great prizes while flexing your creative muscles. Entrants are challenged to reinvent a historical era to completely reinvent the past – or even the future!
You may recall Colleen's adorable free tutorial on how to turn a Eucalan bottle into a doll which we shared with you last year. She's done it again with her latest tutorial which shows you how to make an adorable lightning bug night light using an empty bottle of Eucalan (shown below). Colleen also has several patterns for sale on Craftsy and Etsy in addition to her free tutorials on her blog. If you need a little inspiration for your contest entry (such as Colleen's Fathoms, A Deep Sea Mermaid Cloth Doll shown at right), be sure to pay a visit to The Magic Bean!
The Re-Imagine History Challenge combines dollmaking with historical costuming elements and a dash of ingenuity to truly think outside the box. There are several categories for experienced dollmakers and newbies alike:
- Fairfield's Best Overall Doll made by a Beginner
- Most Imaginative Concept - This prize is to be judged on concept only, not the execution of the doll, so imagination counts here, not experience!
- Best Use of Historical Costume Elements by a Doll Street Member
- Best Overall Doll
There are tons of great prizes that have been donated by Eucalan, Fairfield, Colleen Babcock, Doll Street, and Studio Galli. Your entry can be an original design or from a pattern, so long as you credit the original designer; for full contest rules, click here. Entries are due on June 15th – good luck!