Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The hottest hotties in town!

On Friday night I went to the Hottie Cover Challenge Exhibition opening at Open Drawer. For those of you who have missed the background info on this challenge, it was a crafty challenge to make a hot water bottle cover (not necessarily functional) to raise funds for the Margaret Pratt Foundation. The hotties are for sale for $50 each, and there is a vote-by-coin for your favourite hottie.

Ms Curlypops was instrumental in making this challenge the overwhelming success that it is. The cause is one that is very close to home for Cam, and the massive response she received for the call-out for Hottie-challengers is testament to the love that she has spread about the blogosphere and real-life community. Along with the AMAZING display of hotties, I was enchanted by the fabulousness in Open Drawer. It's a little slice of heaven for textile geeks like me....

...So enchanted, in fact, that I snapped away and didn't notice my "battery" light flashing on the camera. So I didn't get any more photos of the hotties. Just lots of felty, woven and stitched textures and colors....




If you're able to pop in to see the exhibition, it's well worth the trip. Inspiring, entertaining, and heart warming.... and the range of materials, skills and techniques used is astounding. Also, make sure you spend some time in the shop downstairs, too. It's gorgeous.

4 comments:

Liam's Mummy said...

I was a little bit sad about not being able to make the opening night, but I'm looking forward to hopefully making it down there to check it all out very soon.

Your snaps of things other than hotties have made me realise that there will be other things to capture my attention. I shall make sure I have freshly charged batteries and a memory card in my camera.

CurlyPops said...

I'm so glad that you captured some of the absolute gorgeousness in Open Drawer. I can't help myself but stare in wonder at those same amazing textiley creations!
Thanks so much for coming along to support the opening night. Twas lots of fun!

Fer (checking in when I can) said...

How wonderful! Looks like a hottie/fibre heaven. :-)

Annie said...

Glad you've found this place