Project Run and Play Recap: Thank You!

I still can’t believe it!
I WON this season of Project Run and Play.
Never in a million years did I think I would even make it past the first few weeks, let alone win the entire competition.
One of the important lessons I have learned is to have confidence within myself.  I often doubt myself when I shouldn’t.


Here is a recap of all 6 entries and each has a link back to my original post.  So exciting to see them all in a row like this!







Totally cool to see them like that!
I have to say a few things.  
There is NO WAY I could have completed this competition without the help of my mum, my husband, and my amazing friends.   
My mum has been here countless hours helping me with the kids while I sewed and toiled away.   She would make them lunches, get Ethan off the bus, play with them, and clean my house while I was in my craft room.  I know that she did all of that because she really believed in me and knew that I would be able to pull it all off.
My amazing husband is even more amazing than I ever thought possible.  He has dealt with cooking dinner almost every night, getting the kids ready for bed, and missing out on watching Sunday football (gasp!).  The house has been a mess, schedules have been disorganized, and he has given up a ton of his free time. However, he has not once complained.  He knew how incredibly important this was to me and he made sure that I was able to perform to the best of my ability and I can’t thank him enough.  
Finally, it is so amazing to see how many of my wonderful friends (and family) have reached out to me in support.  It is truly one of those times where you realize that people believe in you and want to see you succeed.  Thank you to all of my friends that shared the contest and rallied with me.  Love you guys!
I have worked SO hard and to see it pay off is awesome.  It wasn’t about the prizes to me (although, they are pretty stinking great!), but it was about pushing myself creatively to see how far I could go.  Nothing but my absolute best was put forth and I am so happy to see it recognized.
Thank you everyone and I promise that I will be posting a lot more and I will also give more details about each outfit (I have received lots of messages with questions!). 
First, I need a nap.
Second, I need to catch up on my Etsy orders.
Third, I need to turn off the TV my kids have been watching.
Fourth,  I need to lose the 5 pounds I have gained from eating junk.
Thanks guys!!!!!!!!!!!
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Hayley Crouse is a wife, mother and multifaceted designer. Her love of sewing, crafting, cooking and interior design infuses her daily life and naturally spills over into her online presence. She pushes the envelope of her creativity and hopes that others will be inspired to do the same. She currently authors the Welcome to the Mouse House Blog, is the pattern designer behind Mouse House Creations and is a collaborative designer with Willow & Co. Patterns.
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16 Responses to Project Run and Play Recap: Thank You!

  1. Jen October 22, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

    Totally Deserved it…Good Job Momma!!!

  2. Kari Steiger October 22, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

    So happy for you Hayley!

  3. Tania Nguyen October 22, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    You ARE amazing!! Remember that and believe in yourself because other people do! We see your talent and creativity!! I didn’t doubt you for a second! Great Job 🙂

  4. Jen@thecraftingfiend October 22, 2012 at 5:10 pm #

    yay!!! So glad you won 🙂 I’m not so secretly hoping you put a couple patterns and tutorials up – especially for the preppy princess and classic beauty looks 🙂

  5. PKMMommy October 22, 2012 at 5:30 pm #

    Congrats!!!! You did such an amazing job!

  6. Our Pinteresting Family October 22, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    Such amazing work you’ve done! WOW! Very inspiring and it’s so nice that you have such a wonderful and supportive family. Megan

  7. Brandi October 22, 2012 at 5:56 pm #

    You’re amazing! Well deserved! Congratulations!

  8. Carrie77 October 22, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

    What a dream come true! SO happy for you!

  9. Tania October 22, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

    Congrats Haley!!!!!! You so deserved it and you killed it from the beginning in my opinion. The styles were precious^_^

  10. feltsocute October 22, 2012 at 10:46 pm #

    Well of COURSE you won. Your entires were AWESOME!!!! So happy for you.

  11. queenOprincesstrio October 23, 2012 at 12:39 am #

    Congratulations Haley! Well done!

  12. _Julie_ October 23, 2012 at 12:45 am #

    Congratulations, you have done a great job!

  13. Katie Alexander October 23, 2012 at 1:31 am #

    Woot! Woot! You won for a reason, because you are awesome! Congrats!

  14. Delia October 23, 2012 at 7:02 am #

    Congratulations Hayley! You did a wonderful job. It has been a pleasure getting to know you and sewing with you in this super crazy wonderful competition! 🙂

  15. Jessica October 24, 2012 at 6:49 pm #

    Congrats Hayley! Really nice work this season. And I know what you mean- I totally gained weight during my season from eating the worst possible meals!

  16. Katrine October 25, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    Congratulations! You deserve it! You inspire me to add more detail to my sewing.

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