Saturday, December 27, 2008

Winners Fall Contest

Sorry it took so long to come back on this. But first there were so few replies to my Fall Contest that it was useless to make a draw. Then after some rallying on the message boards I had a handfull more, but found myself already up to my neck in making Christmas gifts and preparing for the upcoming Christmas craft fairs.

The answer to the question was ten. On the bottom, though not clearly visible, but it's just logic to me, there are four. Second floor there are two next to the box. Third floor two are clearly visible, and as said, one hidden behind the monkey makes three. Then there's one more on top, though you see only half of it. Was this difficult? I didn't think so.

However again there was only one correct answer and again (third time!) is was Mary (m/mi) from the HGTV boards. I don't know if it's correct to 'let' her win again, but I excluded her last time.

So I think this clever girl deserves to receive her favourite item from my shop. The funny thing is that this cute necklace is actually a curb found item too, but I fixed the closure so that's a tiny little bit of me in there.

For the second prize I made a fair draw from the other participants, no matter what your answers were. And the name I drew was: Hybrid Hopes who found me through the GetCrafty forum. The cat booklet will go to Portland. Here's her blog: http://hybridhopes.blogspot.com/, a fun blog about crafting and decorating.

To thank the others for their effort I'll mention all their sites or blogs if they have one:

My good friend Nate, who runs a great photography website with his family: http://www.vla.com/fpstrong/

See Nitab43's (HGTV) craft projects here: http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/559593567xiybuL

Drema2 (HGTV) didn't get the idea of the contest somehow, but here's to thank for taking an interest anyway:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/suddendrema/

A special thanks to Tisme (HGTV). This is her quilting and crafting blog: http://tismeisme.blogspot.com/ But she also happened to be my Christmas gift exchange buddy on the board and she shows her gift from me here!: http://tismeisme.blogspot.com/2008/12/my-purse.html

Sherryknit (HGTV) stole my heart with a post about recycled yarn on her knitting and crochet blog: http://fortheloveofyarn-blog.blogspot.com/ Read the post here: http://fortheloveofyarn-blog.blogspot.com/2008/11/recycle-yarn-make-centre-pull-ball-of.html

Last: thanks Fuzzbugjr (also HGTV), but she has no online photo album or blog to share with us.

Just one more thing. At one point the second prize winner of my Barbie contest (the curb found scarf) offered to send me some crochet hooks totally for free, when I mentioned on the HGTV-boards I needed those for my recycled T-shirt projects. But I never even realized this was the same person until they arrived in the mail and I recognized the return address! Sarisue, thanks so much again and this is just one more reason to continue these contests. No matter how tiny the groups of participants are, there's alway something nice coming from it! Though next up, somewhere in January, there will be just a simple giveaway. Keep checking!

Pouch crocheted with fabric strips from a trashed T-shirt, zipper from a trashed pair of jeans.
And here's a cuff, using the closure from a trashed winter coat! I already sold this one at my last craft fair, but I'm planning to make some more.

6 comments:

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Well done Kobus! You are so clever and generous, I wonder if I could hold a contest too? i tried once before but it was a big failure, never mind. Cat's.

Rubys Upcycle Designs said...

Thank you for your comment and the link on my blog. I love the cuff! Great work!

RecycleCindy said...

I love the rag pouches and stuff. Very cool! I want to get back to crocheting with the tee-shirts and rags soon. I finally finished this humongous green shopping bag that took like 80+ plastic bags to crochet it. Come over and see it if you get the chance. Take care and happy New Years!
Cindy

Hybrid Hopes said...

I messaged you on getcrafty. I really need to go to that site more often ...

TexNan said...

You've been tagged, dollink.

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*** Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their name as well as links to their blog.

Debbie said...

Hi Astrid....long time no see! I'm sorry I missed your Fall Contest...I would've entered for sure! Love your crochet wrist band...and always your pretty crochet flower brooches. Hope you are having a great New Year! :)

Debbie
www.shabbycozycottage.com
www.patchoulirose.com