Monday, 18 January 2010

And the Winner is....

DSCF5558Big fanfare and round of applause for the winner of my 100th blog post celebratory giveaway who is........

Louise Carswell!

Congratulations Louise, it will be coming to you very soon. Louise is a fellow MISI shop proprietor. Her venture is called
Loubie Jewels and she sells very pretty handmade jewellery. After considering using random number technology, as used in other blog giveaways, I did as recommended by Kitty Ballistic and used husband-power to make the draw instead... more lo-tech, but effective all the same (most of the time...).

Thanks everyone who took the time to write a lovely comment or become a Fan on Facebook (or both!) - I feel very excited to have 61 fans, and am just hoping you don't all de-fan me now the chance of winning a bag is over!

Needle rollAnd while we're here, I thought I'd include a little picture of what I've been working on over the weekend. A couple of friends have requested knitting needle storage rolls from me, and I have been thinking about making one for myself for a while, so I thought I'd get going with a prototype that I could make use of even if it didn't work out! I wanted to have 2 sets of pockets, one for my knitting needles and the other for crochet hooks. I also needed some wider pockets for scissors, stitch markers etc. I've used some grey wool suiting material, which I hope will make it good and sturdy. The accent fabric is a Liberty print called Bourton, which long time readers of my blog might remember is my favourite fabric. Although since I have seen it used on a pair of wellies I have slightly gone off it. They are the most ugly thing I have ever seen - why would Liberty allow such a thing???! (....and breathe.....). On a brighter note - my potential customers are keen on the design, so I'm now going to try and make versions using some yummy big florals and batiks. Lucky me - more fabric buying...

Thanks again everyone!

2 comments:

juanita tortilla said...

Oh, drats. "De-fan"! Great word! Un-fan, de-fan, all the same right?

So, when's the next giveaway? :)

Kitty Ballistic said...

Congratulations, Louise!

And husband power totally RAWKS! *ahem* Yes, anyway, moving on...

That knitting needle roll is lovely - nice choice of colours and fabrics. Not sure about the Liberty print wellies though - mind you, mine are plain green 'boring' wellies, so I'm probably only jealous. :-D