Tuesday, 26 October 2010

I'm a Winner!

Several weeks ago I entered the Christmas Creativity Competition hosted by The Sewing Directory and CLOTH magazine, to submit an illustrated tutorial for a seasonal item.

Yesterday I received an email from Fiona at the Sewing Directory, telling me that I had won 3rd prize!

My prize is £50 to spend at Search Press, a leading publisher & distributor of the finest art books, craft books & needlecraft books.

How exciting!! Having all that to spend on lovely books and not feel guilty about it!

My '3rd prize' winning tutorial for this Christmas Stocking, suitable for beginners to make, can be seen on my other blog - Sew Good.

I made the stocking from a piece of linen, some vintage scraps of pretty floral cotton and an old cotton sheet for the lining.

I took photo's of each stage and wrote the instructions so they were, hopefully, easy to follow by someone new to sewing.

Now I need to use the pattern and start making some stockings to sell in my (blog) shop , on Folksy  and on my stall at the Christmas Fairs I have booked.


  1. Congratulations on your prize! Let us know what you choose.Looking forward to seeing all the Xmas goodies you will be selling on your blog shop. :o)

  2. Hi. Nice one. I haven't thought yet about Xmas-bbrrrr. But i will need to face it anyways-Christmas is coming !!!!

  3. Thank You for your comments.
    Bellaboo - I have got to make them yet! I think I need to find my mojo - finding it hard to get going.
    Crafty - The only reason I'm thinking Xmas is because I am doing lots of fairs - I don't do any family shopping until the last minute, unfortunately.

  4. Just discovered your blog - loving the things you make - I'm a barkcloth lover too! I'll be back!


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