Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Mamma mia

Today I was going to tell you about my next project with some lovely new fabric that makes my heart go pitter pat and try and get some work done on the next paper piecing pattern, but usual service has been interrupted by very happy news.  I found out today whilst reading twitter feed on my mobile (@verykb if you wanna tweet) that I got first prize (squeals!)in a Christmas competition held by The Sewing Directory   There are some very nice things written about my 'Scandinavian Christmas Tree Cushion' by the judges, I am trying not to let my head get too big!  I really tried to design something that was achievable for beginner sewers and still satisfying for the more experienced crafter.
So what did I win?  Oh mamma mia, I am so pleased!  I won this sewing machine which was top of my sewing machine wish list although I never thought I would actually have one.  Further more, and in some ways even more exciting,  the project is being published in the Winter issue of Cloth magazine- my first publication!  Blown away, stunned and very happy!  
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57 comments:

  1. Oh well done you! No wonder you're over the moon. I kept seeing that competition being advertised but as nothing I make ever comes close to wining anything I knew I stood no chance. So pleased someone I know has won though!

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  2. Oh my goodness!!!! Congratulations!!!! How exciting!!! I love your Christmas tree cushion!!! It is very very cute!!!! And a sewing machine! I don't think you could have won a better competition =D

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  3. Eeek!!! Congratulations on a well deserved win!! I love your cushion and you're going to have so much fun on your new machine - they're a dream to stitch on! Congratulations again!

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  4. Congratulations, Kerry! That's so wonderful!!! The cushion is just adorable, I see myself being a copycat really soon and making a similar pillow. Thanks for sharing, Congrats again.

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  5. Wow, congratulations! Thoroughly deserved win - that cushion looks so lovely. Can't wait to hear about your adventures with your new machine!

    *throws confetti* I'm chuffed to bits that someone I 'know' has won :D I'll make sure I buy Cloth when it comes out!

    [also, I didn't know you were on Twitter! I've just added you - I'm jadesfire2808 :)]

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  6. Wow Kerry!!! How incredibly exciting! I love your project and you are right, it's completely achieveable for beginners but wonderful for everyone else too. You enjoy that new machine. Wow!

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  7. Eeeeek!! I am so excited for you Kerry congratulations, what fantastic prizes!!
    Your cushion is wonderful, well deserved win - excellent!

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  8. Congratulations Kerry!!! I'm so so happy for you! I got cold shivers - that is a fantastic present! You deserve it! I love your Scandinavian Christmas tree cushion! It is very stylish, has simple pattern and colours - just as our design usually is!
    Wishes from Finland through Greece! x Teje

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  9. It's a fabulous design, well done and enjoy your new machine!

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  10. Hooray for Kerry!!! That's wonderful, wonderful news...and I bet you're going to love your new machine :)

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  11. Congratulations! A well deserved win!!

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  12. Holy, holy, holy wow! That is utterly fantastic. A sewing machine!!!! Congratulations Kerry. Your pillow design is so lovely, I'm not surprised they chose it for the grand prize. Enjoy that new machine - I look forward to seeing your work in Cloth!

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  13. This is a very cute pillow and with a very Scandinavian look. I know, as I´m Swedish.
    And congratulations to a fantastic sewing machine.
    You are a very creative woman

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  14. Whoa that is awesome!!!! CONGRATS!!! Love the pillow and so glad you won!

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  15. Congratulations! How wonderful! I love the pillow!

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  16. Well done - a very deserved winner :-) That's a fabulous sewing machine you've won too - hope you enjoy making lots more projects to inspire us all!

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  17. Congratulations, Kerry -- that is wonderful! I hope you will post all about the new machine when it comes in!

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  18. congratulations! and great pillow!

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  19. Well done K, v.well deserved! Enjoy the fame! Jxo

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  20. Wow! That's super cool! (That's what I said aloud as I read this. Yep, I'm by myself. Why do you ask????)

    Congratulations! What a wonderful way to start the month!

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  21. WOW! Kerry, congrats! Your pillow is great and it's so nice to read that thanks to your talent you won fab sewing machine!

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  22. Ah the Kerry was you! Well done! I love it, I got a 4th place and am delighted but would have loved a new machine!

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  23. wow!, no wonder you are excited!. it couldn't go to a more talented lovely person. congratulations. the pillow is very cute.

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  24. Ooh, lucky girl, congrats! Love the cushion too :o)

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  25. Congratulations, that is an adorable design! Well done!

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  26. Congratulations!! mamma mia indeed! Although very well deserved :)

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  27. Congratulations! Your cushion is fantastic, and it's so exciting that you're going to be published! I hope your new sewing machine arrives quickly. :)

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  28. YAY for YOU!!!! I'm so happy and super excited for you! Totally deserved given your eye for design and stunning fabric combinations. I'm very interested to hear your thoughts on the machine. Eeeep! Happy dance in your honor!

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  29. YAY!!! congratulations Kerry! Have fun with your new toy :) so exciting :):):):)

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  30. I love the cushion, but I love you more!! Congratulations - the prize could not have gone to a more deserving and wonderful maker! Ooh I am so excited for you xxx

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  31. Congratulations but very well deserved, the cushion is lovely. Ooh I'm very jealous that you have such a lovely new sewing machine though!

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  32. How exciting! Many congratulations!!
    I saw the news on the Sewing Directory's site. I didn't know your surname, but thought the gorgeous cushion was yours :)

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  33. Congratulations Kerry, a well deserved win! The tutorial to make the cushion will be on The Sewing Directory later this week as well as being published in Cloth in December :-)

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  34. Wow, congratulations its beautiful!
    I thought with a slight amendment it would also make a beautiful wedding cake cushion...
    kandi x

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  35. Oh Kerry, what fab news, so well deserved, your cushion is super. Enjoy your machine, it's a good 'un.

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  36. How awesome! A sewing machine. Wow! What a fabulous prize.
    Such a charming pillow. Congrats!

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  37. Congratulations! How exciting! :))

    Your "Scandinavian Christmas Tree Cushion" is lovely. I am not surprised that you won because you are very creative and your works have all been excellent and well thought-out.

    The sewing machine looks fabulous. I am looking forward to hearing all about it.

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  38. yay! congrats Kerry. Wow, the sewing machine, totally awesome prize!

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  39. No wonder you got a prize - it is so fun and pretty! Congrats!

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  40. Oh my goodness! what a prize! and totally deserved, well done you x

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  41. Very cool! I know you will love the Janome! I love mine...and your cushion was very prize worthy!

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  42. hooray!! congrats! that is well-deserved recognition :)

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  43. Congratulations, Kerry! Absolutely cute pillow and the best prize ever! Well deserved ;)

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  44. This looks great, I love it. I always look around for some contemporary Christmas style and yours is really worth the prize you one. Congratulations!
    May I invite you again to link it to my site? It would make a great inspiration.

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  45. A dream come true! Congratulations! You must be really happy now :) I hope you have lots of fun time with your new treasure and please share more about it when it arrives.

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  46. Congratulations, Kerry! Your pillow design is lovely, a prize well deserved. And I know the sewing machine will find a good home!

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  47. Now that is prize t get excited over! wow! You & your lovely pillow deserve it! congrats!

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  48. congratulations to you! totally deserved!

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  49. Oh fantastic - you can now create lots more stuff with the new machine. I'll be looking out for the tutorial - though I think your fabric choices also "make " it.

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  50. Congratulations. That's quite a good prize and a beautiful cushion.

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  51. Wow, that's great! And well deserved!
    A wonderful prize too.
    The cushion is adorable.
    In print: really amazing!

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  52. Hi Kerry
    Congrats - I looooove your pillow - it is lovely!
    Very cool you are now "in Print"
    : )

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  53. Congratulations, Kerry!!! Your talent really shines and the judges proved it!!! Yay!! I can't wait to see your published work!!!

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  54. Congratulations! I am not surprised that you won. You are very talented.
    Judith.(Ivybridge)

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  55. beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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