Friday, November 30, 2012

Well, Bust my Buttons! I won a contest!

OH MY GOSH!


I won the Pattern Review Refashion/Repurpose Contest ! I think?  I don't know how these things work, but voting closed last night and I have the most votes...I guess that means I won! This contest was right up my alley, and after entering, I certainly could see that I was in good company. There were some really cool projects posted by the participants, and there's lots of inspiration there. To repurpose and refashion is as old a concept as making dresses from feedbags, and it's great fun to dream up a new way use old or pre-loved stuff.

This good news was a great way to start the day...I was so excited to tell someone at 6:30am that I texted http://girlsinthegarden.blogspot.com/ right away to share the good news. And then I remembered the time difference...yikes. But at least I didn't wake her up, and I knew she would be the one that would totally "get it."  This is an awesome sewing community, isn't it?

This week, I've been decorating my house for Christmas...under great pressure from another knitting friend who is coming for dinner on Saturday. When we were making our plans, she declared that she would not come until our house was fully decked out!


                                                 So, time's a wastin'...I've got more work to do!

18 comments:

  1. Congratulations! It's a really clever garment and looks great so you're a double winner - contest winner and a great wardrobe score!

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  2. Congrats! That's wonderful because it is a prize worthy entry!

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  3. Congratulations on the win! Your jacket was a clever idea and well deserving of the win. What a lovely way to start the Christmas season with such a super win...

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  4. Well done! You deserve it! Your re-worked jacket is fab.

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  5. Congrats!!! You deserve it! Your jacket is fabulous!

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  6. Congrats and so happy I was first to know. It was a fun way to start the morning. Beautiful job. I think the book publishers should take note of your great refashions and offer you a book deal!

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  7. AHHHHH!!! Congrats!! You deserve it-- that jacket is fab!

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  8. BIg COngratulations. I KNEW YOU WHEN !!!

    Happy Christmas dinner with your friend tonight!

    Our outdoor decorations are up...indoor, maybe in this coming week. Truth be told, Id love to wake up monday after night shift and find the tree up an dDONE

    that's not happening though!

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  9. Yay! I love your jacket- do a fashionable vistory lap!

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  10. Congratulations! Well deserved IMHO, your jacket was on the top of my list of favourites!

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  11. Congratulations! I voted for you, and I was hoping you would win--you have a clear knack for seeing potential in old garments and making them more beautiful than before.

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  12. Congrats on your well-deserved win!

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  13. Well done,
    I voted for you. I am glad I discovered your blog when I read your review.
    Sandy in the UK

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  14. Congratulations. I'm glad I voted for you. This is a wonderful jacket.

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  15. Fabulous refashion! It deserved to win.

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