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Saturday, 10 November 2012

Prize Winning Crochet Solar System - Pics 'Ta Dah'

Did I ever tell you what a fantastic pattern it is for this Crochet Mobile?  Did I tell you what an absolute pleasure it was to make and how proud I am of the results?  Today I was a 'Prize' winner in the Guilds competition.  I am over the moon!  I feel like I have won the giant Gosseberry growing competition.  I am just feeling so smug!  I was placed second.  That is simply amazing as the competition was fantastic.  I think the winning formula may be 'if you can't stun people with your skills then go for the quirky comedy factor'!  My Banana Moon certainly got a few belly laughs out of folks.  The mobile is 100%  Hand spun which I think for me is quite an achievement in itself.
It was a bit tricky to photograph due to all the orbits going on.  I will give you a 'whistle stop tour' of some of the other entries. . . I feel embarrassed to be 'Second' as the other entries were very, very good.  The theme was 'The Solar System' and people vote for their favourites.
I love this felted 'Nebula'.
I loved this 3D box with little felted planet and the torch to light it up.  This would be a brilliant school resource for me.  The outside was all sparkly too. (I tried my best with photographs).
What do you think of this Cosmic Tea Cosey?  Isn't it out of this world?  This would make me chuckle each morning whilst pouring my morning cuppa.  Superb.
This was one of my favourites too.  I love the texture and the simplicity.
How clever is this?  Wow.  I could not manage anything like this.  It is beautiful and I would love to have it in my house.
This cushion was the winner it is dyed and embroidered.  The photograph does not do it justice at all it is sparkly and beautiful.  I did not manage to photograph all of the pieces but it was fantastic to see the range of interpretations of the same theme.
              The Exhibition is open to the public all day and today it was very relaxing and enjoyable.  I spent most of my time sat spinning, drinking cups of tea and eating cakes but don't tell anyone about the eating cakes part!  We even got time to try to teach another guild member to spin.  She did a fantastic job.  She has recently purchased a beautiful Alpaca fleece and that is now her motivation to learn to spin.  By the end of the day she had produced 'yarn'.  I had a good old chin wag chatting to some lovely people too.  I managed to resist buying any yarn or fibre but I did buy a jar of Plum Chutney that will be perfect with a lump of cheese and I also bought some little 'French Knitting Looms' that I will take to work for the children to 'play' with.  I have one boy who loves to 'finger knit'.
Here are some of the six inch rings that were on display at the National Exhibition in the Summer.  Again it is fantastic to see the diversity of ideas and end results when everyone starts out with the same design spec.  I think there were three or four hundred of these on display at the National Exhibition.  They must have looked a treat.
                When you are writing a Blog sometimes you don't feel like you have very much to say or write about and then there are other times when you have five posts waiting to burst out all at once.  I love the little 'newsy' posts about the everyday stuff in peoples lives.  I am not sure if there is anything that is too trivial for Blog Land.  I have a little store of posts and things to show you and tell you about waiting in a queue.  I will try to pace myself. It is nice to have things to write about and share with you.  I just won't share it all at once!  I hope you are all having lovely weekends out there where ever you are.
XXX  

24 comments:

  1. Hahaha after all you said! Obviously well worth all your effort and stress. Congratulations, it is brilliant.
    Some wonderful entries, especially the winning cushion cover, fabulous.
    Carol xx

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    1. Lol talk about eat my words! It seriously was quite embarrassing to come Second. I am very chuffed though. :) xxx

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  2. Absolutely Fantastic Lucy....very well done :-)

    Amanda :-)

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  3. Well done - it was worth the effort:)

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    1. Thank you. It was worth the effort now I am basking in smuggitty smugness! lol xxx

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  4. *C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S*!* on your 2nd place win! I love your banana moon! :-) Sounds like you had a wunderbar day! I have enjoyed just staying home, crocheted more granny squares for my holiday afghan and doing some important paperwork on my computer. Enjoy tomorrow! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. The funny thing is if I wanted to crochet a banana I probably couldn't if I tried. I have seen other versions of the same pattern and the moon looks like well erm the moon. xxx

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  5. Congrats on your prize!Your mobile is so sweet! What are you going to do with it? I can understand why your "banana moon" got so many comments :) I also really like those last two projects. The knitted scene and the pillow are very neat. Also, your last paragraph is an encouragement to me. I often have long breaks in my blogging (like right now for example) where I can't think of anything "worthy" of posting. I want to be more involved and maybe I should stop being so worried about what I post. Everyday life is special enough :)
    ~Lacey

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    1. I am thinking I could maybe do a fruit bowl next with a bunch of bananas...I will just follow the pattern for the moon! Definitely don't worry about blogging...just go with the flow, I always love your posts. xxx

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  6. Congratulations Lucy!! Your banana moon is definitely the best! :-) xxxx

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    1. Thanks Nanita. I can't stop chuckling at the moon!

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  7. CONGRATS!!! I love it so much that I think I'll make it for my nephew for xmas! Sarah xxx

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    1. I think it is a 'cool' mobile pattern for a child's room. The only place we have to hang it is right by our front door! Strangely enough my OH likes it! We are funny folk! xxx

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  8. I love your solar system, it fabulous and does deserve a prize!! The other entires are amazing too, its wonderful to see so much talent, and so many people crafting!!

    Well done you!!!

    Mel
    xx

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    1. Thanks Mel flattery will get you everywhere. It is great to be among crafty folk in Blog Land and the 'real' world. xxx

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  9. Your solar system is wonderful! I can see why you won a prize for it...it's quirky, cute and brilliant! I love the tea cosy too.....what a brilliant idea :) I loved seeing the photo's of the other entries....the members of your guild are very talented!

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    1. Thanks Sarah. Sometimes our ideas are bigger than our capabilities! lol I love the tea cosy too. It would make me smile! xxx

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  10. Woo! Your Solar System is fantastic.And so extra special that you spun all of the wool yourself.Brilliant that you won a prize too ^_^ Some lovely entries there.Hope you enjoy being ruler of your very own solar system ^_^
    xox

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    1. My disappointment with the moon is made up for with the spinning it does feel like an achievement. 'To infinity and beyond'! xxx

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  11. Awww your mobile is adorable!! I think I love Mars the most (is it Mars? The farthest left with the ridiculously cute face!)

    I think I like it better than any of the other entries, you should have come first Lucy x

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    1. Ahem I think you are referring to Jupiter! lol I gave up on scale and colour in the end. You can come again with your lovely comments! xxx

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  12. Right Lucy I must first confess........when I saw the photo I did think 'why has Lucy put a banana in her solar system?' sorry, but hey well done for your prize, it's richly deserved all the work you put into it. Maybe Euan will like it hanging in his bedroom! Love it. x

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  13. Wonderful Mobile! I love that Sun in particular. What a talented bunch! Thank you for sharing all the pictures!

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