Sublime Stitchmas Contest WINNERS! We had around 100 handmade entries for the Sublime Stitchmas Handmade Holiday Contest and it was really hard to narrow them down to our favorite three. But check them out! (We made sure it was okay, so as not to spoil any surprises)
1st Place - Heather Roark: T'was the Day of the Dead Before Christmas Bowling Shirt
About her project: "My husband is forever complaining that in all my crafting I never make him anything. I took the Handmade Pledge and decided I would make something for him. He loves anything that is a little off kilter. He also loves bowling shirts. He has several in his closet but he almost never wears them.
I started embroidering on the front with the Dia De Los Muertos Patterns. I was obsessed! Being a big guy the back was a great canvas to carry on the theme. I searched the web for Day of the Dead coloring pages to embroider on the back. It took me a month but it's now done in time for the holidays. I know he is going to love it!" Click to see Heather's Shirt in Full Glory!
2nd Place - Amber Adams: Shark Attack Jacket
About her project: "This is the 'Shark Attack!' jacket I made for my best friend for
Christmas. It's constructed of two blue crew neck sweatshirts using
a hand-drafted pattern. It is fully faced and lined in red, and is
meant to look as if the shark is eating the owners face! I came up
with the idea and constructed the garment entirely of my own design."
3rd Place - Katie Opitz: Embroidered Child's Drawings Quilt
About her project: "I made this quilt for
my 6-year old son and embroidered some of his drawings on it for a Christmas
Honorable Mentions go to:
Heather Drao / Wine Whore Apron
Christy Morrison / Crochet Tiara
All entries received a 10% discount voucher from Sublime Stitching. Look for all the entries posted to Sublime Stitching's Flickr after Christmas! And thanks so very much to everyone who sent in their projects.