CRAFT Along 2009: February

February 3rd

Dear Finny,

You know how I was supposed to select a winner from our January CRAFT ALONG contest? Well, nearly impossible. I mean, did you see how cute these two are? How do you pick between them? And while we are in the hoodie department, um, he’s pretty darn cute too. I’m completely usless at selecting who wins when the entries are this great!

And if that wasn’t hard enough, the cookies! My goodness, the cookies. There is some serious food porn, great packaging and ones that nearly made me lick the screen. As well documented, my cookies flip flopped. They still tasted good, but they didn’t look anything like these. Wow.

So, the selected at random winner this time around is Ms. Sarah H! Bravo! And thank you all for your great submissions this month. I am writing this from a coffee shop and you have no idea how hungry I am suddenly for a giant plate of mouth watering lemon treats.

On to February — I’ve got some ideas. I know we said we’d consider posting two projects in different categories, but I’m already breaking the rules. There were two sewing projects posted on in January that are just so rad. I think we have to make them.

First, how great is this fabric bowl? And second, how useful is this wall pocket thingie? I’ve got great plans for the second — I’m going to transform it into a diaper changing caddy for one of my many prego friends.

To restate the rules of the great CRAFT ALONG 2009 challenge: anyone can play; select one or both of the month’s projects and post your photo in the Flickr pool to be included in the monthly winner drawing. Let us know what you think of the projects. Blog about it, talk about it on your photo post, email us. We love it.

Huh, Fin?



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9 Responses

  1. I am so ready to make that fabric bowl – I even bought the cord. AWESOME!

    Congrats to Ms. Sarah – and all our participants – in getting 2009’s craft~along off the ground.

    And also thank you to those who were brave enough to come along with me on the Hoodie Adventure. I guess we’ll all learn a few things about patterns from blogs, eh? Good times.

  2. That fabric bowl is pretty exciting. Congratulations Sarah!

  3. Woo Hoo! I’m up for round two! Thanks, ladies.

  4. So cool; I loved both of those projects when I came across them. We made bowls like that when I was in 5th grade (using yarn instead of fabric). Actually,they were supposed to be shaped more like a flower pot, but mine came out exactly like the one in the picture. And the wall pocket thingie is really sharp. I can’t wait to try ’em!

  5. I couldn’t have chosen a winner either. Random is definitely the way to go. 🙂 Congrats to Sarah!

  6. Oh, I love the fabric bowl! I can’t wait to try making it, and I have a ton of fabric that will be perfect.

  7. Congraulations Sarah! Your cookies do look gorgeous and made with Meyer lemons. YUM!!

  8. Not going to lie — I’m pretty disappointed that there is talk of adding a second different project, and then the second month comes along, and TWO sewing projects. Way to lure us non-sewers in for a month, and then kick us right back out. And I was excited to participate this year… nevermind.

  9. I’m so glad my mail holder was chosen for this month’s CRAFT along! Am I allowed to make another one? =)

    I’ve also seen this fabric bowl before and thought it was so cool. Now I’m inspired to give it a try!