And so I said I would update this blog a bit more often? Lies.
But wait! I didn't totally slack off and fb all day...
In fact, back in February, I entered myself in the 2012 Vanna's Choice contest! I crocheted what I named, Take Me on a 360 Degrees Journey. Like the project I entered for the very same contest last year, it was made using all Vanna's Choice yarns. The whole thing measures approx. 47cm by 45cm, with a height of 50cm. It features a rotatable ferris wheel with 4 teddy bears attached to swings located around the wheel.
Although not very apparent on the photos, the cotton candy shop was actually made as a cover for a roll of tissue paper, where one end of the roll can be pulled out from the rooftop.
I also included two other teddy bears standing at the bottom of the wheel.
I hate to admit it, but unfortunately I did not win anything from the contest this year, unlike the third place I received from the contest last year (for those who have read that post). I think I spent wayyy too much time designing the wheel and getting my dad to help me out with hammering the wooden pieces together that the actual crocheted parts didn't seem to represent a very large portion of the project as a whole. A LOT of time was also spent on hand-sewing little images here and there... Believe it or not, if you take a look at the teddy image on the bear-with-blue-hat's side-strap bag, that alone probably already took me close to an hour. =/
But of course, this won't stop me from entering the contest again next year! ;) I think so far, this has been the biggest and most time-consuming project I've crocheted!
A very HUGE thank you to my friend, K. Lau for helping me take photos of my project. It was super last minute but he still managed to help me out so that I'd have some beautiful photos to submit to the contest website! :)
The top 12 projects for this year's Vanna's Choice contest are up for online voting
right now. Be sure to check them out!
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