Sunday, June 5, 2011

Third Prize!!! Strawberry Clock Hamster Garden.

I got Third Prize in a knit/crochet contest!!!


Third_Prize Strawberry Photo

Yes, this seems all very sudden, but here's the story... Way back near the end of January this year, I entered myself into the 3rd Annual Vanna's Choice Contest using a project which I crocheted. On April 4, I received an e-mail telling me that I was selected as a finalist for the contest and asking me to send in my project to the company in New Jersey, USA. Just three days ago, I received another e-mail notifying me that I got third prize for the contest!! XD

It's my first time entering into a contest and I really did not expect much from it. Because I made the project during the school season (particularly during midterm season while having interviews for Co-op jobs...!!!), I could only spend a limited amount of time working on the project. Nevertheless, here it is: Strawberry Clock Hamster Garden.


StrawberryClockHamsterGarden05

StrawberryClockHamsterGarden04

StrawberryClockHamsterGarden03

I originally planned on crocheting a village. A HUGE village. However, my plan totally got defeated when I realized how much school work I had piling up in front of me. And so in the end, I ended up with only a piece of land which I could only refer to as a garden. It seemed rather plain to just enter a contest using a piece of small crocheted land... and so I turned the project into a table clock just to make it a tad bit more unique. =P I named it The Strawberry Clock Hamster Garden! All in all, I think I spent at least 50 hours on this project. The hamsters on the mat might seem familar to some of you as I actually used them for photos in a post I made a couple months ago. The project was made using 12 different colors of Vanna's Choice yarn and was crocheted free-style, measuring to approximately 14" by 11" by 9" in size. The clock was bought from Ikea but you can't really tell it from the photos since I covered the logo up with a sticker ~ hehe.

Having won third prize this year, I tend to think like most people would do -- "If only I had won first or second prize..." lol. Well, now I know what one of my goals for next year is going to be! ;) But I guess third prize still isn't bad though, especially for my first time entering into a contest and amongst thousands of other entries! Photos of my project along with photos of the projects made by other winners will probably be posted on the contest website sometime later this month or in July. I will post the link to that page once it is out.

Special thanks to my mother for giving me suggestions with the design of the garden throughout the making of this project. =)

For more photos of my project, visit my Strawberry Clock Hamster Garden set on Flickr!

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6 Comments:

At June 5, 2011 at 7:47 PM , Anonymous ~Tinkerstar@shine~ said...

wow...you'r really talented..Congratz^^

 
At June 6, 2011 at 1:01 AM , Anonymous JCY-works said...

Thanks Tinkerstar@shine!! =)

 
At June 6, 2011 at 3:05 PM , Anonymous Saski said...

Its brilliant! I love crochet scenes! Your hamsters are really cute too :) Well done!

 
At June 14, 2011 at 4:17 AM , Anonymous airali said...

It's fantastic!!!! *.*
Ciao :)

 
At June 20, 2011 at 11:25 PM , Anonymous JCY-works said...

Thanks airali! hehe :D

 
At July 8, 2011 at 4:22 PM , Anonymous Jackie said...

oooh that is so CUTE, CONGRATS! It is amazing :)

 

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Third Prize!!! Strawberry Clock Hamster Garden.

I got Third Prize in a knit/crochet contest!!!


Third_Prize Strawberry Photo

Yes, this seems all very sudden, but here's the story... Way back near the end of January this year, I entered myself into the 3rd Annual Vanna's Choice Contest using a project which I crocheted. On April 4, I received an e-mail telling me that I was selected as a finalist for the contest and asking me to send in my project to the company in New Jersey, USA. Just three days ago, I received another e-mail notifying me that I got third prize for the contest!! XD

It's my first time entering into a contest and I really did not expect much from it. Because I made the project during the school season (particularly during midterm season while having interviews for Co-op jobs...!!!), I could only spend a limited amount of time working on the project. Nevertheless, here it is: Strawberry Clock Hamster Garden.


StrawberryClockHamsterGarden05

StrawberryClockHamsterGarden04

StrawberryClockHamsterGarden03

I originally planned on crocheting a village. A HUGE village. However, my plan totally got defeated when I realized how much school work I had piling up in front of me. And so in the end, I ended up with only a piece of land which I could only refer to as a garden. It seemed rather plain to just enter a contest using a piece of small crocheted land... and so I turned the project into a table clock just to make it a tad bit more unique. =P I named it The Strawberry Clock Hamster Garden! All in all, I think I spent at least 50 hours on this project. The hamsters on the mat might seem familar to some of you as I actually used them for photos in a post I made a couple months ago. The project was made using 12 different colors of Vanna's Choice yarn and was crocheted free-style, measuring to approximately 14" by 11" by 9" in size. The clock was bought from Ikea but you can't really tell it from the photos since I covered the logo up with a sticker ~ hehe.

Having won third prize this year, I tend to think like most people would do -- "If only I had won first or second prize..." lol. Well, now I know what one of my goals for next year is going to be! ;) But I guess third prize still isn't bad though, especially for my first time entering into a contest and amongst thousands of other entries! Photos of my project along with photos of the projects made by other winners will probably be posted on the contest website sometime later this month or in July. I will post the link to that page once it is out.

Special thanks to my mother for giving me suggestions with the design of the garden throughout the making of this project. =)

For more photos of my project, visit my Strawberry Clock Hamster Garden set on Flickr!

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6 Comments:

At June 5, 2011 at 7:47 PM , Anonymous ~Tinkerstar@shine~ said...

wow...you'r really talented..Congratz^^

 
At June 6, 2011 at 1:01 AM , Anonymous JCY-works said...

Thanks Tinkerstar@shine!! =)

 
At June 6, 2011 at 3:05 PM , Anonymous Saski said...

Its brilliant! I love crochet scenes! Your hamsters are really cute too :) Well done!

 
At June 14, 2011 at 4:17 AM , Anonymous airali said...

It's fantastic!!!! *.*
Ciao :)

 
At June 20, 2011 at 11:25 PM , Anonymous JCY-works said...

Thanks airali! hehe :D

 
At July 8, 2011 at 4:22 PM , Anonymous Jackie said...

oooh that is so CUTE, CONGRATS! It is amazing :)

 

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Third Prize!!! Strawberry Clock Hamster Garden.

I got Third Prize in a knit/crochet contest!!!


Third_Prize Strawberry Photo

Yes, this seems all very sudden, but here's the story... Way back near the end of January this year, I entered myself into the 3rd Annual Vanna's Choice Contest using a project which I crocheted. On April 4, I received an e-mail telling me that I was selected as a finalist for the contest and asking me to send in my project to the company in New Jersey, USA. Just three days ago, I received another e-mail notifying me that I got third prize for the contest!! XD

It's my first time entering into a contest and I really did not expect much from it. Because I made the project during the school season (particularly during midterm season while having interviews for Co-op jobs...!!!), I could only spend a limited amount of time working on the project. Nevertheless, here it is: Strawberry Clock Hamster Garden.


StrawberryClockHamsterGarden05

StrawberryClockHamsterGarden04

StrawberryClockHamsterGarden03

I originally planned on crocheting a village. A HUGE village. However, my plan totally got defeated when I realized how much school work I had piling up in front of me. And so in the end, I ended up with only a piece of land which I could only refer to as a garden. It seemed rather plain to just enter a contest using a piece of small crocheted land... and so I turned the project into a table clock just to make it a tad bit more unique. =P I named it The Strawberry Clock Hamster Garden! All in all, I think I spent at least 50 hours on this project. The hamsters on the mat might seem familar to some of you as I actually used them for photos in a post I made a couple months ago. The project was made using 12 different colors of Vanna's Choice yarn and was crocheted free-style, measuring to approximately 14" by 11" by 9" in size. The clock was bought from Ikea but you can't really tell it from the photos since I covered the logo up with a sticker ~ hehe.

Having won third prize this year, I tend to think like most people would do -- "If only I had won first or second prize..." lol. Well, now I know what one of my goals for next year is going to be! ;) But I guess third prize still isn't bad though, especially for my first time entering into a contest and amongst thousands of other entries! Photos of my project along with photos of the projects made by other winners will probably be posted on the contest website sometime later this month or in July. I will post the link to that page once it is out.

Special thanks to my mother for giving me suggestions with the design of the garden throughout the making of this project. =)

For more photos of my project, visit my Strawberry Clock Hamster Garden set on Flickr!

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