Thursday, August 7, 2008

I Won!!!

Last evening, Thurs 8/7, I received the following email:

You won the Craftstylish Tote Bag Challenge!!!
Hi Pat,
My name is Michaela Murphy and I am the managing editor of Congratulations! I am thrilled to inform you that you won our Tote Bag Challenge in the Play Ball category! The competion was pretty intense so you should feel very proud. Your bag is fabulous and we are all so happy that you took the time and energy to participate in the challenge--you really helped to make it great! Please shoot me an email so that I'll know that you know:) There is an annoucement post scheduled to publish at 12:00am tonight, but I
wanted to let the winners know first. I also need for you to please send me your address so that we may ship your prizes to you. Thanks again and a very warm congratulations to you! I am looking forward to seeing more of your work via CraftStylish! Best Regards,

This is a new crafting site for many different crafts and there were several catagories of the Tote Bag Challenge with four winners in all. The website is: and sign up is free. You can explore & read without signing up.

I entered the handy knitting bag I had made earlier this year and lined it with drapery fabric sample fabric, sewing in pockets closed with hook and loop tape. I used some wooden dowel handles that had been in Mother's supply stash for many years. It was a fun knit and assembly and an extremely useful knitting bag. Holds a lot without being heavy. These are the photos I submitted for the competition.

The write-up had really nice things to say about the bag and I am so thrilled, words cannot express my feelings.

The Grand Prize Packages consist of a fabulous and official CraftStylish tote bag filled to the brim with crafty delights worth over $250 including:
$50 Gift Card from
Lantern Moon Jade/Chocolate Silk Needle Case
Lantern Moon Knitting needles - 1 pair size 6, 10" straight needles in ebony AND 1 pair Destiny circulars, size 8 26"length, in rich rosewood.
Rotary Cutter from Martelli Enterprises
Library of crafty books including:
The Prairie Girl's Guide to Life
When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters
Get Your Crochet On! Hip Hats and Cool Caps
Sew Subversive
Bead Simple
I Heart Felt
CraftStylish Quick Stuff to Make


Aunt Kathy said...


Congratulations. How exciting.

What great prizes too.

Aunt Kathy said...

Hey Pat I know your name isn't SUE, lol... that's what I get for blog hopping all at once, LOL.

Alli's Little World of Knitting! said...

WONDERFUL PAT!!! Congratulations!! You deserve it too, that's an adorable bag!!! I'm so proud of you!

Warm Hugs

AnneH said...

Congratulations, sweetie. You deserve it. The bag looks great!!!

Suna said...

Congratulations! What a great prize, too!

Birdwell said...

Yea Pat!!!


Anonymous said...

Pat, what a lovely bag. Great job! Thanks for sharing the account and pics with us!
Wendy (Lone Star)

TXJewelrylady said...

Beautiful, Pat! Glad you won, you deserve it! Hope you enjoy your prizes, and maybe get yourself some more fun stuff to enter another contest to win that as well!