Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Success at the Sydney Royal Easter Show!

Hello everyone! 

Just a short blog post tonight, but I'm exploding with excitement that I just have to share with you all!!

Tonight was the Preview Exhibition for the Sydney Royal Easter Show Arts and Crafts Competition. You might remember that I entered a Road Trip Scarf, a candy happypotamus (General Millie, Captain Poprocks' future wife) and my Rainbow Twist and Turn Bargello Afghan into the competition. It was my first time entering, so I wasn't expecting anything - just getting my entries on display would have been amazing.




BUT! I did so much better than that! Not only did all three of my items end up on display...


... I won SECOND PLACE in the Crochet Art section for the Rainbow Twist and Turn Bargello Afghan...



... and FIRST PLACE (BLUE RIBBON!!) FOR GENERAL MILLIE IN THE CROCHETED/KNITTED SOFT TOYS SECTION!!!!



Plus, by the time we got to the exhibition, an hour after it opened, the scarf and happypotamus had already been purchased :D :D :D 

I'm still fizzing about the place several hours later, just so excited and thrilled and beaming like an idiot (see above pictures for proof)!! 

THANK YOU all for your support and appreciation for the crochet work that Anne and I create! It gave me the confidence to enter the Show, and I am just so happy with the results! 

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  1. Congratulations from Norway! You deserve every bit of it. Beautiful work

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    1. Thank you Monica! I'm still buzzing with excitement, 15 hours later!!

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  2. Congratulations, that is so fantastic!!! You had some lovely pieces on display. Sharon x

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    1. Thanks Sharon! It's such a thrill, and in my very first show!!

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  3. Well done Michelle! Your work is lovely and you really deserve the success! Lots of love and hugs! Zelna

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    1. Thank you Zelna, and thank you again for your gorgeous Road Trip Scarf pattern! Even though it didn't have a ribbon, I was still so excited to see the scarf hanging in the display - and even correctly worn by the coathanger!

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    1. Merci Géraldine! It's so exciting!

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  5. Congrats for the awards you received for your creations!

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  6. Fizz and beam away! It's definitely warranted. Congratulations on having everything chosen for display and special,amazing, full-of-excitement and hearty congratulations for your ribbons. When you sell Happypotamus, will the ribbon and certification go with it or will you keep those? I am wondering how it works when one buys/sells prize-winning items. Meanwhile, enjoy the celebrations! xxxx

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    1. Thank you Jodie!! The ribbon comes to me after the show, but the buyer gets to pick up the toy :) I think I get to call myself a multi-award winning crochet artist though, right? I'm hoping my blanket gets sold too so I don't have to go pick anything up!

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    2. That has a good ring to it "Multi-award-winning crochet artist" (or should it be 'artiste' ? hehehe)
      I have chosen to include a link to this post on my latest Easter greetings. I hope that is okay with you. The aim is to collate all the Easter Greetings and share what everybody is doing this Easter time. Winning at the Royal EASTER Show is impressive and deserves acclaim. :-)

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  7. I knew you were a winner when I saw your patterns. I blabbed about you on FB, Twitter, anywhere I could. I'm currently working on the Road Trip Scarf and having a great time with it. Planning on doing more in different colors. Congratulations to you and looking forward to what you share next!

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    1. Aww thank you! Zelna's Road Trip Scarf pattern is just amazing, isn't it? Anne and I are also working on our next designs - hopefully there'll be a little Easter project available soon ;)

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  8. Well done! How fantastic...and very much deserved.
    Marianne x

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  9. Wow, that's great, I'm really happy for you! : )

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    1. Thank you Valentina! I'm still grinning, two days later... :D

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  10. Hey Michelle!

    That is such awesome news, I'm totally thrilled for you!!!!! And rightly so!!! Your work is wonderful, and it's great that you won!:) If I was there with you, I'd be jumping up and down for excitement!!! Big hugs!!! Well done!!!

    Ingrid xx
    http://myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

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    1. Thank you so much Ingrid! I'm so thrilled, for a hobby that was just meant to keep me sane while stuck at home, this crochet thing is really turning out well for me!

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  11. How very very wonderful! Congratulations!!! But really, how could they have resisted the hippo?
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Too true! There were some very cute other toys too - I've got to plan what I'm going to make and enter next year ;)

      Thank you! xx

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  12. That's fantastic! Congratulations! I'd be fizzing and beaming and leaping around in your shoes! Xx

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    1. Thank you!! I still am, 4 days later :P

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  13. You go girl! So much awesome in one post :D

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  14. Congratulations!
    Happy week.:*

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  15. Congratulations! Your work is beautiful and deserves to win prizes.

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  16. Congratulations Michelle, your success is very well deserved, they are lovely things. It looks like there was very stiff competition as well.

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  17. Congrats, well done it all looks stunning. I love your bargello work

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  18. Congratulations! That is terrific. The hippo is darling. Hope you have a great day, Heather

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