Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Me, Queen Bee - EtsyHookers Creative Challenge Winner - Congrats SturmDM!

Voting ended today on our 3rd EtsyHookers Creative Challenge. Members were asked to create a hat that was anything but “normal”. We had some amazing and creative entries! Voted the best entry for this Challenge is Me, Queen Bee, created by SturmDM (Doris). Not only is her hat a one of a kind creation, but Doris also has a passion for the preservation of honey bees. She also donates a portion of her sales to this cause. From her shop announcement:

Honey bees clock over 55,000 frequent flyer miles and drop in on about 2 million plants in order to produce one pound of honey - all that time and effort to make 1/2 a teaspoon of honey per bee, per bee lifetime.
... And the next time you enjoy that handful of sweet summer cherries, you may want to give an appreciative nod to the noble honey bee too.
To learn more about our disappearing honeybees, please visit this website:

Please take a moment to visit SturmDM’s Etsy shop to see all the items she offers, from afghans, to baby items, wearables, bags and purses, pet items, and so much more. Her Me, Queen Bee hat has been sold, but she has listed an Autumn Harvest Hat with Bee that is similar. What a fun hat made in appreciation of the humble honey bee!

Purple Handbag

Off White Winter Warmer Afghan

Yellow Naptime Blankie Bear

Congratulations to SturmDM for winning the Hooker Hats Challenge!

I would like to thank Deb of DebzCreations for creating this theme. And thank you to all the members who participated and entered - you are all amazingly talented winners! And a very big shout out goes to everyone who took a moment to view the entries and vote for their favorite - thank you for supporting our EtsyHookers team!


Doris Sturm said...

Wow, what a nice article! Thank you so much and thanks to everyone who voted for me. I appreciate it and I feel thankful, happy and proud to be the winner this time.

Sometimes it takes a little nudge to get creative and in this case, I owe my little push to Debz at for giving me the challenge I needed to come up with this hat.

Yes, today is a good day!


CrochetSal said...

Congratulations, Doris, that was an awesome hat!

off the hook handcrafted accessories said...

Congrats Doris! Great work!

Nora said...

Way to go Doris ...cute hat!

April said...

Oh hahaha that hat is FANTASTIC! :) I love it!

sue said...

congratulations Doris
I love you bee creations.

Fairy Dust Crochet said...

Wow your hat is stunning!
Amazing job.

Merrill said...

What a wonderful hat! I am a fan of Doris' also because I share her passion for the bees. They are so important to our lives. Congrats Doris!

Pam said...

You rock with your creativity! Congrats on winning the challenge. Thanks for thinking up the autumn themed fourth challenge. And your creations are terrific!