Monday, November 17, 2008

The Mighty Oak - winner of the Creative Challenge No. 4 - Congrats valeriesgallery!


Voting ended today on our EtsyHookers Creative Challenge No. 4. Members were asked to create a comfort crochet item for Home and Hearth using autumn colors in their creation. We had some amazing entries! Voted best entry for this Challenge is The Mighty Oak felted bowl by Valerie of valeriesgallery. Her lovely design is a felted bowl on which she hand needlefelted the oak tree with rovings. It captured the theme of this Challenge beautifully! Her listing also includes this description about her inspiration for the creation of this entry.

“As I look out my living room window I am greatful to have a marvelous view of several aged maple tree that turn an amazing color in the fall. Although this bowl is an oak tree, I find comfort in knowing that nature will continue to show us her beauty no matter what life throws at us. For me, the bowl symbolizes rhythm, beauty and consistancy within the ever changing seasons.”

Please take a moment to visit valeriesgallery and see all of the beautiful items she has to offer. From her specialty gorgeous felted bowls to baby booties, hair ponies, clutches, knit items, and more, you’ll be sure to find something lovely that you’ll want to make your own.

Felted Booties



Pussy Willows Felted Clutch



Felted Ponies Set



Congratulations Valerie for winning the Home and Hearth Hooker Challenge!

I would like to thank Doris of SturmDM 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!


19 comments:

Chris said...

Congrats Val! It's really beautiful.

Izabela said...

congratulations Valerie! beautiful things you make, I really like your shop
x

Homemade Zen said...

Congrets! Lovely work!

Cindys Creative Crochet said...

Congratulaions Val, you deserve it!!

Mountainside Crochet said...

Congratulations to Valerie, winner of the Creative Challenge No. 4. A very talented and creative lady whose beautiful Mighty Oak felted bowl is certainly deserving of this honor. Your work is wonderful, Valerie!

Jessica said...

Congratulations Valerie! You definitely deserve it!

hookedonthread said...

Congratulations Valerie!!!
I love that bowl and you deserved to win this challenge.

Diana--hookedonthread

Laura's Left Hook said...

Congrats Valerie! I love your item and your shop!

Leah said...

Congrats Valerie!

Nora said...

There was not a doubt in my mind who the winner would be. Your felted item was truly a work of art! But...ALL your items are works of art!. Great Job Val!
Nora
www.noradora.etsy.com
www.noradoramora.etsy.com

Pam said...

Congratulations, Valerie! Your work is always so beautiful, and your entry in the challenge was no exception! Your talent is amazing, and your creations are wonderful! Way to go!

CrochetSal said...

Congratulations, Val! Your bowl is beautiful!
Sally (Smudgekitty)

crochetgal said...

congratulations Valerie. A very beautiful bowl indeed.

Valerie said...

Wow ~ I am blushing! Thanks so much to everyone. Honestly, I find it hard to keep up with all you creative hookers! You are all an inspiration. Thanks for all you do for the team.

Krishell said...

Congratulations!! The Mighty Oak really is amazing. Fantastic work.

Kathy Neilsen said...

Excellent work and Congratulations :@}

Ging70 said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

erinn said...

Congrats Val, it really is fantastic!

Fairy Dust Crochet said...

Congratulations Valerie!
You are so talented.
I love your creation is beautiful.
You store is gorgeous with so many stunning designs!