TCN Spring Craft Challenge Entries ~ Please Vote

09 Mar


Welcome to our first Craft Challenge for this year, sorry you missed the chance to send in an entry as it’s now time to vote for your favourites, which will enable us to declare our winner. The theme was Spring and we were looking for entries inspired by nature or from all the events that occur around this time (click here for more information about the challenge criteria).

So please take a look at all the entries, there are 8 in total.  Each entry includes a photograph, a description of the item if it has been included and url links to their Facebook/on-line store/websites. Once you have had a look at them all, please take a minute to vote for your favourites it would be very much appreciated by all those who have entered, details on how to vote are below. 

Thank you to everyone for entering and supporting these challenges and thank you in advance to everyone who takes the time to look and vote.



To decide on the Winners, you can vote for a maximum of 3 of your favourite entries.  When voting please make it very clear the order in which you would like your points distributed.

State the number and if you wish the name allocated to the Photo and if this is your 1st, 2nd, or 3rd choice

1st – will be allocated 10 points

2nd – will be allocated 8 points

3rd – will be allocated 5 points

Example:  No. 26 ~ 1st, No. 3 ~ 2nd, No. 45 ~ 3rd

If you wish to vote for only one item, this will be allocated the full 10 points.

You can vote for your favourite/s in the following ways.

1.  You can comment below this post.

2.  You can vote via email to:

3.  You can also vote via the TCN Facebook page by sending me a direct message or commenting below the Challenge Announcement.

Please note, if you are commenting below this post, your comment/vote may not show up immediately as it may need to be verified.  I will endeavour to verify all posts as quickly as possible, your vote will only be counted once, so please do not make multiple votes.  Also,  if you choose to send The Crafty Network an email, TCN will not use or retain your email addresses for any marketing purposes and once the vote has been counted and the winners announced, your emails will be deleted.  TCN will only respond to your comment if they are unsure how your votes are to be allocated.

VOTING IS OPEN NOW UNTIL SUNDAY 23rd MARCH when voting will close @ midnight (GMT). Votes received after midnight on the 23rd will not be counted. The Winner and the 2 Runners Up will be announced here on Tuesday 25th MARCH at 8pm (GMT time).

Please see all the entries below.



1. JoJos Makes Bakes

1. JoJos Makes Bakes


This is a large tag cube, made especially for my friends baby who is due in the middle of March, hence the “spring” association.

It took me approximately 3 hours to make, but the majority of that time was spent working out where the tags needed to be positioned before the six squares could be sewn together!

The material is a baby blue dimple fabric, which has been re-in forced with iron on stabiliser, and the ribbons are silky for tactile benefits. It has been stuffed with suitable toy filling.

If I were to make more, which I am happy to do, I would charge £15 plus p&p.

Contact Details:  Jo Graham, JoJos Makes Bakes



2. Handmade Vintage Style Glass Buttons

2. Handmade Vintage Style Glass Buttons

Information: Handmade Glass Cameo especially made for Mother’s Day, gorgeous kilt pin brooch.

I Love to make jewellery and especially make items which are different and unusual.

Contact Details: Adele Green, Handmade Vintage Style Glass Buttons  



3. Crafty Bags

3. Crafty Bags

Information: Sheep Knitting Bag

Contact Details: Teresa Connelly, Crafty Bags



4. Itchy Crochet

4. Itchy Crochet


This is my Helena sweater designed with spring in mind, when it’s too warm for a coat but still a bit fresh. The cowl is big enough to ware as a hood in case of April showers

Contact Details: Amanda Critchley, Itchy Crochet



5. Daisy Felts

5. Daisy Felts


Juggling Bunny. He has been waiting for spring to come along so he can get outside – Inspired by easter he has a lovely collection of pastel colour easter eggs that he is waiting to hide around the garden for an easter egg hunt!  He also has a little pouch on his tummy to hide a ‘real’ chocolate treat!

Overall height is approximately 12 inches (30 cms) and he could be done in colours of your choice.  He costs £7 plus postage

Contact Details: Diane Dawber, Daisy Felts



6. Peppermint Art

6. Peppermint Art


This is a watercolour on paper titled “The First Daffodils”. It measures 7 x 5 inches and is part of my spring flowers collection. The price is £25 including postage and packing.

Contact Details: Claire Wright, Peppermint Art





My entry is a customized, vintage handmade, woollen fabric, undertakers jacket.

I embroidered the designs onto felt & they were hand sewn in place. The symmetry was particularly difficult to achieve but I think I’ve managed it well. The theme of the jacket is Steam Punk /Scottish….with my own twist! The lovely gold colour is the tone of freesias & the red roses herald the beings of Spring. Thistles are the flowers attributed to Scotland, the clockwork motives…the passage of time…out of winter & into spring. The choice of an undertakers jacket to upcycle is symbolic of rebirth of clothing, like new shoots of flowers coming again. The use of the steampunk inspired kiltpin brooch is all related to time passing & new starts. This jacket took me weeks to compose & complete. There are many hours of embroidery & hand sewing in this garment…I love it!

Contact Details: Janice Stewart, Notions of Brechin, Brechin, Scotland 07549754241



8. With Hugs and Kisses

8. With Hugs and Kisses


This outfit was handmade by me and consists of a floral skirt and appliqued easter Chick design. The outfit was inspired by the promise of a new season, bringing together the lightness of spring as it rolls into Easter.

Contact Details: Laura Ashiley, With Hugs and Kisses, 07709 348667




Thanks for looking, now please don’t forget to vote for your favourites, every vote is appreciated.  Voting closes on the 23rd March.

Thank you.

Linda x

The Crafty Network


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16 responses to “TCN Spring Craft Challenge Entries ~ Please Vote

  1. Jan @ Handcrafted by Picto

    March 9, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    I’d like to make my votes,
    1st – #8 a pretty little outfit, perfect for easter
    2nd – #6 what’s not to love about this little fellow
    3rd – #3 sheep and wool make perfect partners.
    Lovely items everyone 🙂

  2. itchycrochet

    March 9, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    1ST #7 NOTIONS OF BRECHIN, just ace
    2ND #3 CRAFTY BAGS, a girl can never have too many project bags

  3. Teresa Connolly

    March 9, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    My choice
    1st # 5
    2nd # 2
    3rd # 6

  4. Diane

    March 9, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    1st = 1
    2nd = 5
    3rd= 6

    Well done all for taking the time out to enter and I hope it brings you some positive action sales wise 🙂


    March 9, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    1st – 7
    2nd – 6
    3rd – 3

  6. Linsey williams

    March 9, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    1st Helena jumper
    2nd vintage brooch
    3rd notions of bretchin

  7. lisa

    March 9, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    1st – 4 – Helena sweater. Pretty and practical!

  8. Alison buglass

    March 9, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    1st – no7 notions of brechin

  9. Sara Gailey

    March 9, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    1ST No.7 Notions of Brechin
    2ND No2 Handmade vintage style glass buttons
    3RD No Peppermint Art

  10. Fiona

    March 9, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    My vote is

    # 7 Notions of Brechin. So original and beautifully designed.

  11. Gail Robertson

    March 9, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    My vote goes to no 7 Notions of Brechin xx

  12. Pauline Edgar

    March 10, 2014 at 11:30 am

    my votes

  13. Kim L

    March 11, 2014 at 11:50 am

    No. 4 – 1st
    No. 7 – 2nd
    No. 3 – 3rd

  14. Alison Anderson

    March 11, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    I’d like to vote for
    1st = No 6
    2nd = No 8
    3rd = No 3

    Thanks, Alison

  15. Edwina Gordon

    March 13, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Its a difficult choice, any item made by hand are beautiful,
    1st # 5
    2nd # 7
    3rd # 3

  16. Anne davis

    March 17, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    All very lovely but…….


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