Wednesday, March 09, 2016
FINGERS AND TOES CROSSED FOR MY THREADY PATCH.
As you know I do lots of crafts. So I was delighted when White Stuff announced their
Thready Competition. (White Stuff for those that do not know is a clothing store for men and woman
with vintage and retro interiors) So a perfect place for me to shop......
The Thready competion was for you to pick up a patch from one of their stores or download
a template on line. Then decorate it however you like, then return to the store or post in. For every
patch received the company would donate £5 to their choosen charity. The winner from each shop
will win a £50 gift voucher. And then there is a grand prize of a crafting holiday in Italy for the overall best patch from all the entries.
Then to raise even more money for charity the patches will be made in a quilt or cushions then auctioned off.
They were also selling sewing kits in jars to raise even more money.
So lots of fun and helping charities so well worth entering.
So tomorrow is judgement day.
So I thought I would show you my patch.
It took a while to make but I loved making it.
I decided to make it all my hand to make it look more homemade.
My design was based on that in White Stuff they have a small retro seating area
where you can help yourself to a free tea or coffee and biscuits. And they allow well behaved
dogs in. They even have dog biscuits. So it is Archie and Blossoms favourite coffee stop with mum when we are shopping.
I had fun making clothes on hangers and added a bag.
I just had to add mini bunting, because you should have bunting everywhere.
The hardest part was the mini knitted dogs which I made up as I went along (No pattern)
The cream one is Archie and the brown one is Blossom.
Amazingly I had all the material beads etc already at home.
So there is my little patch waiting to be judged tomorrow in Tavistock.
I do not think I will win because in this part of the world there are so many talented people.
But my little patch has helped charities and will go on to make more money when they auction the quilt or cushion. so that brings a smile to my face.
Tomorrow they are holding a special tea party in store which is lovely. When they will announce the winner and I am hoping will have all the patches from that store on display.
So guess where I will be with Archie and Blossom.
Anyone else entered in their local store?
Would love to hear. And if you entered in Tavistock will see you there.