Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Upcycle Christmas Folksy Competition

I've become slightly obsessed with Folksy's latest competition. Upcycle Christmas is a competition for people to take second hand / charity stuff and make it into something ‘new’ and desirable to be sold at an online. All proceeds from the auction will go to Sue Ryder Care.

I've already listed one item - a chunky neck cosy in autumn colours . I don't expect this to win any of the sections, but it's practical and will keep someone nice and warm this winter. Hopefully it will raise a few pounds. I bought the yarn in Oxfam -10 balls of Sirdar Bigga, and this cosy only took one ball. Fab bargain. I'd love it if you could support me and mark it as one of your favourites. More exciting things are in my head - hopefully I'll find the time to create some more competitive entries. I've started my second and it's going well. It involves second hand (but new) yarn bought in 'Mind', Hanley and beads from a necklace bought in Oxfam, Congleton. It's looking pretty so far......

My favourite item at the moment is the handpainted plate and napkin by Lilley's handcrafted lovelies. It's a great idea and very pretty too. I keep looking everyday to see how creative people are.

If you type 'sueryder' into Folksy's search bar and this should bring up the listed entries. What's your favourite?

1 comment:

catfaceandpancakes said...

I'm so happy to see lots of people participating! I can't wait to upload pictures of my creation *prays for a sunny day*