Friday, 23 April 2010

Handmade Squirrel Contest!

Brooklyn General Store is both a bricks-and-mortar store as well as a great online shop that sells yarn, books & patterns, buttons, fabric, and all sorts of crafty goodness. They are having a handmade squirrel contest, which is just about the sweetest sounding contest ever.

Your challenge: craft a squirrel. 
Can be knitted, sewn, whathaveyou. your own creation or from a pattern. Then send them the squirrel! They will have the squirrels on display in the tree below. 

Oh won't someone please help me find some squirrely friends?

They will judge the squirrels, and the top 3 get prizes!! 

1st Prize:  $200 Brooklyn General Store gift certificate (valid for one year).
2nd Prize:  $100 Brooklyn General Store gift certificate (valid for one year).
3rd Prize:  $50 Brooklyn General Store gift certificate (valid for one year).

Deadline to have to squirrels in is May 15th, Which isn't that far away, I know. But I think we can do it! I'm definitely going to send in a squirrel. I have already cruised ravelry and picked a pattern- now I just need to think a bit about how to make my squirrel super awesome!!

For lots more details, please visit their contest page.

12 comments:

Kimberly said...

what fun! it's a pity I don't have time to participate, since I'm on a push to get my thesis done to defend. Squirrels are one of my husband's favorite animals!

weezalana said...

Oooo, and they sell fabric, too! Okay, I may have to do this!

CanarySanctuary said...

That might be the best contest ever.
Love it!!!

Jen (pieKnits) said...

Ha, coincidently enough I just started making a crochet squirrel! Will send it in if I finish in time.

Maryse said...

That's a fun challenge! Go Julie Go!

del said...

That sounds like such a fun contest. Good luck with your squirrel!

Hilary said...

That is the cutest thing EVER. Even if I don't participate, I can't wait to see all the little squirrels submitted!

teresasdesk said...

What a fun contest! I think I'll make mine 'Squirrel Stew' (After the squirrels ate a wiring harness on my car a couple of years ago, I'm not happy with squirrels, cute as they may be.)

Teresa
http://teresasdesk.wordpress.com

Sarah said...

What a great idea! I don't know if I'll manage to do it, but I like knowing about such a cute contest.

soknitpicky said...

How fun! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Leah said...

This. Is. Awesome! I love squirrels :)

Rainy Daisy said...

What a cool contest! Dunno that I'll have time to participate, but I'll send my creative vibrations your way...

cheers!
Daisy