Thursday, June 24, 2010

and the winners are ....

blast those vuvuzelas!

south africa has WON the handmade world cup!
after 1200+ votes, the host nation of that *other* world cup has claimed a momentous victory by beating out SPAIN in the final match of our round robin tournament!

congratualations to the 36 nations that played and voted!
what an amazing world of handcrafters we have!
hope you'll take a few moments to visit some of the fabulous etsy shops from south africa:

you can use the *shop local* tool and search for the county:
south africa

search for cities and towns in south africa, too, like *cape town*!

and the victory wouldn't be complete without a funfun contest winner... thanks to, the $30 shopping spree to ANY south african etsy shop goes to.....

(vuvuzela buzz, please....)

yay! - ulixis is a supernicey from my very own handmaking nation of canada!
congrats to you , lovely! visit her lovely shops: for beaded jewelry,
paper goods
& sewn goodies, too!

thanks so much to everyone who entered,
and spread the handmaking cheer!


and yay - we have 2 other fun winners today, too!

congrats to the winner of the elisa shere earrings giveaway is: #162 candace @ sparklepower! don't you just love her festive shop, and of course, her beautiful and resourceful blog!


& finally...
congrats to the winner of the rag & bone bindery journal giveaway: #6 miss frekkles of knitfrekkles!

miss frekkles has such a cuddly and lovely shop! be sure to visit her gorgeous knitwear creations!

alrighty then.
there we have it!
the end to a fabulous fabulous bunch of giveaways!

but never fear... there's always much more fun ahead!

have a great weekend!
hope you can meet all your happy goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaals!
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  1. Awesome thank you!!! I never win :D

    Very well done to South Africa too, I'm off to spend HOURS looking at all of the shops there on Etsy!

  2. So happy for SA!
    Congrats to all the winners.
    Get some sleep, Rikrak.
    I heard from Lori that you had a crazy week!!!! :>

  3. congrats, miss frekkles! those journals ARE gorgeous!

    and thanks, leslie! :)
    yes - it's been a fun-filled week indeed! more on that later! :)

  4. Wow! Thank you so much for hosting this world cup!

  5. A big cheer for the winners!!! :)

  6. congrats to all winners!:DDDD

  7. What a fabulous competition and well done to my fellow South Africans for flying the flag for crafty talent – their offerings are a constant source of inspiration! V x


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