Chronicle Books Giveaway Winner: Alice42

Chronicle Books Giveaway Winner: Alice42

Oct 9, 2007

It was another tough decision. But Alice42 won us over because it sounds like she could use a little crafting help from Amy Butler, Cath Kidston and Lotta Jansdotter. So she was selected the winner of last week's giveaway. Here's her entry:

"I just bought a sewing machine off Craig's List and I'm getting ready dive in. As a child I sewed briefly when a kind teacher show me how. My mother thought such activity was not for liberated girls or women. Never had home ec either. So I'm teaching myself and could use all the help I could get.

I've lived in my house 10 years and still don't have curtains. I stalk fabric shops and websites fantasizing about accent pillows. But I've never had the skill or confidence — now I'm ready. This is my house cure! Each of these designers is fantastic. I want to make pillows by Amy Butler, a duvet cover by Cath Kidston and an organizer by Lotta Jansdotter.

Last year I had a friend help me sew a Halloween costume for my daughter. I was delighted, but moreover my daughter beamed with pride. What a pleasure to make someone happy with something you made. When she wears a sweater I've knit, and tells everyone 'My mom made this' you can see joy in her eyes. Simple yes, but that is why I love crafting."

Congrats, Alice42! We're looking forward to seeing some of your handiwork later.

And a huge thanks to everyone else who took the time to enter. We've got more giveaways coming up, so stay tuned ...

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