Firstly, I want to throw out a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who not only participated in the blog hop, but also just popped in and commented leaving your encouragement for everyone involved and also letting me know that you were inspired to get your cushion making skills happening! If there was one thing I wished to gain from this experience, it was to see all you creative peeps becoming even more creative (who thought that was even possible?) and sharing said creativeness with the rest of the world! In total, there were more than 70 cushions made and shared between the Flickr Group, emails and the linky! That's amazing! I'm so proud of you all!
But having said that…… I now have to pick a favourite. As I have explained before, it's like being told to choose your favourite child (which for interest's sake THIS WEEK is Lochie! The eldest received a bevy of awards for his efforts in year 9. Ssshhhhh, I didn't choose ok?). Given I clearly have no problem choosing my favourite children on a weekly basis, surely I can choose my favourite cushion yes? No. I threw it open to the other fabulous bloggers who all worked very hard to help bring you this blog hop, and they helped make it more difficult by all choosing different ones! But……. This is the conclusion I came to:
The winner of a $50 voucher to the Fat Quarter Shop, for having the most votes for Favourite Cushion is……..
|Mary Emmens! Congratulations Mary, your gorgeous Snowy, Pebbles and Pete are fabulous!|
|Fat Quarter Shop - $50 Voucher!|
Now on to the winners chosen for all our amazing runners up prizes……..
|Congrats to Kathy for this gorgeous Waterfront Park cushion! You have won a bundle of fabric from Polka Dot Tea Fabrics!|
|Polka Dot Tea - Fabric Bundle!|
|And to Amy with this fab "Xmas Tree" low volume cushion. You have won a $25 gift voucher to The Intrepid Thread!|
|Intrepid Thread - $25 Voucher!|
|This darling mermaid cushion by Good Golly Ginger was especially chosen to be one of the winners by my mermaid adoring five year old Chloe. Apparently I now have to make her one! Congrats to you Katie, you've won your choice of three paper piecing patterns from Quiet Play!|
|Quiet Play - Winner's choice of 3 Paper Piecing Patterns!|
|Erin from Missy Mac Creations! You've won yourself a $20 voucher to Patternsonly.com!|
|Patterns Only - $20 Voucher|
|Jan from Sew Surprising made quite a few awesome cushions! This Pinterest one was a winner! You've won a $20 voucher to The Oz Material Girls!|
|The Oz Material Girls - $20 Voucher|
And last but certainly not very least is……
|This super cute steering wheel cushion by Alisa at A stitch in Between! Congrats! You've won a fabulous pattern from Blossom Heart Quilts!|
Aren't they all amazing? I truly wish I had enough prizes to give everyone something! To those who have won, I shall forward your email addresses to the sponsors so you can receive your goodies ASAP.
Once again - thank you ALL so much! I was so very nervous hosting my first ever blog hop, and even though it was in the middle of the most busiest time of the year, I have enjoyed every single moment of it! Seeing all the wonderful cushions shared by my favourite bloggers and all of YOU has put a big smile on my dial and kept my spirits high!
So to everyone - I wish you a very Merry Christmas and I hope that all of the lucky recipients of your cushions are just as impressed as I!