And the winners are…

17 May

We had a great time on Saturday night celebrating the end of our Squirrel Contest.  The squirrels came down from the tree for the judging and stayed for the live bluegrass music, good company, and salted almonds.  While we certainly love a good party, the highlight of the night was finding out which squirrels took home which prizes.  So, without further ado, we’d like to announce the winners of our Handmade Squirrel Contest!

First prize was awarded to Abernathy Bland’s minimalist, expressive squirrel, seen here mourning the unexpected loss of another contestant (crocheted by The Dark Side of Cute):

We have a sneaking suspicion our Second Prize winner, a fox in squirrel’s clothing knit by Kusi Merello, was probably to blame:
Thankfully, our Third Prize winners (there were two–we had a tie!) were having a much more peaceful time in the mushroom patch.  Lara Allen’s sleek, modern, embroidered squirrel spent a pleasant evening relaxing with Pamela Marshall’s tiny, tiny submission knit on toothpicks (really–it’s about the size of a very small grape!):
Because we were so impressed by the creativity and craftsmanship displayed by all of our entries, we went a little nuts ourselves and awarded a few extra prizes.  Honorable Mentions went the following squirrels, from left to right: Stephanie Rall’s knit squirrel with a bagel, Jo Cogan’s crocheted mama and baby squirrels, Elizabeth Smith’s sewn orange squirrel holding an acorn, and Amy Plew’s felted cutie.
A very big thank you goes out to everyone who entered to contest–we wanted to give every one of them a prize.  We’d also like to thank everyone who came out to the party for supporting the contest and joining in the fun!
All of the squirrels will be on display in the window of Brooklyn General Store until mid June. Stay tuned–we will be announcing the details of our next contest here soon!

2 Responses to “And the winners are…”

  1. venue X May 20, 2010 at 8:42 am #

    awesome. cute. fun!

  2. Julie May 20, 2010 at 9:51 am #

    looks like it was an amazing time!! So many awesome squirrels. Congrats to all the winners!!

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