I finally have some good news and some new patters for you all -- my crochet tea set pattern is ready and available on Ravelry!
If you remember, the te set was my entry for the 2011 Vanna's Choice Yarn Contest. Well, I received an email the other day from Lion Brand Sales Support Manager, Carla Horvath, and guess what? the set took second prize in the craft category! Here is Ms. Horvath's kind note:
We are thrilled to be able to share the good news that you have been selected as a Second Prize Winner in the Crafts & Gifts category in the 3rd Annual Vanna’s Choice contest.
Your entry, My Nana’s Tea Set, was chosen from among thousands of creative and beautiful hand-crafted items made from Vanna’s Choice, Vanna’s Choice Baby, and/or Vanna’s Glamour yarns. On behalf of Michaels and the Lion Brand Yarn Company, we congratulate you.
A photograph of your entry will be posted to the contest website, VannasChoice.com. It may also be featured on the Michaels and Lion Brand websites, and in press releases about the contest. We hope you have enjoyed being involved in this contest as much as we have enjoyed seeing your work.
We greatly appreciate your participation in this contest, your kind interest in our products, and your enthusiasm for yarn crafting. Thank you.
Since Lion Brand still has my first tea set, I had to make up a new one to design the pattern. I chose their pink and dusty green for the set and I really like how it turned out.
The patterns are available individually for $2.50 each (the cup and sucer is only $2.00), or you can purchase the entire set for the discounted price of $6.50
For those of you who don't have a Ravelry membership (you really should get one -- it's free!), here are the links to purchase the patterns:
- Entire Set - $6.50
- Cup & Saucer - $2.00
- Dessert Plate & Petit Fours - $2.50
- Sugar Bowl & Creamer - $2.50
- Tea Pot & Decorative Mat - $2.50
And, if you want to check out the tea set on Ravelry, here is that link too ==> Crochet Tea Set
Last but not least, I want to thank everyone again for all the encouragement you've given me over the past couple weeks. Knowing that I have a caring group of friends out there who love crochet as much as I dohas really helped push me to get these patterns ready for you.