Happy Valentine's Day! Our month long contest of love has concluded and a random drawing of all the posts (and there were 264!) was completed and Ronnie Tucker of Biddy Brain Workshop has won the gift basket! Congratulations to Ronnie and thank you to all who entered. We thoroughly enjoyed showing you our Valentine themed products and explaining a little about them. We hope you enjoyed reading about them and we invite you to come visit us again. We have lots of cool things planned for our blog to keep you glued to your computer.
Ronnie is a talented artist herself, so we think she will very much appreciate the talent that has gone into her winning basket. Here's a little peek into the prize which has a retail value of $175!
Lining the basket which is actually a Valentine themed hat box is a gorgeous raspberry scarf handwoven by our newest Arts In RI member Carol of Lodestar Woven. Color, texture and wearability all wrapped up in one fabulous scarf. Words can't begin to describe this particular handwoven masterpiece, but I'll try to give you an idea of just
how lovely it is. The use of novelty yarns gives you the treat of 5 different textures and over 10 highlight colors. The rich raspberry background is enhanced by numerous pastels. The scarf measures a very generous 80" in length and 6" in width. Tucked in behind the scarf is a gorgeous print from our team leader Julie of JulieBCreative called Grandma's Bell. Julie's grandmother owned a bell collection and she painted this as a tribute to her memory; a sweet woman who gave her family every ounce of love in her heart and died peacefully at 95 with her entire family at her side.
Resting comfortably on the scarf is a little set made by 2 artists but goes together so well I just had to have them share the same box. Kim of KimVGlass has created a borosilicate glass pendant in a drop shape in the flame of her torch in rich neutral earth tones. It matches perfectly with a sweet pair of gemstone and sterling earrings made by Wendy of Designs by Wendy T. There is also a keychain made by yours truly of The Venerable Bead. It features a lampwork glass bead made directly on the shaft of a vintage skeleton key. On the key hangs a brass puffy heart charm and the key hangs from a vintage brass split ring. There is also another pendant made by Linda of A la mode from her big dot series. It's called Blades of Grass and it is lightweight and fun to wear. It boasts a deep color and beautiful high quality wood grain appearence. It makes a simple statement while adding a big fashion bang to any outfit. Finally there is a sweet wristlet sewn by our very own Lisa B of Pink Lemonade Boutique. Handy and stylish it will carry all your essentials in style. Patchwork coordinates with linen and features a zip top. Wonky patchwork piecing features whimsical prints in juicy oranges.
What a fine prize. I am so jealous! Congratulations Ronnie Tucker! Happy Valentine's Day!
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