And the man from …

Del Monte says… You remember those ads? They were pretty good weren’t they?

So, David Hieatt, the man (founder) from howies has chosen his favourite items from the Folksy longlist from the competition. We had around 45 items submitted which is great considering the timescales were tight and none of you (none!) do any sport at all so were floundering with the brief initially! Anyway, the shortlisted people / items are:

Bbel has got two in and wins the Michael Phelps Folksy award ….

cloudhopping saddles in on her horse …

lusummers has her wonderful “dog sick” collage…

Claire has this fab howies girl…

Sharon has her amazing apron…

Helena camps it up…(sorry, it’s been a long day and frankly the puns are for my own amusement)

Lucyplayer makes it with her ‘simple’ illustration …

Littlechook’s tremendous teatowel cleans up the tail …

howies picked 9 items for the display. We’re contacting you chosen one’s now to arrange the logistics of your stuff getting to London so please check you emails and better still drop us a mail with your contact phone no. This is turning all very tiswas, isn’t it?

Well done to you all and thank you ever so much for submitting your work. Whilst this is a trial we know that it’s already been a success so we’ll be doing more in the future and giving you the opportunity to show how great you all are to a wider audience. If we had blankety blank chequebooks and pens we’d be handing them out now.



  • September 17, 2008


    Oooh, they’re all lovely. Nice work everyone.

  • September 17, 2008


    I want the apron -why can’t i buy it.
    me me me. sorry

  • September 17, 2008


    Thanks Anne :) And sorry Toby, the items are not for sale until after the event. And you’d look *so* good in an apron ;)

  • September 17, 2008


    Great work – LOVE & want the purse!! ;)

  • September 17, 2008

    Laura Mason

    Super entries!

  • September 17, 2008


    The dog sick collage is my life! How did you know? :)

    Fab work, glad I didn’t have to choose the winner!