Vote for the news…

We had thirteen entries for the craft as news competition. We’ve enjoyed going through them and seeing what news story inspired the pieces – and there are a range of influences and interpretations making this all-the-more interesting as a project. Huge thankyous for those that took part.

Laura from Robson and Mason (store :: blog) will be picking her favourite piece(s) to receive the books. You will be deciding who wins the

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173 Comments

  • January 10, 2009

    Jenny

    Right- My vote goes to Daisies Boob. Having a tiny baby to feed is surely difficult enough without feeling ‘indecent’ nursing the little mite. People seem to really struggle with breasts having a dual purpose!

  • January 10, 2009

    Superliz

    I hope Daisie wins with her wonderful boobie xxx

  • January 10, 2009

    Nick

    I’m a breast man myself so i’d have to vote for Daisie. No seriously, my wife breast fed both of our beautiful children and it was amazing, not to mention hard work at times but she stuck at it and i’m very proud of her. Shame on face book!

  • January 10, 2009

    Dean

    I have to agree with Nick, I’m a breast man. My little girl was breastfed and I’m very proud of my better half for it. My vote goes to Dasie and her beautiful Boob.

  • January 10, 2009

    pennydog

    I vote for Fibrespace, though it was a tough call, I also liked Amanda’s bouquet and Amy’s shoe card :)

    *crosses fingers someone votes for my bracelet*

  • January 10, 2009

    Dr. Breen

    The sexualisation of the female breast is the issue in society as a whole, social networking sites like facebook are, in Daily Mail speak, engendering the nanny state philosophy that all breast activity, even that which the breast was designed for, is “pornographic”. This is clearly ridiculous and doesn’t help empower new mothers to practice this even in cyberspace. Well done Daisie Davies! Knit another and we’ll have a pair!

  • January 10, 2009

    Amanda

    I have to say JennyFlowerBlue and her cigarette cover. I would love to see burly old men hurrying to hide their purchase in a flowery disguise.

  • January 10, 2009

    Leah

    I vote for Nifty and the Clangers!!!

  • January 10, 2009

    VintagePrincipessa

    I vote for the Clanger from Nifty…because it’s got character!!

  • January 10, 2009

    x vInTaGe VioLeT x

    i’m going to have to vote the Daisy and her booby!
    Being a breastfeeding peer supporter and having breastfed both my children for longer than the majority of society find “decent” i have to support the breastfeeding cause – hurrah for boobies!!!!

  • January 10, 2009

    narkeymarkey

    ooh, this was a toughie – i adored everything by oliver postgate and after the sad news of his passing, my other-half bought the bagpuss dvd – brought tears to our eyes! after much deliberation though, my vote goes to fibrespace for such a stylish response :)

  • January 10, 2009

    inbaliya

    NiftyKnits is my first choice-
    then Fibrespace With this amazing wool art!

  • January 10, 2009

    Aly

    All are so talented, but my vote goes to NiftyKnits. If forced again to make a choice I’d say the clanger. Thank You!

  • January 10, 2009

    James

    I vote for the NiftyKnits Clanger! What a classic.

  • January 10, 2009

    l.stanley

    i vote for itsabee

  • January 10, 2009

    debsmuddle

    vote no 4 nifty knits Morris dancers. I would hate to see them dissapear

  • January 10, 2009

    ITSABEE

    My vote goes to pennydog,as blur rock!!!!!!

  • January 10, 2009

    Daisie

    My vote has to go to Jenny for pure genius, who’d have thought that you could make a pack of smokes look all girly! Love the tongue in cheek of it! XXX

  • January 10, 2009

    Amy

    my vote goes to amanda’s money bouquet – such a clever idea! i love it. (also love quercus’ cufflinks too btw!)

  • January 10, 2009

    Molly

    My vote goes to PennyDog, for her cool Blur bracelet. I love decoupage, and this one looks really good.

  • January 10, 2009

    ForeverFoxed

    Mmm, it’s a tough decision and I’m torn between NiftyKnits and Gillian.
    I think Gillian gets my vote in the end because although I LOVE the Clangers, I’m also very fond of Bagpuss and it’s great to see Professor Augustus Barclay Yaffle, to give him his full name; not that I’m sad or anything ;) get his due. Jackie @ Forever Foxed

  • January 10, 2009

    Brownbunnybyiris

    I vote for NiftyKnits! She is very talented!!!

  • January 10, 2009

    GreenRiverStudio

    My vote goes to SU. Lovely work!
    The knitted boob came a very close 2nd!

  • January 10, 2009

    GreenRiverStudio

    My vote goes to SU. Lovely work!
    The knitted boob came a very close 2nd!

  • January 10, 2009

    GreenRiverStudio

    My vote goes to SU. Lovely work!
    The knitted boob came a very close 2nd!

  • January 10, 2009

    Julie Patefield

    My vote goes to Daisie and her lovely boobie !!
    Breast feeding is amazing, well done.xxxx

  • January 10, 2009

    Dixiebean

    To pinch a quote from the Bloodhound Gang (remember them?!), hooray for boobies. I vote for the knitted breast. :)

  • January 10, 2009

    Dan

    What a great competition, really interesting to see people’s takes. loved fibrespace as I love my woolen clothes but my vote is for Nifty for the Clanger, spot on!

  • January 10, 2009

    Brownbunnybyiris

    I vote for NiftyKnits for the clanger and the morris dancers. I vote for both!

  • January 10, 2009

    Brownbunnybyiris

    I vote for NiftyKnits for the clanger!

  • January 10, 2009

    miamiamia

    I vote for Morris Dancers by NiftyKnits

  • January 10, 2009

    Midnightcoiler

    I cast my vote for the whimsical Clanger by NiftyKnits. Cool!

  • January 10, 2009

    inbaliya

    I vote for Morris Dancers by NiftyKnits !

  • January 10, 2009

    Janet

    I vote for lupin’s credit crunch sampler.

  • January 10, 2009

    Glassprimitif

    I’m voting for Pennydog because I love Blur and their reforming can only be a good thing. Yah Boo Hiss to Oasis!

  • January 10, 2009

    Lacer

    I vote for Lupin’s credit crunch sampler too!

  • January 10, 2009

    pjlacasse

    I vote for Nifty..the Morris Dancers.

  • January 10, 2009

    hannah

    My vote goes to Gillian. I loved bagpuss and would so love to own that bag!!

  • January 10, 2009

    bijouxboutiqe

    I vote for niftyknits clanger, I remember them well!

  • January 10, 2009

    springcolors

    i vote for niftyknits morris dancers.

  • January 10, 2009

    Girlindustries

    Aarrgh such tough choices. It’s between the Yaffle bag, the Clanger and the Credit Crunch sampler. I think I’ll go for the embroidery, it’s the perfect juxtaposition of traditional and modern. Brilliantly done, Lupin!

    p.s. being from Manchester, I feel compelled to even up the Blur/Oasis rivalry – boo hiss to Blur! (but nicely done bracelet, all the same)

  • January 10, 2009

    Fishstikks

    I just have to say that all the entries are fabulous but I totally love niftyknits’ Morris Dancers.

  • January 10, 2009

    MidnightBleu

    I vote for PennyDog. The bracelet is awesome!

    Good luck, everyone. All of the entries are really creative and amazing.

  • January 10, 2009

    Rowan of KitschenSink

    My vote goes to Lupin, I like how it involves craft & the news too (I know they were all crafted, but the theme is craft too!)

    Well done everyone :o)

  • January 10, 2009

    alibalijewellery

    It’s a tough call, I love both of Nifty’s entries – she had such luck with the news!! I love Amanda’s clever entry, but I’m going with the womens’ rights issue, it’s boobs for me and Daisy’s entry!

  • January 10, 2009

    baharcollection

    I vote for Morris Dancers by NiftyKnits

  • January 10, 2009

    Covetables

    After long and hard deliberation, seriously I look at everything many many times, I am going to vote for Fibrespace. That jacket alone in awesome. The skill that went into that doll is amazing.

    It was sooo hard to pick as I loved them all.

  • January 10, 2009

    crabby

    I vote for Lupin! She nailed it!

  • January 10, 2009

    Sam

    I’m going to vote for No. 5 – Blur bracelet by pennydog

  • January 10, 2009

    heather (niftyknits)

    I’m going to cast my vote for the shoe story (Amy) because it is really intriguing. If the lottery is still throwing money at it I wouldn’t mind camping out there in the summer…well, maybe not LOL

  • January 10, 2009

    Heidi

    I vote for Clanger by Niftyknits!

  • January 10, 2009

    Kim Ferrugia

    I vote for NiftyKnits for the clanger :)

  • January 10, 2009

    Vicki Cockcroft

    I’m afraid it’s got to be the Morris dancers for me. I just think they are delightful and crazy.

  • January 10, 2009

    Marmalady

    As the wife of a morris dancers and the inspiration for Nifty’s customised dancers –it has to be the morris dancers for me!

  • January 10, 2009

    Josie Beszant

    my vote goes to Gillian for the Yaffle bag, fantastic!

  • January 10, 2009

    Zoe Woods

    Fantastic items, well done all of you and I really mean that.

    My vote is for Amanda’s wedding bouquet, I think it’s a really unique idea and it looks lovely.

    A BIG cheer for boobies from a mum who breastfed both her beautiful daughters and is sure it’s why they are so bright and cheerful!

  • January 10, 2009

    stuart

    Gillian’s Yaffle bag gets my vote

  • January 10, 2009

    KMCdesigns

    No. 4, Niftys Morris Dancers!

  • January 10, 2009

    lucy

    this is too hard! I really like hem all, i think i have to vote for thr Yaffle bag just because i want it! i really love the money bouquet too!

  • January 10, 2009

    knotoriginal

    my vote goes to niftyknits – clanger!

  • January 10, 2009

    Sarah

    I’m going for NiftyKnits no 3, i love clangers!

  • January 10, 2009

    Helen

    my vote goes to Gillian, I love the detail on professor yaffle :D

  • January 10, 2009

    Claire

    I vote daisies boobie Its fantastic.

  • January 10, 2009

    kaekae

    I like the clanger but the boobie is great so i vote for daisie

  • January 10, 2009

    Joanne

    Niftyknits #3 gets my vote!

  • January 10, 2009

    anne

    I read the article in the guardian and was very angry that these photos were deemed pornographic. What an outrage! Boobies all the way for me. Well done daisie!

  • January 10, 2009

    Teej

    #6 for me – Daisie’s breast is best!

  • January 10, 2009

    hmsdesign

    It has to be Nifty’s Clanger – because I still love the Clangers. Anyone for blue string soup?

  • January 10, 2009

    Gil

    vote for the boobie and ‘expose’ hypocrisy!

  • January 10, 2009

    waterrose

    I vote for KniftyKnits….love clanger…and the name!

  • January 10, 2009

    kelly

    The Breast gets my vote. The blur bracelet is beautiful though.

  • January 10, 2009

    Sharona

    I vote for NiftyKnits’s Clanger – I love Clangers!!!

  • January 10, 2009

    peter

    it has to be gillian’s yaffle bag – fab work

  • January 10, 2009

    Laura4ca

    I vote for Nifty Knits …….Morris dancers…..She is very talented with those needles…………

  • January 10, 2009

    Iris+Lily

    I vote for Jenny and her flowery fags! Just because my husband will be horrified at the thought!!

  • January 10, 2009

    Adorn Me Jewelry

    NiftyKnits Morris Dancers are enchanting! They are my favorite. Just looking at them makes me smile. I vote for them. :)

    Tina

  • January 10, 2009

    Terry

    Much as I love boobs it has to be NiftyKnits to proove the Morris is still alive and kicking.

  • January 10, 2009

    Vonnie

    I am so so torn on this, it’s between Daisie’s boobie (as a militant breastfeeder myself!) and Pennydog’s Blur bracelet but I think Pennydog just edges it for me. Lovely work!

    P.S. I don’t know about any of the rest of you but my nipples were certainly a darker shade than that after pregnancy! :p

  • January 10, 2009

    marianne

    my vote goes to fibrespace!

  • January 10, 2009

    sue

    I vote for NiftyKnits and Clangers cause he is just cool!

  • January 10, 2009

    Little Shiny Princess

    My vote goes to Daisie Davies because it’s brilliant!! xxx

  • January 10, 2009

    Pye

    My vote goes to niftyknits…I think the morris dancers are amazing, they are soo cute! By far my favourite.

  • January 10, 2009

    Shay

    I vote for NiftyKnits #4

  • January 10, 2009

    Lindsey

    I vote for Daisie’s snuggly woolly boobie too. I wonder if bulls find udders provocative???

  • January 10, 2009

    Anna

    Fibrespace’s is far and away the most beautiful. It gets my vote.

  • January 10, 2009

    Rachel

    I am torn between two………. I am going to vote for Fibrespaces beautiful doll as it is so intricate and just gorgeous…..

    ..the boob however came a close second as the story it relates to just made a me a little bit cross!! I also am a huge fan of breatfeeding my children (there are quite a few of us here aren’t there) and have fed my 3 for WAY longer than most too. I’ve done 46 months altogether.

  • January 10, 2009

    Linda

    I vote for Jennyflower. It’s beautiful and practical.

  • January 10, 2009

    rhiannon

    I vote for Lupin’s sampler as i love the little house at the end of the graph! Bee’s puzzle piece came a close second though…

  • January 10, 2009

    kat

    I vote for PennyDogAccessories Blur Bracelet

  • January 10, 2009

    lusummers

    lupin’s sampler – brilliant!

  • January 10, 2009

    Lilylola

    I’m voting for Pennydog as I love Blur. Really like the Professor Yaffle bag too though.

  • January 10, 2009

    easelee

    my vote is for itsabee,rhys jones was in my mind a lot this christmas.

  • January 10, 2009

    Kirsty

    Really GREAT stuff x x wow! But it has to be GILLIAN with YAFFLE – there is no more beautiful programme ever made for a crafter / vintage hoarder / book lover … than bagpuss and yaffle x x x x

  • January 10, 2009

    Grumpy

    A vote for Daisy’s boobs, on orders of my wife too!

  • January 10, 2009

    Karen

    Lupin, a perfect message for the times!

  • January 10, 2009

    Cat

    I’d like to vote for Lupin’s credit crunch sampler – a modern twist on a classic idea!

  • January 10, 2009

    ismoyo

    My vote goes to Lupin’s sampler! She didn’t only handcrafted it, but incorporated the whole craft theme into the crunch!

  • January 10, 2009

    emma

    I vote for itsabee

  • January 10, 2009

    kate

    I vote for lupin – very clever!

  • January 10, 2009

    Mary Mcdermott

    I would Like to vote for number 10, Su’s cufflinks

  • January 10, 2009

    Lynda

    Gillian’s Yaffle bag gets my vote! Fab.

  • January 10, 2009

    t

    i vote for jennyflowerblue! brilliant idea!

  • January 10, 2009

    ByTheWay

    I vote for NiftyKnits Morris Dancers! THey look like they are ready to get up and shake it!

  • January 10, 2009

    Ed

    I vote for

    Clanger!!!Clanger!!!Clanger!!!Clanger!!!

    Tooo cute!

  • January 10, 2009

    Annette

    I vote for the cufflinks! They are smart. Like so many Americans, I am counting on him to bring the change our government needs!

  • January 10, 2009

    Kelcey

    I’d like to vote for Dasie with the soft pink single boob. Breastfeeding isn’t obscene!
    What creative entries everyone has!

  • January 10, 2009

    Nancy

    Daisy’s boob takes the cake…er cup?….er….
    well , I just vote for the boob…

  • Wow! All these items are lovely but my vote goes to NiftyKnits Morris Dancers!

  • January 10, 2009

    wendy

    Lupin’s sampler. I love it!

  • January 10, 2009

    helen

    how ridiculous to make us choose a winner from these … I refuse to do it … it’s too hard!! … aaagh … oh okay then … Gillian’s Yaffle bag … There you are, I went through untold mental anguish and chose one … happy now? ;-)

    Well done to all the entrants for making it almost impossible to choose a favourite :-)

  • January 10, 2009

    Karin

    I vote for Lupin’s sampler! It’s just great, I love the idea of commemorating the crunch in such a pretty way!!

  • January 10, 2009

    Thirtyfive Flower

    Such a hard choice as niftys are both so great but blur wins it for me! I vote Pennydog

  • January 10, 2009

    Caroline

    I breast fed my child for 25 months and truly believe that it is the most natural thing to do, I guess the people who complained on facebook were bottle-fed synthetic chemical milk. My vote goes to Daisie and her magnificent boob!

  • January 10, 2009

    val

    I vote for Amandas money bouquet.

  • January 10, 2009

    Jen

    I think NiftyKnits morris dancers should win. My mum was a morris dancer and these little treats are just devine! I think i might actually buy her one for her birthday!

  • January 10, 2009

    alison

    hmmm, well, it has to be gillian’s yaffle bag for my vote. the use of different stitches and material made for a great way of creating the 3D effect. “charming, quite charming”, as the distinguished old woodpecker himself might have said!

  • January 10, 2009

    Grid

    Dasie’s boob gets my vote. Love them all, though!

  • January 10, 2009

    Celeste

    I absolutely love Gillian’s yaffle bag. Beautifully made and presented.

  • January 10, 2009

    Tony

    I vote for NiftyKnits, long may all these costumes be seen.

  • January 10, 2009

    erica

    My vote goes to niftyknits for clanger. I think he is just adorable. :)

  • January 10, 2009

    adam

    It has to be Niftyknits with Clanger for me.

  • January 10, 2009

    cherry

    I love Clanger so my vote is for NiftyKnits. .

  • January 10, 2009

    Keenast

    I vote for NiftyKnits for the clanger!

  • January 10, 2009

    pam

    I vote for niftyknits for the clanger!

  • January 10, 2009

    Twenty Pound Tabby

    I vote for Nifty Knits and her valiant attempt to gain Morris dancers some much needed positive publicity. And those little Morris dancers are sooooo cute!!!

  • January 10, 2009

    manda

    i vote for number 3

  • January 10, 2009

    Rob

    I vots for nifty knits the clanger is a classic and my second choice would have to be the good old morris dancers

  • Hands down, nobody else is close, I vote for NiftyKnits with her custom made Morris Dancers.

  • January 10, 2009

    Elizabeth

    My vote goes to Fibrespace’s entry. Love the outfit!

  • January 10, 2009

    ClaraBows

    Gillians Bag gets my vote! Brilliant effort everyone.

  • January 10, 2009

    Charlotte

    Dasie Davies’ breast! Hands down =]

  • January 10, 2009

    Ouissi

    That is so difficult!! I have to go for the clanger though as that is simply my favourite programme from my childhood!

  • January 10, 2009

    Izabela

    we should a few votes more per person! my only one goes to Pennydog`s bracelet… but if I had two more they would go as follows: Dasie`s breast and Bee`s piece of jigsaw…

  • January 10, 2009

    Lenny

    This was such a toughie, but I finally made up my mind! I vote for number 3, much kudos to Niftyknits for her awesomely cute clanger! Reminds me of chilldhood tv watching in pj’s. :)

  • January 10, 2009

    Li

    My vote goes to daisies wonderful boobie. Go girl!

  • January 10, 2009

    mary

    i vote for daisie’s boob

  • January 10, 2009

    iris

    I vote for NiftyKnits and Clangers!

  • January 10, 2009

    Mariel

    Voting for NiftyKnits and Clangers.

  • January 10, 2009

    jana

    NiftyKnits and Clangers!

  • January 10, 2009

    Mina

    I vote for NiftyKnits and Clangers.

  • January 10, 2009

    Mina

    I vote for NiftyKnits and Clangers.

  • January 10, 2009

    Sabina

    NiftyKnits and Clangers.

  • January 10, 2009

    Jahn

    NiftyKnits and Clangers is the best!

  • January 10, 2009

    jana

    I go for NiftyKnits and Clangers!

  • January 10, 2009

    Thomas

    All for for NiftyKnits and Clangers!

  • January 10, 2009

    Justin

    NiftyKnits and Clangers!

  • January 10, 2009

    Ron

    NiftyKnits and Clangers.

  • January 10, 2009

    Nena

    Vote for NiftyKnits and Clangers.

  • January 10, 2009

    Eric

    I vote for NiftyKnits and Clangers

  • January 10, 2009

    Spencer

    For NiftyKnits and Clangers.

  • January 10, 2009

    Nikki

    My vote goes to NiftyKnits and Clangers.

  • January 10, 2009

    David

    Vote for NiftyKnits and Clangers.

  • January 10, 2009

    Billy

    NiftyKnits and Clangers!

  • January 10, 2009

    Paul

    vote for NiftyKnits and Clangers

  • January 10, 2009

    anne

    NiftyKnits and Clangers!

  • January 10, 2009

    rachid

    NiftyKnits and Clangers!

  • January 10, 2009

    Cory

    I definitely vote for NiftyKnits and Clangers!

  • January 10, 2009

    Rachel

    I vote for Pennydog’s Blur Bracelet!!
    Love the clangers too!!

  • January 10, 2009

    Nilolaus

    NiftyKnits and Clangers!

  • January 10, 2009

    Anna

    voting for NiftyKnits and Clanger.

  • January 10, 2009

    Cecilia

    Love the clangers by NiftyKnits!

  • January 10, 2009

    Hanah

    Love the clangers by NiftyKnits most!

  • January 10, 2009

    Victoria

    I just love the clangers by NiftyKnits.

  • January 10, 2009

    martin

    Clangers by NiftyKnits!

  • January 10, 2009

    Morris

    Clangers by NiftyKnits!

  • January 10, 2009

    Simon

    All very clever but I vote for Daisie’s boobie!

  • January 10, 2009

    Lora

    Voting for Clangers by NiftyKnits!

  • January 10, 2009

    drphibes

    Like the clanger and the Professor Yaffle bag, but as the husband of a staunch lactavist I must vote for Daisie’s breast (and shame on Facebook).

  • January 10, 2009

    Nannyval

    I vote for itsabees jigsaw puzzle.though i do love the sampler.

  • January 10, 2009

    Lizzie's Mum

    As a lactating mother my vote has to go to Daisie and her amazing knitted breast!!

  • January 10, 2009

    Sandie Russo

    I vote for the Morris Dancers. They are adorable!!

  • January 10, 2009

    pouch

    I think all the entries are great, but my vote goes to Gillian’s Yaffle bag, I adore Bagpuss, I love nostalgia and I have a complete weakness for bags :)

  • January 10, 2009

    lauren

    My vote goes to PennyDog. Love it, and blur.

    yes, the boob is good too.