Upcycle Christmas #Winners


The judges all came back today with their choices in the four categories (Update: see also the peoples’ choice winner). So, without further ado the winners of the four categories are:

    • Best Use of Materials: Charity Shop Orphans by Fuzzywork

      Loved the idea of just painting over somebody else’s work and making it your own. We also loved that they weren’t actually damaging the pieces but kind of preserving them. We loved these. Anthony and Alison

    • Most Innovative Piece: Zip Earrings by JollyGood.

    • This is so simple and effective. Wayne Hemingway

    • Appeal / Playfulness: The Sew It Yourself Giraffe by Loglike.

    • This is fantastic – simple idea, brilliantly done. I’d immediately want to buy this – I love that it has a little retro vibe but it totally contemporary and new-seeming at the same time (I mean new in terms of idea, obviously, not new in terms of materials). A really goo example of taking something old and making it absolutely modern. Also, I really love the look of it and the bold simplicity of the idea. I’d like to own one. India knight

    • Quality of Craft Work: The Denby Chair + Pixar Lamp by Blackalbino

      I love the detail that has gone into renovating this old chair and lamp. You can see from the standard of craftsmanship of the collage that this must have taken a great deal of time and precision. I particularly love the use of the old post cards and stamps I LOVE vintage images and it makes this very unique


    • Reply December 7, 2009



      that’s all :-)

    • Reply December 7, 2009


      Congratulations to all the winners, well done

    • Reply December 7, 2009


      Well done the winners! I just went to blow a load of money on stuff though and not everything seems to be there. I’m after the tweed bag for instance, and my bangle entry isn’t there- have we more to come? My eBay ID is ballpointpenthief by the way!

    • Reply December 7, 2009


      Well done everyone – what fantastic work and achievements!!


    • Reply December 7, 2009


      I’m a runner-up!? Woop! What a lovely thing to wake up too :)

      Love the winning choices!

    • Reply December 7, 2009


      Well done to all the winners (and the runners up – see, ). Just been to put on a few bids – the shop looks good. Not sure all the items are on yet though.

    • Reply December 7, 2009


      Well done guys! Some fabulous entries there! I’ll have to ensure I have time next time!

    • Reply December 7, 2009

      Karen Anderson

      Well done everybody!!!!I didn’t get to win, but lets hope our stuff makes money for the Charity. Kx

    • Reply December 7, 2009


      Wow – great pieces of work here! congrats to all the winners

    • Reply December 7, 2009


      Congrats to the winners! And woohoo! I get a mention too! Off to look at Ebay now!

    • Reply December 7, 2009


      Well done to everyone who entered & congrats. to the winners & runners-up, really amazing work!

    • Reply December 7, 2009


      Congrats to all the winners.

    • Reply December 7, 2009


      Great choices! Congratulations to the winners and runners up.

    • Reply December 7, 2009

      Alix of Bigbluebed

      Congratulations to the winners and runners-up. And well done to everyone who entered. The standard was very high.
      Thank you folksy & Sue Ryder for running the competition – I had such fun taking part.
      I have always shopped in Charity Shops but now I really feel I can go and look at something in a new way – ‘What can I do with that?’.

    • Well done to all the winners!

    • Reply December 7, 2009


      Hello – I’ve been to eBay and can only find 50 or so of the entries? I’m trying to drum up a bit of bidding action but it’s beginning to look like I’m making it up!

    • Reply December 7, 2009


      @fuzzywork have a look here : http://shop.ebay.co.uk/upcyclexmas/m.html

    • Reply December 7, 2009


      Well done everyone! I’m bidding – glad to see my favorites already clocking up some money

    • Reply December 7, 2009


      Well done to everyone who took part – some great entries in the auction. And big congrats to the winners!

    • Reply December 7, 2009


      everything looks great. i loved making my quilt and look forward seeing the money raised.

    • Reply December 7, 2009


      Great competition, and great winners! Thanks folksy, I really enjoyed doing something a bit different and quirky, and its given me some more ideas too! Hopefully we’ll help raise lots of money for charity, and raise folksy profile a bit more too – all winners!

    • Reply December 7, 2009


      YAY! Our sew-it-yourself giraffe did good. Thank-you all & well done everyone who entered. LOTS of good entries. Hopefully good promo for the whole Folksy community too, (& Sue Ryder Care of course).

    • Reply December 7, 2009

      Heather Niftyknits

      Well done everyone! Now of course it is time to BID BID BID and raise some money for the charity that provided so many free resources:


      Many items are going for 50p right now, and it seems to me that Sue Ryder should earn more not less than they would have done by selling the various items unaltered – BID NOW!

    • Reply December 7, 2009

      Alix of Bigbluebed

      I agree. Everyone needs to bid!
      My skirt has a bid on which is brilliant (and thank you ) but it is only 1p.

      I could have sold the fabric for more than that.
      We need to raise more money for Sue Ryder.
      BID, BID, BID!

    • Reply December 7, 2009


      Wow, I came runner up, Thanks Wayne Hemingway! Now I must bid on that lovely purse I spied as part of the comp!

    • Reply December 7, 2009


      i’ve just had a look through the auction and noticed that my skirt was listed as women’s clothes. It isn’t! I suspect it would get more bids if it were listed in the children’s category (not that I actually want it to get more bids since my DH is bidding on it for Laura but my ‘sense of honour’ couldn’t not let Folksy know about the mistake… And if the listing is changed, can the postage also be put up to

    • Reply December 7, 2009

      Sandy from Tiger Buttery

      whoops! laptop went craaaazy. Sorry.
      Meant to say well done to all. Been checking out all the lovely Sue Ryder ebay listings ready to bid.

    • Reply December 7, 2009


      Any idea when and how we will be getting the details of who has won our Upcycle items? If we are to post second class I would like to get the Foxes off sooner rather than later. Thanks, Beth

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