Wednesday, May 07, 2008

and the winners are...

We may not have a Democratic presidential nominee yet, but we sure do have some T-shirt rally winners! Many thanks to our celebrity guest craftista judges, the Handmaidens, for discerning the creme de la creme among some dazzling DIY Obama T-shirts.

Judging was based on creativity, skill, wearability and recycling/reusing. Once the results were tabulated, our winners emerged:

Grand Champion: Angela, of Purls Before Wine
Angela used a stencil she designed, and finished the project with hand-stitching. Check out a detail here.

Junior Grand Champion: Tracey, of Itching 2B Stitching
Crafters4Obama: Rally Entry
Tracey's entry was high on recycling, with a repurposed shirt, re-used letters and the states Obama has won cut out of USA fabric and appliqu├ęd on the back. Here's a shot of the front as well.

Runner-up: Nicole, a.k.a. PeaceNic
Nicole rocks the recycling (as always), with a totally repurposed and reconstructed shirt. Gotta love the re-use of an old GOTV shirt. Another view here.

Runner-up: Les, a.k.a. Beersipper
Les's beautiful dove design on a photo emulsion screen. You can also see a sleeved version here.

Unlike the presidential race, in this contest we have several winners and they all get a prize. Many thanks to those who donated prizes, including Lomester, Les, and Ileana (who was also a celebrity Handmaiden judge). Thanks to all you crafters who made shirts, entered, didn't enter, cheerleaded, posted pics of your other amazing Obama crafts, and generally made this T-shirt Making Rally a blast! The Crafters for Obama group will stay open throughout election season, so please join in and share some pics of your hope-fueled crafting.



  1. wow, these are great! good job everyone!

  2. My sister, my niece and I just did basic iron on and bubble paint for matching T-shirts, which we wore to Indiana on Tuesday to GOTV! See pix at my blog: www (dot) spiritualknitter (dot) blogspot (dot) com.

    Love the winning shirts!

  3. These are awesome! Great idea.


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