We sat in front of Ne’s laptop for an entire hour and a half, our asses numbing and eyes bleeding. We were completely prepared to systematically evaluate and rank entries–no scribbled points on the back of napkins for us! (We used the back of an envelope. And a giant novelty pen.)
We rated each of the nine required items on a scale of 1 to 5, then added up to find a score out of 45 possible points. The person with the highest score was deemed the winner. Extra points were given or taken away based on our whims: attractiveness of models, organization or lack thereof, use of animals or fungi, sheer cheek, etc. Scoring each part separately means folks who weren’t strong in one area could make up for it in another.
In the end, it was an AntiCrafter going by the name of Pickled Kitty who fought her way to the top, edging out the competition by a mere two points. Pickles, this Bud’s for you.
This is it folks, the mother load. Pickles has landed herself more craft stuff than you can shake a stick at. Unfortunately, Zabet was supposed to photograph the prize pack last night but had a hair-dyeing crisis and completely forgot, but we promise to remedy that by Saturday night. (Hey, we managed to do this on time!) Pickles' fabulous prize pack includes:
BDSM Pez Gimp (ok, really it's a Skeleton from Halloween, but look at the damn thing!)
"Bad Kitty" elastic
"Fabulously Evil" iron-on patch
Ginger dressmaking scissors
Randomly awesome fat quarters
Copy of The Underachiever's Manifesto
Autographed copy of the book! (You know which one we mean. Don't make us retype the title, it's effing long!)
Plus a whole bunch of other stuff that Zabet forgot to catalog last night so that she could tell you here! (Stuff like yarn and needles and hooks and random things.)
And to store it all in, a custom-designed and hand-made tote with notions bag by Marina of Cipolla (http://cipolla.etsy.com), which we DO have photos of because Marina sent us some! (Thanks, Marina!)
Congratulations, Pickles! Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get your mailing address and send you your lovely goodies!