Competition winner! This is the most beautiful doll’s house room!

This is the winning picture in my competition to find who has the most beautiful doll’s house! The room has been created by Debs W., who lives in Gosforth, in the North-East of England. It’s a fantastic room, full of wonderful miniature needlepoint, stitched to a very high standard.

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From the left hand side at the back, you can see some ‘Summer Roses’ cushions and an ‘Elizabeth’ one on the sofa, an ‘Elizabeth’ footstool, an ‘Alice green’ firescreen, a ‘Barbara (small, green)’ carpet, a ‘Spring flowers’ pole screen, and then another ‘Summer Roses’ cushion on the armchair. On the walls are two samplers – the ‘Peacock’ one at the rear, and the ‘Cat’ one towards the front. In the foreground from the left there is an ‘Isobel’ carpet, a ‘Summer Roses’ tray cloth on the tray on the table, a ‘Shell pink’ handbag and a round ‘Elizabeth’ cushion (originally square!) on the foreground armchair, and  a ‘Judith’ dining chair on the far right. Finally, right at the front is a ‘Strawberry Thief’ rectangular stool. Sixteen pieces in all!

When Debs sent in this picture, she said, ‘I have so enjoyed all the kits I have had from you. As I get older I think I am becoming even more of a doll’s house obsessive!’

When I emailed her to say she’d won, she said, ‘I am thrilled to have won your competition. I certainly didn’t expect to and it’s very exciting. I came to dolls houses rather late in life, in my late 50s and I’m now in my 70s and have 2 houses that I built myself. I love this hobby and have spent many happy hours stitching your kits to go in them. The designs are lovely and they are very adaptable. I am not good at design and I appreciate it being done for me and also the good instructions. I am looking forward to doing more, especially carpets, and I shall probably be able to make some presents for my two granddaughters, who also have houses. Christmas has come early for me! Thank you so much.’

Debs has certainly spent many, many hours on this room. Just look at it! I love the way she has adapted some of the kits to make them unique – such as making the ‘Elizabeth’ cushion into a round one, from a square one. And she has added a little braided edging (which she also made herself)  to the ‘Judith’ dining chair, too.

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When I was trying to decide who would be the competition winner, it was a really difficult choice, as there were so many good pictures to choose from. But I felt that the picture of Debs’ living room that she sent in to me was the best of all those I received. I loved the way she incorporated all the miniature needlepoint into the room to make it look so realistic. This is helped by the soft lighting, and the arrangement of the furniture.

I also liked the way that Debs used items from all across the range of kits – not necessarily using a selection from just one co-ordinating group of kits.

Debs’ prize is £200 in vouchers to spend on kits or charts from my website – so that should keep her busy for quite a while to come!

I also awarded runner-up prizes to two other people, and I’ll be featuring their pictures in the next couple of blog posts, so keep an eye out for those….

 

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Are you stitching for the competition of the year?

Have you entered my competition yet for the chance to win £200 to spend on miniature needlepoint kits and charts?

Who has the most beautiful doll’s house full of mini stitching? Could it be you?

There is one prize of £200 in vouchers and two runner-up prizes of £20 in vouchers to be won. The closing date is 14th November 2016.

All you need to do is take photos of one of your existing doll’s house rooms full of stitching, or start stitching now to complete a room, to be in with a chance of winning!

Simply follow the rules as explained in full on my website, to have a chance at winning £200 of miniature needlepoint kits and charts.

Have a look at the Customers’ Stitching page of my website now, for lots of inspirational ideas. Dining rooms, drawing rooms, summer houses…..all kinds of rooms in miniature can have mini needlepoint added to them.

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This gives you an idea of what £200 of kits looks like (of course, the exact choice would be up to you – in this selection, there are 13 kits):

competition prize £200

The winning image and two runner-up images will be decided solely at my discretion, and the result announced on Friday 18th November 2016 on my website, in my email newsletter and on social media (including here, of course!). Winners will be notified personally by email. There is no time limit on when the vouchers have to be used by.

By entering the competition, you agree that any images submitted, whether they win or not, can be used in publicity both online and/or in printed magazines at my discretion (the stitcher’s first name or initials may be used in publicity, but not the full name or address).

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So, get those cameras out and have a go! It could be you who wins the £200 of kits and charts – but only if you enter the competition! (You’ve got to be in it to win it, as they say!)

Visit the website now to see the whole range that you can choose from to make your dream doll’s house room.

 

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Competition time!

Would you like the chance to win £200 to spend on miniature needlepoint kits and charts?

That’s the prize in a competition that I have just launched!
Who has the most beautiful doll’s house full of mini stitching? Could it be you?

As I’ve been in business 20 years this year, I have decided to celebrate that by offering one prize of £200 in vouchers and two runner-up prizes of £20 in vouchers in this competition.

All you need to do is take photos of one of your existing doll’s house rooms full of stitching, or start stitching now to complete a room, to be in with a chance of winning!

Have a look at the Customers’ Stitching page of my website now, for lots of inspirational ideas. Dining rooms, drawing rooms, summer houses…..all kinds of rooms in miniature can have mini needlepoint added to them.

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Simply follow these rules, to have a chance at winning £200 of miniature needlepoint kits and charts:

Take a photo of miniature needlepoint that you have made from any Janet Granger Designs kits or chart packs, displayed in a room setting or doll’s house room of any kind, and email it to mail@janetgranger.co.uk .  The needlepoint must be in a room of some kind, not a ‘flat shot’ of just the finished stitching. If it is from a chart pack, it can be your own colourway and choice of threads.  Make sure the lighting in your image is good, and the focus is sharp. The image file should be in jpg format, and as large as possible (at least 600 pixels on the longest side). If possible, do not show a date stamp in the image, or if you can’t turn date stamping off, then make sure no stitching is covered by the date stamp mark.

Each image must feature only needlepoint which has been designed by me (not needlepoint from other designers’ kits or charts, or designs from books, or that you have designed yourself from scratch).

Each image must clearly show at least four *different* stitched pieces from the Janet Granger Designs’ range (that is, not four of the same design – for instance four dining chair seats all featuring the same design only counts as one). To qualify, the room can have more than four needlepoint items in, but cannot have less than four. The designs that count as part of the four must be available in the current Janet Granger Designs’ range as shown on the website http://www.janetgranger.co.uk (discontinued designs can be in the image, but do not count as part of the four).

You can enter as many images as you like – either of the same room from different angles, or several different rooms, as long as each room has four different needlepoint pieces in it.

People who have previously had images added to the Customers’ Stitching page of my website are very welcome to enter this competition – but please send any image you would like to be considered for the competition in accordance with these rules, to avoid confusion.

If you would like your competition entry’s images added to the Customers’ Stitching page of my website for the first time, please mention that in your email when you submit your images – whether you ask for this or not does not influence the decision regarding who wins at all.

You must supply your full name, address and email address with your entries, which are to be emailed to mail@janetgranger.co.uk by 14th November 2016 at the latest.

There is no fee to enter the competition.

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This gives you an idea of what £200 of kits looks like (of course, the exact choice would be up to you – in this selection, there are 13 kits):

competition prize £200

The winning image and two runner-up images will be decided solely at my discretion, and the result announced on Friday 18th November 2016 on my website, in my email newsletter and on social media. Winners will be notified personally by email. There is no time limit on when the vouchers have to be used by.

By entering the competition, you agree that any images submitted, whether they win or not, can be used in publicity both online and/or in printed magazines at my discretion (the stitcher’s first name or initials may be used in publicity, but not the full name or address).

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So, get those cameras out and have a go! It could be you who wins the £200 of kits and charts – but only if you enter the competition! (You’ve got to be in it to win it, as they say!)

Visit the website now to see the whole range that you can choose from to make your dream doll’s house room.

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Competition time!

I’m having a competition this week to promote my new Facebook page, so visit Janet Granger Dollhouse Embroidery on Facebook to be in with a chance of winning a voucher to use on my needlepoint kit website.
To enter, go to this page on Facebook      then ‘Like’ the page, and then share the post about the competition on your own timeline. Simple!
To make sure you get to see when I post updates on the Facebook page later, it’s best to then click on the down arrow on the right hand end of the ‘Like’ button, and check ‘Get notifications’.
A competition winner will be drawn at random on Wednesday 26th February 2014, and will have the opportunity to use their voucher on any kits or chart packs on the website (the voucher must be redeemed by 31st March 2014).
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So, make sure you also have a look at my online shop  to see what you might fancy if you win  🙂

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