So, I won’t repeat myself this time, I promise. I will say something new! The races have really heated up, there is a tie for the best pattern book (won’t say which books are tied), there is a tie in a designer category, and for best hooks by a corporation my goodness that’s a hot race! (Anyone remember last year? Remember it was separated by one vote? Keep that in mind.), oh and for most Crochet Friendly Yarn Company? Phew, that’s a tight race. So if you have strong opinons on any of those topics make your voice count, make your vote count and vote today or tomorrow or up until March 22, 2010!
One of the things I love most about the Flamie Awards is how they empower not only our designers, which of course was a part of the plan! Yet, one of the best things, is that we the crochet public (which frankly the designers belong to) are able to succinctly say what we like and want in our designs, patterns, and how we are served. Instead of railing against the machine, we are proactively awarding that of which we approve. That my friends is golden!
So without further ado or soap boxing by yours truly, lets get on to the nominees for Best Designer 2009, Children’s Wear (Accessories & Toys as well).
June Gilbank for her collection of amigurumi
Kim Guzman for her collection of children’s wear patterns for various publishers
Alla Koval for her original children’s wear that she creates for sale
Sandy Powers for her collection of infant and children’s designs
Dee Stanziano for her collection of children’s designs