Last week I blogged some inspiration for this year’s Mochimochi Photo + Video Contest, and for the next couple of weeks I’d like to provide some motivation to go along with that inspiration. We’re talking prizes!
For this 9th annual contest, I wanted to have a new sponsor for some extra-special prizes, and I was thrilled when my first choice for that, Australian Homespun Magazine, agreed to step up.
If you haven’t heard of it, Australian Homespun is a beautiful monthly magazine (available in both print and digital form) that features 10 craft projects in every issue ranging from knit and crochet to embroidery, sewing, and quilting. I first heard about the magazine when they contacted me last year about featuring some of my tiny mochis, and when they sent me the finished issue I was charmed enough to blog about it.
From the start I was impressed by the way that Homespun at once honors tradition in crafting and brings new and daring ideas to its readers. For example, the September 2015 issue included a cute crochet hot dog scarf from Twinkie Chan (one of my personal favorite craft artists)…
And the October issue featured a lovely bird embroidery from Tasmania-based designer Bobbie Watts.
You can check out photos of all of their patterns and projects on the Homespun website.
Each issue also includes features and interviews with designers and artists and loads of inspiration and ideas to bring into your own work, like the tiny crafts feature that my tiny sewing machine was included in last year.
They also have great downloadable local crafty shopping guides on their website, which would be fabulous if you ever find yourself planning a vacation to Australia or New Zealand.
I’m thrilled that Australian Homespun is giving away THREE one-year print subscriptions to our contest winners, to the first and second-place winners in our photo category and to the top winner in our video category. (Like all of our prizes, they’re available to anyone in the world, so that’s a lot of international shipping that they’re also probably springing for.) Thank you Homespun!
The deadline for entries in our is coming up on December 1st! See full contest details.