Susan Wild was the winner of our TV Girly Remote Control Holder, with this lovely entry showing her version of the task. She made a caddy that doubled as a sewing hold-all, as Eve enjoys watching television, but of course her hands are never idle, so she needs all the necessary tools handy. So, her remote caddy is adorned with thread catchers, pockets for scissors and cotton reels etc, as well as a pen and notebook, because, in Susan's words: "you never know when an idea may strike - or you may see the perfect location for the next weekend getaway (with the girls)". Also included were a nail file (don't want those ragged nails tangling threads), and tweezers (for removing the little threads when some reverse sewing is needed.) At the other end is the TV Guide pocket and holder for the remote itself. As Susan remarks, neither of these is used often, because, after all, Eve knows what is on, and when it's on, and flicking from station to station is totally unnecessary. She also notes that if a non-Eve is tempted to remove a remote, they are gently reminded (by the "Stop Hands" buttons) that the TV will self-destruct if subjected to Sports, Action or War movies and Westerns. Susan won a free subscription to next year's *Gift of the Month* programme, valued at $390.
Coming a very close second to Susan, was the lovely entry from Joanne Quinlan, whose gorgeous crinoline lady was the epitome of femininity. A pretty floral was the starting point for Jo's caddy, and this was edged with a matching ric-rac. We particularly liked the lovely lines of this one, with innovations such as the rounded pockets to give a more "curvy" look. Also added were the essential items of pockets for chocolate, and of course a completely separate tissue holder for use during those sentimental chick flicks we all love to watch. Joanne's holder was beautifully made, and elegantly stiched. Her prize was three of the embellishment packs from this year's larger projects, valued at over $100.
Sue Duffield gave us a very pretty, lacey subtly bejewelled holder, complete with lovely stitchery of roses, hearts, and of course, the obligatory "Hands Off" to show the men that we mean business, despite our soft, feminine side.
Sue Schroeder took her case to the extreme by providing a lock to the holder pocket, with an effective little note saying: "Sue's got the code". That gave us all a laugh!
Thank you to eveyone who entered. We were delighted with your responses to this challenge, and each one of your entries gave us a laugh. Judging was very tough. All entries were on display at the Brisbane Show.
Scroll down for pics of some of the other entries.