Congratulations to Mandy Pelton! She made this adorable journal:
Mandy used a few of the parts and pieces from my Wool Felt Heart and Key Die Cut set that was featured over on Larissa's blog, mmmcrafts back in January. The Die Cut Set was free with a purchase from my shop for a limited time (See??? It pays to follow me around and see what I might be handing out for free!!) and Larissa and I challenged readers to upload their finished projects to a special Flickr group - using all or some of the die cuts - for a chance to win even more felty wool felt.
Larissa and I were really impressed with Mandy's sewing skills. Wow, that girl is one neat sewist! I love the sweet, simple design and the soft, pretty color combination. The little bookmark is just too cute. Mandy told me that she got her sewing machine just about a year ago, but it was only recently that she actually started using it. I'd say she's a natural and I hope to see more of her work.
Mandy, thanks so much for sharing your project. It sure was a pleasure to meet you!