Not particularly eloquent at the moment…
I think I sent a similar Tweet out because I was just FLOORED with the announcement…
But it looks like I WON THE CREATE COUTURE CHALLENGE! (Click to read the recap on the NYDS Blog)
In fact, I had the NYDS Blog open in a Forefox tab for a while this evening, and had been refreshing it in-between writing my previous post. I figured the NYDS staff wouldn’t post anything until tomorrow anyway, what with it being the middle of the night and all.
But then I saw their teaser post, so I clicked on “Continue Reading…“, heart pounding in my chest, steeling myself for the name “FVNCY” or “…love, Maegan” because I was sure, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that either blog would be declared the winner. (In fact, I was utterly sure the moment I saw the participating blogs announced. I’m somewhat of a pessimist, can you tell??)
All I can say is that I’m so shocked to have won – so amazed and humbled by the outpouring of support and all your voting…it means so much to me, it really and truly does!
I really wanted that magazine interview – I’ve been designing a couple new pieces I was thinking of stocking my Etsy store with (and giving the store a nice overhaul), in the case that I actually won and could mention that in the interview. But I was hesitating, wondering if it was worth it ordering all the components and purchasing fabrics and making prototypes, if I would not be able to promote them effectively, or if there was no one who wanted them. I made the mistake before of making the pieces before I had tested them, and before I truly had a market for them – and ended up burned financially, with a lot of stock on my hands. It was a big setback. So I’ve learned to be cautious!
Thank you so much to all who voted (it was such a close margin, every single vote counted!!!) – you’ve helped me that much closer to my dreams and I can’t thank you enough. And to Style Sample Magazine, and New York Design Shop, for sponsoring this amazing competition – I couldn’t be more happy or grateful! You’ll all be seeing some new jewelry and accessories from me very, very soon!
Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart!
Congrats! You definitely deserved it! 😉
Oh I am so happy for you! I voted for you and I am so glad that you won! So exciting!!
Congratulations, you really deserved it, I loved every single piece you created for this contest, they were all beautiful! You are very talented 🙂
You're allowed to squeal for that was well done! Congratulation!
you know actually I'm not that much surprised. Even I only know you other than all the bloggers who joined the competition, but to be honest I checked all entries from each blogger one by one and I have no doubt that you deserve to win! 😉
once again, congratulations! <3
congrats dvrling! can't wait to read your interview.
P.S. – hehe it's Fvncy, v replaces the a. BUT I totally pronounce it, fuh-vancy! that's just cause i'm a total dork
YAYYYYYYYYY!!!! but I didn't doubt it for a nanosecond…
As I said before, your items were way WAY more creative, prolific and gorgeous so you absolutely desrved to win.
As they said, they were blown away by your submissions!!
Well done darling Carly!!
Yay! Congrats Carly! You deserve it girl!
Congrats Carly, you totally deserved to win!
Congrats!! You totally deserve it! 🙂
i am so happy that you won!!!!you had the best DIY!!!!you deserved it!!!!!
yay..congrats…i voted for u :)…urs were d best..n u made soo many thgs
Yaaay! Congrats Carly, you totally deserved it!
wow WOW so excited for you!
Thank you so much, everyone – for all your support and voting! It was because of your votes that I won! You have all been so kind -thank you a million times over!
@Michelle Elaine: Sorry, I spelled FVNCY wrong – I think I was typing too fast. Fixed! And thank you for being so gracious – as soon as I saw your tutorials and your fan base, I was absolutely sure that FVNCY would win! I'm in awe of your guys' DIYs – really creative and fabulous!<3
OMG! Congratulations! I am so happy for you!! You really did deserve to win, I voted for you and Im so glad you won!
You did a massive amount of projects of which all of them were absolutely were amazing. I checked out everyone else and though everyone did a great job you really deserved it.
Congratulations again Carly!
WOOHOO! This is only the beginning…
oh wow! i was just wondering who ended up winning, that is so awesome and very well deserved!!
okay so i'm going to post the poster on the blog tonight. i couldn't figure out how to put up your last e-mail so i just posted the link. now that it's attached i'm sure i can figure it out. i hope? getting excited!
Yay congrats!! You deserved it 😀 x