In December, we had 94 entries for Hobbycraft Make of the Month Competition! Thank you for all of the amazing entries we received.
Ina Mongia was our deserved December 2013 Make of the Month winner with their Peppa Pig First Birthday Cake. Celebrity crafter and guest judge Stephanie Weightman commented that
“Everyone knows that I LOVE craft, but what some of you don’t know is that I’m also crazy about cake decorating! I love spending time creating tiny little adornments for my cakes, which is what I love about this Peppa Pig Birthday Cake! It’s a great feeling when the cake recipient loves the design and taste of your cake – well done Ina Mongia!”.
Here’s what the winner told us about their make :
“I made this Peppa Pig cake for a little girl’s first birthday party – I covered two cakes (one marble chocolate and vanilla, the other belgian chocolate ganache) both were egg-less sponges as the family did not eat eggs. All the decorations are handmade with Renshaw sugarpaste. I heard that the parents of the little girl did not want to cut the cake as they loved it so much – which I took as a huge compliment of course. I later discovered that it got demolished right down to the last piece! I hope you like it too!”
Be inspired by all of the winners and their stories for December below, or check out the full December Gallery.
December Make of the Month Winners 2013
I made this Peppa Pig cake for a little girl’s first birthday party – i covered two cakes (one marble chocolate and vanilla, the other Belgian chocolate ganache) both were eggless sponges as the family did not eat eggs. All the decorations are handmade with Renshaw sugarpaste. I heard that the parents of the little girl did not want to cut the cake as they loved it so much – which I took as a huge compliment of course. I later discovered that it got demolished right down to the last piece! I hope you like it too! From Ina Mongia
Wet and needle-felted booties for a friends baby. I wanted to use bright and cheerful colours! From Mary Allan
Felt toy Christmas Dinner and Snacks for Santa Clause and his reindeer 😀 From Yuki Wadhams
A couple of family members gave birth last year and after feeling ill for a long time this year I finally managed to complete the birth samplers for them. I decided to try something different and attempt a cushion and keepsake box. Really enjoyed it and hope to make more of my projects into items now. From Catherine Clarke
My grand daughter aged 23 loves owls, reds and purples, so I used calico from bright red, lined with shiny purple…stitched so I could turn it inside out…..handles slightly longer than usual…the owl I cut out from various oddments of patchwork fabric I had to hand….stitched with button hole stitching around the eyes and stitched the other pieces together…I also made a separate owl similar, but stuffed it with toy stuffing and popped it inside the bag….voila…all washable and she loved it. From Mary E Howard
I made pompom snowmen with my daughter. I use to make pompom chicks for Easter when I was little. The old method of wrapping string round two circles of cardboard with holes in the middle. Then just gluing ribbon and buttons for decoration. From Dawn smith
I wanted to capture a winter-time theme and always associated huskies with enjoying the snow. I painted this design to be used as a Christmas card. This painting was done in System 3 Acrylic Paints. From Anna Tipton
I made this Hungry Caterpillar set for my daughters childminder to use as a resource. The kids love looking at them while she reads the story. It was lovely using all of the bright colours and also a real challenge to get the butterfly’s wings symmetrical. From Katie Parker
I crocheted this lion jumper using DK weight yarn. I used a pattern for the main base of the jumper and the lion I freestyled and made it up as I went along. I love the texture of this stitch. It is the first jumper I have ever made! I am delighted with the outcome and think it looks adorable . It is thick , lovely and soft and will keep the little boy warm and cosy for winter. This lion jumper certainly holds a piece of ‘pride’ in my heart. From Haylee Hibbert
This is what Lucia made at school for Christmas this year. I loved it so much, especially as I am a crafter myself (mother) and have entered her into this competition! From Lucia Clegg
I made some handmade dividers for my friend’s organiser using card from my paper pack. I used my trimmer to cut them to size, and laminated them. And as soon as I hole punched them using a one hole punch- they were ready to be used. From Shazz