Tuesday, September 22, 2009

2008-09 Calendar Bead-Along Comes To A Close!

Aaaaaaanndd the winner is - GILBERT!

(Post edited to include favorite winner after close of poll)

Can you believe it's been a whole year? We started a new type of bead-along in September, 2008 and it took off like wildfire! The object was to create one doll each month, and it continued through August, 2009. Now that the year is over, it's time to choose our favorite doll for the entire year!

It was hard to decide how to present the dolls that were submitted because each and every one was unique and beautiful. There were nearly 100 dolls submitted throughout the entire year. Great job group! But that was too many to fit into one poll. After much discussion, the decision was made. For the months of September, 2008 through February, 2009, we had a monthly favorites poll and a winner was chosen by the group members. Participation dwindled a bit after February, and so we had a favorites poll to choose a winner from the combined months of March and April 2009. Another poll chose a winner from the combined months of May through August 2009. This leaves us with the following 8 favorites, each having won one of the polls mentioned above. A poll will be created in the next day or so for group members to choose their favorite for the entire year. Without further ado, here are your finalists for the 2008-09 Beaded Art Dolls Calendar Bead-Along: