This was the second year for The Crafts Report cover contest. I was guilty. I saw the call for entries last year and thought about entering, but I did not make the time to enter the contest and let the opportunity pass by. Last year an awesome fiber artist friend of mine, Kent Epler of The Laughing Boy, entered, was selected, and made it to the final round. Kent was not the ultimate winner but did an amazing job. I knew that winning was possible and when I saw the call for entries this past May for the second contest I was all in!

Thank you Kent for inspiring me to enter the contest in the first place!