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Perhaps next time you are organising one of these drives in-house you could make it more possible for those of us at long distance to contribute. The printing delay plus shipping delay both ways even before the eventual trip to the final destination makes it rather impractical for anyone not in the USA to sew something themselves. However, I could have donated fabric (a yard per dress?) to be delivered direct from the Spoonflower printers to Spoonflower's own greenhouse (that *is* a valid address by now, right?) for someone else to do the stitching, if you managed to host one of your sewing workshop events and had spare people coming along who just needed material to work on.
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I want the hedgehog! :-D It seems to be a Twiggy-winkle rather than a Tiggy-winkle. Unfortunately, it probably involves feathers too.
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If it was fame academy they would have been dancing on the table tops before he made it through the first song. ;-)
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Hmm... I think we need to see photographic evidence of these first-day-of-school outfits. Eg Chad-the-Shoeless may have particular difficulty in conforming to a uniform. ;-)
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That was a lot of costumes - and a lot of mess! :-o
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Spoonflower (who owns the blog where you are posting) is a custom fabric printing company. They take ordinary image files which anyone, not just big corporations, can upload to their website and then they print those images onto various fabrics. They use great big industrial printers which are roughly similar to ordinary home inkjet printers in their operation. Unlike screen printing, where there's a massive setup cost, an individual person can order just a small quantity of fabric (eg the fat quarter size necessary to make a tea towel) for a relatively competitive price. The downside is that the printed surface is shallower than the depth you get from screen printing or the total immersion of fabrics in dyes.
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Ah, then it was probably the attempt to provide the correct link within my post which was causing my posts to be withheld. What I've been trying to point out is that your current link to Betabrand's website (near the top of your blog post) is faulty because you've accidentally formatted it like an internal link (inheriting its local Spoonflower blog context) instead of an external link with its own http prefix.
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For some reason I'm not being allowed to post. :-/
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That's quite a jacket. The next staff craft challenge for you ought to be to get Stephen (and in-house friends) to make his own instead of resorting to external expert tailors. I wasn't even aware that there was a London event. You could advertise these things in a slightly more timely manner... Then again, I don't see Spoonflower in the exhibitors list. So perhaps it was less pre-planned on your part than some things. But does this mean Spoonflower may be opening up operations in the UK?
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It seems to be a different folded-paper frog than the origami one I usually make.
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It was a great idea. Though it does require you to have stairs which aren't fully carpeted (quite rare in the UK, I think) and which have physical risers between the steps (whereas the trendy places just have treads and no risers).
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This reminds me of how I used to like to sit amongst the pile of freshly cleaned laundry (just properly clean and without any stinky fabric softener or similar junk they might advertise on TV). I'm also now playing Shostakovich's exquisitely beautiful whirly twirly viennese waltz music in the background. (Except I keep getting interrupted!)
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Chad has very colourful headphones (and wristbands) but a rather boring looking elastic band on his ponytail instead of some bright and jazzy scrunchy - perhaps made from one of the in-house swatches ...
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The zombie werewolf mummy is saying: "Come back here, you six-fingered mutant girl! You killed my father - prepare to die!". ;-)
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According to the screen capture below the photo of the sketchpad with bee drawings on it, Joey is jlindsey on Spoonflower.
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Isn't the heat fixation machine exactly the right place to be working on a cold day (if the office-factory is insufficiently heated itself)? John's skin certainly looks pink enough in that photo (especially the hand about to be eaten by the machine!). Or are the working components too well insulated and trying to recoup as much of the energy as possible before it's wasted into the environment?
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I had an extra large sign on the inside of the front door - warning people (in English, this time) that reality lay beyond and asking if they were sure they really wanted to go out there.
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The painted fingernails matching the stickers for the jar lids makes me wonder about the potential for using decals as quick (and insane) temporary nail decoration. The pieces would be rather small and fiddly, of course.
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I labelled all the rooms in my previous house in Latin - making custom, decorated panels for each door. That certainly made people put more effort into reading the signs if they bothered at all. :-D
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PS for your own stuff, there's a 10% designer discount - which should partially cover the postage cost.
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If you haven't already done so, you should probably read through the FAQs: http://www.spoonflower.com/help A single tea-towel design on a lone fat quarter of the linen-canvas would cost $14 dollars + postage/shipping (which varies according to where you are in the world). A set of 4 tea-towels would fit on a yard of fabric and the cost of that on linen-canvas is $27 + postage/shipping. If you aren't sure what you're doing, you might need to order a swatch proof ($5 + p&p) of part of the design to get the colours and line thicknesses etc right. However, you could also recruit the assistance of any friendly old-timers here to help you get it right first time. There are a lot of us on the flickr forum: http://www.flickr.com/groups/spoonflower/
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Are those quilt squares only about 2 inches a side?
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It's going to be rather hard to create a coherent quilt from all of them! Various pairs do match quite well though. Eg sammyk's with mine, siya's with anastasiia-ku's (and perhaps jwitting's), diane555's with irrimiri's and cassiopee's with ravenous's socks.
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"its design is reminiscent of Singer’s original lovely old machines" ... apart from that LED display! The originals never had those. They were pure, indestructible mechanicals. This one's been taken over by the borg or something. :-o
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