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also, now that I'm looking more closely, #216, 249, 283, and 349 were also previous contest winners. If this was merely a popularity contest...?
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@Scarlet Arcobat - huh? As far as i can tell, chris, ormolu, aimeesthill and lilichi have never placed in the top ten before (at least not in the last few months - I got tired of looking.) And previous contest first-place WINNERS are as low as #73, 80, 88, 120, 136... some of those designers have won multiple contests! I have placed in the top ten exactly once in the two years I've been participating. It isn't because I'm "unpopular" - it's because there are designers here who, frankly, design better than I do. I am glad I can learn from them. I voted for several of the top ten designs this week and I think they are all excellent in different ways. I don't understand about the "cut paste free vectors"... are squares and circles and the like copyrighted, or do you think that the designers aren't able to replicate vector designs on their own? Did you see something that made you think their vectors were copied rather than created? (Perhaps that would best be handled in a private email to Spoonflower - who is quick to listen and will pull designs from the contest where necessary.)
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Gah! how can you limit us to only one vote? These projects are so amazing and creative and diverse and wonderful, I might need to vote for all fifteen of them! oh, wait, I guess that's why you had to limit us. Sheesh, this is hard. All of you did such amazing cool stuff, I'm totally inspired. And I'm baffled on how to vote.... some of them created the most beautiful fabric designs to buy (the yoga designs, the nautical upholstery patterns)... others are such great ideas that I want to try it myself (the fabric photos and hankies and recovered dresser)... and others are so brilliantly executed that there's no way I could do it even if I had the same materials at hand (the bike-tent, the unicorn, the cardboard-frame sofa, the world map!).... how to choose? Wonderful. This has been my favorite contest in a long time. Oh, and the blog entries were SO funny that I want to move to NC and camp outside your door waiting for the next job opening just so I can hang out with such fascinating, creative people! ;oD Good luck to all of you! Here's hoping for a 15-way tie!
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Hello, my name is Kelly but everyone knows me as Weavingmajor. I'm a hopeless Spoonflower addict and I would love me some color maps.
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excellent! I have four kids and three of them would love this.... and those fabrics are adorable!
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neat! I love it when the sample images themselves (like the ones above) are pretty rather than just some random thing thrown in... 'air mail' fabric sounds great ;o) If the book is all this good, that's exciting!
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Congratulations again to Patty! I am so glad to see a talented designer get her day in the sunshine - a well deserved win - 'Windy Day' is still one of my all-time favorites! Hooray for Spoonflower for helping her discover and refine her talent!
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wow, thanks so much, Spoonflower folks - both for listening to us and for the extra commissions!
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thanks Kris! For me the best part about your article was "if you're going to spend all this time designing a fabric well, spend a little time to photograph it well." Duh - I should know that but it was helpful to hear it. Also helpful to think of the picture as telling a story, and to use the things you put in as props to the story you're trying to tell with the fabric. Aha! that explains the difference between your photos and mine. Yours tell a story, mine are just, well, photos. Thank you for thinking it through clearly enough to help the rest of us understand!
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great article! I would love tips on not being SO EXCITED about getting my fabric that I post pictures of it before it's ironed!! ;oD
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