Monday, August 26, 2013

Making Fabric--Guess the Silhouette Contest

Several months ago I entered a design contest. ( I didn't win ) I enjoyed using parts of my brain that have been dormant since, well, forever. I had to break out my sketch pad.  ( No, I don't have Adobe, or Corel, or Illustrator, or anything cool and expensive like that. )  I had to run old school w/ regular old paper and pencils.

I drew and drew and drew, and finally it all mashed together. Some people just want to make something and be done and they're happy. I like to make things, and work on it until I'm happy. That could mean it takes me 5 ideas, or proto types before I like what I'm doing. Perfectionist anyone?



After the contest was over I had this really cool design and I didn't know where or what to make with it. After more months of pondering, I decided to get it made into fabric. How cool that any Joe Smoe can design something and get it printed into fabric?!

I used Spoonflower . It was fairly easy once you have your design ready. I can tell you that drawing IRL (in-real-life) and then scanning your picture, fixing little pencil marks and smudges, and then transferring that into the correct files was a lot more tedious and difficult.

I was so excited that I ordered the Basic combed Cotton instead of Canvas. But no worries here.


Wondering why I haven't told you what the design exactly is???
Well, I'm going to have a fun contest of my own! 

GUESS THE SILHOUETTE CONTEST!!

Isn't silhouette a funny word?


WHAT YOU WIN:

You'll win a custom bag made by me! Style and fabric (depending on availability) of bag is your choice. Hobo, Messenger, Recycled purse, Large Tote. ( go here to get an idea ) 

HOW TO ENTER:

*****CONTEST CLOSED!*****

For one entry: Leave me a comment here at the blog about anything. 
If you wish to comment as anonymous, please put a name/alias so it can be used when the winner is announced, and follow this blog by email to make sure you are notified when contest is over.
(HINT: Oh I just liked your FB page! -MaryJane33 )

For two entries: In your comment, leave the correct answer for this : 
The silhouettes on my fabric are my interpretation of symbols for different types of________. 
(HINT: What can you make from them? )

For multiple entries: Do you know what the silhouettes stand for? 
Each correct answer you comment  earns you another entry. 
 ( HINT: #'s 6, 11, 13, and 16 are not moustaches.



Rules:

Well, I guess if you're not 18 year old get permission first. Have fun!  Follow this blog by email so you know if you won! Contest will close on SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 IF I have at least 20 individual comments. Contest will stay open until there is a minimum of 20 entrants.
 Feel free to share this with friends, on your blog, or on FaceBook. 
Winner has 1 week to claim the prize, then I pick someone else.






41 comments:

  1. 1. CAT
    2. CAMEL
    3. POT???
    4. PEAS IN A POD
    5. BUNNY
    6. SHOES
    7. LLAMA
    8. WOOD GRAIN
    9. BAMBOO
    10. COTTON
    11. HAIR
    12. POPCORN
    13. BULL HORNS
    14. CHERRY BLOSSOM
    15. MOTH
    16. WEE BULL HORNS?

    OOH! This is fun!!!!

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  2. Great looking fabric. I'll PM my answers to you on Ravelry.

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  3. Your bags are really beautiful. I love the variety of fabrics available!
    Thanks for this giveaway :)

    v_theberge@hotmail.com

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    1. For two entries: My answer is FABRIC
      I hope I guessed right :)

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  4. Thanks for the chance! eclairre(AT)ymail(DOT)com

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  5. I love ur giveaway! The best one yet :)
    jmagdz(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. 1.Cat
    2.Camel
    3.Plants
    4.Peas in a Pod
    5.Rabbit
    6.Heels
    7.Llama
    8.Wood Grains
    9.Bamboo
    10.Cotton
    11.Hair
    12. Sheep
    13. Bull Horns
    14. Cherry Blossom (Flower)
    15. Moth
    16. Evil Ninja Eyes?

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  7. I just liked ur page on Facebook! - Jennifer Truong :)

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  8. Thanks for this giveaway. You have some lovely fabrics.

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  9. 1. Cat
    2. Camel
    3. Marijuana plant
    4. Peas in a pod
    5. Rabbit
    6. Shoes - heels
    7. Llama
    8. Wood grains
    9. Bamboo
    10. Cotton
    11. Hair
    12. Sheep
    13. Bull horns
    14. Cherry blossom
    15. Moth
    16. Young bull horns?

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  10. The silhouettes on my fabric are my interpretation of symbols for different types of________.

    Fabric?

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  11. 1. Cat
    2. Camel
    3. Marijuana
    4. Pea
    5. Rabbit
    6. Ram horn
    7. Llama
    8. Wood
    9. Bamboo
    10. Cotton
    11. Bull horn
    12. Sheep
    13. Bull horn
    14. Flax
    15. Moth
    16. More horns

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  12. So fun, I can always use another bag! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  13. Also, my answer to the question is "fabric."

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  14. Hmm...Well this weekend we are travelling with the kids to an out of town soccer tournament in HOuston , Tx. Guess we are ready to get our sweat on...lol

    rennieangie at gmail dot com

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    1. crud...posted to too soon! LOL

      I am going to guess fabric or textiles?

      and my lame guesses are:
      cat
      camel
      weed..lol
      peas
      rabbit
      shoes
      llama
      wood
      bamboo
      cotton
      hair
      sheep
      horns
      flower
      butterfly
      horns

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  15. The silhouettes on my fabric are my interpretation of symbols for different types of: natural fibers for making textiles.

    1. alpaca wool
    2. camel hair
    3. hemp
    4. soy
    5. angora [rabbit wool]
    6. cashmere/mohair [goat wool]
    7. llama wool
    8. modal [beech tree]
    9. bamboo
    10. cotton
    11. qiviut [muskox wool]
    12. sheep's wool
    13. bison down
    14. linen [flax]
    15. silk
    16. yak down

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  16. This would be wonderful to win. I have stared at the silhouettes but am not 100% sure about what they are all used for.

    I am going to take a guess at the ones I think I know though..

    1.
    2. camel
    3. marijuana
    4. peapod
    5. bunny
    6.
    7. alpaca
    8. wood
    9. bamboo
    10. cotton
    15. moth

    Those are my guesses! ;)
    I think the person above me probably has it right...but I don't want to cheat and copy so I will stick with what I guessed! :)

    ~ Katy

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  17. Love your bags there very cute!
    shilobeedy@gmail.com

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  18. Love your bags! Thank you very much for the chance to win one :D

    - Laura
    Sinister.Laura@yahoo.ca

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  19. Thanks for the giveaway! I think they're different types of living things?

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  20. 1.
    2. Camel
    3. Hemp
    4. Peas
    5. RAbbit
    6.
    7.
    8. Beech
    9. Bamboo
    10. Cotton
    11. Muskox
    12. Sheep
    13. Bull
    14.
    15. Moth
    16. Yak

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  21. Yes silhouettes is a funny word. So impressive how you made the fabric from your design. Love your bags, especially messenger bags and bracelet purses.

    The silhouettes are....types of fabric?

    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  22. 1. alpaca
    2. camel
    3. hemp
    4. soy
    5. rabbit
    6. shoes
    7. llama
    8. wood
    9. bamboo
    10. cotton
    11. human hair
    12. sheep
    13. bison
    14. flax
    15. moth
    16. yak

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  23. Hello, very cool looking fabric. I think all the pictures resemble fabrics and what materials they come from.

    Mandee

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  24. Neat fabric! I think the silhouettes represent different textiles.

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  25. I think the silhouettes represent different fibers.

    1. Cat
    2. Camel
    3. Hemp
    4. Soy
    5. Rabbit
    6. Ram's Horns
    7. Alpaca
    8. Beech Wood
    9. Bamboo
    10. Cotton
    11. Musk Ox Horns
    12. Sheep
    13. Bull Horns
    14. Linen Plant
    15. Silk Moth
    16. Yak Horns

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  26. Lovely giveaway, I would love a new bag! :)

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  27. 1. CAT
    2. CAMEL
    3. WEED
    4. PEAS IN A POD
    5. SNAKE
    6. SHOES
    7. LLAMA
    8. WOOD GRAIN
    9. BAMBOO
    10. COTTON
    11. HAIR
    12. SHEEP (WOOL?)
    13. BULL HORNS
    14. CHERRY BLOSSOM
    15. MOTH (SILK?)
    16. WEE BULL HORNS?

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  28. Fibres!
    Alpaca
    Camel
    Hemp
    Soy
    Angora
    Yak
    Llama
    Rayon
    Bamboo
    Cotton
    Quiviut
    Wool
    Buffalo
    Flax
    Silk
    Mohair


    tktl on Ravelry. The horns were tough. Did I get them right?

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  29. The first answer is Fibers.

    1. alpaca
    2. Camel
    3. hemp
    4. soy
    5. Rabbit
    6. Ram horn
    7. Llama
    8. Wood
    9. Bamboo
    10. Cotton
    11. ram horn
    12. Sheep
    13. Bull horn
    14. Flax
    15. silk
    16. horns

    jamieadkins at mail.com

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  30. I totally cheated:

    1. alpaca wool
    2. camel hair
    3. hemp
    4. soy
    5. angora [rabbit wool]
    6. cashmere/mohair [goat wool]
    7. llama wool
    8. modal [beech tree]
    9. bamboo
    10. cotton
    11. qiviut [muskox wool]
    12. sheep's wool
    13. bison down
    14. linen [flax]
    15. silk
    16. yak down

    lmecoll on Ravelry

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  31. 1.Cat
    2.Camel
    3.Plants
    4.Peas in a Pod
    5.Rabbit
    6.Heels
    7.Llama
    8.Wood Grains
    9.Bamboo
    10.Cotton
    11.Hair
    12. Sheep
    13. Bull Horns
    14. Flowers
    15. Moth
    16. Bison

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  32. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    tricia z
    reading1051 at yahoo dot com

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  33. Are they fabric content symbols? Hemp, cotton, alpaca, etc?

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  34. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!

    starry_night1987@yahoo.com

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  35. I'm also going to guess types of material used to make fabric...

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  36. Great giveaway chance-thank you!!! ~Raine~ buzzyngabe(at)yahoo.com

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  37. They stand for different types of fabric/materials/mediums/textiles...I think :) ~Raine~ buzzyngabe(at)yahoo.com

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  38. (1) alpaca (2)camel (3)hemp (4)peas (5)bunny (6)ram (7)llama (8)wood (9)bamboo (10)cotton (11)wig (12)sheep (13)horns ? (14)flower (15)moth (16) more horns -best guesses, I know some are wrong :) ~Raine~ buzzyngabe(at)yahoo.com

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