The handmade label competition has come to an end-- with FOUR winners to announce! I'm hoping that the designers who aren't on this list of four are still quite satisfied that they put themselves out there. I read lots of feedback in e-mails from entrants who'd been thinking of doing this for a while and the contest happily motivated them to get it done and cross it off of the list. That's the kind of crafty feedback that I feel all warm and fuzzy about.
First, the two judge's choice winners, selected by Jess of Craftiness Is Not Optional and Disney of Ruffles and Stuff. So nice of them to lend us their eyes. (Thanks, girls!) They chose...
"Handmade by Mommy" by Anna and "Okie Due" by Mikki
And our two reader's choice winners, selected by popular vote (as of 8 pm on Friday, October 21) via this Facebook album, are...
"Doo-Dah Kids" by Brandy and "402" by Lindsay
Congratulations, Anna, Mikki, Brandy and Lindsay! You'll each get to have your design printed by Twill Tape Guy on three yards of your choice of size and color of grosgrain ribbon. And then eeeeverything you make can be even more deliciously custom. Yum.
If this is the first you've heard of the contest, you can read how it was entered, how it worked and what the winners win. And if you're inspired to give it a go as well, here's info on how you might want to design a label.
Oh, and lucky winners? Please e-mail me with your contact info, including blog address if you'd like me to link it here.
Last week I'd noted that an announcement about a new I Spy Spoonflower Swap was coming up. Um, I retract that statement. I'm still thinking about if/when it's going to happen. I feel like a teenager admitting this, but I'm scheduled to have my wisdom teeth out later this week. Apparently, when I WAS a teenager and all my friends were having it done, I was planting the seeds for karmic payback by smugly announcing "I don't have to do that." 'Cause now I do have to do that. But if there's an I Spy swap participant-experienced organizing-type spreadsheet-lover out there who'd like to help manage the swap, that could be awesome and could help make it happen. If you think that's you, e-mail me at email@example.com. And if you have any good recipes for things that have the consistency of mashed potatoes, feel free to share.