Monday, January 17, 2011

the handmade olympics { event 7 }


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update! feb. 5, 2011
thanks so much to everyone who has entered!
what an amazing & talented bunch you are!

nominations are now CLOSED.
your nominations have been sent to the judges, and we look forward to the revealing of their short lists (on feb. 14th!) , after which everyone (that's YOU!) will have a chance to vote on who will WIN! yay!
thanks again,
k.

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yay!
please see the MAIN handmade olympics post for all of the fun-filled details & rules on the events!
now.. welcome to event 7: please leave a comment here nominating:
your favourite handmade or vintage item that's FUN!


for this event
think fun.
think interesting + happy + delightful!
think vintage or handmade that is just plain fun!


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thanks so much to our fabulous judge for this event, the superfun danielle maveal, creative person, blogger & etsy.com admin!

find out more about this nicey here. 


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remember, you can nominate yourself + another in EACH event! PLUS get bonus ballots for twittering, blogging + facebooking about the handmadeolympics! yay!

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the amazing PRIZES
valued at OVER $2000.00 USD, the handmade olympics prize packs are just gosh-darn fantastical!


this EVENT will award the following prizes!
:: a GOLD prize pack
including $150.00 worth of fun-filled goodness:
a $50 gift certificate to the little red door
a $50 gift certificate to prairie blossoms
a $50 gift certificate to Man vs. George Design, LLC
PLUS 3 of danielle maveal's favourite books! woohoo!

+ an *i WON* the handmade olympics banner/button image to use on your site/blog/shop
+ an artist/crafter feature on the rikrak studio blog!
:: a SILVER prize pack with $100.00 worth of handmade goodness:
a $50 gift certificate to balanced
a $50 gift certificate to Jenni20 Designs
:: a BRONZE prize pack
of one FREE month of March 2011 advertising on the rikrak studio blog! yay!

and of course, there will be ONE overall random nomination selected from all handmade olympics to WIN the FAN PRIZE PACK (a $50.00 shopping spree in the rikrak shop!)

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now check out the other events + nominate more fun folks!
 
just click on the above links to enter each!

happy handmaking, nicies!



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57 comments:

  1. I'm thrilled to be a sponsor of this event!!!

    I can't wait to see the nominations roll in.

    Let the games begin!!

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  2. I think this teddy bear by seventytwostitches is a lot of fun!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/58448229/baby-blue-teddy-bear

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  3. I'll throw my hand-drawn "Little Creatures: Bunny" necklace in the mix for consideration! http://www.etsy.com/listing/37447636/little-creatures-necklace-bunny-in-teal Thanks!

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  4. I posted a link on our Mozy Rue Eco Collective facebook page about the handmade olympics!

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  5. I'm nominating this scarf from my shop...I had fun making it so...
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/59927185/hand-painted-butter-silk-scarf-into-the

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  6. I'm also nominating this clutch from yummi's shop...
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/64832203/gumball-felt-clutch-purse-by-yummi

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  7. We blogged about the 2011 Handmade Olympics!

    http://jakecleo.blogspot.com/2011/01/2011-olympics.html

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  8. I love this vintage Sesame Street Crock Very colorful and fun Courtesy of Mercanstyle.com http://www.etsy.com/listing/63693524/vintage-80s-sesame-street-ceramic-crock

    http://hattycakes.etsy.com offers these handmade doggie leg warmers and matching scarf... MAJOR fun http://www.etsy.com/listing/46177841/dog-leg-warmers-and-scarf-set

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  9. I'd like to nominate cheezombie of Etsy. Her knit sculptures make me grin and are so fun! I'm so lucky to have one!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/45678137/miniature-garden-slug-family-amigurumi

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  10. Nothing's more fun then great dishes!!!! I nominate anything at AtelierBB, but especially http://www.etsy.com/listing/52005988/temptations-swing-cracker-bowl-duo-2

    Aren't they great?!

    Thank you.

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  11. From my shop, I nominate this string sculpture squid: http://www.etsy.com/listing/65377288/wizarding-squid-string-sculpture


    I also nominate nimasprout's artwork. Her trees always look cozily inhabited and fun: http://www.etsy.com/listing/58170725/pumpkin-spice-card

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  12. I drew these silly, punny bookmarks to motivate me to finish a big book I'd been putting off. They made a fun printable to share:
    http://wewilsons.blogspot.com/2010/07/mark-my-words.html

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  13. I'd like to nominate this item from my etsy shop- http://www.etsy.com/listing/22474861/paint-the-town-pink-rockabilly-burlesque

    It's vintage and handmade and I made sure to use single earrings that otherwise might have been thrown out because they lack a partner.

    Steph @ Tart Deco
    tartdeco at gmail dot com

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  14. Absolutely each Cartbeforethehorse's dolls is fun!
    This is my favourite:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/40845187/boden-bird-contemporary-folk-art-doll

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  15. This miniature is fun! It's perfect:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/56801536/pink-birthday-cake-112-scale-dollhouse

    Remember the fun you had on your last Paris trip... that's my nomination:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/60731521/mon-paris-a-moi-adorable-vintage-eiffel

    blancetcaramel@gmail.com

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  16. Just blogged about this event. How fun!
    www.theurbanhen.blogspot.com

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  17. I'm nominating this fun post-it note holder:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/51129678/post-it-note-holder-yadda-yadda-in-pink

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  18. I tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/yes_teacher/status/28200968512339969

    sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

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  19. I'm nominating my Panda Hoodie. Fun to make, fun to wear :D

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/43030681/panda-bear-hoodie-classic-diy-handmade

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  20. I am also nominating these really fun arm warmers from Smarmy Clothes. They remind me of the circus, which immediately takes my thoughts to funnel cake. And funnel cake is the most fun you can have with your mouth...

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/51361599/sideshow-stripe-patchwork-armwarmers

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  21. I'm nominating one of the only places that I get my jewelry from:

    http://ThatOldBlueHouse2.etsy.com

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/65976554/cloudy-dreams-vintage-marble-necklace

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  22. tweet, tweet :)

    http://twitter.com/#!/JoyCharde/status/28493036187025409

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  23. I would like to nominate one of my own items, because I think it's just perfect for this category! I call them my Kawaii Toasted Marshmallow Earrings, and you can find them here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/65442982/kawaii-toasted-marshmallow-earrings The little kawaii faces on the roasty-toasty marshmallows are just so cute and the premise that they're reacting to the toasting is just plain fun!

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  24. I am now following you! And I tweeted about the event and updated my FB about it too! And I commented in the Etsy thread, but I'm not sure if I should do anything else there...? I'll blog about it later, and leave another comment... ^-^ Thanks for doing this!

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  25. I'd like to nominate this item of my own: http://www.etsy.com/listing/48385887/black-ninja-with-loveheart

    and also this fab item from iroiro
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/62004273/large-handknitted-red-hair-bow-or-neck

    xxx

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  26. I love evertying by Helen Dardik. This one is VERY FUN http://www.etsy.com/listing/66602045/awesome-limited-edition-giclee-print-of

    Thank you.

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  27. Do I have no shame? My own big toadstool spools. Well, I think they're fun. :)
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/59119641/big-toadstool-spool-tm-set-with-stripey

    I love this fun pillow from dedee too:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/61081575/multi-color-rainbow-felt-disc-pillow?ref=sr_list_17&ga_search_query=rainbow%2Bfelt&ga_filter=

    Can you tell I love rainbows?

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  28. My first nomination in this event is my Psychedelic Gazelle Wearing Earrings Note Card Set from my EclecticSkeptic shop. When I first showed my card design to my husband, I got a chuckle and it never ceases to put a smile on my face. I just think it is a fun image.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/38680206/psychedelic-gazelle-wearing-earrings

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  29. My second nomination in this event is Slinky Pull Train from TexasReclaimed on Etsy. What's more fun than a slinky, a slinky train.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/66209624/slinky-pull-train-new-in-the-box

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  30. I would like to nominate this adorable, fun-filled owl jewelry set from EDC Collective--they are so whimsical and sweet! http://www.etsy.com/listing/66694310/pink-n-white-owls-n-copper-jewelry-set

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  31. I'd like to nominate my Surprasing Picture collage
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/46646880/surprising-picture-photo-editing-i-can

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  32. Everything at YummyPocket is FUN. How about http://www.etsy.com/listing/62128269/pixel-ghost-pins

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  33. I nominate, these Periwinkle and Mustard Wallflowers... from LilacSaloon. I love their colors, and larger than life size!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/63474824/periwinkle-mustard-wallflowers-set-of-3

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  34. I nominate Grant Hamilton's photos like these http://www.supermarkethq.com/product/poolside

    Fun and beautiful!

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  35. Once again, I would like to nominate Vintage Renewal. Jeanne's designs and personality are definitely fun! http://www.vintagerenewal.com/

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  36. How about vintage & handmade?! Here are my vintage illustration earrings - Astronauts:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/35155522/astronauts-earrings

    & Astrosatchel's Friday Bag:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/63761910/friday-bag-robins-egg-blue-w-brown

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  37. I'd like to nominate my framed, original paper cut illustration. It is made with mostly repurposed paper and framed in a vintage, wood frame. is filled with fun details! http://www.etsy.com/listing/53234763/miss-fawn-cuttingtons-rustic-a-frame

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  38. I would like to nominate my wise owl dishtowel http://www.etsy.com/listing/62161467/whooos-the-wise-owl-towel

    He's fun and has a vintage feel.

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  39. I'd like to nominate my gingerbread houses. They are hand painted and just right for a little owl.
    http://amelieshouse.blogspot.com/2010/12/christmas-hooty-tale.html

    Also a ceramic lamp by Alan Snape.
    (He's my Dad)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/neviepiecakes/5364062053/

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  40. well, my girls sure think these Lonely Goatherd marionettes are fun!

    http://bybido.blogspot.com/2010/12/high-on-hill-was-lonely-goatherd.html

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  41. I love Bomastitch. Their DIY kits are super cute, but as far as her ready to ship items go, I love this "Bee Mine" piece:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/65077640/be-mine-framed-cross-stitch

    megancrose at gmail dot com

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  42. Super cool event!

    For fun:

    A Color Wheel made out of Honey Bees

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/65482347/honey-bee-color-wheel-print

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  43. and from my lovely, lovely friend:

    A fun filled flamingo!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/64731108/ooak-pink-flamingo-stuffed-animal-figure

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  44. I'd like to nominate an item from my shop - http://www.etsy.com/listing/62953056/literally-an-applique-couch-pillow-20x20 I think these "literal" applique pillows are both quirky and fun.

    I would also like to nominate - http://www.etsy.com/listing/43075763/little-folks-on-canvas-original-mixed because I think her style is fun and it makes me smile.

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  45. I would like to nominate SycamoreStreetPress for bringing some fun to those new parent's sleepless nights
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/60126864/subliminal-baby-letterpress-poster

    And I also would like to nominate one of my Resolutions/Inspiration original screenprints, it is part of an ongoing project.
    Learn to love your inner monster
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/59071152/learn-to-love-your-inner-monster

    :)

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  46. I've tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/moonandlion/status/32366644189732864

    :D

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  47. I've shared!
    http://www.facebook.com/moonandlion

    :D

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  48. I would like to nominate my pictures made out of vintage nautical charts. I love to upcycle paper and to give it a new charme.

    http://en.dawanda.com/shop/renna-deluxe/673642-SERIF-Bilder

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  49. I would nominate this vintage item of mine http://hrandica.blogspot.com/2011/01/inspiracija-s-severa-za-voscilkanje.html

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  50. I would like to nominate this pouch from saraculleton: http://www.etsy.com/listing/41407927/naughty-kittens-teal-coin-purse

    because kittens and rik rak is the best combination ever!

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  51. http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=238336&id=17354006125#!/photo.php?fbid=483949686125&set=a.440614236125.238336.17354006125&theater

    Penelope Brown hand pulled silk screen art pieces are creative and lively. There are whimsical designs featuring Russian dolls, peacocks, space monkeys and more. These come in a ray of colours such as light pastel colours and bright bold ones too. These are great for any age!

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  52. hi you!

    i would like to nominate my DIY art performance ba Kunst Stück, where you put your little show piece in a front window. tell everybody - watch out thats art - with a grin in your face :)!
    http://de.dawanda.com/product/8890574-Filztasche-KUNST-STUeCK-das-Orginalfelt-fil

    i also nominate this funny stamp:
    http://de.dawanda.com/product/12615374-Stempel-Post

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  53. I'd like to nominate Ooblie & pretty much anything @creatureness for the fun category http://www.etsy.com/listing/44007634/ooblie-tiny-polymer-clay-baby-squid

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  54. Hi, here is an item from my etsy shop for category 7. www.etsy.com/listing/23300239/lingerie-laundry-bag

    (My chenille bunny was for category 2)

    This is so fun!
    Katie

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  55. I nominate staceyrebecca's awesome finger puppet: http://www.etsy.com/listing/64362343/dragon-finger-puppet-named-digby Not only is it fun in itself, but encourages you to play and have fun ALL DAY LONG! :D

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thanks so much for your comments, nicies!
it's a joy to read what everyone writes here.
thank you!