Crafts and Design
I’ve drawn a number at random and the winner is…
You’ll have your own unicorn shirt to wear shortly (or however long it takes for cafepress to deliver it to your country).
Thanks to all those who have entered and supported my design.
You can still purchase my designs from the eggshell green cafepress shop (and don’t forget to check for special offers on the main cafepress site).
Amidst my recuperation from foot surgery, I decided I had to make something cute for the kids’ Easter egg hunt this year.
Here’s the idea I came up with for bunny Easter baskets / treat boxes, using the cardboard noodle boxes that I already had.
Instructions are as follows:
- Cut ears into the front flap of the box.
- Cut off the other three flaps and save.
- Cut feet from one flap. I kept both feet on a single piece.
- Cut a face from another flap.
- For extra detail cut out a nose and ear inners. I used pink coloured card for ease.
- Using a hot glue gun, attach the nose to the face, the ear inners to the ears, and then attach the face and feet to the box.
- Draw on eyes, mouth, paws, whiskers etc.
- Attach a pompom tail.
- Give to squealing children to fill with chocolate (or the other way around).
That’s all I had time for. The Easter egg hunt was a bit of a rush with random eggs hidden amongst our forever-mess that is our house (the garden was the worse option, let’s say…). Hope your hunts are better organised. Happy Easter!
(And don’t forget to enter my unicorn Rainbow Shuffle t-shirt giveaway before end of Sunday 31 March 2013.)
Winner: Congratulations to Mercy Ngan-Woo. Your shirt is on its way. Thank you to all those who entered and supported the competition.
Oh yes. You could win a t-shirt featuring my original fantastical butt-shuffling unicorn.
You might have seen the image posted on places like reddit.com, 9gag.com, and George Takei’s Facebook page among countless others.
Leave a comment on this post about how you came across this competition, and you may be the next to have a unicorn smearing a rainbow across your chest. I will select a winner at random and you will need to complete the email address field so I can contact you. Winner will be contacted by 7 April 2013 and announced on this blog.
Entries close 31 March 2013. Extra chances: Share this and say where you shared it (eg. Facebook) in your entry for an extra chance to win. You can only enter once with a maximum of one extra chance granted with your entry.
So, I just found out that I missed an opportunity to have my unicorn Rainbow Shuffle image published in George Takei’s Oh myyy (There goes the Internet) book.
I don’t use my eggshellgreen Facebook page often, as I stopped crafting after my two kids came along, and only just checked the messages on it today. One of his interns at the time, had contacted me in October 2012 about George’s interest in possibly using the image. The book got published in November 2012. I’m such an egg :(
Anyway, thanks George for considering it and I am so sorry (you don’t know how much!) that I didn’t get back to you earlier.
I am still thrilled that George thinks the design is great and that he posted it on his Facebook page at least.
I hadn’t thought about making felt food before, but since Abby started getting into role playing, I thought she could do with a sandwich set.
One of her favourite things is to say “Welcome to the bakery. Can I help you?” So now I can say “Yes, I’d like a sandwich please.”
I’m glad I decided not to buy her a felt sandwich set. I had so much fun making this, and the best thing is that Abby loves playing with it.
Abby often ends up making an Everything Sandwich, which is fine by me :) When she makes one for daddy, he has to take out the gherkins.
It won’t be long before I can ask her to make me a real sandwich. For now, I’m just going to have to settle for the furry fabric kind. It might not be tasty, but it’s so very cute.
George Takei likes my Rainbow Shuffle design! He posted it on his facebook page, and it also appears that 18,000 others also like the “unicorn scoot”, or whatever else people have decided to call it (yes, there are still people trying to sell stuff with my design on it and without my permission). Eeek!
My friend told me she saw it on his page, so I posted on his wall telling him where the design came from, and how honoured I was for it to be shared by him. He said it was a “great design” and was good enough to add a link to my cafepress shop on his post – yay, some credit at last. What a great guy. Thanks George!
Now if only I could sell 18,000 shirts…
Originally called “Rainbow Shuffle”, my original shirt design created in 2010 has been posted around the Interwebs with names like Unicorn Itch, Unicorn Scoot, Unicorn Butt Scoot, Unicorn Shute Scootin’ and so on – but the Rainbow Shuffle by any other name is still the Rainbow Shuffle.
For some reason (possibly since someone posted it on reddit) there’s been an explosion of reblogging/reposting of my image in the last few weeks.
There’s been a dig at it on 9gag where they think the “Unicorn butt scoot is too mainstream“, and someone has even made an animated version of the Rainbow Shuffle on YouTube. This is apart from probably hundreds of reposts, because you know what the Internet is like…
It’s not so bad as at least I know people love it and feel it’s worth sharing. And I’ve had a few Rainbow Shuffle shirt sales, thanks to the person who posted a link to the source on the reddit post.
But it’s not so good when people don’t credit the source though – and even worse, when people are trying to make money off all your hard work by putting the image on shirts and such and claiming it as their own! Breach of copyright anyone? GRRR! I’ve already had to deal with a few copycats (most were straight copies of my image, and someone attempted to change it a little in an effort to pass it off as an original idea), but I’ve discovered more today, and there will be more in future no doubt.
Is that the fate of a meme (if this is in fact one)? Boo.
Anyway, if you want a shirt for yourself, just visit my Eggshell Green Shop on Cafepress.
It’s been a while since I first had an inquiry for my Rainbow Shuffle design to be printed on a shirt, and now it’s available from my cafepress shop. The original butt-shuffling dog is also available on light apparel and gift items.
Don’t settle for poor imitations! (Believe me, there have been a few and I’ve dealt with the ones I’ve caught.)
Maybe when I get some more free time I’ll make some new designs, but for those who have been wanting a unicorn wiping its butt on a shirt, you can now have it!
→ Visit the Eggshell Green shop on Cafepress (products ship from USA and prices in USD unless otherwise stated)