Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Hatstruck Couture Millinery's First Blog Contest: "Make Your Own Art," Millinery Supplies Giveaway!


It's time to take a break from showing my county fair contest submissions.  It's also time to take the leap into the contest arena.  So, I've done some brainstorming, and I asked myself, "what would I want to receive from a millinery contest?"  OK, my answers were a bit too broad, so this time I chose to deal with addressing the needs of those that are interested in making hats and those that currently make hats.  I came up with several answers:  hat blocks, millinery tools, millinery supplies.  Well, I'm not giving away hat blocks or tools, at least for this contest, but I am giving away a few millinery supplies.

Here are a few supplies I'll be giving away:  Jinsin, fur felt hood, straw cartwheel, grosgrain ribbon, millinery wire, wire joiners, feathers, blocking cords, vintage veiling, and cobweb.

Winner's choice.  The winner will be allowed to choose an additional millinery supply item I have in my possession (straw, felt, trim, etc., just ask) to be added to their winnings.

Surprise Items!!  The best items are not shown in the images.  I'll throw in some additional items, but these will come from my stash of loved items.  I may even cry as I'm putting them into the box to ship.

Contest Rules:  The contest deadline is August 4.  You must be a member of this site and you must leave a comment in order to win.  There will be ONLY ONE WINNER.  Please, leave only one comment.  So, here is what you should do:

Notes:  


I will ship Worldwide!  


If you are not interested in the supplies, don't leave a comment; your membership is still greatly appreciated.


Remember, if you are an anonymous visitor, I have no way of contacting you.  I've had several of those.


A big THANK YOU to everyone!


Required:


YOU MUST BE A MEMBER AND YOU MUST LEAVE A COMMENT TO QUALIFY FOR THIS CONTEST!  CURRENT MEMBERS NEED ONLY LEAVE A COMMENT TO QUALIFY FOR THIS CONTEST.
  1. If you have not joined the Hatstruck site, join it by clicking on the "Join this site" button in the sidebar, and following through to completion of registration.
  2. Leave a comment on this post:  say something like, enter me into the contest; I like this site; Hi; just about anything will do as long as the comment is clean.
  3. Current members must also leave a comment.
Optional:  
Click on the "Like" button in the side bar and like me.
Subscribe Via Email (see sidebar) so you may get updates via email.

Although the Optional portion of the rules are optional, I really would appreciate it if you would do them.

78 comments:

  1. love your blog! Thanks for sharing your how-to's and practical advice. Please, please, please, enter me in the contest!

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  2. What a great contest... enter me in! Cheers~

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  3. Please enter me in this contest Lee.

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  5. :) Love your blog, too! Crossing fingers for the contest!

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  6. What a fun idea! Add my name to the pot please :0)

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  7. Hi, What a treat. My fingers are crossed for the win!!!

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  8. Hi Lee, this looks like fun, count me in please. Serena

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  9. What a fantastic giveaway! I recently began my millinery adventures and I'm absolutely in love with it! Enter my name, please! x Brittany

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  10. You can acquire many millinery skills from this blog and inspiration to be creative.

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  11. It would be a dream to win some Millinery supplies, maybe also we could win some tutorlidge! xxo thanks for a interesting site to come to you are wonderful x

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  12. Love reading your blog Lee - please enter me too.

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  13. What a great venture. You're in Brittany.

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  14. Thanks, Anonymous. I have no way of contacting you.

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  15. Thanks GurlwiththeKurl. I'm getting to the "tutorlidge." It's a slow process. Good luck.

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  16. Hello Lee, Looking forward to the contest. I love all that you post and they have helped me in my millinery learning. May God Continue to Bless you, Rose from Dallas. (I'm Skipperdawggs).

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  17. Thanks Rose, and may God continue to bless you. You're in!

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  18. Please enter me...I've been reading your blog for awhile.

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  19. With a greedy eye... but I love visit your blog and with pleasure will participate in this project! Have good day!

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  20. You're in LilDevilGrl, and thanks so much for following my site.

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  21. Thanks Mangelpie. Who knows, that greedy eye may pay off.

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  22. Hi Lee, I want to make sure I'm counted as in for the give away! I'm Hallie by the way.

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  23. Great, I like this contest
    greetings from Belgium

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  24. Oh, I just found your site! What a wonderful, dreamy contest!

    Please enter me!

    http://sartamexicana.blogspot.com

    I will keep my fingers crossed, wonderful that you can ship worldwide!!

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  25. Hi Hallie, you're counted. Thanks much.

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  26. Hi Anonymous from Belgium, thanks. ...but how do I contact you if you win?

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  27. Hello Lee
    Can you tell us how to make a trimming out of straw just like the one that the Duchess of Cambridge wore to the epsom races. I really like it but don't know how to do it. I have been through all your posts and references but cannot find anything similar.
    Thanks,

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  28. Just happened across your blog, it's wonderful! And what a great giveaway!

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  29. Lee, I enjoy your blog so much. You open my eyes to the wonderful possibilities in millinery. Now, just like you, I am looking at ordinary things in my world to inspire creations! Thank you so much. Hope to meet you one day.

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  30. Love your blog and thanks for the add on facebook!

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  31. What a brilliant idea Lee, please count me in, goody bags are always the most exciting x

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  32. Oh, what a fantastic give-away! Please enter me...I would be over the moon should I win. Keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks so much Lee.

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  33. Shhhlove your Blog! I've been creating marvelous hats, and would put those contest supplies to excellent use! Please enter me, thank you for the helpful tips! LoveJezzabell

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  34. Thanks for having a contest. Who doesn't love a contest? And thanks for sharing so much information with everyone. I love it.

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  35. Lee i live in Northern Ireland and i love all things creative and adore to make things from bits and bobs especially headpieces but i find that all the great millinery websites are in Usa and Canada the uk ones are very unimaginative so it would be a joy to open your box of delights its a lovely thought from you : }

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  36. To Dollydee, Randommixxer, LoveJezzabell, Dawn, Sharon, memphismilliner, mixymo, and millinerista, THANK YOU ALL. You’re in the running!

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  37. millinerista, regarding your question concerning the trim on Kate's little straw hat, it is a "self trim." This simply means that the hat has been trimmed with the same material, usually coming from left over material from the blocked hat. If I'm training someone to do something, I usually have them to observe an object and visualize how they would create it. Usually a student is paralyzed because she/he feels that they have to do something just like someone else. Additionally, you have to know the capabilities of your materials. This comes from experimentation. So in order to create the trim on Kate's hat, you would cut a strip of straw from the left overs from the crown. This strip would have to be wide enough to fold over and its edges folded under. The folded material would be lightly steamed pressed, meaning that you would not lay the iron hard on the straw. You would then twist the straw into the shape you desire, give it a lite steaming, and attach it to the straw hat. Before you start, close your eyes and visualize how you would do this. Please let me know if this helps. If it does not, send me another comment. Remember, there is more than one way of doing something. If you realize this, you will be far beyond all others.

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  38. Please count me in! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  39. I love your blog I have been reading it for a while but only just became member 151...

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  40. please enter me for contest. your very generous.

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  41. Okay - definitely enter me in the contest! And I have a photo of the rose I finished on Saturday. You are so awesome, Lee. Thank you for sharing and teaching all of us your invaluable skills!

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  42. Your blog and hat creations are amazing! I love going to the horse races and weddings as an excuse to dress up with a beautiful hat or delicate fascinator! I have always tried to make my own pieces which i have loved doing but without much skill!! I have recently done a workshop with Torb & Reiner here in Darwin, Australia and I think that I have been bitten by the block bug!!!!! I'd love to enter your competition. I have read all of your blogs and can't wait to read more!! Please keep informing and entertaining us!!!!

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  43. Thanks you Austin. I always say I enjoy it more. Send me a picture, please. Good luck!

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  44. Hi Kea, you are lucky to have great teachers there where you are. Good luck!

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  45. Oooh millinery makings! Pretty please put my name in the HAT. Love your blog and the great ideas you share so generously.

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  46. You are just such a sharing and wonderful person, God bless you continuously.. You have helped me a lot...

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  47. Great idea Lee! You are such a natural marketer - as well as being a very generous and talented milliner! : )

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  48. Hi Lee
    Since a couple of years I have been reading, and learning, from your generouse and inspiring blogg. Thanks a lot!!! Hope you never stop! I would love to win a parcel from you!

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  49. Thanks Eva. I'm so happy that you've gotten some value from this blog. Good luck!

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  50. Woodland Moth loves your blog. Please enter us in your giveaway contest

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  51. Thanks Woodland. You're in, and good luck.

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  52. Please enter me, and thank you for the blog. I am just starting out in millinery, and fantastically interesting and informative site. Keep up the good work!

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  53. Oh yes please enter me in your very generous competition. I enjoy your blog so much and look forward to it with anticipation as I am always learning something new and inspirational, particularly as I enjoy experimenting with different materials and techniques and stepping out of the “norm”. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us all. How exciting it would be to open a box of millinery goodies delivered from you yourself should I be lucky enough to win!! I would be sure to share the end results with you of course... Fay

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  54. I recently got started working with Facinators and am having a ball. Just found your site and what an exciting source of info! PLEASE enter me in your giveaway. Thank you. Alma Rollins

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  55. Hi Alma. Great to have you aboard, and I'm happy to know that you're enjoying your fascinator journey. You're in!

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  56. Excellent, informative and just plain fun! Thanks for all your time, energy and humor.

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  57. Thanks Msmelli. I'm trying to get better at this by sharing some of my own life experiences. Good luck.

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  58. Hi! I've never entered a giveaway...so I thought I'll give it a try. Please, enter me in the contest, too. Thanks Lee

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  59. yo he aprendido mucho con los videos que han publicado por aqui, y estoy agradecida, poco hay al respecto y cuando se publican son bien recogidos por mi, enhorabuena por su blog
    www.sombrerosconglamour.blogspot.com

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  60. Gracias. Es un placer compartir mis conocimientos con aquellos que aman la sombrerería.

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  61. Please enter me in your contest. I'm trying to make a name for myself and need all the help I can get!!!! Thank you for the opportunity! Mary Walkup

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  62. Sorry, this contest was over almost a year ago.

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