Well the votes have been cast and I have not won the craft contest. I have taken my 56th placing in very bad grace, and grumbled rather a bit to any-one who would listen, or not. but I don't know what I expected. I have had some sweet comments from other spoonflowerets about my design. I did in fact vote for the winner myself, I like bird mobiles quite a bit.
Pot belly bears (above)
(above) are two others from the top ten
I liked this one and her tattoos.
I think maybe my complete non-technical approach makes my designs a bit amateur but I will not give up and carry on regardless. One day I may make it, and if not I will have spent some time (not) doing it.
and Mr voodoo and Fido was cute, there are photos of this project made up at the link.