Monday, June 23, 2008
of things I cannot do that well but try: pattern design for fabrics! I just found out about Spoonflower's beta site, in which one *theoretically* can design one's own fabric. That is if you have talent. And if you know Photoshop, that probably helps. And if you can draw. I have none of these, really, so I am cobbling together some patterns using old greeting cards I have laying around that were my grandma's. I took the graphics and tweaked them in my old Microsoft software program from 100 years ago that was long ago discontinued (it's like Paint, only with a few more bells and whistles) and then added some doodads and whatnots (the technical terms) to "spice it up" a bit. I ordered myself a swatch just to see how it works. Next I think I'm going to design some fabric just with my son's name so I can make him a new hat with it.
In other "new parent" news, I recently had the brilliant realization that a swim diaper is intended to be used INSTEAD of a regular disposable diaper, not WITH one. It didn't occur to me until yesterday when I was hoisting my little pumpkin out of the baby pool in the yard and he weighed about 400 pounds. Oh, crap! That's why they make the swim diaper -- so the poor kid doesn't have a gallon of water in his shorts. That would really impede swimming ability, I bet! Oh, well...new parents, what can ya say?!
I did discover that Etsy has quite a few cool swim diapers. Much cooler than the one we got at Target for our guy. Here are a couple of cute ones: