Monday, June 18, 2012

Cloth diapers: the first to go!

Well well!  The first of our cloth diaper stash to FAIL is the Thirsties Duo Diaper!  The velcro on it was getting rather curled and un-sticky, and the other day it fell off of E. in the night!  You can imagine the unpleasant surprise in the morning.  We have obviously abandoned that one!  I was wondering how long all the different brands would last . . . anyway, velcro in general is clearly inferior to snaps.  Another velcro one I made (converted pocket from Bummis cover) is almost kaput as well.  I suppose I could attempt to convert them to snaps . . . hmm, ponder ponder.

Oh, on topic (for once), Bum Genius may be a great diaper (the 4.0 is awesome), but the Cottonbabies warranty (and customer service) SUCKS!  I won't go into unnecessary, ranting detail, but I will just say: do not buy their Flip line, especially not the trainers system -- they break in 2 seconds.  And, to quote my old neighbor Joleen (who I should have listened to long ago! Joleen, if you're reading this, you were so right!!), "Good luck returning anything to Cottonbabies!"  Seriously.  I may buy Bum Genius in the future (a very tenuous maybe), but I'm certainly not shopping at Cottonbabies.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Moms' Group = The One Mom Only.

Well, once again no one showed up to the moms' group (except me and E.)!  Disappointing, because I thought my sign might lure people, but also not unexpected.  I'll give it a couple more weeks before I stop pretending I'm there for a group that doesn't exist.

Oh, I realized that you can't really see the artwork in that last photo, so here's the sign again!

Note: it really did look like that for the first few weeks.  I didn't just imagine up some friends for a "group" that is now just me!  I know, there are many factors -- weather, school, etc.  The new sign has only been up a week; maybe there's still hope.  I did see another neighbor there today by chance, so it wasn't completely lonely.

Oh, randomly, because I'm looking in my artwork folders and talking signs, here is an unused MG plant sale flier I drew, from last year.

They didn't use it because they were trying to get the sale all "professional" looking and this doesn't look very "professional".  I agree that it is more on the creative side, but "professional" doesn't have to mean completely lame.  The flier they ended up making was a totally boring collection of clip art and lousy fonts (as was the one from this year).  I drew them a sign for the 2010 sale (to replace a totally boring collection of clip art and lousy fonts) and they liked that OK.  Then I went on to do all that artwork for the 2010 conference!! Ah well, who knows when I'll get to do MG stuff again, or if I'll even want to at that time.  Blah blah, that came from out of nowhere, sorry!