Saturday, November 7, 2009

a fix


When I picked Cora up on Thursday, I was a little surprised and a little saddened by what I found: My baby had been moved to the older infants room. I knew it was coming, since she was 6 months last week and they were just waiting until a spot opened up for her. But still.


When I picked her up yesterday I was more surprised and more saddened by what I found. One of the workers, in their very best four-year-old handwriting, had written Cora's name on the front of my diaper bag in permanent marker. I bit my tongue and left without saying anything. After all, I don't need Cora's caregivers to hate me! But the wheels were already turning in my head, coming up with solutions in case it wouldn't come out. Luckily it did though, mostly, with shout and lots of elbow grease. So I came up with this removable tag: her name printed on print-n-press, then ironed on to 2 layers of fabric with some interfacing sandwiched between, zigzagged on the edges and attached with a safety pin.

My next project is a creative fix, too--part of Cora's Halloween costume re-incarnated.

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  2. can't wait to see what the costume comes to life as next!
    and really, you are a genius with the tag idea!! I'd be so mad about them writing on my bag (why didn't they just put it on a sticker or use a safety pin in the first place???), and I'm quite impressed you were able to get it out. And "print and press" - I've never heard of it before but you can be sure I'm going to buy it and start using it on everything. GREAT idea - I love your solution!

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  3. Even my husband commented that it's ridiculous that someone would write on someone else's items like that! I would think they would be smarter than that in case you were planning on having more children in the future and wanted to reuse that item... oh well! Looks like you came up with an AWESOME fix!!! Good job!

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  4. They wrote on your bag! What! I am so glad you were able to get it out. I am tucking this name tag idea away for when I have kids. Your solution looks great! Nice diaper bag by the way.

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  5. I can't believe they wrote right on the bag! unbelievable!! Nice save with the pinned on patch...

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  6. good, kayla. now you definitely do not look retarded carrying that around. not that there's anything wrong with that...
    the tag is what michelle would call a "happy little accident."

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  7. i guess one of the defining characteristics of motherhood (in my humble definition) is the ability to remove impossible stains.
    what a great mom you are!

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  8. I can't believe someone would write on a diaper bag with permanent marker. argh, that would really make me mad. You've come up with a great fix for it. I hope it makes the person feel guilty.

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  9. I do so love a genius solution. Well executed!

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