Monday, 22 September 2008
Remember that pretty, girly gift I showed you? The shower for baby L was yesterday, so I can how show what was inside! Well part of it was just some baby bath stuff that I bought, and the other part was this: I created this name thing using Wordle. I put in all the words I wanted--more times for the larger words--and then adjusted the colours and font and layout until I got something that had L's name in the right order, and looked good. The frame was plain boring black, and was on clearence at Home Sense because it had some dents. I bought two identical frames. One was priced at $7, the other at $9. The only difference was the direction of the type in the fake-picture. They were even the same brand. So I convinced them to give me both for $7 each. I had a really hard time figuring out what to do with the frame. I was initially thinking white, but nothing I tried looked right. So, it was back to black, with a crackle finish that shows the white. There is probably about seven layers of paint/glue on that frame! When the new mama opened the gift at the shower, she seemed thrilled with it, but it was kind of funny watching the other people look at it. They said things like "Oh yeah." and "That's interesting." I didn't take it personally. I don't think they quite understand the concept of putting words on the wall.