Archive | January, 2012

Pet Peeve – Hasty Generalizations

23 Jan

You  know what drives me mad?  When a someone comes to a conclusion about a population based on a sample that is not large enough… aka Hasty Generalizations.

How many times have you heard the ever popular, “my mother drank through her pregnancy and I turned out just fine”.

Congratulations.  Lucky you.  Unfortunately, it is estimated that 9 out of every 1000 babies here in Canada are not so lucky and are born with FASD.

Most of the hasty generalizations I have heard lately are pregnancy and baby related.

“They didn’t have all those rules about what to eat  when I was pregnant, and my babies were born healthy”

“My mom smoked while pregnant with me and I don’t have any health problems”

“All of these fancy new safety things that you moms have… there were no standards when I was raising my kids and nothing went wrong.  You’re all paranoid, it’s unnecessary”.

“We never heard of peanut allergies when I was a kid, you brought what you wanted to school for lunch.  Now that they’ve made a big deal about it in schools more kids are ending up with it”

“I got the flu after having the flu shot… it doesn’t work.  You’re just pumping poison into your system for no reason”

Seriously people?
That’s all, just had to get it off my chest.  This blog was not created as a place for me to blow off steam, and I imagine today will be the only post of this kind.

Something New!

7 Jan

Have you felt this swirl minky yet?  It is a totally different but very soft texture from my regular dimple dot minky backing.  It’s also very different to sew with.  Super slippery and very messy to cut!  The final outcome is worth the work though!  I had to hide this one from my girls so I could list it in my shop, otherwise we would have ended up with another minky blanket of our own!



Pattern on pattern… hit or miss?

4 Jan

I saw these coordinating patterns and thought I would try to make a pattern on pattern blanket, rather than a dimple dot textured back.  What do you think… pattern on pattern, or stick to pattern on dimple dots?

I love pink and grey together, I’m sure these would look nice with a pink dimple dot backing as well…

Please let me know what you think, I value your feedback!