Site Admin and Retro Saturday

Heather says:

It’s official, I have ordered the first run of Home Ec 101 t-shirts. (It took a little longer than I hoped, but it’s all in the screen printer’s hands now). I’m excited and nervous. I hope you love the designs as much as I do.

Here is a sneak peek at the first two designs. Ready?

Many many thanks go to Bran Cedio also known as @mydwynter for all her hard work on the drawings.

My big project this week is adding a shop to the site to handle orders. Those of you with online stores, what do you use? Zencart?

Now for Retro Saturday:

Diving into the archives, we find.

In 2009 I shared How to Make Fried Chicken. It’s a meal worth the effort and the calories.

In 2008, Ivy shared What to Do to Prepare for Unexpected Company.

And all the way back in 2007  someone asked, How Long Do I Have to Boil Water to Make it Safe to Drink.

Enjoy your Saturday, but please take a moment to remember those who lost their lives on and because of September 11, 2001.



14 Comments

  1. Karen L on October 1, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Thanks. I obviously didn't figure that that was your intent but something that could come off in a new context/misinterpretation my part (i.e., picture of a woman on a man.) Good luck, again!

  2. HeatherSolos on September 12, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Thanks, Lee!
    The book should be out in March and I will be posting it all over the Internet as soon as I have a firm date.
    I just got to see a mock up of the cover this past week and I'm happy and terrified and all kinds of excited. Too excited to write a coherent thought, apparently.
    Hang tight, it feels like a long time for me, too.

  3. Lee W. on September 12, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Cool tees – now, when is the book coming out? I'd like several autographed copies!

    Lee W.

  4. Karen L on September 11, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Way to be bold! Good for you.

    However, if I seen any men wearing the first one, I’ll be pretty P-O’d. (Sorry @stark23x)

    • HeatherSolos on September 12, 2010 at 6:16 am

      Hey Karen, first off thank you.
      Can you explain why you'd be upset? The intent I had when we came up with the concept is that domestic chores are something everyone does. That's why we have the arms / chest as well built and tattooed, it's not what someone pictures in their head as domestic, but people of all stripes, whatever their outward appearance have to do these things as part of daily life.
      The man is the system, not men.
      The system just doesn't sound as cool on a shirt.
      What's your take?

      • Karen L on September 25, 2010 at 11:04 pm

        Sorry for the late reply, I forgot to check back on this thread. Anyway, I got exactly what you suggested from the second picture. Everyone has to know/do home ec. Cool. I dig.

        But the first picture, I read as a woman – a tattoo’ed woman, perhaps a buff woman, but someone with breasts, not pecs. So if I saw a man wearing it I would see it as not him applying it to himself but rather as an instruction to the woman/women around him. “Sure sweetie, fight your little feminist battles but you’re still doing the dishes, m’kay.”

        Hopefully, I’m the only one who didn’t catch your meaning. Anyway, good luck with sales!

        • HeatherSolos on September 25, 2010 at 10:35 pm

          Ah ok, the intent in the first was totally pecs not breasts. I promise that the sure sweetie is not what we had in mind here. 🙂

    • HeatherSolos on September 12, 2010 at 11:25 am

      Hey Karen, first off thank you. Can you explain why you'd be upset? The intent I had when we came up with the concept is that domestic chores are something everyone does. That's why we have the arms / chest as well built and tattooed, it's not what someone pictures in their head as domestic, but people of all stripes, whatever their outward appearance have to do these things as part of daily life. The man is the system, not men. The system just doesn't sound as cool on a shirt. What's your take?

  5. carnellm on September 11, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Those designs are great. I have been waiting for them ever since I saw the rough sketches!!

  6. Eugene Mah on September 11, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    sweet designs. can't wait to buy one

  7. @stark23x on September 11, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    I *love* the dishes one. I'm'a buy one of those. 🙂

  8. HeatherSolos on September 11, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Thanks guys, it's scary actually putting them out there. 🙂

  9. asyhre on September 11, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Whoohoo! Lovin' the T-shirt designs.

  10. sydney on September 11, 2010 at 8:10 am

    i like the shirt designs. good job!

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