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Topic: Crazy English Teacher having baby . . . Blanket taken, Dammit. Please Help!  (Read 5307 times)
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« on: September 10, 2004 10:48:21 PM »

My former English teacher is having a baby.  Any suggestions on what to make her/the baby?  Her scip student already took the blanket idea, so now I'm lost.  I'd like to make something lit themed - anything significant in Western Literature from the Odyssey to All Quiet on the Western Front.  She's into Derrida, but I don't actually understand postmodernism and don't think that it makes for very good baby toys.  Milton?  Song of Roland action figures?  Other ideas, please!
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2004 11:38:08 PM »

Maybe booties and a stocking cap. Or engrave some silverware. Or maybe make some picture frames............
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2004 12:14:43 AM »

How about buying a plain 'baby grow' (the little snap-bottom suits) and stencilling/iron-on transfer/embroidering an appropriate quote or image on it?
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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2004 06:51:37 PM »

how about a messenger bag disguised as a baby bag? (or the other way around) you could include a book pocket.

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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2004 08:45:17 PM »

There was a Thoreau stencil on here, wasn't there? How about a baby bag stenciled with that? Or a onesie stenciled with that?

I'd make a baby book bag, complete with some classics... Dr. Seuss, Curious George, etc. And you can get those Crayola colored pencils that are chubby, and pick out the yellow and black ones - voila, baby annotating set! Smiley
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2004 09:27:25 PM »

how about making a stuffed bookworm!  or embroidering it on something.....maybe a nice copy of grimm's fairy tales and make a "baby's first bookmark"
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2004 10:23:09 PM »

I dunno about something themed, but you could make her a poncho type thing to slip over her head while breastfeeding...I think there is a thread somewhere on here about a knitted paris loop  or something of that sort..
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« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2004 10:17:59 PM »

How about a photo album?  She'll have tons of pictures of the new baby.  Maybe you could make the cover (or recover one) into a literary theme, or maybe childrens lit theme?  Think about books like Goodnight Moon, Peter Rabbit, Dr. Seuss, nursery rhymes, fairy tales, etc. It's so nice of you to do something for her, I'm sure she'll appreciate anything you do! Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2004 10:29:56 AM »

jhlock - I am really racking my brain for a Derrida idea for you.  I'm a fan myself, although I prefer Foucault, hmmmmm.  So deconstruction and language..........itis really hard to come up with cute baby ideas that relate to this.  And a tee that says my mommy is a deconstructionist is just not going to work. 


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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2004 11:09:10 AM »

You could try printing the text of a favorite book on fabric (or iron on transfer, whatever) and make that into a diaper bag/play mat/ baby outfit / whatever.

You could put together an ABC book using authors and quotes and maybe pictures of the authors for the letters - D is for Derrida, etc.  (Not super useful for actually learning to read, but she'd probably find it amusing).
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