It’s March 14… 3/14… whatever way you slice it, it’s Pie Day and Pi Day and Albert Einstein’s birthday! So you’ll have to forgive us but we’ll take any excuse to have pie! If you’re looking for another excuse to eat pie (like us) National Pie day is January 23rd, so we’ll be sure to mark our calendars to eat pie on that day as well! By now you may be thinking – what is she talking about? So here’s where I give a little glimpse into Cotton Babies traditions. A few of them are: Soup Day: Everyone brings in
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It’s Truly Genius Tuesday, and we’re taking you on a trip with Osa! Osa Johnson was married to adventure, she shared her love story with the world as an author, explorer, photographer, filmmaker and naturalist. With her husband, Martin Johnson, by her side, she explored and documented the unknown lands of Africa, South Pacific Islands and more. Osa joined our Genius Series in December 2014. Married to adventure “I went to Africa…for just the same reason that lots of girls settled down on Main Street back home—just to be with my husband,” – Osa Johnson, Photoplay article “A Wife in Africa”.
Each Truly Genius Tuesday, we explore the lives of those who have inspired the unique cloth diaper prints in our Genius Series. We’ve talked about mathematics, discovered the geniuses of music and movies, and explored the world of plants and animals. We’ve met Maggie, traveled to the rainforest with Chico, and this week – in honor of Flag Day – we are talking about our patriotic genius, Mary Pickersgill! Meet our Patriotic Genius: Mary Pickersgill Mary Pickersgill was an American business woman and well-known seamstress. She created the Great Garrison Flag that flew during the 1814 Battle of Baltimore. Aside from her
When we started the Genius Series, we were excited about all the brilliant worlds to explore. We began with Albert and Lovelace which come from the academic world, and then we explored genius in the wild with Maathai and Irwin! Genius in the Wild: Irwin Steve Irwin was an Australian wildlife expert, conservationist and television personality who was famous for his series, “The Crocodile Hunter.” In addition to his role on television, he made many contributions to wildlife education and conservation. He ran an organization that that not only rescued and protected crocodiles, but also supported a number of animal-related charities.
The Genius Series started with Albert and Lovelace, but I think it’s fair to say Jules and Carroll put it on the map. Our limited edition Genius Series prints have been inspired by well-known geniuses. From adventurers to movie stars, each person has used their talents to leave an inspirational mark on the world. Not only did these genius storytellers make their mark in the literary world, but the cloth diaper world too. When our designer was working on these two prints we knew they were cute, but we did not realize the true love they would inspire in the
We’re honoring Jane Austen, one of our favorite literary genius, in this week’s Truly Genius Tuesday! Jane Austen was bold… She wasn’t afraid to break the rules! Though her writing didn’t “take off” and gain popularity until after her death, she kept going, following her dream. Her perseverance and strength to push through the stereotypes of her time have made a difference for years to come. “To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.” “My heart is and always will be yours.” “We are all fools in love.” “Till this moment, I never knew myself.” Jane Austen inspired
It’s Truly Genius Tuesday, and today we’re going under the sea with Marie. Marie Tharp was an American geologist and oceanographic cartographer who helped create the first and most famous scientific map of the entire ocean floor in 1977. Map-making ran in the family Marie was born in Michigan. Her mother was a German and Latin teacher, and her father worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture making soil classification maps. She received her bachelor’s degree in English and music and achieved two master’s degrees – one in geology and one in mathematics. Under the Sea with Marie Marie Tharp began
Dr. E. Lee Spence is a pioneer in marine archeology and is known for having a knack for adventure! This modern-day explorer is the inspiration for our Genius Series print “Spence” – released in August of 2014. In honor of this internationally known expert of shipwrecks and sunken treasures, our cloth diaper print depicts the hunt for unknown treasures! Pirates, compasses and treasure maps cover a landscape of Clementine, Sassy, and Moonbeam. Traveling the Globe A globetrotting enthusiast by nature, Dr. Spence has covered the globe with travels to exotic places in the Far East, Europe, Central and South America. He explored shipwrecks, castles,
Last Saturday was Earth Day, which U.S. Senator, Gaylord Nelson, founded on April 22, 1970. Earth Day was originally set up as an environmental teach-in hosted at many colleges, universities, primary and secondary schools, as well as hundreds of communities across the United States. More than 40 years later, Earth Day is still going strong, bringing millions of Americans together in peaceful demonstrations and celebrations in favor of environmental reform. Earth Day has many heroes and we think it truly celebrates the legacy of Chico Mendes. Growing up in the jungle Chico Mendes developed a love and respect for nature early in life.
The music of Mozart, melodies from a man who lived centuries ago, continues to sing to generations. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (his whole name is quite the mouth-full!) was born in Salzburg, Austria and baptized as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart. He was the youngest of seven children, five of which sadly died as babies. Music & Mozart Music was always a part of Mozart’s life. By the age of five, not only could he play the keyboard and violin, but composed music too! His work is the definition of the Classical era; he composed symphonies, concertos, operas, and is known to