Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sprout the Game's Failed Night of Swag

As a buddy cheers from the sidelines, I heroically
set to ironing.
For those that have been following along, you are going to currently know what sort of a mess it is been attempting to find the right "swag." Starting with 3d puzzles, to planters, to tiny saplings to just about almost everything else. Every little thing ended up either being too expensive, also not possible, or too stupid.

So, Matt, our resident genius, had an notion. Little bags, logos, seeds. And a string to tie it collectively.

Well, it hasn't gone quite that way, but virtually! They sell small string and cloth bags at most fabric retailers, so I picked some up and bought some iron on printable patches for the logo. Last evening, I got prepared to put the notion to the test:

Borrowing an iron from a buddy (who insisted I put on gloves, she apparently doesn't trust my capability to not burn myself with an iron) I got to operate.

It was only a test. I'd invested as small income into trying this out as I could, and thankfully so. Factors had been starting to heat up. My wife had been holding her semi-weekly girls dinner and red wine occasion just before I began working, so in front of a home full of ladies, my ineptitude with an iron won mocking laughs. I managed to ruin two logo pieces just before my friend forcibly removed me from the helm and finished a single up effectively.

Hers, on the left, attached itself to the canvas bag (about 3 inches wide) fairly steadily, but it nevertheless ended up hunting like a sticker.

Meanwhile, on my much better of two attempts (the appropriate) I had managed to melt the logo into the sticker itself. Challenging to see from the picture, but brilliant shades of earth tones had melted and bled and warped into spirals around the lip of the paper. Had it not been so terribly embarrassing, it may well have been fairly.

But it wasn't. In fact, neither of them actually were.

So this morning at 5 am I found myself incredibly awake and got appropriate to work on ordering a custom stamp with a simple black and white version of the Sprout logo + web site. More affordable, easier, and, in my opinion, it's going to appear a lot far better.

So what is the program? Fill these with sunflower seeds and hand them out. Inexpensive adequate to give away for cost-free, and hopefully useful sufficient to hold on to. Can any person say coin purse?

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