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Tile importing + baby clothing = ?
July 4, 2012 5:28 PM   Subscribe

Can you help me come up with some cute ideas for a customized onesie or other baby gift, having to do with tile?

So, this is probably a bit weird, but my supervisor (who I'm very close with) is starting maternity leave on Monday. We work at a close-knit tile importing company and because we're almost a family there, I wanted to make some cute tile-themed onesies or other paintable/customizable gifts.

I've painted onesies before (wash-safe, nontoxic paint) and I'm pretty confident I can have them all done in one evening, maybe three to 5 total, but I need ideas of what to paint on them.

I'm definitely doing a teeny version of our work shirts. Here are some other keywords to help; I can either paint images or text or some combination:

-tile
-porcelain
-ceramic
-installation
-grout
-renovation
-mosaic
-stone
-pallets
-importing
-shipments

If I can't come up with anything good, I can do cute, standard baby stuff, but I'd love to go with this theme.

Thanks in advance!
posted by rachaelfaith to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (9 answers total)
 
I think that a quilt that looked like tiles would be cool.
posted by k8t at 5:33 PM on July 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


I wish I knew how to quilt, or had time to make said quilt- the gift needs to be made by tomorrow evening. Cute idea, though!
posted by rachaelfaith at 5:51 PM on July 4, 2012


"Little Nipper"

And maybe something playing off of alphabet blocks?
posted by XMLicious at 5:54 PM on July 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


infantile.
posted by waxbanks at 6:09 PM on July 4, 2012 [4 favorites]


Something spelled out with NOLA street tiles on the onesie would be amazing.
posted by liketitanic at 6:55 PM on July 4, 2012


What about little coloured squares (sort of tile-like) laid out to look like a heart with white "grout" in between each one? Sort of like this? or really any simple graphic done the same way. For ideas I'd look at simple pixel art.
posted by Sweetchrysanthemum at 7:21 PM on July 4, 2012


find an interesting roman mosaic and paint it on the onesie?

fish
bird
medusa
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 7:24 PM on July 4, 2012


If anyone's curious, here are the finished products! The center one is our company's logo.

Thanks!
posted by rachaelfaith at 5:46 PM on July 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Nice work! thanks for the pics!
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 6:03 PM on July 5, 2012


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