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Friday, January 30



The CPSIA has been delayed by one year and I cannot help but believe this was due to the outstanding response from folks like you. Hopefully this will give Congress time to work out the kinks and get it right. Lead is bad and has no place in our kid's toys.

We're still in the baby clothes and toddler shirts business, (and to the chagrin of my wife) we're now in the adult shirt business too. She's worried that I'm getting too busy. I've been lobbying for adult sizes for the last few months. We'll see how the adult sizes go, and we'll just go from there.


Monday, January 26

NOW OPEN--The Big Kids' Store

For the last two years, I have been asked by countless people to offer adult shirts. My answer has always been, "the kids' shirts are keeping me plenty busy, but I may look into adding adult sizes 'down the road'."

Well, with the pending legislation that very well may prevent me from creating infant and kids' shirts only two weeks away (click the save handmade button right over there -->> to find out more and sign the petition), I decided that "down the road" needs to be mile marker today.

Please take a look at The Big Kids Store, but don't forget about our baby and toddler shirts. We have plenty of little kid stuff in stock, and we're afraid we might have to get rid of it ALL in two weeks.

We think all the bugs are ironed of The Big Kids Store, but if you have any problems, please do let us know.


The Big Kids Store

Sunday, January 25

Star Wars: Retold (by someone who hasn't seen it)

Star Wars: Retold (by someone who hasn't seen it) from Joe Nicolosi on Vimeo.

In the mist of all the possible gloom and doom, I took a break to watch this video, and I really must share it. While this is not my wife retelling the story, it very well could be.


Wednesday, January 21

Help Save Sandbox Threads

On Feb. 10, the CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act) will go into effect. While the intent of the legislation is good (keeping lead toys out of the hands of children), the implementation will destroy thousands of small businesses, like SBT.

This legislation requires lead testing for all products designed for children 12 and under. In order to stay in compliance, we would have to test all of our onesies/shirts in every color, size, style. The cost of testing the products we offer would be approximately $1,200,000. Needless to say, we do not make anywhere near that sort of money, and thus, we will have to close up shop.

How can you help? Just follow this link and write to your Congressman and Senators. It will not take five minutes to write all three folks, and you just might help save SBT along with most other small companies that produce products for children.

Thank you!

Build A Kid T-Shirt--NOW AVAILABLE!

After a long weekend of figuring out how to offer 55 different word options, and then get the choices correctly into the shopping cart, I finally figured out a way to make it happen and "Build A Kid" T-Shirt is now available.

Thanks for all of your word suggestions, and if you have other, please feel free to contact us. Depending on the success of this design, we may add more words down the road.

Tuesday, January 20

Maya's Sandbox Threads Debut

Today, we debut a new President of the United States. And at Sandbox Threads, we're introducing our newest baby shirt model, Maya, our daughter. Maya is sporting one of our new designs, Take Me to Bed or Lose Me Forever.


Monday, January 19

Dr. King's I Have a Dream Speech

Tuesday, January 13

Build Your Kid T-Shirt

We're getting closer to introducing our latest design idea. Thank you all for your suggestions. We compiled a list of around 50 words (they are being printed as we speak, and we'll add more if this idea takes off. We're also working out the order page details on selecting the words for your child.

The layout of words will obviously be different for each shirt, but the layout will look similar to the two pictures here (the above shirt describes our son, and the shirt below captures our daughter). All the words are slightly different in size, and you will be able to pick up to 5 different words that describe your little one.

We're also considering a name change from Typewriter Philosophy to Build Your Kid T-shirt (you know, like the bear workshop).

That's where we stand, but we're still open for suggestions. Got any?

Monday, January 5

Typewriter Philosophy

We have a new design idea for 2009, but we need your help. This is our version of refrigerator poetry or Wordpress tags. We're calling it Typewriter Philosophy. We're still working out the details, but it will work something like this (we think).

You can pick one to four (maybe five) words from our list of words, and we will then arrange them onto the onesie or shirt. We're still working out the arrangement of words, but we will get there.

This is where you come in. We need words for our list. We're going for words that capture the joy of being a child. If you think you have a word, please write the word(s) on our wall at Facebook, post a comment here on blog, or email your word(s) to me.

Thank you and Happy New Year.

Thursday, January 1

Happy 2009!

It's been a long time since my last post. I literally just "Stumble(d) Upon" this site a few minutes ago, and I thought I'd share. My favorite part about running SBT is the design aspect on both the website and the shirt designs. The ads in the attached blog posting are WAY more amazing than anything I do. Enjoy!

Please note a few of the ads are a bit "racy" so be warned.

Creative and Inspiring Print Ads