Are the dishes in the dishwasher clean or dirty?*** Update: now with pattern ***
*** Update 2: Kick Ass! I was a winner in Whiplash Week 2 ***
Everyday when my husband and I start making dinner, he asks, "Are the dishes in here clean?" I don't know why, but it drives me nuts every time. It's been known to make me surly, even. I've been thinking about making a cheeky dirty/clean indicator just for him. When this week's Whiplash was announced, I knew *now* was the time.
I took the basic idea of a sign (like a woman's bathroom sign or the walkie-man on street lights) and added a little interactive dress action. It's made out of felt, backed with a 3x5 card and magnets. The dress is two pieces embroidered with the words and then the two pieces are sewn together. I loosely sewed the dress onto the body so it will flip up and down. There is a magnet in the dress to help hold it up.
How could he not notice a half naked girl? Well, I guess we'll find out. His only comment, "The boobs should have been bigger." Now *that* made me laugh.
Feel free to use this pattern for your personal use, but please do not sell anything made from this pattern. The full sized pattern pieces are in the image below. Cut out the square around the words and then cut out the words with an exacto knife. Line up the bottom of the square with the bottom of the dress, trace the words with a disappearing ink pen (I use the purple kind), then embroider.
I'd love to see your version of clean/dirty - leave a comment with a link!