Happy birthday to us, happy birthday to us, happy birthday dear Fashion-Incubator, happy birthday to us.
Yep, we’ve started our third year as of February 12th. Out of infancy and the terrible twos, we’re looking forward to leaving our pull-ups behind and moving into potty-training. Officially, the site was inaugurated with a test entry with a photo of my cat Colita. Cat photos are obligatory on a blog, don’t you agree? As a matter of fact, here’s a graph (larger view) that proves –proves, mind you- that it’s cat pictures and not porn that are holding up over half the sky on the internet (construct graphs to support your own flimsy, baseless arguments) :
My we’ve grown in the past two years, how has your life changed since we got to know each other? I got married and moved, how about you? I don’t have access to my site stats since the last site move (long story, that) but we’re getting between four and five thousand unique visitors a day. Average time spent on site is about five minutes (compare to the internet average of less than 30 seconds) with over 20 percent of you wasting an hour or more on site daily. Thanks to you, F-I has become a property, ranking in the top 1% of internet web sites (I really should take advertising).
If you’d like to review the entries from the official Fashion-Incubator archives -some of the earliest entries are my favorites- these are by year:
Entries from February 12-23, 2005:
that jpeg is colita btw
What are the core skills of sewing?
Core sewing skills
Sewing anxiety, avoidance and fears
The cognitive dissonance of experts
Thrift store shopping
nothing pithy here
nothing pithy here either
Entries from February 12-23, 2006:
Ergonomics in apparel manufacturing
Reverse engineering standard work pt.1
Reverse engineering standard work pt.2
Reverse engineering standard work pt.3
Pattern puzzle: Vionnet
Beau Ties Ltd. of Vermont
Paranoid and peremptory
Profits aren’t cash
Grading machines and rulers
Reviewing pattern scissors
Reverse engineering standard work pt.4
Definitely off topic
Comments on all entries are open so have at it. Also, if you care to share, tell everyone how you’ve grown since we’ve come to know each other.