Marinn’s Graduation

Roberts Family Crest

roberts coat of arms - to pathAnd the Roberts family crest / arms. This is a rebuild from a document that my dad sent me. I believe it was from May Roberts, but I’m not sure on that. I had to clean it up some to interpret it, but here’s the description:

Arms: Sable, on two Chevrons argent, cotised. On the chevron three mullets  of six points, pierced of the field.Crest: On a mont vert, an eagle, displayed, azure, wreathed around the neck with ivy, vert.

Sable is a dark brown. Cotised (the scan I was sent says “eotised”, but that’s a typo) mean smaller versions surrounding a bigger one. Argent means silver or white. The original paper said “mutters” instead of “mullets”,  but either way these are stars signifying spurs as used on a horse. Pierced just means that there is a hole in the center.

The motto provided in the scan I have is “Post Furnera Vit; Virture”. Properly that is “Vivit Post Funera Virtus”, which means “Virtue lives on after the grave” or “Virtue outlives death”. So I’ve put all of this together into a vector drawing and here it is. Let me know what you think. As with the White family crest, I’ve added this to a bazillion different items on that you can buy. See the link on the right side of the page.

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Potty Seats

So I wanted to mention these potty seats I found for potty training. We have two of them, and I’ve been on the side of the road using both of them in the back of the truck before. They fold up and come with a little carrying bag, small enough to put into a diaper bag (that’s why we have two, one for each diaper bag). They are the Kalencom 2-in-1 Potette Plus, the company is based in New Orleans. I only bring that up because it’s just east of Lafayette, LA, where my in-laws live. Continue reading “Potty Seats”

Family Crest, Redo

So after looking at the family crest my mother hand transferred to a quilt she made me, I noticed that it was different. Instead of an over-abundance of feathers there is a lion and a unicorn. So without further ado, here is the lion / unicorn version, with and without the border.

I’ve setup a store over at if you want to buy this crest on anything from underwear to blankets and t-shirts. All proceeds go to college funds. 🙂

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White Family Crest

white crest borderThe boys needed a copy of their family crest for show and tell. There is one online that has been around for decades, I’m not sure who made it, but I can’t find a very high resolution version of it. So I decided to make a new one as vector art so that it could be printed in high resolution. I used open source SVG art from wikimedia commons (there’s a lot of heraldic stuff, which is perfect for this). So I’m putting this out for anybody to use. It’s an SVG file, so to edit it use the free software Inkscape that runs on Windows and Linux.


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