Sunday, August 31, 2008


I've been busy! Actually, that would be an understatement. In fact, industrious would probably be a better word! I've made two flannel baby blankets, another camera strap, another tissue holder, and a fabric bowl. I also somehow (don't ask me how) managed to convince Mom to take me to Hancocks! I love Hancocks! I have discovered that buying several pieces of fabric, but small amounts of each gives me a lot of options. The fabric bowl was really easy, I will definitely be doing another one soon.
We went to church this morning and we sat in the balcony. I really don't like sitting in the balcony, I get kind of dizzy and feel like I'm about to fall off. Of course it doesn't help that I have nightmares about going to church and sitting in the balcony, while there is no railing.
Anyway, I'm going to go list some stuff on etsy. If you're interested in any of this stuff, just pop on over there! Elana wanted the camera strap, but I'm going to try to sell it and make her another one.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Patchwork Bias Tape!!!

I couldn't hardly sleep last night, since I was thinking about what I could make to sell and what I could make for myself. So, I made some patchwork bias tape! I think it came out really cool! I made a tissue holder from some of it. I scorched the corners, so I can't sell it, but it's still perfectly usable. I listed the bias tape as well as a quite a few other things in my Etsy shop. There should be some more shop updates coming soon.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Forestry Regional and upcoming sewing projects

So, we had the 4-H Forestry regional competition. And..... we placed 1st!! I also placed 1st with my individual score. They messed up the scores, though. They didn't count all the points. They drop the lowest score in each category if you have a 4 man team. We had 4 people, so they were dropping the lowest score. One of the team members scored lower than the rest of us in almost everything. He had a perfect score in compassing. They had his score written down as 56. We were all shocked that his score would be that low. Upon further inspection, that was the amount of his score that was contributed to our team score. His actual individual score is 116!! Perfect is 170. 116 is really good. They messed Brooklyn's up to. Three of us had the same compassing score, and since her name was at the top of the scorecard, they dropped her score. That cheated her out of 47.5 points! I had 149.5. She should have been second high scorer. It's really ridiculus.

Today, I went on a shopping excurision with some friends of mine. First we headed to JcPenny's to get some kahkis for Mikey, and then we went to Hancocks!!!! Yay! I've been craving some new fabric, so this was a much needed trip. I got some fabrics for some projects I'm planning. Mrs. "W" got me a whole yard of some fabric that I absouletly LOVE! She also got me some flannel for baby blankets to crochet an edge around. (Thanks so much!!) I will be listing those in my etsy as soon as I finish them. So, I've got a lot of plans for my etsy shop. Including patchwork bias tape. I got some really cool fabric, and can't wait to start working on something! I'll try to post pictures of something as soon as I finish. Then we went to Mikey's soccer practice and out to eat afterwards. Thanks for feeding me! Again! A friend of mine entered a picture into the Jones Soda co. contest. I have no idea what kind of soda that is, but oh well. He's a really good photographer! Anyways, if you could vote for it, that would be great. You don't have to register or anything. Here is his link to his flick account so you can see some more of his photography:

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Another Giveaway ;)

Fabric giveaway for some fabric. From what I can tell, she picks out some yummy fabrics!

Quilting giveaway link

Here's a quilting giveaway for those of you that quilt:

Adorable Camera Strap Giveaway

Okay, I know a lot of y'all take pictures. I found this absouletly adorable camera strap giveaway! Go enter, and maybe you'll win one. Hurry! The contest ends tomrrow (friday) at midnight.

Friday, August 15, 2008

My hetic week, or two, or three

These past three weeks have been soooooo busy!! I've barely had time to breath, let alone post. We started school a couple weeks ago. We are using pretty much all Bob Jones University. We are also doing the videos with them. It's pretty interesting. It's a lot better if you can speed them up to 1.5 or even 2 times the speed. You can do that on some of our computers. Cyberlink is the program we use for that. You can still hear the sound and everything, but they just talk faster! :)
We are also shifting into high gear with forestry. Regional competition is next saturday, so we are trying to get ready for that. We're having practices three times a week. One of them this week we had another junior team come so that we could help them out a little bit. It lasted for 6 hours! Everybody is starting to get sort of burnt out with it. I get really stressed the last 3 or 4 weeks. Escpecially when we have trouble with something. We are having a TON of trouble with the compassing. We're ending up like 15 feet off the mark. There are four of us on the team this year. One of the guys has never done it before. The other girl and I have done it for awhile. The other guy went to regional with us last year, but didn't go to state. We got him to join really really late this year. He's not going to be able to come to any practice until the week before! I don't get stressed out during the competition though.
Later today, we have a sewing meeting. We are working on table toppers for a church. They are going to pay us for doing them, which is kind of exciting.
I think Elana is getting sick. I hope I don't get it. We are real bad about drinking out of the wrong glass, since they all look the same, and we all drink water.
So yeah, it's been pretty busy. I haven't done any sewing or anything in 2 or 3 weeks, I think I'm going into withdrawal. (I don't think that's spelled right, but work with me here! :))
Thanks for listening, or reading! :)