Posted on Aug, 25. 2008 Category grab bag Tags
So a lot of people are liking the cupcakes!
This week I will post a dozen or so of these appliques in the Princess Lasertron store. (This week I also start grad school and start teaching the kids craft class, so I might be a little tied up!!)
These, however, are for Libby’s birthday this Saturday.
They’re a special custom order for her mom, Chris.
These are great because they can be sewn on a shirt, a bag, a sweater, you can put a pinback on it…you can use your own imagination.
I can’t wait to hear about how the party went and see how she used the appliques!
Posted on Aug, 24. 2008 Category grab bag Tags
I’m watching the closing ceremonies of the Olympic Ceremonies and just bawling like a baby. I’m sad it’s over, but that’s not it. Say what you want about China and all the possible controversies or whatever, but nothing throughout the years makes me feel as connected to the rest of the world as the Olympics. It sounds too simplistic, but it’s impossible for me to watch this without the best warm fuzzy feeling ever.
Once when I was discussing my future career possibilities with my college German professor, she said to me in all seriousness that she wanted to become a teacher to advance the cause of world peace. That statement always stuck with me. At the time, I thought it sounded straight-up silly. World peace, like that will happen. Life isn’t a Miss America pageant. But as I thought about it more and more, I realized there’s no reason not to let it have a place in my mind as I grow up and create my life.
Anyway, these last few weeks kind of made me regret never doing sports. Not that I could have been in the Olympics–it’s just a spirit of competition and teamwork that I might have missed out on in that specific context.
That box of heirlooms I got from fellow Bella Jeanelle turned out really nicely.
Here’s one of the pretty pins she sent me adorning the handle. A handkerchief is on there too.
What looks blackish is more of a nautical navy blue.
Another project I finished is re-photographing and listing this bouquet in the Princess Lasertron store.
I have this bouquet because of a sad, awful mistake on the part of the postal service. (Sorry dudes, you usually do me right, but this was a bad one.)
This naughty bouquet got lost in the mail. It was insured and everything, but sometimes accidents happen.
I made a replacement for the Canadian customer in about two days, and a little over a month later the original bouquet made its way back to me here in Omaha.
So it’s a sad story with a happy ending.
The trouble is, this bouquet has no one to go home with now.
You can see it here in the Princess Lasertron store!
Posted on Aug, 21. 2008 Category grab bag Tags
When I was growing up–from when I was a little little girl until I graduated–my dad would ask me every night as he tucked me in, “What’s the best thing that happened to you today?”
At age 9, it was something like…
“I got to play with Brittni”
“I got to go visit Grandma and we went to Target and I got a game.”
At age 15, it would be like…
“I got to go to Target with one of my many 18-year-old male friends who has a car. Now leave me alone.”
At age 20, my answer would be something like…
“I got a perfect score on the essay portion of my test.”
“Mom took me to Target to celebrate getting a perfect score on my test.”
Right now, it could really be something different every day. Not much is constant for me now. I’m married, which is still really weird. I have a car and I’m allowed to stay up as late as I want, which is still really weird. I go between not having work and having too much work–and it’s always something different and unpredictable. And the same for my husband–always having weird jobs. And both of us entering graduate school.
So today I thought about what went well for me today. What’s the best thing that happened to me today?
…I got to take my friend out for a birthday dinner. It was looking like our schedules wouldn’t work out, but the stars aligned so we could all go out! It was a really fun time.
…My textbooks came in the mail.
…I got a shipment of heirlooms from one woman who wants me to work them into her cousin’s bridal bouquet. A very special project. And she’s a fellow Bella, too!
…I got in for a New School Year Haircut (just to shape up my bangs).
I’m going to try to remember to think about this before bed every night. What’s the best thing that happened to you today??