Friday, October 24, 2008

Sorry I haven't updated in quite a while. It's been a madhouse around here!

School has been going well. My classes aren't leaving me with a lot of downtime. The homework is picking up and the content is getting more detailed. I've been for the most part, doing pretty well in them. Sociology is by far the easiest. All our grade depends on are 5 take home exams and attendance. I've completed and turned in two exams already, doing much better on the first one than the second one. But I've only missed one class, so my grade should be pretty decent. My history class is, well, a history class. I didn't do too well on my first paper so I wasn't expecting much from my mid-term. BUT, I got it back last week and got a B+! I was so pleasantly surprised...We have another paper coming up that I need to do better on. My Humanities class is very involved. We've done a lot for that class already and still have a whole lot to do. We've already completed 2 concept papers (a third was turned in a couple classes ago, still waiting on getting that one returned), 1 presentation with another coming up next Thursday and then we have to do a final project. CRAP. I have a faint idea on what my final project is going to be on, but I have no clue where to start. YIKES! My psychology class is by far the most complicated. There is so much to learn in such a short time. Right now my grade stands at a C+, but hopefully that will go up after our next exam, which happens to be a take home! But other than that...

Eric leaves on Monday for a whole month. He's going to NTC in CA to train for his upcoming deployment. So I get to more or less, finish out this semester alone. This should be interesting.

I entered Brooke into the GapKids casting call. We're supposed to hear from them next week if she gets chosen. There were a lot of applicants, so she would really have to stand out. She's a pretty cute stinkin kid, but I'm sure there's a lot that were entered as well. I hope that she gets chosen, it would be fun to fly to CA and have her do a professional photoshoot. Plus, I've never been to CA, so it would be a great experience.

Along with school, Brooke and the rest of my life, I've been working frantically on hair bows. I sent all my premade bows to Rustic Star (a boutique) in Louisiana. Then I read about a craft show that was coming up and wanted to try my hand at that, so I had to start from scratch. I made about $600 worth of bows in two and a half weeks. The craft show was last weekend and kind of a bust. First, it was about 20 miles from where we live at a high school. It was poorly advertised so not a lot of people came. The great part was I shared a booth with a really awesome girl and we had a blast. The time went by quickly and I did make some money. Next weekend I'm doing another one with her, the Fort Richardson craft show which is a lot bigger than the one I just did. We're sharing a booth again which will be nice because then if one of us has to leave the booth for a short amount of time, there's someone there to hold the fort down. I've been trying to build my inventory up a little more so I have a lot of things to choose from. And I'll be taking custom orders. I hope it goes well, we could really use the $. That same weekend, the Fort Polk craft share is happening, so the owner of Rustic Star is going to bring all my bows to that and sell them. Hopefully things go over well and I walk away a winner! Haha.

I've added some photos of recent bows I've done. I think they've turned out really cute.

These are just simple clips. I got some new printed ribbon in which is adorable.

I love these too. These are just small little baby boutique bows. More elaborate than the simple clips and oh too cute!
These are some stacked pinwheel bows. I like these because they're not TOO big but just big enough.

And my favorite. A new trend has been the crochet beanies. So I thought I would try them out. I ordered a whole bunch from a lady off of Etsy and she ships very quick. The great thing is, you can attach different bows to the beanie so they're very versatile.
This is my daughter modeling some of them. I got the colors black, white, brown, pink, shocking pink, and have coming regular pink and red. I hope these sell well at the show!

Well, I think that just about does it for me. Eric and Brooke are going to run and get some pumpkins so we can carve them. :)

1 comment:

Jazzy Jemz said...

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