Sunday, November 30, 2008

i finally did it

i took the gre!!!  i've been saying that i'm going to take it for 2 years so that i can actually apply to the IRLS program instead of just taking classes!  it was weird taking it.  first off, i haven't taken a test like that in around 20 years and secondly it was administered on a computer screen.  back when i was a undergrad we barely had computers!  times have changed

anyhow, now i'm finished with it and i can get back to making lots of stuff.  in fact, i'm not sure how i'm going to get everything done.  i've made a pledge to have a handmade christmas this year.  i might have to break that pledge to get a bike for patrick, but other than that i really do want to make everything or only purchase handmade items.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Martha Stewart's design staff is evil


I've spent about 3 hours on this pig and it's just a mess.  The instructions are okay, but it's just not a sound design.  For years I've tried different patterns, recipes and ideas from her magazine and website with poor results.  Her projects are usually complicated, time consuming and bound for failure.  Of course, this isn't really news to anyone who likes to make things.  When will I ever learn?!?  She's all style and no substance.  ugh!!! what a waste of precious time.

Wee Wonderful....

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I made these really cute stuffed cats from a pattern I got off of Wee Wonderfuls.  I love them and they were super easy and fun to make.  I've decided to give them as gifts for the holidays.  I have more to make and would like to alter the pattern a little and design some more animals like them.  I just have to find the time!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Still Creating

I'm still trying to figure out how to design this blog and how to make a really cool banner.  Angry chicken has such an inspirational blog and makes me want to create something equally as nice!  Anyhow, I'm working on making lots of different things for Christmas.  I've made a pledge to have a homemade Christmas, for the most part.  It's seems like time is closing in so quickly and there is lots to do.  Oh yeah, I'm SOOO happy Obama won!