Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Yesterday was the meet and greet at college with a lot of internship sites. It was a lot of fun. As soon as I saw the owner of livirae lingerie I got excited and went 'there she is!' in a whisper to Samantha. I talked with her and she told me how busy it was about her traveling and even said that if I haf money I can travel with her where she goes! Its a very big deal to me and I'm praying that after my internship perhaps I'll get hired. If not I'll be happy that I learned a lot. That is the purpose after all!

Monday, April 27, 2009

sketches and etsy

I added this sketch to etsy hoping to sell it. I'm not sure if it will, or even if the suggestion/demand that I sell them for more from fellow artists is a good one, but it feels like they're right. I've had so many people say that five then seven dollars was too little to pay for an original sketch that could possibly get reproduced that I changed the price to about double that. So far at the original price I've sold about 6 sketches, but those were all custom sketches. One I'm working on now is of a ladies' bridal gown; I hope I can do it justice. While in the etsy chat room asking advice I was told to try selling illustrations that are finished also. Here's to trying; I'll never know unless I try.

A friend of mine recently had a baby and although he has been given everything, I want to perhaps make a baby bag that'll be cute and serviceable. I hope I find the time. I've really enjoyed using the mobile post option they have available here, now most of my posts are from my phone.


Saturday, April 25, 2009

The weeks are flying by and the biggest thngs on my mind rite now are the bauder black tie (bbt) my internship, and making money on etsy. I need to improve sales in a major way. I called the lady at the site I want to intern at-thats abt an hour away-and she said that she was thinking abt how the distance is making me think twice and that I could possibly spend the night when I am feeling too tired after "work" to drive an hour home. If that doesn't make it sound likely that I will b interning there I don't know what does. I'm hoping that since I'll b trained by them I may be the perfect candidate for a job ther after my internship is finished. I know they need more people and if I work hard and learn quickly there is no telling! Nothings impossible w/God

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I finished my avant garde piece. it actually turnd out really well and *gasp* wonder of wonders I enjoyed it! My sister actually found my hairy winged fairy creepy. I am wondering what I am going to do with all this artwork...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I haf an avant garde piece due for class tomoro at 3:15. I'm not sure why fur is so difficult for me, but it is and its a requirement for this project. I'm doin a butterfly or fairy with fur wings. I'm goin to work on it aftr getting home tomoro.
Wondr of wonders!! Mrs. Hopper asked me if I wanted to do anothr dress for the show and I said yes. Please don't ask me why aftr the grief of the first two...anyway itl b a challenge naturally but let's hope I'm up to it. Its due saturday.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


I suppose pictures will be arriving soon, but I am currently going to have my two dresses modeled at the bauder black tie event (obviously hosted by bauder college.) After much determination and very little sleep I made it! It's weird because I am such a frustrated person when sleep deprived, but when I stayed up all night-drinking coke, and coffee, eating popsicles and listening to the radio to keep me up-I had no one to cry to! Naturally I did cry, but it felt so pointless at 5:30 am when dad was leaving for work and I was still up and was sure I wasn't going to be finished in time. My dad gave me a hug and told me it'd be alright but to me there was nothing worse than staying (missing sleep!) for something and it not even being used for it's main purpose. Anyway, though it may sound like I only cried and ate that whole night :) it did pay off. I talked to John that morning before he left for work and he told me that it would all work for the best whether or not it got it (since when was this guy so wise?) Unfortunately he constantly told me after that he had told me so, I have no idea what he would've said. I'm amazed by the amount of friends that said they wanted to come...I'm excited, it's gonna be a big night for me, and even though I won't be the best there, I'll know I worked hard with very little time and money and that makes me happy.
Right now I'm trying to figure out how to network. I'd love to get a job in industry, but I'm being realistic, that's hard right now. I'm seriously considering my options with the internships available and I just don't know. There's a lingerie shop that I'd love to work at simply because I needneedneed the experience, and because it sounds like fun...but what I had mainly planned/hoped was bridal or formalwear. I guess we'll see. I'm still praying about it right now.


Monday, April 13, 2009

It's Monday and I'm not finished with my first dress! This will not work, it will not work at all! I'm planning to sew the skirt onto the bodice today and really put time into it so it'll be finished by Tuesday hopefully, and then I can start on my other dress on Wednesday at the latest! I CAN DO THIS...I hope.

Monday, April 6, 2009


Since my last blog a few things have happened. Okay. A lot has.
Here's a summary:
My birthday (March 25) I'm officially legal!
2. A trip to MS. Actually this happened right before my birthday. I got so many presents and bought myself sum too cute skirts.
3. If I can make patterns for and sew up three dresses I will be able to be in the Bauder Black Tie event!! More about that later on.
4. A whole new quarter in school, hopefully the one before my last. I should be done in august if I work hard.
5. I've been invited to Phi Theta Kappa again! I think this time I'll join.

Okay about the dresses that I must make, I have started them already. I'm almost done with the pattern for the first dress and it actually wasn't so hard. but we'll see how it looks when I sew it up. I'm doing something dangerous, and on-the-edge, I'm going to sew up the thing without making a muslin pattern first! I know...but I don't have time! Less than two weeks for two outfits! I know that others may not be intermediate at this like I am and need all that time, but I definitely do...especially with all my other classes. My teachers all told me to prepare not to sleep when they found out that I have the classes I do. I have so many projects begging for attention that I really shouldn't be on here but I needed to get rid of sum stress.
Hopefully I will have a more common presence on etsy and I can really start to sell my stuff. I'm also thinking of making bags for the youth and family meeting we're having, like for prizes. We'll see. Sarah wants the computer.