Pretty much, I just want to say, "I love making things!" I usually don't succeed, and then I am disappointed... but still... I get a certain kind of joy that is difficult to explain when I have made something that I like, it is different than when you buy something you like. The fun is in the process... in making some really not-so-great stuff, and then finally triumphing.

Monday, April 20, 2009

The good, the bad, and the ugly.

I've got good news, bad news, and some SERIOUSLY unfortunate ugly news.

First off, I sold two of my bracelets in my etsy shop this weekend! I am SOOOOO thrilled! It's weird though.... could it have been a parent of one of my adoring fans? The person who bought them hails from South Jordan, UT.... aka, MY HOME TOWN like 1 mile from my mother's home! Is this a coincidence? Perhaps... but I doubt it. Hopefully I will soon find out if I know this person.

The bad news, which is also good news... I've been making some scrap fabric earrings that look AMAZING, until you put them on. Actually, my friend here just had a birthday, so in brainstorming of something I could make for her, I came up with this idea-- little pillow earrings... but I didn't have any batting... so I stuffed them with little peices of plastic bag. Like I said, they looked great until I tried them on. :( But then, I added a little something-- and voila! Gorgeous! Unfortunately, I gave them to her without taking a picture, but here are some others I've been practicing on... though they are still missing the item which makes them sing. I need to get more of it at the store... but still... you get the idea. Once finished I'll put them in my shop.

Now for the ugly news. I got my hair done this weekend. I was SOOOOO excited, had waited forever, saved my pennies- but alas. My cut is EXACTLY like Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music. That's a great movie- classic even, and Julie has THE most gorgeous voice in the world, and is a superb actress... but her hair in that movie is NOT my favorite. Not even close.
Also... I'd wanted to go extremely blond again... but ... sigh. Maybe it just wasn't meant to be....

Uh-uh ladies! I am the master of my own fate. I'm not giving up so easy. This next Saturday is the day-- the color at least, I can do something about. I'm just sad to loathe my hair in the meantime.


  1. Fisrt, congrats on your first sale! Yea! Second, I wish with all of my young girl heart I could wear earrings. I love the ones you make. And those pillow ones are AdOrAbLe! Third, I am sympathizing and laughing at the same time about your hair. Don't fret, I'm not laughing at you, just at the fact that I too have had the Julie Andrews cut!! It was in 9th grade. I cried for two days. However, I do think if anyone could pull it off besides the great Julie herself, it would, be you! Please post a picture. =D
    All my love!

  2. I absolutely ADORE those earrings! What a GREAT idea!

  3. LOVE the earrings! And the bracelet beneath them!

  4. Hey there! I just made a purchase from the site, but I believe it submitted an incorrect shipping address. Let me know when it's ready to go, and I'll make sure you've got the right address in Richmond (the Lynchburg one is wrong).

  5. Oh Britta! I know you were so excited about your hair. Drat. I am so sorry you don't like it, but I do agree with the first comment. You can pull off all kinds of stuff that would make the rest of us look nutty. I am sure it will be great. Give us a pic!

    Second, I LOVE these earrings. When will you have some on your etsy shop? Hurry! But remember to post a pic first!

  6. Great earrings!! I'm sure your hair looks so cute!! If you still don't like it, I can send you a pic of my spaceship hair-do and you'll feel much better about it. :)