Monday, January 4, 2010

Define: New Year

I start beauty school in one week. Yikes.

This also means I won't be at camp this summer. I think that's one of the hardest things about it, but I don't have any good reasons to put it off until August, except that I just really really really want to work at camp. I think this is probably the smarter way to go, though, even if it's not the way I'd prefer. It would be really great to start now, take 3 month summer break from June to August (which just happens to be camp time), and then start again. :)

I'm getting a little nervous. When I signed up, it didn't look like there were a lot of other people signed up yet. I don't know if I'd prefer a small class or a big one. A small one might be a better learning environment, but a big one would give me a bigger chance of making a friends.
One of the scariest things in my mind is going to be lunchtime. This is probably a totally irrational fear, I know, but what if it's like the movies where the girl walks into the cafeteria and no one wants her to sit with them and she has to sit all alone? I'm almost positive that's not going to happen, but still. Or what if everyone goes out to eat except for me?
I have got to make my brain shut up.

Somehow I had it in my head that when I started beauty school I'd become this awesome fashionista. I don't know why, but I'm realizing that the chances of that happening are pretty slim. But a girl can dream, right?

I really hope I'm good at beauty school.

I picked up a sewing book last time I was at Borders, so I've started on that. I think what persuaded me to choose this book were the fabrics used for the projects. I'm not good at picking colors and designs that go together well, and I forgot when I was looking at it that I would still be the one that had to choose the fabrics, they wouldn't be cute all by themselves. Oops.

However, for my first project, I think I did pretty well picking out matching fabrics. And I think I did pretty well sewing it for a beginner. It's not perfect at all, but It doesn't have any major flaws (that I can see, anyway).

I decided that I wanted to put something extra on, so I found some hand embroidery designs I like and sewed those on. There's one on each side of the bag.

And the other side:

I'm pretty proud of it. :)


melanie said...

great work, Jodi!
And good luck in beauty school! you WILL be awesome!!!