Monday, August 31, 2009

Out of Context: Dispatches from the internet

"I didn't receive this one, you sent me a dog waking up a rabbit I think it is. anyway, I do like it, but wanted the bears playing the instruments..."

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Camping camping

This year, my family reunion was held at the Heber Valley Camp. For most the summer, HVC is a Girl's Camp, complete with wooden bunks and a lake you can't swim in. But, for the last three weeks in August, it's open for family reunions, retreats, ect.

It's the only kind of camping I tolerate well: the kind with indoor plumbing, electricity, and beds. Often, I think that my surroundings are wasted on me - mountains everywhere, but I don't hike very often; rivers all over, but I don't fish or kayak; purportedly the greatest snow on Earth, but I don't ski. I need to work on the whole living in Utah and being outdoorsy thing. . .

One of the more fun things we did was a challenge course, which involved climbing a pole, walking across a log, and going down a zip line.

I was fine with it until I got to the zip line part - that was when I looked down and realized I was twenty feet in the air. It took me a minute, but I finally jumped!

It was fun - even my grandma decided to do it in the end! (I have a cool grandma, BTW)

We had a western themed activity night, which was really fun. Everyone dressed up in silly Western clothes.
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We had a relay race involving sunflower seed-spitting, roping, and shooting a water gun. Then we had chili for dinner, naturally.

All things considered, it was a pretty good family re-u. It was good to see everyone together and we all had some good laughs by the fire. Hooray for my awesome family!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

lots of Fail!

Mostly, my headband pictures are pretty boring: either I'm in front of some greenery or I'm standing by the house. They work, generally - they illustrate what my headbands look like on a human head (that sounded weirder than I meant it), which is really the whole point.

But sometimes I want to do something different - and that's where the FAIL comes in! Here are a few of my sorry attempts at making my model photos more interesting:

"Hi, just thought I'd wear my best dress to sit on this old trunk in the garage."

Staring disaffectedly while the sprinkler meter does its thing really sells the headband, no?

I put "Claire de lune" in the background in hopes of suckering Twilight-lovers into buying my headband.

Nominated for Most MySpacey.

I just want to hear this unripe blackberry's story and all anyone's interested in is my headband.
*Why did I think this one would work??*

yellow yellow yellow

I've found this brooch months and months ago and I've been completely baffled as to how I should use it. Clearly, it's a very cool vintage bauble and therefore should be part of something special. I tried it with several different felt flowers and it looked ridiculous. I tried it with silk ribbon and it still didn't work.

Then I found these two great yellow faux-silk fabrics at JoAnne's. I'm really happy with how it turned out - I think the colors work with the orange-y rhinestones and, though I say it myself, the headband looks really elegant and fancy. :)

If you're so inclined, you may have a glance at this headband in my Etsy store here.