Wednesday, June 27, 2007

A Long Day

Yesterday started so nicely, and ended nicely too, there were just some bumps in the road along the way. The kid and I did alot of running around at the mall (she needed MORE t-shirts from Pac Sun-aaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!!). Then we had to go to Petco and buy a dwarf hamster, she's been asking for another one for awhile, so I saw no reason to say no. I was like, they're only like a dollar... But when we got there, they are actually 15.99! Oh well, much cheaper upkeep than Weezer (our pug).

So then, we go back out to the car, and it wouldn't start (it's been doing that lately), and we sat there for an hour and a half, hoping that "Ollie" the hamster wouldn't die in the heat. (Named after the skateboard trick). So her dad came and rescued us, and had the car started in like 2 seconds, but said I need a new starter. Cars!
So last night I figured out what was wrong with my summer hat pattern that I've been tweaking for the last 2 weeks. I'm not sure how it happened, but I finally had to take mine apart and use that as my cutting pattern, because I couldn't get any of them the same after that one. It worked, and voila! Here's the black and white linen one in the shop today:

It was kind of funny because I had tried to explain to my hubby that I needed a picture of me wearing my hat, to use as the 5th picture in the etsy listing, and he couldn't understand what I was saying. He thought I needed him to take pics of me wearing ALL of them. I'm like, no, honey, I need ONE picture of me wearing MY hat, to use as an example. After explaining it like 3 times, I gave up. So we did a 'photo shoot', and some of them were pretty funny. I'm smelling a fake flower in some, and some I have my eyes closed, because I tell him to count, and he goes 1-2-3-and clicks on the "3"! So I finally sent him inside, took 2 of myself, and guess which one I ended up using as my new avatar photo? Mine, of course!
Here's one of the mess-ups:

and the chosen one:

that reminds me, I've never added a profile photo for my blog, so I think I'll use it for that...and maybe a new Flickr profile, too. It's just so rare when I get a picture of myself that doesn't make me want to hurl. Sorry for such a narcissistic post~ Caio for now~


Susan Tuttle said...

I love your blog! What beautiful wares you have at your Etsy!


vicci said...

Ellene....Thanks so much for visiting my blog.....I checked yours out also...and I love it! I'd like to add it to my favorites!

-mari- said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! I really like yours too.

VictoriaE said...

Nice to "meet" you.
I wish hamsters were legal in Australia!