Wednesday, June 4, 2008

heatbond

I've been playing with heatbond and scraps of fabric. Here's one of my experiments:



Also, I've been playing a lot with SHRINKY DINK! I love it, but look at what my sister did to a ring I made especially for her: CLICK HERE.

Anyway, I've been recovering from a hike I did this past weekend. I knew the hike was going to be more difficult than the 8-mile one I did before, but I didn't know it was going to a) make me want to cry b) cause me to explain to the ranger/police that I was still alive and not to send the search&rescue c.) pain me even three days afterward.

This hike was over 12-miles long, which started at 10am and ended at a little before 9pm. Approximately at 3pm, I told my husband that I wanted to go home. I really wanted to give up, but at that point, I was smack dab in the middle of the mountain. Whether we turned around to go back or we pushed forward up the mountain meant hours and hours of hiking. There was no way of getting out of it. Fatigued, hungry, and hurting, I knew there was no easy way out. Subsequently, this made me REALLY want to cry. I'm a baby-hiker, what can I say?

The fact that it was pushing 9pm with no sunlight left caused my family to panic a little bit, so that's how the ranger/police got involved. The police doing our missing person's report said to me, "You are SO grounded." Yeah!

Well, my knees are NOT happy with me. I did some pretty sloppy hiking down the mountain because I was so tired and I knew that if we didn't get down soon we were in big POOPY trouble! Without sunlight, we could plunge down the rocky slope in the dark. So, we basically tumbled down the mountain trying to get down before the sun did.

Hiking is NO joke. One slip on a ridge and you could bash your head into the rocks below. SCARY.





Appropriately called Devil's Backbone


Anyway, see you later with hopefully more heatbond projects. :)

21 comments:

bunzi said...

she's a cutie!

Ginie-Lee said...

Hi, love her to bits what a sweetie and totally you! That hike sounds like a nightmare, hope you've recovered now x

Tizzalicious said...

Iiie, the hike sounds horrible!

Scrappy Jessi said...

aahh she's sweet.
your ring WAS awesome too.
i hope you are all heeled up. yikes that was a long day!!!
take it easy girl.
oxoxoxo,
jessi

Joy said...

Super cute and cannot wait to see more!!! Sad about such a fun ring breaking! Hope you get some rest and recover soon!

Sarah and Jack said...

That hike sounds like pure torture to me. Hell, even the 8 mile hike sounds like torture to me. LOL

Lori said...

oh my!!! what a sweet creation!!!


ps: the hike sounds like sheer torture...yes, that is why i do not exercise...it hurts...

flora said...

Cute! And the ring you made for your sister is adorable too! : )

Jocelan Thiessen said...

aww your shrinky dink ring looks so sad but it is a good idea you should try more like that!

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Laura B said...

Congratulations on your hike and adventure! I love this fabric girlie, so many possibilities:) I'm glad you got your prize this time and evenmore so that you have other co ordinating accessories!!!

Jenny S said...

Hope you've recovered from your hike. Sounds like a real adventure you had!
and I love the ring you made - so cool! xo

Kate said...

she is such a cutie:) come visit me sometime!! i love meeting new people:)

Yuzu said...

Props to you for even hiking! My knees wouldn't forgive me for days if I took them on a journey involving rough terrain. I hope you feel better now!

And that heat bond experiment came out pretty cool! I like your sister's ring. :)

willynillywaterlily said...

Awwww . . . what a sweet, scrappy little gal! I love the ring, too. Too bad it broke. :(

Marie-Louise said...

Small and sweet, I like this textil girl.

Jane said...

Your little girl is very cute. hope your knees are feeling better now. The ring you made is brilliant, a clever idea. Jane x

Apple said...

You are a bigger woman than me. I sure couldn't hike like that. I am totally out of shape now, but even when I get in shape I would not attempt it. You go girl!!

blazedanielle said...

Eee! What a cute little darling! I definitely like! And beautiful photos of the hike, even if it was a bit challenging! I think I am a baby hiker too. :S

Rubyellen said...

shrinky dink?!! that looks cool! what is it? how does it work? where can i find it?

you come up with the coolest little things!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

you always have such cute wonderful charactors!