|30 votes just wasn't enough|
Is it cheesy to say that I had so much fun and I'm okay with not winning? I know you probably don't believe me, but it's true.
I signed up for So You Think You're Crafty on a whim. I said to myself, "I bet I can hold on for a while in a competition like that. I bet I'm that good."
This process has been a way for me to prove to MYSELF that I was good at what I did.
And I totally feel that.
My biggest fear had been to lose in the auditions or in the first two weeks. I told myself if I could get past those periods I'd be okay. Then as the competition went on and I saw people get slaughtered I thought "Please don't let me go down with just 14 votes."
So, guess what!? I didn't! I ended with grace. I lost to a landslide vote and I'm absolutely cool with that.
Ralexwin last week, went it became apparent I was losing, asked me if I really wanted to win. You see he's got access to all these computers at the university and he was proposing that he log in to each one seperately and vote for me.
Isn't it sweet that my husband's willing to cheat for me. ♥♥♥
I smiled lovingly and said, "no thanks. I'm okay with it, besides if I win now then I just have to stress more about it when I'm supposed to be focusing on packing a house and moving 1,500 miles."
I'm so completely calm about this loss that it fills me with a sense of pride at my own grace.
That being said, I do wish I could have seen how my next project would have voted.
You want to see it?
|Umm. so those are the Mischievites toes next to his older sister. He doesn't know the sign is there.|
It's a pup tent.... made out of an old blanket and a baby gate.
I seriously have hated that blanket for years (I have two of them, one in blue and this one) it's slides all over the bed and NEVER EVER stays put. So I made a tent with it and the kids love it. I'm extremely happy with this one because I've wanted a little tent for them for a long time, but lacked the desire to build one from scratch.
So... for the baby gate part I just took the lock off (that long piece that folds down and locks it all) and then bought some cheap hinges at Wal-Mart. Then I just worked the blanket over it.
I did, however, sew the blanket so that when it's on the frame it acts as it's own supporting system. If you look closely you'll see that the blanket is sewn together at the base (#3). It's also quite a small tent... but kids don't care so neither do I.
Now, for all of you who sorrow for my SYTYC fate, don't. I am content. I set out to accomplish exactly this. I never had any notions of winning (probably because logistically it just never would have worked) and so I'm okay with ending here. The timing is actually perfect for me.