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Location: Virginia, United States
Interests: Singing, hanging out with my friends, Jesus, web design, art, scrapbooking, redecorating, food - especially sushi, traveling to far-away places ;-), photography, hosting dinner parties, playing boardgames
Occupation: Computer related (Internet)
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|I recently started designing wedding stationery as a side business. Jackie, a client of mine, is getting married this fall and is looking for simple but traditional blue, black and white invitations. I created two styles - one wide, one tall and skinny. The invitation is printed on white metallic paper, with the RSVP and Information card printed on white card.|
|I've been doing lots of sewing lately! Earlier in the year, I made a quilt and a diaper bag (nappy bag) for my sister Amy's baby shower. In January and April I taught a beginner sewing class to some girls at church, teaching them how to sew with the Buttercup Bag. And last week I whipped up a diaper bag for my friend Melanie. When I say whip up, I mean, for a whole week, every hour that I wasn't at work or asleep was spent in my craft room . I also sewed my business cards, but since I haven't launched my website or business yet, I'm holding onto those ones for a while :) (it's my mental incentive to get things done coz I really want to pass them around!).|
So here we have the round up:
Diaper bag set I made for Melanie
One of the purses made by one of my students
My sister Amy with the baby quilt I made her
Amy's nappy bag set
Now I have one more diaper bag set to make, many other sewing projects for myself (I have tonnes of Burda
mags that aren't going to good use at the moment, and plenty of fabric in my stash to use up). I also have a few non-sewing things to do - like building some websites and making wedding invitations for a few clients. So much to do, so little time...
|I was chatting to one of my friends over the weekend and she mentioned that in past census' she's always had to check the "other" box because "Asian" or "Korean" wasn't listed on the form. Since her husband is African American, I asked how her children fill out forms that request a race, and her young daughter told me that she checks either African American or Asian - depending on her mood that particular day. |
Now, I am told that in this year's census you can check multiple boxes, which is helpful for those who are of mixed race. But it did get me wondering. I've completed many forms and always check either "white" or "caucasian", but as I thought about it over the weekend I wondered - In an American survey, is "white" or "caucasian" really accurate when they will look at that data and say, "we have [insert percentage] white Americans who said XYZ"?
Well, yes, on the outside I do appear to be white, but culturally and ethnically, I'm not American.
I also noticed that in this year's census they have split up the Asian section so you can check a box if you're Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, etc.
But what if you're "white" but you're Dutch, South African, Romanian, Australian, or something else?
Should I check "other" this year?
|Well it's been a fair while since I uploaded photos to my flickr account, and finally yesterday, I got off my butt and started posting some up. I have more to come, but at least for now, here's a sampling of some things we did in June/July. |
Jesse's Birthday - Wii Cake
We made really yummy chili that I served up in Gazpacho bowls that Karina gave us for our engagement.
After John and Rachael's wedding, we spent the weekend in Lynchberg. We randomly stumbled across these people all dressed in period costumes. Ka-Loon spoke with one of them to find out what was going on - turns out they were filming a documentary about Lynchberg.
And on our way back from Lynchberg, we stopped at Smokie Joe's Cafe in Warrenton for crazy good bbq - this is Joe w/ Ka-Loon.
For July 4th weekend, me, Ka-Loon, Tim, Talida, Ron, and Jennifer all went to Newport, Rhode Island. We had a great time!
And after Newport, we spent a day hanging around Boston. Here's a building at MIT.
More pictures from all of these events are on my flickr - June Photos, July Photos.
|A couple of months ago, I began blogging for BigFatCake.com, a wedding planning website and blog. I'm mainly sharing DIY tips, as well as other creative ideas from mine and other weddings. If you're in the market to be wed, I'd love you to check it out (I love getting comments ). I regularly post something on Monday morning |