Thursday, August 15, 2013

Pinspiration and Back to School

I have big, big, Very big news! I am going "back to school". While spending 8 years in the Marine Corps was very rewarding and has led to much success in my life, I never really found the time to go back to school. I was always working too many hours or had too may other priorities. The time has finally come where I am out of excuses and full of excitement and the drive to finally finish!

I have been a little nervous about returning to school so much older than the average student. But I never really have grown up so perhaps I'll fit in or at least give everyone a laugh or two!

I would love to make some fabric book covers like the one pictured above and a pencil case - maybe one of the two pictured below or both.  While a pencil case seems like a way to add fun to an everyday item, I also see it as a way to be organized. I'll be on the go constantly during the week balancing my normal 40 hour work week with three classes. I'll have to stay organized to be successful.

I have also already planned to make the Amy Butler messenger bag below as a way to carry text books and other items too and from class. I'll be able to easily switch from my work bag into my school in a matter of seconds with everything I need for either location packed neatly inside.

It also wouldn't be back to school if new clothes weren't involved. I am pretty excited about my back to school dress that I am working on. It deserves it own post so for now you'll have to wait, but I promise you are going to love it!


  1. That's so awesome! Congratulations! What will you be studying? I love those book covers by the way. Great idea.

    Thinking of enrolling for next Spring myself.

  2. Thanks! I am going to major in Business, but taking some fun classes that fill some of the requirements along the way as well. I am enjoying it so far, but it is a lot of work to balance both home, job and school.

  3. Would you believe I haven't seen it yet? Our cable company is screwing with us. Out of nowhere they removed a bunch of channels we used to get and didn't even warn us. I have to call them up. Somebody made a mistake somewhere. :(

  4. I did see that! I am also a Metallica fan. Well I like the older stuff better. Master of Puppets is still my favorite. But yeah I thought the guitar on Sweet Jane really made the song. It was beautiful.

  5. You don't need luck! I've seen your work and you're awesome. :) Re-fashioning in some ways is actually easier than making from scratch. A lot of times the seams are already there, if that makes sense.

  6. Thanks Jessica. Happy New Year!