Tuesday, August 24, 2021

First Day of School

      Yesterday was my first day of 8th grade. It’s really my first time in middle school as I was 100% virtual last year. My first impression of middle school, is that it’s quite hectic. There are so many people in the halls, and I have to constantly worry about what class to go to next. On the plus side, I met a lot of my old friends. The classes are also a lot more fun, especially my electives. 

My picture made it into the yearbook!

     I’m especially excited about science. I can’t wait to try some hands on experiments and learn all about animals and the world. 

     This year, my school decided not to use lockers. So I have to carry my backpack to each class and let me just say, my backpack is HEAVY! I need every book, pencil supplies, my computer, not to mention a binder for each class. 

     Even though I’ve been busy with starting school this week, I managed to make a model horse bridle. Notice anything different about it?

     I added buckle tongues! Adding buckle tongues has always been on my check list and now I’ve done it! I think from now on I’ll only use buckles with tongues as it makes tacking up much easier. (In my opinion) 

    It feels great to start off the school year with a clean slate, I can’t wait to learn new things! 


Thursday, August 19, 2021

My Busy Life

      I guess you could say that I live a very busy life. I’ve always been the kind of kid that has some kind of after school activity every day, if not twice a day. You guys don’t know this, but I have ALOT of other hobbies. I have singing lessons twice a week, cello once a week, volunteer work once a week, and math, a whopping three times a week. So I’m very busy. In fact I’m so used to being busy that whenever I don’t do anything it just feels weird.

     You also don’t know this, but I’m really into Musical theater. I’ve been in musicals (Be More Chill, Bring It On, Lion King, Big Bad Musical, and more.) so singing is a big part of my life. I love to perform, and challenge myself to learn new things. 

     Recently I won second place in two categories in the international American Protégé competition, and I’m going to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York. So yeah, I’m kind of nervous about that…

     About the math, I’ve been going to math three times a week. I like it, so it’s not that big of a deal, but it does take up a lot of time. Somehow I find time to make model horse tack! (Usually after dinner). I love making model horse stuff, it’s like my happy place. I like sitting in my quiet craft room and making whatever I want. My ears are really messed up, I’m sensitive to loud noises and lots of other things, so being in a quiet room is really calming. 

     Oh, and I have to talk about pets. Animals are a big deal to me. I’ve loved animals since I could talk, so it makes sense that I have a lot of pets. In total, my family’s has 1 dog, 2 guinea pigs, and 2 gerbils. We also always have foster animals around because I like to help out the animal shelter. I take care of all of them so it sometimes feels like doing farm chores!

My gerbils, Toasty and Cookie.

     Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. School is starting next week and I’ve been busy studying and doing other things. But I promise, I’m writing a horsey post right now!


Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Those Darn Mini Roses!

    Hello! I spent ALL week crafting two tiny roses, what did you do? 

Hahahaha, so basically a few days ago my brother made some blue model horse cones. I’ve always wanted matching flowerpots, so I decided to try and create my own mini flowers. 

So what I did was mix two colors of polymer clay together until I got a perfect match. 

Then I rolled it out paper thin and used a straw to cut out tiny clay circles. 

The idea was to form the circles into little rose petals, and stick the petals together to form a rose. 

Let me just say that the YouTube videos make this look ALOT easier than it really is.

I had to make lots of tiny little petals and layer them each by hand. The polymer clay was really sticky so I had to use cornstarch. This made the clay less sticky, but it also made it not stick to itself. So I had a lot of trouble trying to dab on a bit of water to each petal to stick them together.

In the end, after days of work I was left with two tiny blue roses. Then I decided to chuck those into the trash as well. I figured that it would be MUCH easier to just buy some mini flowers instead of making them. 😂


Saturday, August 7, 2021

New Horse

      Hello! Today at LMU (the horse barn that I volunteer at) we met the newest member, Shiloh! He’s a chestnut Missouri Fox Trotter.

 He also seems to be really sweet! When I approached the paddock he walked right over and greeted me. I can’t wait to see how he is with someone riding him! This is a really funny picture of him mid-sneeze. 

Also, just a little photo of Maggie’s nose. She was getting her tail washed and braided for a dressage show!