Sunday, November 11, 2012

I Sewed a Flannel!

I got this awesome soft flannel material from the fabric district earlier this year (for only $1 a yard!!), and so I sewed a flannel with it!  I'm really happy with how it turned out.  Thanks to my amazing sewing teacher ms. hilde, I had great instruction and had fun putting it together.  I even made my own pattern from another flannel that we have!  Sewing is great.  You can create your own style and wardrobe if you are really into it (like Micayla has done with her ballet leos)!  Ms. Hilde is an awesome teacher.  Highly recommend her if you are looking for a sewing instructor!

~Post by Carly~

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fun Day of Filming

Last week we had a fun opportunity to participate in a homeschool documentary.  Carly did some transcribing for this film last summer and some new homeschooling friends of ours have a big part in the movie.  The director asked us if we'd like to be part of the movie and we all said, "Yes!"

So our friends came over and they filmed us making our annual "Not Back to School" cake (which was quite delicious).  Carly did a mini lesson on the art of henna.  Nate and Allie shared some of their origami expertise.  We had fun bouncing on the trampoline and before everyone left we had an impromptu music concert.  It was a fun afternoon and we can't wait to see the movie when it comes out!  (Thanks to Jeremy Stuart for including us in the film:)!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Origami Masters

My friend and I are Origami Masters.  We went to a cool exhibit at the Japanese American Museum.  My favorite thing was the miniature crane that Sadako made.  My favorites things that I like to make are Transforming Ninja Stars and Flapping Winged Cranes.  Here are some photos of our adventure in LA and some of my masterpieces...

This awesome exhibit has closed in LA but you can find it in New Hampshire this fall and winter, in Sacramento next summer and in Portland next fall and winter.

My favorite origami websites:

I enjoyed watching this documentary too!

*by Nate*

Update (9-29-12) Micayla helped me create this origami blog.  Check it out here:

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Pacific Northwest Ballet

    I had the most amazing summer! From July 8th to August 10th, I was at the Pacific Northwest Ballet school in Seattle Washington, for their summer course. I stayed in the dorms with a bunch of my new friends and dorm staff. We danced about 5 hours a day - technique, pointe, character, music, seminar, and mat. We had Sundays to explore the city or go on an activity with our friends at the dorm (or play in the fountain or walk to gelato;). Here are a bunch of photos!

outside of PNB studios

 the clock by the cafeteria 

 dorm room

 on the bus

 making our doors purdy...


 me and Carla Korbes!

 birthday dinner!
officially a teen! haha

 bite of Seattle!

we made chia pets!!!!


 our schedule

 amazing roomie!!!!

 tie dye!


 photo bomb :P

 late night burger run

 Seattle from above

 from the Space Needle

 on our way to the Opera!

 Dave the dorm Director!!! :D

 talent show...


 dorm dance!

 play'n at the fountain


 PNB Seattle Studio -Dale!!!!

                             going home!

Thank you PNB!!!!!!!!!!!

~posted by Micayla~
summer 2012