Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Pretty Math

Hi.  Want to know two things that are difficult for me?

  1. Talking about Math-y things
  2. Writing about things I make
Please notice that I was very specific with my verbage (love that word).  I can write math-y things.

Real math.
That I wrote.
And understand.
Please still be my friend.
And just ask anyone who I see even remotely regularly - I love to talk about what I've recently made, be it food, sewn-things, or garden plants (yes, I know God technically "makes" things grow, but I always feel so proud when I take credit for His work...).  In fact, a friend of mine who I hadn't seen in 8 months came to visit, and the first thing I did was show her something I'd recently made.  Then took her on a tour of the garden.  Then fed her some no-bake cookies I'd whipped up.

However, it's hard for me to write about the things that I make, because I don't like to be all self-promoter-y on here.  I like to tell you stories and make you laugh or make you concerned about my well-being (like yesterday - note: the house was not on fire).  And in real life, I go to extensive lengths to not talk about math things.  People are often surprised when they find out what my degrees are in and what I plan to do for a living.  I like having the element of surprise.

This weekend, I'm breaking through one of those barriers and giving a presentation at a conference.  I'm going to be all up in the math business.  My name is even in the program.  I'll chat with fellow PhD students about research, listen to talks  given by professionals in the business.  It's going to be gloriously nerdy.

So I thought that tonight, I'd share with you some things that I made recently, since I'm breaking barriers left and right around here.  I want to warn you that the picture quality is terrible, and so these items are not yet up in my etsy shoppe.  But they will be soon!  So here you go!    

New little wallet design with the change purse on the back side.
I'm pretty much in love with this style.
And the fabric, that looks like you wore your favorite pink dress then jumped in a mud puddle.

"What's this cute little number?" you ask?
And why do my legs look so nice?
I can't explain the second, but I'll unveil the first for you!
It's bright inside!
Could it be?
What's that hiding in there?

Unwrapped like Christmas morning!
A new computer case!

I wanted a professional-but-sassy computer case for my conference this weekend, so I made one.  I love it when a plan comes together!  I'm still debating whether to add a strap or not, but I'm totally pleased with how it turned out!  The case holds it's form well, and protects my computer quite safely.  This design will also be offered for sale in the shoppe, on a custom-order basis, as computer sizes vary.

So there you have it.  Another side of me, unveiled.  I hope that math at the beginning didn't ruin things for you.  I knew I should have put the pretty stuff first!  

Ruffles and Calculus,


  1. i feel like the "you being good at math" thing really enhances your skills in the "making things" department. measure twice, cut once; geometry; and all that crap. you're impressive.

    1. I think you're right, I think the nerdiness helps me in the construction of things. It's a cross to bear.

  2. ruffles and calculus! you are so cool, i think i want to be you when i grow up....i just love you. good luck at the conference!

    1. You're too sweet! I'll try and have some fun in the midst of all the mathematics swirling around :)

  3. I'm in turn in awe of you and your mad case-making skills and disgusted at you for your mad math skills. I hate you and love you all at the same time! Because, see, what you wrote looks like gibberish to me but I'm totally coveting that laptop thingy you made.

    By the way, what are your degrees on and what will you do with your life? (You may have to e-mail me as I'm terrible at coming back to check for answers to the very questions I write.)

    1. I'm glad we can still be friends despite all of this love/hate between us :)

  4. I LOVE that laptop case!!! I am SO impressed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Thanks! I'm pretty much in love with it, too! Trying to decide on a strap situation :)

  5. Wow! That is so cool...about the math and the things you made! I love the wallet! it. I need a new wallet too....we'll see. =) You should talk about what you make more often. =) (As long as you din't get rid of all the awesome posts about your walk with God) =)
    Alesha <3

    1. I'll be sure to throw it in the mix more :) I might know where you can get your hands on such a little wallet! Ha ha, thanks for the encouragement!

  6. you are just an eclectic mix, my dear Mariah! who can't love that =)

    1. A great many things, indeed :)

  7. Holy math. Math was the reason I decided on a master's in teaching instead of a PhD in Econ. I HATE math. HATE IT.
    Go you, though! :)
    And that laptop case is super cute. I would totally order one if I didn't have the feeling that my laptop's life will soon be coming to an end...

  8. i smile (like, a lot) every time i read one of your posts! and what's coolest is that i can just hear you saying it!

  9. Honestly, every time I read a post of this caliber, I am blown away that I had a part in you being here. So blessed by you, my daughter.

  10. This is so pretty!! Thanks so much for linking up this week to Fantabulous Friday #13!! And thanks for participating in the Group Giveaway:)

  11. I am the worst at math! Ummm, I could have sworn I was already following you...but I guess not. Now I am! :)
    Modern Modest Beauty

  12. Well girl you should promote yourself more! Those are fab!!!


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