Friday, April 18, 2008

Exam Week, TKD Testing


This has been exam week at a couple of my schools.

Tomorrow the kids (2 of them W. and H) test for middle red belt. I have been making "patches" for the TKD institute.
Let me first explain, that I am the most UN artsy fartzy person on the planet. I'm not like my friend Ness with her ETSY shop
(HINT GO LOOK HERE: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5751373)
I am just BLEH.
However...something about paper patches just bugged me. The School ran out of Embroidered patches, and just print some off. SO...
What did I DO??? Opened my big fat mouth. Well cared for teeth IN mouth yes, but still OPENED it. href="http://bp2.blogger.com/_TvHp-KVzBUY/SAlY49REpyI/AAAAAAAAAU0/gdvVPzBODMg/s1600-h/TKD+patches+010.jpg">
First...about 7 trips to different stores. I thought that I could Get T-shirt transfer paper, Make the transfers from scanning the patch. That didn't work right. the background was all grey.
Is this boring you to death? Sorry.
SO I had to find a way to Lighten the background. I somehow could only fit TWO on a sheet of T-shirt transfer paper when I SHOULD have been able to do 4, but after an hour or two of trying..I gave up.
SO...each sheet of T-shirt paper= about a buck.
Ironed onto Patch type material= about 50 cents
Felt Backing ironed on to Patch material=About 33 cents
One + Color Cartridge, + 1/2 black Cartridge= about $25 bucks

# of hours...if I include 3 separate trips to Wal-Mart (bought spray glue for material, more t-shirt paper when I could only get 2 per sheet etc), Looking for the Iron, Setting up Ironing Board, Ironing transfer onto patches, and Frekin ENDLESS cutting of circles...Do I even WANT To try to figure this out? about 11 hours. Or More.
FOR
25 patches

5 comments:

Doris said...

It don't sound like it is worth it to me ???? But did you enjoy it ???

WORKING MOM said...

You are a great mama! Way to go, Donna! How do you keep up?

Kareer Woman said...

Now that's dedication, great work!

ness said...

You are freakin' hilarious. I love the faces you are making in the pictures....i'm laughing my head off.

And I wouldn't have touched that with a ten foot pole. But I think your solution sounded fabulous.

You are amazing. As always.

I bow to my sensei.

Mini Me's Room said...

Dude...
that was so much work!!!And we only got like 3 back?