mothers day

Monday, November 12, 2007

Crafts - old and new!

NOTE: CORRECTED COPY!!! Most of you that read this blog know how much I love making pretties with silk flowers. So when my daughter in law's mother emailed me asking what she would need to make flower head dresses for her granddaughters (for Sam's wedding on November 16) I jumped at the chance to have some fun and offered to make them for her. She was so glad to let me!! To her it was stress - to me it was enjoyment. So I went over to Michael's and found some ivy that wasn't too big and some sparklies and some small flowers and ribbons in gold and champagne and went to work. I got them delivered to Marilyn today. I hope the girls enjoy them. I wanted them simple and they should look really pretty on the girls. I will tell Dirk to make sure and take some pictures since I won't be able to go to the reception (I will be playing grandma at Glenn and Kecia) . I also made some small boutonnieres for the boys so they wouldn't feel left out (actually I bet they would prefer not to have a flower pinned to their shirt but tough - Its a wedding, they'll just have to suffer!

The new craft that I am learning makes just as much a mess in my workspace!! I bought a scrapbook on my cruise and have been trying to organize my pictures in a fun and cute manner. I sat down in the corner of my living room and had stuff everywhere in no time at all. The filler kit that I also bought on the cruise has lots of cut scrapbook paper, stickers, pictures, ribbons, and even little spongey squares that you put under the cutouts to make them look three dimensional. The kit also came with two glue pens and a black marker with a felt tip and a slim tip. So I went to work. I got about half way through the week and I will take the rest of the stuff to the Orem Hospital to give us something to do tomorrow while we are waiting around for Emma to show up. I don't think I am going to get in too deep into this craft - there are just too many cutsie things to spend your money on REAL fast. I did buy a couple of sticker sets at Wal Mart tonight for Kecia to use in Emma's scrapbook.

5 comments:

Dirk said...

Uh just wanted to point out an interesting set of errors in this post. Look at this paragraph:

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Now see the correction:

So I went over to Michaels and found some ivy that wasn't too big and some sparklies and some small flowers and ribbons in gold and chamgpagne and went to work. I knew I needed to get them done BEFORE Kecia went to the hospital and I got them delivered to Marilyn today. I hope the girls enjoy them. I wanted them simple and they should look really pretty on the girls. I will tell Dirk to make sure and take some pictures of these cute nieces so I can see if I got them right. I also made some small boutonnieres for the boys so they wouldn't feel left out (actually I bet they would prefer not to have a flower pinned to their shirt but tough - Its a wedding.

Jamie said...

Awww give her a break! She was too excited about her new grand baby that was born today! :P

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Susan said...

my computer skips up a line or five all the time and if I am typing and not proofreading as I go, I don't notice it. Thanks for keeping me on the straight and narrow.

Melinda said...

Thanks so much for doing the cute little headdresses! You're right, mom stresses out about anything cutesty. I'm right there with her on that trait. I probably would have just spaced flowers entirely for my own wedding if it hadn't been for you. And they all turned out so nicely I'm glad we had them.

I get to see them this afternoon, and I'm sure the girls will love them. They had a great time with their little princess flowers after my wedding.

Thanks again.