Posted on Aug, 09. 2008 Category grab bag Tags
My goodness there’s a lot happening on this little table.
I have a green and brown and white one going on. This combo is kinda popular for the fall weddings. I’m hoarding all of my brown stuff!! ha!
And I have a black, white, and red one. This so reminds me of Alice in Wonderland. The Queen of Hearts. I want to have another wedding now so I can do a croquet game during the reception….
She is mixing these loose button stems in with fresh flowers for the bridesmaids. I think this is a great option if you are trying to keep your budget down. And I love the way they look mixed.
And I think this is so chic–an order for one of my most sophisticated brides. Blacks, greys, and creams. With a little corpse bride decaying skin blue color thrown in.
It’s fine, she asked for it.
One of my brides, Christine, made some button flowers with buttons from her own collection and asked me to make felt flowers to mix in with it. It looks like she got them all bundled up together, so I wanted to share this photo from her wedsite.
Here’s how the collection looked before I sent them off. I’m very proud of them because I experimented using other textiles besides felt. I’m still working on this, trying to perfect the technique. I’ll figure it out.
Ruhe ist die erste Burgerflicht. Take it easy.
Posted on Aug, 08. 2008 Category grab bag in my closet Tags
How awesome were the Olympics opening ceremonies? I cried through the whole thing, while 3 boys were over playing Settlers of Catan. It’s hard to raid someone else’s village with my army while watching a picture of pure hope and peace on tv.
Tomorrow I am taking the day off work and CLEANING! I watch What Not to Wear like 5 times a day…whenever it is on. It’s really got me scrutinizing my wardrobe…there’s a lot of stuff I never wear…a lot of stuff that doesn’t fit…and I have a second bedroom free. So tomorrow afternoon, I’m going to put together TWENTY outfits for this season and get everything else out of my room and throw it in that already cluttered bedroom and shut. the. door.
There you go. Then I’ll be stylish and less cluttered in my closet, and hopefully I’ll have some nice outfits to work with too.
What are your favorite outfits?
What must-haves should I keep in my closet? What would you keep?
Watch for a video post tomorrow!
You will like it.
Posted on Aug, 07. 2008 Category grab bag Tags
Last night I went through a lot of my mom’s Crafty Woman Magazines. Somerset Life, Romantic Homes, Country Living, Home Companion, stuff like that. All of them taught me that crafty women love France. Specifically Paris, and Parisian flea markets.
Studying German was a big surprise for me. My advisor, the German professor, signed me up for it my freshman year and I only decided to take the class because I was worried she’d be offended if I dropped it. I thought it was fun and easy so I signed up for the next semester. And before I knew it I had…a LOT of German credits. Sometimes it was the only class I looked forward to. Studying German ended up being one of the best things to ever happen in my life–all the opportunities and experiences that came from it.
Anyway, Germany has cool stuff too. I wanted to share some of my favorite finds and treasures that I’ve picked up traveling around Germany. I’m not a junker and I dont have a really shabby aesthetic, so I admit that it’s kind of apples and oranges. These are things that I found in German stores, but you can also find them at Kiosk which is where I found the nice photos.
This is chalk that is hard to describe–it’s wonderful and it makes a thick white line. It also doesn’t get your hands feeling all dry because it has a paper coating like a crayon does.
This versatile little book was my travel journal during my last trip. I took a polaroid every day and they fit nicely on each page. The pages are grid-lined, too.
There are more…I think this would make a nice series post every once in a while.