Posted on Jul, 25. 2008 Category grab bag Tags
Tonight my cousin graduated from college.
His story is pretty cool. He, his brother, and their mother (plus their aunt and grandmother) came over here from Russia maybe 10 years ago. These boys knew no English when they came here. And they were so shy. I wish I knew more about their journey, it’s a great story in itself.
Anyway, now they both have degrees and good jobs, and I am the one who spent 9 months looking for a job after graduation.
So we celebrated at this Asian fusion restaurant type place. Dinner with all the Russians (like 8 of them?) My younger cousin created this little device with his chopsticks, the chopstick wrapper, and a rubber band.
Okay, have people been doing this forever and I just hadn’t heard of it?
Because I think it is BRILLIANT.
Maybe he saw it somewhere or someone taught him, but I like to think that he invented this up himself.
Posted on Jul, 25. 2008 Category the big days Tags
Remember the dancing queen?
And I have put her to work.
Lately I don’t really have time to sort my buttons out anymore, but if they aren’t sorted out it takes me a REALLY long time to make stuff.
So I had to hire an employee.
She’s working on that and watching the Disney Channel while I pack orders and answer e-mails.
I finished the order for the CMYK wedding that I can’t shut up about. Here are a few photos out of the flickr set .
Posted on Jul, 23. 2008 Category the big days Tags
I just finished a really crazy rush order for a bride in the U.K. I was kind of nervous when I agreed to finish all of her flowers in a week, but it was easy to motivate myself.
Each customer always re-energizes me because they all want something different. Sometimes after working on the same order for days and days I get a little weary, but then every new order always has a different challenge.
“I want you to use vintage bottlecaps.”
“I want you to make us a ‘just married’ banner.”
“Can you make me a hairpiece too?”
“Can you incorporate some of my own family heirlooms into the bouquet?”
I’m glad I’m so early in developing my business that I have the means to accept special requests. Work is NEVER boring!
Well, on with some photos.
I think the mister is owning this look.
What I’m looking forward to next…a Halloween wedding!! I can’t wait to get into that project.
Okay, I’ve been up for 32 hours. Night night