Posted on Jul, 17. 2008 Category the big days Tags
Today is a gray gloomy-ish day in Omaha. Thunder is rumbling off in the distance–it sounds like boulders rolling down a cliff! If I wasn’t living in one of the flattest parts of the country, I’d be wondering. I really like this weather. I think the walls of my studio look so beautiful in this light–almost aglow.
This is one of my favorite projects right now–a black and white wedding.
You’re looking at 75 loose button flower stems and many many fun hours of work.
This bride is ordering all of her flowers loose–not arranged by me. She’s already under contract with another florist, so she’s going to bring them all of my flower stems to mix in with her bouquet. I think this is a really creative idea and I can’t wait to see the final product.
I also have to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY! today to my nephew, Alex. He is five years old going on sixteen. He also starts preschool this year, so I got him a bunch of “school supplies”–mostly just fun art stuff. I also want to make him some kind of costume–I’m torn between whether to make him a cape attatched to a zip-up hoodie, or just a regular tie-around-the-neck cape. Maybe both.
This is a picture he drew for me last time I visited him…the REAL masterpiece is one that I can’t find anywhere. It’s a drawing of a giant turkey with a human foot crushing a school building. Also very deserving of a frame.
Posted on Jul, 15. 2008 Category the big days Tags
Most of the button bouquets I make are reeeeally bright and all crazy candy-colored.
This time I made one in more muted colors using lots of my beautiful mother of pearl buttons. I have SO MANY of them saved.
I feel like this is more grown-up. Classy. Appropriate as a centerpiece during a nice dinner. Even shabby.
It’s available now for purchase in the Princess Lasertron store.
Posted on Jul, 15. 2008 Category grab bag Tags
Today has been a great day. I thank the new puppy next door for letting me sleep in a little bit later than usual.
I was so excited to finish the last hoodie for my friend Erica. Her nickname is “Cakes” (Ericakes, get it?)
In case you think I am some kind of machine turning out projects left and right, it’s not quite like that. I’ve been working on these hoodies since before Christmas. Because I’m an awful, awful friend, I never got them finished. But tonight we’re meeting for dinner, so I thought this would be a good deadline to set for myself.
Kiss my cakes!!
…and some detail on the hood.
Today I made another loaf of no-knead bread, too. This time I used half a cup of rye flour, and it turned out great! This loaf is much more flavorful, but not too “brown” tasting.