I just wanted to let you all know that I AM still alive! I have been so very busy with work, and the weddings, and life in general, that I have not taken the time to post on my blog. Lately, by the end of work, I really just want to come home and take a nap! Unfortunately that hasn't been an option....Of course, if I did feel that I had the time for a nap, my mind would be whirling with "things to do" and I wouldn't rest anyway!
I have a ton of projects for the wedding half finished. I have the expectation of completing them all around the same time....that is the plan, anyway. You may be wondering why I don't just do one thing at a time....sometimes I wonder that, too! If I keep it mixed up, I don't get bored as easily, and I actually get a lot more work done in less time. But then, there is the issue of not having any one thing FINISHED. It would feel so nice to cross SOMETHING off my list....soon, very soon.
You have seen the centerpiece bases, so here is a look at the flowers. What do you think? Do they look okay? This is obviously not a finished piece...it is just flowers I stuck into a block of foam as I finished them. In case you were wondering, yes, the roses are made of paper. Coffee filters, painted with watercolors, actually. These happen to look quite orange in the picture, but they are really a very pretty pink. Really!
Now for some eye candy. These are images of stuff I have made for swaps recently. They were all shipped out before my last post, so I have not been "wasting" my wedding craft time with swap projects, for anyone who would question WHY I would do that to myself. To be honest, it has been very difficult to stay away from any swapping for the past few weeks! I keep reminding myself that it is just a little while longer before I can swap again....just a little while longer....
I made this as an "angel" package for the Tea-Time Swap at Craftster. That means that the person who was supposed to send my partner a package, didn't. So I volunteered to put something together for her, without the expectation of getting anything back. This one was a lot of fun! The tea cozy is reversible!
I made these for the From my Hand to Yours swap on Swap-bot. I haven't heard from my partner, so I don't know if she got it, or likes it, or if it has been eaten by bears or some other horrible fate has befallen it. This is what I sent, anyway!
Ah, and here is something that I GOT! This is what I received from my partner in the 24 hour swap. I love it so much! I felted it, and now I want to line it with fabric so that I can have a zipper pocket. You see, my bags have a tendency to fly off the passenger seat onto the floor, and if I don't have a zipper pocket, there is junk scattered everywhere!
I will be sure to show you when it is all finished....whenever that may be....
I must get back to work now...Hopefully I will post again soon, but please don't hold your breath....It could be awhile before I make time to do it again....but then again, I could post tomorrow....we'll see!