I'm officially twenty six these days. It happened precisely when the big hand and the little hand of the clock struck 12:00 a.m, on May 15th, in Wamic, OR ( I suppose everywhere else in the world too). Would you believe it, twenty five feels rather similar to twenty six...accept twenty six candles on the cake, of course. Thank you dear friends, that made the trek out to the middle nowhere to celebrate with me (not to mention the real deer, that helped celebrate too).
Thank you for sending me the fixins' for the program contest. I was partial to the simplicity of the Lauren & Mike program (with the yellow and grey text). For the binding, I went with antique lace from the hem of an old dress (perhaps a bride could use material that correlates with her dress). A simple lace, needs a jazzed up look.. which is where the antique brooch comes in. First, I used the lace to make a loose flower then I fastened it with a brooch. We have seen people use brooches for hair flowers, and bouquets, but the brooch program...talk about a diamond in the rough. Imagine 150 of those babies, delicately binding a program, and glistening in the sun. Thanks for the opportunity to create something.
It had been awhile, so last night I broke my flag making silence, and stitched up a few floral pendants to tuck away in my floral pendant pile (aka shoved into a box in my living room closet). Somewhere between finishing one set of flags, visions of the barn at Alex's parent's house that will double as a wedding stage, beer, and my Pennsylvania Dutch Design bins book, I embarked on a new flag project. The flag started as a plain old yellow sheet, and was ripped and stitched into a 4x2 beauty. The floral and fauna you see above, are slowly taking over the boarder of the flag. Alex and I made a deal, that once I finish the boarder, he will paint (in his best cursive, mind you) some sort of sweet (or even vulgar) words. We we're thinking "toilets" "Shut up and eat!" or I am fond of "I love you baby till the cows come home." Suggestions?
Now I know that white envelope addressed with a tea kettle stamp, and the nice printed paper don't look like much...let me enlighten your perceptions. Well you see, the other day I saw a program crafting contest on minted. One thing led to the next and I found myself inquiring about the details. The next thing I knew I received an entry in the mail, and I was a regular ol' contestant. The contest, you ask? To bind those babies above (aka programs) with a twist. Keep your specs peeled for my entry (part of the contest is posting your work between now and the 16th, Loud and Proud, smack dab on your blog)... Fingers crossed world.