Tuesday, June 22, 2010

a crafty wedding

Oops...I've been a bit neglectful in my blogging. It's been nonstop wedding planning and wedding related activities during the last few weeks, which has been keeping me quite busy!

This past weekend we went to my dear co-worker Dina's wedding, and had an absolute blast!

Here's Brad, me, and my other co-worker Emily at the wedding

Tomorrow I'm taking a little mini vacation back to Michigan to go pick up my wedding dress on Friday. On the way I'll get to spend some time with one of my bridesmaids her adorable pup! Then I get to see my mom and spend some time with my aunt, who is throwing me a bridal shower in a few weeks! It should be a lovely time :)

This is what I've been working on in the meantime....and yes, it is wedding related. Of course!

these will be made into a banner to hang at the reception hall

pinwheels! (i won't reveal just what these are for yet...)

There is still so much to do, but I have to admit I'm having fun with the crafty things!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

I did it!

After the previous week's attempt and fail at sewing, I got right back at it. I decided to try making a cover for my sewing machine, since it has it's own room now, and doesn't need to be hidden away in a closet. And I had this beautiful fabric just waiting to be used.
Well I was determined that this project would turn out beautifully, so instead of just eyeballing it and cutting, I decided to measure and draw out the pattern first. It worked! It was so much easier for me to do than just trying to measure the fabric and cut.

Here's the finished product:

Kind of makes me want to sew lots and lots of other things...now if only I had an unlimited stash of beautiful fabrics!