Sorry for my absence! (And thanks Mom, for calling me on it!) Life has been incredibly busy lately, but it does make time go by faster, which is nice - That means the next time I get to see David is getting closer! We've got 2 more weeks to go, but I know we'll both be busy so it'll be here before we know it. This weekend BM M came up to visit and we made some progress on a couple projects. Also, BM S stayed up until 1 AM with me last night working on centerpieces - She's wonderful. I'll update you on the progress we made:
First, we finished the basket of flip flops. There are a few pairs we haven't made tags for yet, because I can't figure out how I want to do them. The XS and XXS pairs will have different tags because with my Cricut, I'm unable to put more than one letter on the tag. I haven't quite decided how I want to do them. But we're close!
The bin is a little full, but I have another matching one that I'm going to use for the programs so we'll be putting the extras in there after the ceremony is over. I love the little tags!
We also worked on the tulle pomander centerpieces. I finally opened the box of styrofoam balls I got and tried to cut one of the 6" balls in half. I ended up slicing my finger open and didn't make hardly any progress on the ball. So we went to Michael's and bought a new tool (with a 40% off coupon of course):
I wasn't sure how it would work, especially when I read the back and it said, "Made for use only with Styrofoam brand foam." The balls I ordered aren't real stryrofoam, so I was a little nervous about trying it. It says it heats up to 410 degrees! It ended up working great, although it's a fairly tedious process. It still saves lots of money compared to buying 18 whole 6" balls! (PS - The tool is supposed to be straight, I kind of bent it by pressing too hard.)
There's BM S helping with the tulle :)
It definitely takes quite a bit of time, but at least we have a while to spread them out over. And I have a wonderful bridal party that's willing to help me! :) BM S and I decided it should be a whole bridal party project so we could get them all done in one night in everyone did one. Sounds good to me!
I decided to see how the 3" balls looked as pomanders as well. When I took them out of the box they looked way too small and I almost just sent them back. But, I added all of the mums that I had left to one and it looks like they're going to be exactly the right size! I knew the mums were big, but I can't believe how much width they add. I love when things work out perfectly!
Don't those look tiny?!
Now I can't wait for Hobby Lobby to get more of the mums in! I want to finish the pomanders. I feel like we got a lot done this weekend, though! BM M found her bridesmaid dress (which I'll blog about soon!) AND we got to watch our Hawks beat Duke on Saturday!
With BM M at the game
BM S and BM M! :)
All in all, I'd say it was a pretty productive weekend! Now I need to get around to studying before tomorrow morning. Do you have to save most of your planning for the weekend?