My best friend says I am the craftiest person she knows. This literally could be the best thing she has ever said to me in our 27 years of friendship.
I never really had the crafty bug, of course I went through "phases", the "I want to knit phase""Let's make jewelry phase"...oh! "Stamping, that sounds like a lovely way to spend your time!"
It wasn't until my wedding to wear the bug was bit and I was knee deep in Pinterest every night at 3a to deal with my insomnia. So, I have made this and that, helped a friend or two-but it wasn't till Lilly's party that I realized this was the first time since the "Big Day" that was an event for me to plan
I have to admit that I did do some secret squirrelly things like pick the same theme for her party as he yet to be done nursery.
Yet to be done.
But, that changes THIS WEEK as we move out of our house and tile shall be laid! Then a whole new project that has been two years in the making will begin! I just did a little dance. Stay tuned!
For her party, I breathed in and out and used Trello as a planner and really enjoyed myself crafting and planning a soiree.
Of course, when one starts an invitation business one can not fail on invites. I have been using Creative Market a little which gives me the graphics I need to pull off some great things. I just started dabbling in Illustrator, and could not be more please with my results.
As much energy as I spent on my invites, everyone wanted to know how the stamps came to be. I would tell you, but then I would have to kill you.
This is pretty much where I knew I was having an issue with OCD, and I had to hide my efforts or my husband would divorce me. Exhibit A:
But in the end, it really looked amazing and I was proud of my craziness!
|I wish to make a living making tutus|
|Parabo Press was so amazing to work with! Especially after I forgot one picture, they helped me rush it!|
|Yes, these are wood, and yes, I need medicine.|
|Complete helium tank fail, lesson learned-pay the extra money|
|Lilly's Year in the Life Banner, took off almost a year of my life while making.|
|Finished Project, thankfully it laid against the wall when displayed|
The food was super good, the biggest hit was these sandwiches. Delicious!
I took a semi naked cake from Publix added my own flowers and it was exactly what I wanted. My sister who is an excellent baker, made this amazing cupcakes. I hot glued seed packets to craft sticks like a crazy person, combined graham cracker and oreo crumbs because I wanted sand not dirt...cue crazier music....could not be happier how they turned out!
Well, I think everyone had a good time. We had family only and four of my best friends. I could do it this way or I could have a 100 people at a party a baby would not remember. Speaking of which, I politely asked for no gifts, because we don't need any thing at this time. Like, seriously...want to give me and Lilly a good gift-come fold my laundry, please!
Seriously, we asked instead to donate to the Daytona Blues Festival which 100% of the proceeds goes towards the Halifax Health NICU and Project WARM...two very near and dears to my heart. We raised $500! I am so happy!
Ta. Da. We are one!