Friday, April 15, 2011

Playing Around

Last night I was feeling the need to create and while the grand babies were watching TV and grabbed some yarn.

I made a WASH CLOTH!  Now I know you are thinking, WOO! A wash cloth.  Well I was impressed with myself.  lol

Now you are thinking. HEY! This looks like the dish rag post.  Well, it isn't.  Different color and different use! hahaha

Seriously though, it isn't perfect, I need to keep practicing and it will get better in time.  Besides that, if someone comes over and is really upset over the look of a wash cloth then they need more help then I can give them,

I was looking at our wash cloths the other day and knew I needed to break down and buy new ones.  But since I ALWAYS get the bulk of my yarn at GW, thrift shops, or yard sales, making new ones are pretty cheap and I can do it while watching TV in the evenings.

Very excited that it is finally staying warm so I can dig out projects that require out side work!!!!

See you soon!!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

A Wedding Reception!!!

Yesterday my oldest baby girl was married.  Ok, she isn't a baby anymore, she is 27.  But she will always be my baby..

A simple ceremony with the Mayor at City Hall and an extremely simple reception.  She only gave me one week to prepare and money was very tight this week.

I made a very simple cake.  I had to use 1 loaf pan and 1 round  pan.  This cake was just for the ride and groom.  I hated it, my icing didn't set right.  If I had the extra $$$ it would have hit the trash and I would have bought one!  lol   She insisted she loved it.  I used a simple figurine from the Dollar Tree as a topper.  And the picture isn't good but I created the cake stand from a vase and plate from the same store also.  I made roughly 3 dozen cupcakes for all the other guest and dusted those with colored sugar.

Using my Cricut machine I put her new last initial in vinyl on two glass gotten from.......You guessed it! 
Dollar Tree!  All in all I wish I could have done more.  But with not much notice and hardly any dollars I think it came out fine.  She loved it and said it was fantastic!!  But even though it wasn't perfect, we made wonderful memories yesterday and that is what matters the most!
Oh!!  I almost forgot!!  The bouquet was made from more Dollar Tree finds!  Love that store!!!

Bride and Groom at City Hall and the other picture below is some of my family.  Sadly 2 daughters weren't able to be here.  One lives out of state and the other one was at work.