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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Crafting

Have you ever eaten a Hershey's Kiss so fast that you ate part of the paper tag? That's not what I am blogging about, it's just what happened a second ago. Let's keep blaming hormones.

It has been a busy week since I last blogged. I am still trying to get on top of the mess that is my apartment right now, with little to no success. I have projects galore to finish and start. And at least one return to make at every store I shop at. I have been buying things that I already have, only to find the original the second I get home. Durr.

Some fun stuff I actually accomplished this past week was for my friend Heidi's baby shower.
I copied my friend Leigh by making a fun paper banner. I put Heidi's baby's name on it. Does anyone else love the paper section of Robert's Crafts as much as I do? I don't even scrapbook and yet I still have a healthy collection of the stuff. It turned out ok for my first attempt.

About a month back I purchased a bridal magazine on a whim. Don't worry, I'm not planning a second go around, no. I have always just really loved weddings. An article caught my eye as it showed the color combination I had been dreaming of for the nursery. Robin's egg blue, white and red. So cute. Anyhow- it also showed these amazing cupcakes that I instantly needed an excuse to make. Hey! How about Heidi's shower? Click on the picture to see them a bit better.

So I tried them for Heidi's shower. They turned out so-so. And at the end of the day, even though it is super cute, fondant really doesn't taste that great. I was going to take a better picture of the ones I made. All displayed on some pretty fabric or plate, but settled for the cooling racks next to my toaster oven. Crumbs and all. Here they are.

Another project that I did sort of for the shower and sort of just because (Actually, all of these fall in that category really.) was a Modge-Podged platter. I have a collection of children's books from the sixties and seventies that have the most amazing illustrations. I recently had some of my favorites color-copied to put into frames and stuff. I took one and put it on the back of a clear platter then painted around it. Not sure what else I can use it for besides baby showers, but oh well. I like it.

The best part of the shower by far, was getting to see friends from high school. It was almost like a mini-reunion for some of our favorite Timpview friends. Here is a shot of everyone that could come.
From left to right. Back Row: Shauna (Bihlmaier) Howell, Elizabeth (Brown) Phalp, Camille (Heckman) Davies, Carina (Hoskisson) Wytiaz, Shelly (Taylor) Gramajo, Heather (Ohman) Hyte. Front row: Brooke (Hatch) Berges & baby Sadie, Heidi (Sorenson) Deifel, and me. It was so much fun to see everyone again!

6 comments:

leigh said...
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Lisa and company said...

Every time I see that you updated your blog I am expecting pictures of the baby!
I wonder if finishing up random craft projects would be considered nesting?
Hope you are feeling good and you get everything you want done before she gets here.

Marcie said...

Ok, so in response to your comment I really don't know. The ethical part of me says, no I shouldn't have people click on it multiple times. But then I get on one of the "competitions" blogs and she told people that "the more they click on it the better her chances were for winning" hmm... the competitive side of me says CLICK IT. I'm conflicted. Nothing new here.
Oh and HGTV is like a drug... very addicting. Do you ever watch "Clean House" on Style? Seriously... there is like a half an hour of it that is worth your time but I still get sucked into the full hour just waiting for the big reveal. That's waht happens when you turn the TV on at 11 p.m.

Adam said...

Those cupcakes look awesome.

monica said...

Your talents (all of them) are absolutely mind-blowing. I could only do the stuff you do, if I had a magic wand in my hand and had a name like Hermionne Granger. You are an incredible woman! Love, Monica

LD said...

Who attempts fondant?!? I'm not even sure how to pronounce that word.

I wish I could have been there for your shower! I hope your little one comes soon......you guys deserve her.

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