Sunday, August 14, 2011

This Week in Crafting

I'm crafting away like a little elf getting ready for an end of summer Christmas.  Only, instead of making gifts to satisfy good little boys and girls, I'm making decorations to satisfy my desire for a rustic, homemade wedding venue.  
One of the things I've wrestled with is the altar concept.  We're getting married in a backyard, underneath a lemon tree.  I've decided to take Martha Stewart's centerpiece idea (as seen below) and use it to define the space where we'll stand.

I'm hoping that a simple arch shape will frame us with fun and color.  Casual cool.  Hoping.

Martha uses one piece of sheer fabric for each embroidery hoop.  I'm using two pieces of quilting squares per hoop, in colors that match my (psuedo) color scheme.
*Here's the green/green part: the fabrics can be reused, the hoops can be reused (I guess it's time for me to take up quilting), and the total cost for six hoops, twelve fabric squares and some string to hoist them up is just $36.

Milo had a blast rolling around in my fabric trimmings.  Then he got sleepy, like cats often do.

Lola couldn't be bothered.  She prefers higher ground.

In other news: Adam has a blood blister on his lower lip.  It grows in shape by the hour, leaks blood unexpectedly, falls off, and then begins to grow again.  The doctor says it has to heal by itself, and that if it isn't healed closer to the wedding date, it can be burned off... but then the burn will have to heal.  Awesome!  Take a minute now, if you would, and say a silent prayer for Adam's lip - and for me, the woman who really wants to kiss that lip on September 17th.

* Post Update* I've ordered a birdcage veil from Etsy and it's in the mail.  I'll let you know if it rocks, or not.

~ the green/green bride

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Help! I need somebody...

I can't decide on what kind of veil I should wear... and the deadline is looming.  Should I go birdcage or shoulder length? Tell me what you think!

And what should I do with my hair?

Keep in mind that I have thick, curly, mixed girl hair that looks nothing like any of these women featured on the right.  I could straighten it, however.  But then I'd have to find someone to straighten and style my hair.  Not cheap.  Or, I could attempt to wrestle my looped locks into one of these up-dos myself.  Cheap, but dangerous.

Decisions, decisions.

I'm not a fan of all this decision making.

At least I'm pretty sure I know who I'm going to marry.  Like ninety percent.

~ the green/green bride