Friday, February 25, 2011

A Free Friday Night

At last, I have a free night. To do what I please. This has been a long ... long time coming.

So I decided to spend the evening with a friend and her fiance. The poor thing is really sick, and after weeks of being busy with school and theatre, and weeks of student teaching for her, we finally get the chance to hang out! All three of us worked on homework and projects, and I concentrated on a custom order.

It's been so very nice, and a nice change from my hectic stressful schedule.

A good friend, who has also been a great customer, has asked for her own vinyl decal for her Macbook. So this'll be my first one! I've made a couple different orders of vinyl decals, first for Camp Blue Haven, where I used to go as a child, and then for Kyodai, a social club on my campus. She's really into kitsch designs. So we decided on an owl ... I'll be adding on branches later on.

I've taken a break from it for awhile, and played around on Etsy Treasuries. Here's what I made tonight: inspired by one of my favorite places to go in Lubbock. And my favorite jazz quartet, the Alma Quartet, was there tonight but I unfortunately wasn't able to go. Wanted to go so so bad though...

Tomorrow is the last basketball game of the season at LCU, and the last time I'll play with the Royal Blue Band for a game. I'll miss it next year, but for now, I'm ready to take a break ... and get to crafting.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Wedding Bouquets

Wow! The end of February is coming up so quickly!

Yesterday, I figured out that I have 2 months of my college career left to go. Yikes! I'm so excited to graduate, but completely clueless as to what to do afterwards. I'll DEFINITELY be working much more on my cards, flower, and art, and I'll also be looking for a few places to sell on a regular basis. But for now ... some updates!

During Christmas break I worked on wedding invitations and the wedding party bouquets for a good friend of mine from freshman year. Her colors are a bright electric blue and a clover green (although the greens vary throughout). She adores butterflies, so those are everywhere.

These were the first invitations I've had the pleasure of making, and I think they came out pretty good for my first time. I made the tri-fold card, then had a template that would cut out the pocket for the rsvp card.

She also gave me the opportunity to take my flower making to a new level, and asked me to make her bouquet (and the bridesmaid's bouquets, and the boutonnieres). She asked me months before I needed to even start planning, but I had plans in my mind minutes later. This is the bridal bouquet (made with white spiral roses, and forget-me-nots which she personally requested).

I'm hoping to add custom wedding bouquets to my shop this summer. It was so much fun to make all of these. And the best part is I get to keep one since I'm a bridesmaid!