Sunday, August 26, 2007

Party on DuDe!

Party hats EVERYWHERE! WHEW! I've gotten my technique for covering the forms down and can manage that part pretty quickly. But when it comes time to choose the fancy schmancy trimmings-well, that takes me awhile. And Jeff has grown weary of my, "how's this look?" and "what do you think?". Very weary, indeed.

Enlisted my mother's help today and gave creating my own crepe paper trim a try. I was so excited to try this! Mom knew immediately how to do it from all of her years of sewing, but I'm always amazed how she immediately knows how to do everything.

<------------This is how it looks once you've sewn down the middle.

<------------And this is how it looks once you start ruffling or gathering it to create vintage-y crepe paper trim. Isn't this SO cool? And Mom said to create nice little rosettes just sew closer to the edge. I can't wait to sew on orange and black to make trim to use on some cool Halloween stuff. With just this one technique you can do all kinds of things-so, so, cool. Thanks, Mom!

I need to shut down the assembly line on the party hats though and get back to my photo projects for the party. I'm looking forward to implementing some of the ideas I've had swimming around in my head. In fact, bopped by to see my pals at Oma's today and picked up some old rusty latches and chicken wire. MMWWAAAAAHAHAHA! Wait til you see what I do with it! ;) I think the girls think I'm a little crazy. Also saw some cool old bottles and stuff. Have to remember that next time I need one for one of my creations.

What have you been up to this weekend? I'm looking forward to getting away a bit next weekend. Even if it is just to Jeff's folks. Change of scenery and a little R&R will be good for us. Might even try to do a little thrifting while I'm there. Rumor has it most stores have 50% off on holidays. A few things to look forward to as we head into next week. Here's to a productive and pleasant five days! I'm going to crash and watch a little mindless reality TV before I head off to bed.


Tammy said...

you've been a busy bee!! Everything is looking great and I can't wait to see what comes from your treasures from Oma's.
Thank the Lord for our mothers. So much to teach us, so much to pass on. You are blessed :)

Mom said...

You're welcome. Isn't that what moms are for? Good luck with your project.

Anonymous said...

Of course she knows how to do everything....she's the mom.