I think I mentioned before that fellow Austin Craft Mafia member, Susann, eloped a couple of months ago. She and her hubby are throwing a big bash tomorrow night to celebrate and as our gifts to her, she asked if each of us from the group would make one of the 8 centerpieces she needed. There were no rules at all, other than they needed to be done by tonight. IMHO, this is a brilliant idea--gets people involved and cuts down on bride-stress. Go Susann! Knowing our group of girls, there's bound to be some wacky table baubles showing up--Jennifer made a wedding terrarium that I'm totally jealous of! Conversely, and for a change, I went traditional.
I bought a square vase at a craft store and filled it with hydrangea from Whole Foods. The vase is covered with four pieces that I knit out of Leigh Radford's Silk Gelato by Lantern Moon, and then seamed together. The color, "Melon", actually reminds me a lot of the iridescent pink of Susann's dress that she'll be wearing. I was lucky enough to be with her when, upon my insistence because it looked so friggin' beautiful on her, she bought it. But I digress..
The centerpiece is finished of with a silk ribbon I got on-line at MJ Trimming. Super simple, but pretty. Well, at least I think it is. Hope Suzie Q likes it, too!
Ok, off to a date night with Dave. We're going to the Alamo Drafthouse for dinner and a movie. Have a great weekend!