Okay…bear with me people… I know I’m being a blog slacker lately. But it’s all been for a good reason. I promise! Well at least in my life. lol.
So I’ve been meaning to do the next post in the quilt along, but let me get settled into the condo (we’re hopefully moving on Tuesday!) and then I will have more of a brain. I say that so that I believe it. 😉 But Tiffany wisely caught that I had totally miscounted the amount of background fabric that you need to make this quilt. An embarrassing moment for a math major to be sure, but apparently, I no longer know how to add. Instead of the 3 yards that I said you would need for the white, you will need a little over 4 yards! Agh! So sorry! So I’ve updated that on the fabric amounts for the quilt, but I also wanted to point it out in case some of you had ordered the fabric. I’m now being a little paranoid and suggesting 4.5 yards of background fabric. Thank you so much for catching that Tiffany!
‘Tis the season for weddings and my friends know who to call when they need some help. I’ve spent this whole last weekend working on all things wedding. Did I mention I’ve been back in town for about 5 weeks? 😉 Good thing these are some VERY good friends. (that’s YOU Nora!) I did the makeup on Friday for the mother of the bride…a woman who doesn’t own a single bit of her own makeup. So I was using her daughters’ makeup to do hers. Then I walked in on the bride putting on her own makeup and put my foot down about HER eye makeup. (I promise! They want me to do these things! lol) She had all new makeup that she had purchased for her wedding day and was pretty much attempting to use things for the first time. Yeah…that wasn’t happening. I swear I was very diplomatic once I got past my initial NO to the whore blue eye shadow. She looked beautiful!
Anyway, sadly I missed the reception for that wedding because we got a phone call that my baby girl had a very high fever and was definitely sick. So we ended up going to the emergency room which was nuts and then escaping to med point instead. A few hours later, we had some antibiotics for her.
Now I’m working on another friend’s wedding. She’s asked me to be in charge of the decorations for the reception. Normally this wouldn’t intimidate me at all. I’ve done decorations for a lot of events. But this is a really large venue and I’m a little worried about pulling it off. Her colors are cobalt blue and orange. And we’re focusing on cream/ivory rather than pure white. The budget isn’t ridiculously small, but it’s limited (who doesn’t have a limited budget for wedding decorations?!). So I want to get the most bang for my buck.
I think I have her talked into using a fabric from Joel Dewberry’s newest line Heirloom. Love it! I think I may somehow use it on the tables set up for eating (it’s a buffet-style dining).
But I need ideas! I know that many of you have got to be crafty/decorator types too. Tell me your secrets! I’d love some fabulously fabulous decorations. The bride is fairly modern in her tastes if that helps. But I’d love any tips that you all can give me on creating a beautiful wedding reception. I need to do A LOT (three rooms!) so let the ideas flow!
Here’s a little inspiration to get you all inspired.