Sunday, April 10, 2011


Whew! It has been a busy busy couple of days! 

I spent Friday in class, worked that afternoon, then to church to work on the Sunday school craft, slipped in a run before Peter and I went to my parent's house for dinner. After dinner I got to crafting and creating. I had a few little projects to finish for the bridesmaids' dinner.

First thing: flower arrangements

Simple, but pretty. 
I used quart sized mason jars, filled each with 2 dozen white tulips, and tied a fabric sash around the mouth of each jar.

Each jar was tied with a different fabric. 
No matchy matchy!

I decided to do a dry run of the table scape on my parent's dining room table.

I placed 12 votive candles in pint size mason jars and spread those around the table too! I also added some white tulle which I laid flat down the center and some yellow tulle that I twisted into a rope. I then weaved the twisted rope around the flowers and pulled it here and there to loosen it and "poof" it.

Then it was on to the name place cards:

I chose a natural brown paper from Paper Zone, found a tag template using Google Images, and printed it out on the paper. Then I cut, cut, cut!  I also shrunk the image a bit and printed it on to some white paper to use as a rough guide for the second layer on the tag.

Next, I pulled out my silver sharpie, which I adore!!
I wrote the name of each dinner attendee on a white piece and glued it to a brown tag. Then I punched a whole at the top of the tag. I strung some left over fabric salvage through the whole of each tag to get...


Here's a close up:
The lighting makes it kind of hard to see the name in this picture, but you get the idea.

That was Friday, here is Saturday:

I spent a few hours out in Troutdale to take the ORELA (Oregon Educators Licensure Assessments).
This test is what Oregon uses to determine whether or not they will give someone a teaching license. Kind of a big deal for a girl going to school to be a teacher

When that was said and done, I rushed to Hillsboro to help my mom prep the event room.

The finished product:

Do you see the little clutch bag in the above picture?
Those were our favors for the bridesmaids and gals that came to the dinner. 
My mom is amazing and made over 20! I will tell you all about them in my next post.

Thanks, Mom for all of your help!
(Thanks, Dad for funding our little event!)

40 days until the wedding!

Happy crafting!


  1. beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! You and your mom are so crafty. Everything looked amazing last night. Your hard work was worth it and I love my little bag from your mom. Even more fun was listening to her explain how she made it.

  2. Your tablescape looked incredible in my dining room. I want it to look like that every night!

    Last night was so much fun, and you were just glowing! Love, love, love you!

  3. I'm so glad you like your clutch, Jodi!