Thursday, November 12, 2009

Days 6-12

Today, I'm playing catch-up. I have been keeping up (mostly...) day-by-day; however, I have been so busy creating that I haven't posted any. Oops.

I made 14 of these pinwheels to decorate the pews of the church for the wedding. I found the tutorial for all the pinwheels on StyleMePretty. The paper is torn from hymn books. The trailing ribbons are made from old curtains and some upcycled tablecloths. My grandmother would be so happy that I'm reusing some of her goods. I wish she could be there for the wedding. I plan on adding some paper, sparkly embellishments I just bought on Etsy. I'll show you the finished product when I get them.

Also for the wedding... not sure for where, but they're pretty.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Day 4

I just finished making these save-the-dates for our wedding this June. My aunt gave me this Martha Stewart kit

I then used my Gocco machine (an engagement present from my fiance - just an amazing guy, let me tell you!) to Gocco the dove magnets. I then decoupaged the silver stationary card. Wrap that with a little silver thread and ta-da! All done. It took quite a long time to get the Gocco to match up with the dove shapes. I only made the one set (20 cards), but it was a lot of fun.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Day 2

My first experiment in stop-motion animation. It's definitely quite difficult. I made a slideshow in iPhoto and then exported it, uploading it then to youtube. All these buttons are from my late grandmother's button collection. I've always loved the birdies and I'm happy to share them with you today!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Day 1

"[A]nd then I will sing, I will always sing, even if I must gather my roses in the very midst of thorns - and the longer and sharper the thorns the sweeter shall be my song." - St. Therese of Lisieux

Creativity and Resurrecting the Blog

Hello there. I've decided to take myself up on my own challenge. I've been writing quite a bit on creativity here. I've decided I'm going to try to do one creative thing every day for one month and see what happens. As I've had this blog for years and it has always served as an outlet for creativity wherever I am in my life, I decided to continue using it. We'll see where this goes. Wish me luck!

EDIT: You can see how well that went... :)