Monday, June 17, 2013

Crafty Monday

9pm Monday night:
Joe "Mum, how easy is it to make a little craft thing for a wedding?"
Me " Pretty quick and easy - what do you want? like a mini album? or a fancy card? Gonna make it yourself, or hoping I might ;)"
Joe "Haha I was hoping you would make it. See I got a wedding Thursday umm I dunno just their names and the date and I don't know something weddingy lol"

Yes, This Thursday! (well, last week) So Monday is out by the time he asks. Tuesday I have Ella's annual review in the morning, governor meeting in the afternoon and cinema in the evening. BUT it will have to be posted next day guaranteed on Wednesday to get there for Thursday. So when am I making this???

Of course though I found time - sleep is highly overrated. Here's the end result. It would have been much more prettified if I had more than no notice! The red, white and blue are the colours for the wedding, and there was no theme. I sent him an invoice for my hourly rate LOL!
Front Cover
In other news - future craft projects. I bought all of this ........
.......... for under nine pounds from a charity shop and a car boot. I'm thinking the 2 easels will be fab for indoor signs, like the one below for the 'tea shoppe' and the cutlery? I saw this fab idea on pinterest but never saved the picture, although the one I did find is similar. Basically with a vintage theme you mix and match the cutlery and engrave words on the cutlery - love hope, dates, names of the kids, all sorts of soppy stuff. So only approx 210 pieces to engrave, eeek!

12 comments:

  1. This was so interesting and clever, enjoyed the read,

    Yvonne.

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  2. You did a great job!!!! Esp. on such short notice.

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    1. Thanks JoJo - as a crafter you'll know how unhappy I was personally with it, but Joe and the bride and groom liked it! x

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  3. You'd think they would grow out of this! I remember midnight requests for cookies for a school bake sale!

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    1. Oh yes - been there, done that! Thanks for stopping by :) x

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  4. Going through some of your older posts and you are one fine crafter! :) Love what you did with the wedding card and the idea of engraving cutlery is brilliant!

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    1. Thanks Elise :) I'm just hoping engraving the cutlery doesn't turn out to be a nightmare task! x

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  5. What a lovely gift! You did awesome, even if it was short notice!

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  6. Wow, you work great under pressure - what a lovely mini-album for the wedded couple. And I like the idea of engraving the flatware. Craft on!

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    1. Thanks! I am, sadly, a procrastinator, so if I'm honest, last minute requests probably get done just as quickly as something ordered months in advance LOL! x

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