Tuesday, August 30, 2011

During Irene

What's one to do when the power is out for 28 hours?  Some crocheting of course!  I pulled out some left over crochet thread from the wedding projects, and this old crochet magazine I picked up at the library sale.  I almost traveled back in time as I crocheted by oil lamp...

Cake Topper, Boutonnieres, Bouquet, and Head Piece

The cake topper!  I painted plain wooden peg dolls to match as close as I could to Gin and Jarrod.  I added some netting and beads to Gin for the necklace and head piece, and made a mini felt boutonniere for Jarrod.  Just recently the piece of cedar they are glued onto split... I'm assuming it happened as the wood dried out more.  I'm figuring I can take them off and glue them to something else.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Ginny and Jarrod's Story in Stop Motion

Here's the video that I made with Jarrod's brother Trevor (with a little help from one of his other brothers, Devon, and my always-helping friend Nehill), to show at the wedding.

More Wedding Details

Here's the board of escort cards.  This is my only picture of the board with all the buttons still on it.  Now, I absolutely love my Zumi camera, but it's better for more fun/artsy photos, (and for just throwing in your pocket), so I'm afraid it's not really showing how beautifully bright and colorful all the clothespins and buttons were....  But thanks to my cousin Robin, I have a few more picture to share!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Photo Booth!

I'm so happy with how the photo booth turned out and it seemed like everyone had a lot of fun with it!!  I think the pictures will make a great guest book!  We had people write a message on a slip of paper so that they could be placed with the strips of photos in the guest book.  Since we didn't have a printer set up during the reception, guests will receive their pictures in their thank you card!

Monday, August 22, 2011

What Do I Do Now?

With the wedding over now, what am I going to do with myself!?  My poor little blog got a little neglected the closer it got to the wedding, but I will certainly make it up!  Once I scrounge some pictures (because I didn't have a chance to take any good ones once everything was set up), I'll be able to post more about all of the handmade goodness that was in the wedding!  I think it turned out beautifully, and I believe everyone had a great time!  Soon I should be able to show you how the tables were set up, how our photo booth turned out, the cake plates and toppers, fabric buntings, the steamer trunk gift table....

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


As if you haven't seen enough rocks.... But, 135 rocks done!!!  The guest list is at 134, so there is an extra for good luck.  (Who are we kidding, it's for any potential change!)  So here are a few of the last rocks, and of course they were made from the rocks that kept getting picked over because of their strange and more difficult shapes...