I have this tendency to put the wedding announcements aside and collect them until I am ready to do something special. Today I had five to do.
When I was in Denver, my daughter-in-law gave me some baskets that hold pie plates. I decided to purchase some pie plates and etch their names on the back.
I only had three baskets, so the other two couples got their names etched on wine glasses.
I have to get the local copy shop to cut their names in vinyl and I use that as stencils.
Since the couples with pie plates got a nice holder, I had to do something special for the couple with the wine glasses. After their names were etched, I applied glass paint and glued a Swarovski crystal to each one. I use special glass glue that doesn't come off. I wrote their wedding date at the bottom of each glass. If you click on the pictures you can see better detail. I love how their names are reflected upside down in the back of the glass.
So it was a productive day.
The other day I made a pillowcase for a friend who recently went through several months of chemo, only to have her breasts removed as soon as it was done. I figured she needed a pillow case on which to rest her weary bald head, so I made a pair for her. I used the green for the back of the pillow and the brown for the front, since brown is her favorite color.
These are fun ones that have a flap to hide the pillow. I got tutorials from here and here. Neither are ultra clear, and I ended up experimenting to get the end result. I think I will make up a tutorial myself. They turn out so beautiful though, I want some for my beds.
I also finished two purses I have been working on for a while. They got put aside for more pressing projects. I made them from this darling purse pattern. One is on its way to my niece in New Mexico. She just got confirmed last year. Her favorite color is lime green, I hope this is lime enough.
I'm keeping the other one and have my stuff transferred already . yay!
I am keeping with my pledge to continue to finish works in progress. Anytime I run across one, I stop all other projects and finish. It is such a fun and liberating feeling.
I hope you are having a wonderful day.