B has been out of town for three nights, which means I’ve had time each night to work on Matthew’s birthday banner! What a load of work this thing is! I’m still not done, but it’s really close now. All the detail work is done and I just need to string it together (not sure how I’m going to do that just yet) and then glue the letters on. I probably won’t do those things until just before his birthday because storing it fully constructed would likely ruin it. When I set out to do this, I didn’t think it would take too terribly long. I forgot that I’m a perfectionist when it comes to crafts and parties. I have re-done many of the letters because they weren’t perfect. Some still aren’t – but I’m going to let them go!
Next up? I’ve decided to make a mobile for my friend’s baby shower with all of the advice cards that people fill out. I am very pleased to say that I came up with this idea on my own! I am not an original crafter – oh no! I’m a WONDERFUL copier of great craft ideas, but this one came to me with no prompting from Etsy or Pinterest. I AM SHOCKED BY THIS. I’ve gone to lots of showers (even my own) where people write very heart-felt notes and advice on some cutesy form or die-cut, and then you never look at them again. I loved what people wrote to me, but they’re now sitting in a box in Matthew’s cupboard. So what I’m going to do is make die-cuts of bees and honey combs (her theme is bees) and have people write advice on those. I will then take them all and make a mobile out of them.
I’ve never made a mobile in my life. I did scour Etsy and Pinterest for instructions or examples and found several – so I bought my supplies today. I am going to make a practice mobile to see if I’m even any good at it – I’d hate to ruin her advice cards on an ugly mobile. S0… I will make one that matches Matthew’s birthday theme and hang it above the table where we set up the food. Then – it will go into his bedroom after the party.
I don’t know where this crafting desire came from all of a sudden. I’ve always loved, loved, LOVED making invitations (can’t wait to make the shower invitations for my friend!!!) but beyond that, I usually start projects and never finish them. I’ve got to finish these projects – I don’t have a choice.
After the mobile – I will practice his birthday cake! The friend whose shower I’m hosting is a FABULOUS cake decorator – especially with fondant – so she is going to help me. She even reminded me last night that we have to do that soon – like within a couple weeks. I will post photos.
Here is the banner so far… it is different from what I posted last night because each card now has ribbon around the edges (in case you were wondering!).