For quite some time I have been contemplating what to do with my blog, should I close it or continue with it. It seems like life is so busy that I never have time to dedicate to it. After much thought I decided to revamp and continue on with it. My blog has served like a good friend all these years and how could I turn my back on it. I also decided to open up a little shop to sell my jewelry creations. I keep making more and more jewelry so I decided why not. The only thing about the shop is, I'm going to Kim's event at the end of the month and I will be vending so what doesn't sell at the event, I will list it when I home back. I have to say I'm inspired by the fresh new look (Hope Karney created the amazing layout) and I feel like it's been a while that I have felt that creative spark that I have missed in my life. I hope you will all continue to follow me on my creative path.
I know it's been a while...it just seems so hard to update this blog in a regular basis. I was asked to create a bouquet for a bride a couple months ago. She wanted me to use all of her new and old pins get family has collected for her. I never made one of these before and I didn't think it would be too difficult to create. Well after a little research on how to create them, I aligned on an approach and dove right in. I really enjoyed making it and it's hard to create something for someone when you personally don't know them but Ginger did end up liking it. For the base of the bouquet, I used remnants of an old wedding dress from the 40's and used the rhinestones as well. I thought it was appropriate to send a little old down the aisle with her. If your wondering what technique I used to create the bouquet, I used floral wire, wrapped each pin to secure it to the wire and then gathered all if the pins once they were attached to the floral wire. I wrapped the handle with floral tape and the wrapped the handle with the wedding dress remnants. My recommendation is to take your time wrapping the pin to the wire so the pin is very secure. These types of bouquets are so pretty and I love that family members can donate pins to add to your bouquet.
Well I'll try and be more proactive on keeping up with my blog. It's like I have been neglecting a friend.
I am happy to announce that I will be teaching a mixed media project at Birdsong this summer at Karla's lovely cottage in Lawerence, KS. Registration is currently open to past attendees first and then if there are spots open, she will open the registration to new attendees. I had such a great time last year and it was such a wonderful experience meeting new and old friends. A slight twist this year, it is the same weekend as West Bottoms Antique district in Kansas City and I can't wait to do a little shopping with all of the ladies! My dear friend Andrea will also be teaching with me as well our lovely hostess, Karla.