Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Christmas Star (wars)

I was cruising around the internerd just before Christmas and cam across a Star Wars snowflake. So I decided to make it.

Here's the site I found it on: Matters of Grey
Click on the PDF and print it out. Then use an x-acto knife (box cutter) to cut out the grey parts. It's that simple. And they have a whole bunch of different characters - I only made one this Christmas, Maybe next Christmas I'll have a Star Wars snow storm!

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Reflecting, before the crazy begins

It’s pretty close to the holidays and I’ve been so busy getting ready for Christmas, I haven’t spent much thought on the wedding. I know that once Christmas is over – I will have about 10 months before the wedding – and a lot of DIY’s to do.

So I wanted to reflect a little before the madness begins.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

The "Harvest"

So we hauled up our carrots...

First I'm going to show you a photo of my father's veggies.

Dad's Harvest - taken on my Blackberry.

The carrot is 16 inches long. And that is a potato next to it.

Now here are our carrots.

That is a regular sized #2 pencil - unfortunately - not a giant novelty sized pencil.

Our entire carrot harvest fit into one Tupperware container...

 ... half full. (that's LN giving his seal of approval - or something). 

Yes that is a regular, non-giant pencil next to my carrots. How's that for a crop? LOL!
But this is our first time, and we learned and next year we will do better.

They were really tasty though! Made a great snack!

Take 1

I have completed a bouquet! Well, the first draft of it.


From the top

Side profile
Please excuse the crappy-ass grainy photos - my camera does not take good photos in "low light" (ie inside or on a cloudy day).

Those flowers are made of crape paper. I showed them to my friend who is also my decorator and she commented that I have to make sure I don't get them wet or they will go all splotchy. DAMNIT! I didn't even think of that! So I'm going to take this apart and I'm going to make the flowers out of cloth.

Two steps forward, one step back.

I like the bouquet. I was planning on having it all beads, but it's just too much. So I think the flowers add some texture to it. I didn't want a lot of flowers, but I think I may add a few more once I put it all together again.

I got the bead tutorial from this blog, and the flower tutorial from this one!

On another note - today is 11 months until the wedding!! Excitement! I have lots to do though. I'm going to have to make a list and time table of everything I have left! 

You suck as a Blogger. Just sayin.

This is the Blackberry messenger message I got on Wednesday from my friend Sandi. And it's true.

I've had two posts ready to go now for the past while that just need me to get the pictures off my camera and attach them to the posts. Still not done.

And while we're on the topic how much I suck. I haven't been down to visit my new niece yet either. She is 12 days old today. I do have a mild excuse - I've been dealing with a cold and chest infection since she was born. But that doesn't make up for this weekend.

Time just seems to be getting away from me. I have too much to do and too little time. I would really like it if the day could have one extra hour - or maybe just Saturday and Sunday have an extra hour each. Of course, I'd just manage to pack that hour full of things too.

Anyway I'll take those pictures off right now and post them... now where is my camera?

Monday, 31 October 2011

I suck.

It's Halloween!

And it's been over a month since my last post - bad Beanie.

LN and I were sitting at home on Saturday night thinking "Man! We've got to get some new friends!" Not that there's anything wrong with our old friends - still love them lots! But many of them do not live in the same community as we do. This summer quite a few of our close friends moved away - it was a very sad time. No matter how many times I beg them to come back - they just don't listen.

Our friends that are left in this city all have small children (or are about to have small children)- and we do not have small children - well not human ones anyway. So while their lives are kept busy with diapers and bottles and play dates, my life is filled with... well bottles too, wine bottles! lol!

So I said to LN "That's it, next year we are either having a party or going to [my home town]" and he agreed that would be a good idea.

I called one of my bridesmaids today (to wish her a HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! That's right, her b-day is Halloween!) and told her this. Her response: "You know that next Halloween is your wedding right?"

DUH! It didn't register with either or us!

But it looks like I'm right! We will be throwing a party, but everyone has to dress up like wedding guests. And I will dress up like a bride.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Mr FedEx guy look and see. If there's a dress in your truck for me.

I got a call from David's Bridal yesterday, my dress is in!! YAY! My parents were planning on bringing my dress back with them this Christmas when they go up to Ontario to visit my sister, but they decided that they didn't want to be responsible for my dress. I understand that.

So I called DB to see how much it would cost to get it shipped. I was totally expecting them to say $100. Nope - only $25!! Woo hoo!! They guarentee that it will get here in one piece and it should be here in 7 days!!