Some Scenes From The Weekend
After spending the better part of last week in a conference room in Chicago experiencing PowerPoint overload, I was seriously craving some concentrated time with my girlies + a dose of "hands-on" goodness to temper the technology overload... Luckily we had a giant "to do" list of projects for Audrey's upcoming birthday party, so there was plenty crafty stuff to keep us busy.
I started working on a centerpiece for the "cupcake table" using a branch from the backyard + some tissue paper, ribbon and embroidery thread. It's a time consuming enterprise (I'm thinking it'll take me the better part of the week to finish), but wrapping the thread around the branch is really zen, so that's a plus. And, I'm really digging the way it looks, which is usually not the case with my DIY endeavors.
We also managed to hammer out the fabric garland...actually I should say that Audrey managed to hammer out the fabric garland, as she made the whole thing 100% by herself. Huge. When she first started, I could feel myself getting all Bossy McBosserton... all "you need to cut the strips smaller" and "why did you clump all that yellow together", but then I quickly squashed my control-freak tendencies and just let her go for it. It was her gig, and she was so freakin proud, which is the whole point, yes? And for the record, her laissez-faire attitude resulted in an end-product far cooler than anything I could have made.
Other weekend highlights included lots of swimming, Bryan's (really yummy) homemade manicotti -- because nothing says 100 degree weather like a steaming pan of cheesy pasta ;-), and more necklace making (the necklace thing might be getting a little out of control...just sayin).
Hope you guys had a fantastic weekend!
I had to include the photo above that Audrey took at Sam's art show on Friday...she was tapping into her inner sartorialist.
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