I’m still alive, I swear! I’m having a nice time at home. So far, I’ve been to my sister and future bro-in-law’s bachelor/bachelorette party and also had a nice visit with my former coworkers. It was really weird going back to “work,” and kinda sad, but nice to see everyone. Unfortunately, I don’t think I can upload any pics from my camera to my mom’s computer, so that probably means no blogging till I get back. But then I remembered I had these pics saved in my drafts to post after my sister had seen everything. So today, I bring you a totally un-foodie post, but fun nonetheless.
Awhile ago, I made my sister’s card box. These are plain, square nesting boxes I ordered from www.sunshinecrafts.com. First I cut out the center of the lid of the bottom box, and the bottom of the middle box, so the cards would fall through. Next I cut the slot in the middle box. Then I covered the top and bottom box with a shimmery gold fabric, then covered that with lace. Her dress is mostly lace and has gold tones, so I was trying to imitate that a little. The picture doesn’t do it justice, as the gold comes through much more. I used a hot glue gun and double-sided tape to attach everything, so it looks a hot mess on the inside. The middle box is covered with a shimmery ivory fabric and accented with a purple ribbon and blingy buckle. We’re still planning on putting something on the top box, but not sure what yet. I think it turned out pretty well!
For the bach party, Erin told me she wanted to wear a veil and hinted in a not-so-subtle way that she wanted a purple veil…
So I picked up about 2 yards (I think?) of shimmery purple tulle and a little black comb from JoAnn Fabrics. I also decided it needed a little something sparkly and came across the purple sequins. The veil is 2 layers and I just sewed each layer tightly around the comb and sewed the string of sequins along the edge of both layers. I’ll try to post a pic of her wearing it in another post!
I couldn’t leave Erin’s fiance, Jeff, out of the crafty fun, so I made him a shirt to wear. After much googling, I decided on this saying….
I got the black t-shirt for about $5 at Target and I got the paint at JoAnn’s. For the beer mug and engagement pic, I bought some iron-on transfers and just printed them right from my computer. I free-handed the letters with bright green paint, and I think it turned out pretty well! Everyone seemed to get a good laugh out of it, and I’ll try to post a pic of the groom wearing it too.
This little project was totally last minute. I came across the sparkly purple iron-on letters while I was getting the transfers for Jeff’s shirt. I was obsessed with them and had to think of something I could make to use them. So I decided to make a simple tank top for Erin to wear on the wedding day while she’s getting her hair done. I gave this to her as part of her bachelorette gift, and she seemed to like it!
Well I hope you enjoyed seeing the crafty side of WannaBe Chef! I have more things to show you, but can’t until later. Not sure when I’ll be back with another post, but until then, toodles!