Monday, June 13, 2005

weekend (craft) update

Ok, so it's Monday. The wedding is over, which means I'd better have finished all my wedding-related craft projects. And I am happy to say that I did.

I finished my alterations to the bridesmaid dress. It was still relatively unattractive, but aren't all bridesmaid dresses? The zipper never looked right, but I think that was mostly because I had to replace the it (first one broke while I was re-installing it) with one that was slightly heavier.

Crocheted shrug -- finished, although I think I actually wore it for all of 6 minutes because it was so hot at the reception. I passed the shrug on to my friend Carrie, so hopefully, she'll get some use out of it.

Embroidery wedding present -- complete & framed & gifted. Pictures posted later.

Jenny's jewelry -- completed, presented & worn (and paid for). Ended up with a necklace, bracelet & earrings.

Did I mention that I finished all of these projects with a *kickball* injury? Yes, I play in an adult kickball league (adult as in, over 21, but not as in "Debbie Does Kickball" -- www.kickball.com), and in the pre-game practice session on Wednesday, I bent to catch a kicked ball and jammed my right ring finger. I played the game, but I paid for it Thursday morning when it was bruised, swollen & hurting. I've got it taped up, but it still hurts like a mother. And it makes typing a bitch. So please excuse any spelling mistakes as I'm using the hunt & peck method as best I can.


Now that the wedding is over, I can not only work on non-wedding related crafts, but I can start the baby-related projects (not for me -- for one of my best friends). She's of English/Irish descent and his family is from Mexico, so I'm thinking of doing a baby blanket with shamrocks and chili peppers. I'll keep you updated.

1 comment:

laurie said...

woohooo!!! you are blogging!!!

Hey, I want to see pics of the shrug you made with the dress. Pics! Pics!