In usual form, I've got about half a dozen things going on in "the lab" tonight. I took a personal day from work today...after all the chaos of the past few days (long story short, I've been to the vet 4 times in 3 days, and I'm writing this post to avoid the 8 o'clock critter med rodeo) I needed a day to decompress and regroup. So today I did some dishes, went to Michael's, and got inspired.
I've got one more boutonniere (I DID IT!! I SPELLED IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!!!) to make...these are kinda growing on me - they've taken some getting used to, and there's definitely a "right ribbon" and a "wrong ribbon" to use for them, but I really like how they've turned out.
Here's the group against a black background:
Here's a close up of MOTU's boutonniere:
I wandered Michael's for a good long time today, picking up and putting back. I eventually came on this for my flower girl's basket:
This is the box I got for our rings. After seeing this:
I decided that, though my cousin's kid (Patrick, he'll be 3) is adorable and probably much better at this than this kid was, I'm not really willing to risk it. So I'm going with a little treasure box.
As his ring bearer gift, I got a box that's one size up from the one for the rings (admittedly, they came as a set, and the smaller box wouldn't fit his name on it) and am painting it and adding letters in the wedding colors so he can have a little treasure box. I'll post pics once they're both painted, but here's the raw idea:
In other news, I'm considering opening an Etsy shop for this wedding stuff (specifically the flower stuff) once the chaos is over. Thoughts?