Monday, April 23, 2012

Satin Flowers

My brother is getting married next month.  His fiance chose beautiful wedding colors- Tiffany Blue, Hot Pink, and Citrus Orange.  My boys are all wearing ties from the different colors, my girl is wearing a sash with a huge bow, and with the leftover satin I decided to make flowers.  54 flowers to be exact.  A set of all 3 colors for each girl in our family, the bride's family, and for all the bridesmaids.

This project has taken 3 days so far.  The first day was spent cutting out 216 "petals".  My kids' stacking cups came in handy for getting the sizes just right.

The second day I singed (or melted, burned, dripped wax on- whoops) the edges of the circles to give them the flower look.  I used a candle instead of a lighter since I had so many to do.

The third day I sewed the layers together with a pearl bead in the center.  I think they turned out pretty cute, if I do say so myself.  I still have another day to wrap them all in little baggies and tie them up with cute ribbons and tags!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

April Titles

Jenna recommended this for book club this month.  It's the first in a series of five books.

Continuing with the fantasy genre, this is my personal pick for the month.

Rhonda lent me this- the 6th book in the No. 1 Ladie's Detective Agency series. I hadn't read the first 5, but I could just jump right in. I enjoyed it and would like to visit Botswana now. (The whole series has 13 books, so far.)

Another of my favorite talks from President Uchtdorf. Rhonda also lent met this book. It is such a pretty book to go with such a wonderful message.