Sunday, February 15, 2009

What Ever Happened To The Day Of Rest?

Did you ever have one of those days...where at the end of the can look back and say, "Holy crap, did I ever get a lot done today!" Well, I had one of those days yesterday. My "to do" list was long, but knowing I had a three day weekend, I wasn't really concerned. I just dug in and got going. Things just all fell into place and things that sometimes don't work quite right, worked right. Irv and I even spent a couple of hours in the afternoon running etsy errands...buying supplies for the new idea I have for MyOtherShop and even grabbed some great sandwiches at PotBelly. There was a guy in there playing guitar. It was great!

I even found the fabric for the card box for Tresa's reception. We have been looking everywhere for something that goes with her color and floral theme and haven't been able to find a thing. I found it yesterday. Cute green fabric with tiny little ivory branches with tiny little ivory leaves. I'm going to cover a box with a slot for people to drop their cards in, and the florist is going to put some orchids and greenery on the top of it! Woo hoo! Now I just have to figure out the easiest and best looking way to cover it....glue, carpet tape or actually sewing it to fit the box. Not sure yet.

Tresa's necklace is done. She thinks she is getting it next Saturday at her dress fitting, but I am giving it to her at the shower today. I sure hope she likes it. I have this nervous little feeling. It's hard to create such an important piece of jewelry for someone with very little guidance...and I do not make jewelry as I've told you in the wish me luck. I'll post a picture of it tomorrow so you can see it.

I also hit the resale shop this week and found some interesting little pieces that will be turned into kick butt pieces for MyOtherShop! Quite a mix...picture frames, candlesticks and a very unusual bunny! You can see the before pictures and then when I'm done with them I'll post the afters! What fun!

Well that's going to be it for today. I really need to start getting myself presentable for the shower today. Have a great day everyone!


Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

Sounds like a super-charged productive weekend! I used to cover boxes with fabric using a spray on tacky glue product. If you let it dry alittle before placement, it isn't totally permanent (great for smoothing wrinkles). But it is permanent enough for a one=time use piece that is just going to "sit" there. Really permanent adhesion means "perfect the first time you lay down the fabric."

Kathy said...

Thanks for the suggestion Cecile. I appreciate it. I have a few weeks, but when I have something that needs to be done...I like to get it done. I'll probably work on it this week.

Thanks again!

aliceinparis said...

Have a great time at the shower. I know she will love her jewelery! Looking forward to seeing it:)

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Okay! You just put my cupcakes and movies weekend to shame-Okay, so I designed two new jewelry pieces and packed my beads away to make room for my acrylics and canvas! But, nothing like you and Irv-way to go.

I'm sure your daughter is going to love the necklace, who knows her better than mom! (And she's past the age of donning a new style and accompanying personality each week!Aah puberty!!)

Have a great week, Kathy! and Irv ;)

LeelaBijou said...

Wow!, What a productive weekend! ^_^

Beth Jaffe said...

What an exciting time! Hope all goes well at the shower and that your daughter just loves the necklace! Best of luck!

Plaidfuzz said...

I wish I would have gotten this much accomplished today, lol.

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