Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Sweets

One wedding detail in which I haven't been indecisive is the dessert. Instead of a cake I envisioned a table full of a variety of cookies and bars made from family recipes. So, to prepare for the big day I have slowly been collecting a mix of white trays and cake stands. I've also begun "testing" recipes to make sure the cookies/bars will look good and will hold up in the freezer for up to a month and still taste divine when they're thawed. So far, so GOOD! 

The first batch was my Aunt April's mint chocolate cookies. 
I think I like them on the cake stand.  

Can't you just picture all of these plates full of sweets? AH! I can't wait.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Countdown to Wedding

Alas, I’m back to updating the blog!
I was recently sidetracked with a couple of awesome side projects which I will reveal in the future. Those deadlines have been met and now I’m forging ahead with wedding planning-palooza.

The big decisions are made: Who/What/Where/When
The little ones have not been made: How

Being a crafter, I have visions of DIYing the heck out of this party. It’s January so time is on my side. But things often sneak up on me that I’m not planning on so I’ll take it one project at a time.

Stay tuned. Many updates to come.
(Cake topper by cornflakegirl on Etsy )

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

2008: A Frantic Finish

The holidays were without a doubt a very busy yet very fun few weeks. I am going to post some pictures of the holiday hubbub along with some pictures of projects I completed along the way.

Monkey Mania:

Shannon's fiancee Dave received a monkey and the little guy couldn't stop staring at Shan:

Isaac is another recipient of a monkey - I can tell this monkey will be loved:

Scarflettes for my Grandma (pink) and my future mother-in-law (blue):

A photo mosaic of my dad's cars:

A couple of birds to put on Etsy:

All the while making time for decorating the tree, participating in wedding shower silliness, and snowshoeing through the beautiful northwoods:

Now for a very productive 2009! More crafting, visiting family, and oh yes, a wedding!