Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Fanciful Designs Blog

Are these not just the most beautiful flowers you have ever seen? 
Whenever I check this blog, I feel so overwhelmed because of the things she can create.  


This will sound weird, but this is a testament to great materials.  Just like a beautiful gown needing the best silk or French lace to make it right, these flowers also need a hefty and archival paper.  A paper with weight and character.  Only a paper with those qualities could make such a breathtaking flower.  This woman is truly an artisan.  Check out all of her beautiful things at fanciful-fanciful.blogspot.com.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Lauren and Crismon

I was so excited to see Lindsey's post at greenapplephotography.blogspot.com!  This dress was so much fun to work on.... and the bride and mom are just way to cool. 

Okay, here is the story.  Julie Prince did the flowers for Caitlin's wedding a year ago.  I loved what she did with her wedding, so I was excited to work on a dress for her daughter, Lauren.  They were both so creative and so very happy.  I do believe that the better the brides energy, the better the dress. 

We ended up doing an asymmetrical pleated ruffled thing around the neck.  Nice description, huh?  I do enjoy organic design, so this one made me happy.  We also put the same motif around the hem.  Dang, I always seem to do that.  I do like the heft that it gives the hem, though.  

I delivered the dress and was able to see the beautiful yard this talented mom had done.  I just love meeting great people that open my eyes to how a garden could look.... or a beautiful home, etc.  It inspires me to "think" I will do more with mine. 

I hope you enjoy these photos and encourage you to check out green apple photography where there are many more beautiful photos of the wedding.  You can see the amazing work of Julie Prince there, or check out julieprinceflowers.com.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Random thoughts on snow and kids

Jack gives you an idea of the snow levels.  It would bury him whole, but his belly is keeping him afloat.  Jack is a good dog.  Someone dropped him off years ago at our gate.  We think the action was unthinkable, but are so grateful that he is ours. 

A beautiful and sunny day.  Isn't everything relative.  It wasn't more than 4 degrees out, but I was happy because it was at least sunny! 

This Christmas vacation was marked by 6 full days of constant down pouring rain or crazy amounts of snowfall.  Enough to drive me a bit crazy.  Oh, we even had enough snow to break a 4 by 4 in half, the board that holds the power lines apart a top of a power poll.  The break caused a bright light out our window and loud buzzing noise.  Enough to wake us in the middle of the night.  Now I know what happens at the source when the power to go off.  A bit unnerving. 

Another random note.  I noticed that the boys footprints are not that of toddlers anymore.  Their prints in the snow are not much smaller than mine.  To be fair, they did have their boots on, and I my normal shoes, but still, they keep surprising me with what they are capable of and that they are changing into big kids.  How did it happen?


Slade is eating snow.  He just plops his head in the snow and goes for it.  He can sit there for ten minutes eating snow with his head buried.