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Thursday, December 12, 2002

Sara: Publicity slut

Going Bridal is #18 in Yahoo's Top 25 Sites of 2002 list. Awwwww.

There's some great stuff on the list, including the 1980 JC Penney catalog. Which should frighten you, especially this. I had that Here Comes A Brownie/There Goes A Brownie t-shirt, and I luuuuuved it.
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Wednesday, December 11, 2002

Sara: Cool books

Reading books about creative projects is almost as much fun as doing projects, right?

coverNew Decoupage: Transforming Your Home With Paper, Glue, and Scissors is one of those books that makes you look at every surface in your house and realize that it could be sooo much better. Contemporary Decoupage is also a favorite.

The fabulous woman behind Crafty Chica has a new book coming out in January, LA Casa Loca: Latino Style Comes Home. I predict it will be wonderful.

I'm slowly being seduced by bookmaking. I know I will cave eventually. This book looks like a good place to start: Bookworks: Books, Memory and Photo Albums, Journals, and Diaries Made by Hand.

Two books on making things that look like flowers: The Artful Ribbon: Beauties in Bloom and Tissue Paper Flowers (Klutz Press). The ribbon flowers are gorgous, and the paper ones are just fun. I'm not thrilled with the paper that comes with the book, though. I think crepe paper from Michael's would probably have a bit more personality.

Do you like breaking things? You'll like Making Bits & Pieces Mosaics: Creative Projects for Home and Garden!

Magazines: Threads, Martha Stewart Living (which should not be confused with Is Martha Stuart Living?), Readymade.
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Tuesday, December 10, 2002

Sara: Arrrr!

Dennis and I are going to see the String Cheese Incident on New Year's Eve! Yay! He's writing about them for Jambase and got us guest listed. We didn't think we'd be going to a show this year, since ticket prices are $60+, but we can afford Free.

So, the theme this year is the Time Traveller's Ball. We've decided to be pirates. Arrrr. Mostly because pirates are our answer to everything. And it's a good costume in that I can wear my comfy black boots with it. We're going to be rather half-assed pirates, though, since I have roughly zero time to work on costumes. I'm pretty sure I have all the relevant fabric in my stash already though, which is a good thing!
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Sara: I bring you tidings of great joy

Ship of Fools has released the 2002 12 Days of Kitschmas collection. The bouncy wedding church is even better than my other favorite misguided inflatable, Titanic thrill slide (wheee! I'm plunging to my icy death!).
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Sunday, December 08, 2002

Sara: Dennis puts more stuff on his head


Today I made an Advent wreath at church. Here is Dennis modeling it later. It's actually not intended as a hat, but of course it had to go on his head.

re: the bat stamps. I want whatever is the farthest thing from the Love stamp, and they're not selling the carnivorous plant one anymore. Although I'll probably end up going into the second ounce and it will end up not mattering anyway, since I'll be lucky to have 4 stamp designs to choose from, and one of them will be Love. There is a nice 60 cent Grand Canyon stamp which would look good with the envelopes.
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Sara: I swear I was paying attention in church today

But of course a teeny part of my brain was thinking about traffic flow for the wedding while I was enjoying my debut as usher today (I am pleased to announce that everyone got a service bulletin, and no one was directed out to the parking lot for communion) before the service.

Here's an interesting fact: we don't have pews. We have chairs. Nice upholstered chairs, but they don't have anyplace to hang frou-frou bows and is it even legal to get married without pew bows?

Which means that, if I don't want to risk a visit from the wedding police, I have to come up with another form of decoration, or possibly invent something that can hang off the back of the chairs. Didn't Martha do a cool thing with paper cones one time? I suppose that could work. There is a wood frame on the chairs, so I could probably cram the hanging ribbon down into the crevice between the wood and the upholstery and make it stay. [ok, so I really just want to have pew decorations. does that make me a bad person?]

As I've mentioned before, we have two aisles instead of a single center one. The aisles are on either side of the organ and the AV booth, which has 3 short rows of chairs in front of it. Probably parent seating, ultimately, unless it seems too much like putting them into a pen. Step away from the parents! Back!

I figure we'll have the church about half-full. We're not doing the bride's side/groom's side thing.

I talked to a few people while we were making wreaths today, and determined that I can get those big foam slabs taken down from the ceiling. They're sound baffles, by the way. Isn't that interesting? I'm now thinking that since I want to have a bunch of stuff hanging from the ceiling, I'll use lengths of PVC pipe to make hanging it all easier. Arrange it all on the pipe, then hang the pipe from the hooks that are already there for the sound baffles. I must think this through a bit more, of course, but so far, I like it.
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