However, apparently when the deliver company on Friday said they would deliver it tomorrow, they had a different tomorrow than Saturday in mind.
Boo. (We still don't know where the swing set is.)
Then I planned to tell you that Hillary and I had a great time out our friend's wedding Saturday night but that is kind of a one fact post (except for the drunk chick who fell in the fountain. No, it wasn't either one of us.)
We are all a bit older, a bit more gray, but it felt like those at our table had never left happy hour even though we haven't seen each other in years.
Here is a picture of us having a great time:
Hey look. We are both looking at the camera and not wrangling kids who refuse to cooperate.
All of that was a very long way to tell you that in this post, I will show you my craftiness. I found two things I wanted to make for the girls on Pinterest. I'll show you one today and one tomorrow.
Here is my inspiration:
I got two 12-inch styrofoam wreath forms and about 120 yards of ribbon and tulle in various colors, textures and sizes. (Keep in mind. That is for 2 wreaths.
Here is another shot.
Then I decided to cut the ribbon in about 12 inch strips.
That seemed a bit short after tying it around the form so I made them 14 inches.
Then I decided the form was too thick and I would just make my own circle to tie the ribbon on from wire. That was a 10-minute detour that ended in a dead end and I didn't even bother documenting it with a photo.
Back to the ribbon cutting.
There was a lot of ribbon to cut.
Finally, the tying. The first wreath I did was willy-nilly tying. The second, I did more of a pattern. You can't tell the difference.
So I tied.
And I tied some more.
And I tied some more until I got this:
Total time for both was about 90 minutes, not including the shopping. Each cost about $12 to make.
They are a bit, um, more wild than my inspiration but I am pleased with the results.
I am going to hang them on the girls doors as soon as I get something to hang them with.
Tomorrow, I will show you how I did the first letters of each of the girls' name with buttons on a canvas.