Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Love is sweet.... forever and ever....

Oh my goodness there must be a lot of sweet stuff happening at weddings these days.  I continue to sell more "Love is Sweet" signs than any other sign currently.  Some of the girls tell me they are buying it for their wedding reception candy bars.  I have to admit, I wish I could follow along with the sign straight to the candy bar, I'm a candy lover.  

Some of the brides are buying them for their cake tables, or cupcake tables.  Some for other areas of their wedding.

Last week I painted a custom rustic "Love is Sweet" sign with the wedding date and last name.  This is really getting fun now:

I just wish I had more hours in the day to paint all the wonderful ideas regarding "love is sweet".  I do love to paint these custom signs!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Wedding and Pinwheels

We had a great time at the lake over the long 4th of July weekend.  I'll have to share pictures soon of the biggest trout I ever caught!  We caught a lot of other trout, too, enough to freeze for meals later.  That's a treat.  The big plus was we had sun all 5 days! 

The wedding I helped out with on Saturday turned out beautiful.  It was park-like setting and a gorgeous day.  The details I helped with were the pinwheels.  We had pinwheels up and down the main isle the wedding party used.  (There was an isle runner added after this photo.)    

Then we placed various heights of pinwheels around the reception tables.  We tried to set them up in groups of three, with the three main colors:  pink, purple and orange.

The center pieces for the 20 tables were vases filled sand and then the pinwheels.

Just a few days before the wedding I said, "Let's make pinwheel straws for the kids to use!"  Funny thing was, the adults were using them too, and at the end several kids came up to me asking for more pinwheel straws.


The friend who made the cake for the couple used more pinwheels we made as the cake decoration.  It was really cute.  The cake was yummy, too.  I always taste wedding cakes!

I made a bunch of felt pinwheels for the flower girls and bridesmaids to wear in their hair.  After making the pinwheel I just used the end of the thread to tie them on the clips.  For extra security I added a dab or two of hot glue.

This was a colorful wedding and it was a treat to make the pinwheels.

I also made a few rustic signs which we staked out in front of the facility.  The  bride asked the date be painted on the back of "WEDDING", so that she could hang their names and the wedding date in their new apartment.

Blessings, Heidi