Friday, May 15, 2009

Getting All Crafty

As if we didn't have enough going on with all our travels and renovations this past month, I managed to squeeze in a little craftiness on the side. The first couple weeks in May found me participating in a local craft boutique and organizing another Enrichment Night for church. While I normally enjoy doing both, it was a bit stressful to get it all together this time around. Thankfully it is over with and I can start relaxing for the next 7 or 8 weeks until baby comes. Wait, I only have 7 or 8 weeks? Maybe relaxing isn't quite the right word.

Anyhow, here's a little peek at what I made and sold at the boutique.

I sold sets of decorative wooden blocks, magnetic message boards, and scrabble tile pendant necklaces.

The necklaces turned out so cute. They deserve a close up.

And my mom convinced me to sell some last-minute baked goods as well. She really did all the work...and I took all the credit. We prepared two kinds of cookies--sugar cookies decorated with summer flip-flops and painted toenails AND monster cookies handsomely packaged in CD envelopes. The cookies were both adorable and delicious!

And finally our May Enrichment Night. The theme of the evening was "Simple Abundance". The tables were decorated with pots of wheat grass that I grew from seed and took care of for the past few weeks. I also made butterflies out of coordinating napkins to hang on the walls; and used the same patterned napkins to create signs for our display tables. The decorations were simple and cheery. Paired with our uplifting message and informative displays, I'd say it all came together quite nicely.


Kimba said...

Sigh. The craftiness! It's almost too much to bear!

I love how you displayed the necklaces. Really fun!

Now, on to the nursery...

Lucky Red Hen said...

Sigh (I'm copying Kim), I wish we lived closer :) Lovin' all your craftiness!

turleybenson said...

Those shoe cookies are so cute! I'm so glad this is all over. I'm gonna come help with the nursery.

Oooh how I wish.

Abby said...

BRIDGETTE! Once again, I feel so proud to be your friend! What a wonderful, creative person you are.
Someday we WILL live close together again. We shall. We must.

Five Little Monkeys said...

SO SO CUTE! You are simply amazing! I wish we still lived close! I sure miss those days! Missing you A LOT today!

4starmom said...

I really need some Hodson creativity. I'm totally going to have to copy the packaging cookies in CD envelopes someday.

Lisa Best said...

Wow Bridgette! I envy your craftiness! Such cool stuff. I love the necklaces :)