One night I was searching for vintage/handmade wedding goods on Etsy.com And I stumbled upon an awesome idea... Wait for it...... keep waiting.... Pinwheels! There was a woman on Etsy that made her own pinwheels for her wedding. She actually has a pinwheel business. Her pinwheels, although they are beautiful, are a little too much for me to purchase. To me, the pinwheels remind me of fireworks... Which go hand in hand with July 4th, obviously. So, I've decided to make my own! At first I started at work just making a little one here and there out of post it notes. They're very simple to make. So, I compiled a list of things that I needed for making more of them... for the wedding. So, last Monday night I checked at Hastings' beloved Wal-Mart. And I bought quite a few items. And then a book of double sided scrapbooking paper in some crazy colors.To practice... And then I bought a book of one sided scrapbooking paper in mainly black and white colors.
After making two or three, it's pretty simple.
Here is one of my first ones...
Well, this Saturday I spent most of the day with my "brudder" Robert. Saturday morning, apart from Brian :(, I had to get to the post office before they closed to get my passport request sent out in the mail. I was never told that I needed my birth certificate for my passport, either. I know, I know... I should have known... After a little extra time trying to find my birth certificate around my house, I finally got my passport request out in the mail. So, in 4-6 weeks I should have it! Yay!
Robert and I dined out for lunch. And then we went to Walmart. We mainly just walked around. I then got my picture taken with the Easter Bunny! :)
Then we hung out at Brian's house and watched the new Jim Gaffigan DVD. I love, love, love Jim Gaffigan!
On Sunday Brian, Robert, and I headed up to Grand Rapids. I wanted to check out the Michael's and Hobby Lobby to see what they had for scrapbooking paper and if I could use anything for the pinwheels. Sadly, Hobby Lobby is closed on Sundays. So most of the time we spent in GR was at Michael's, Home Depot (new shelves for my future bathroom!), and Target.
And we finished with dinner at TGIFridays.
And now I'll leave you with several pictures that I took recently...
This would be Cognac. He stares at me frequently.
Brian and myself. :)
Me and my long hair...
And these next few are of my engagement ring on Brian's 1968 El Camino...
- Amy Faith
- I live on 6 deeply wooded acres in the boonies of Middleville, MI. I'm married to an amazing man, Brian. He's pretty much the best thing that has ever happened to me. I'm a big animal lover. I have 5 cats; Bella (6), Cognac (3), Georgia (3), Maggie (2), & Auggie (8-9mos.) We recently lost our kittens, Aesop & Amelia, to a battle with Feline Leukemia. I feel the need to mention them. They were amazing beings that showed unconditional love like no other cats I've had. I also have Cheech (9) that I'm fostering. We have two puppies; Charlie & Henry. Having a blast! I'm a dabbler in photography, photo shop, & crafts. I'm kind of a bookworm/nerd/geek. Yes, I have read the Twilight Series. No, I'm not obsessed. I love Shakespeare, Nathaniel Hawthorne, C.S. Lewis, and L. Frank Baum - among others, obviously.