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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Rustic Themed Wedding on: October 20, 2016 08:10:41 AM
My son got married on September 23.

It was a beautiful, relax and fun wedding. The bride chose a rustic fall theme for the reception, very appropriate for the venue, a historic park.
The bride was beautiful and the groom very handsome, they are great people and I am a very lucky and happy moher and mother in law.

I had lots of fun crafting all the decorations for the wedding and more important, I make sure to get the bride's approval of all my ideas.
I suggested a dessert table because the bride wanted a cupcake tower instead of a traditional cake, she loved the idea and it came out beautifully!

My son loves robots

First I made the cake net with a lace trim edge and a burlap bow. My beige crochet tablecloth was perfect in size and color for the table. The bride's grandparents bought her the rustic cupcake tower. I made pia colada mini bundt cakes, cookie trays, a meringue basket; my daughter made a pumpkin pie and an apple pie. The cupcakes and mini cake were made by the bride's friend. I bought the lace cupcake wrappers and Love is Sweet sign on eBay. The big Love sign was a thrift store find that I painted from red to white. My new daughter in law chose to display pictures of the bride and groom's parents cutting their wedding cake at the dessert table (my husband and I are the picture on the left 38 years ago).

I made 21 burlap runners  with  lace edging for 18 guest tables, one sweetheart table, one guest book table and one gift table.

Each guest table had  decorated mason jars with baby breath flowers and metal pumpkins that the bride bought, pine cones and fall leaves.

I made the tall vases out of  2 Pirouline cans, wrapped in twine and embellished with lace trim and pearl string.

The vases for the sweetheart table had a wire edge white taffeta ribbon printed with hearts and the Mr & Mrs sign matched the sign form the desert table.

The bride made the seating chart.

My other wedding crafts were:
Rustic wood signs. I freehand wrote the signs because I am really bad at using stencils.

Small Wood Crates, one with the bride and groom's initials and one with a bride and groom chairs, one with a bride and groom figurine and photo props.

Picture Frame with the new Mr. & Mrs. last name initial, a small wood decorate box fill with wood engraved love hearts and a white basket with bubble sticks for the send off.

Handmade Fans

And finally, bathroom baskets.

2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Looking for mini mermaid tail pattern (for a mermaid tails banner) on: May 25, 2016 03:33:34 PM
Thank you pottermouth, I found 3 patterns using mermaid applique pattern. I even found a mermaid garland pattern, so excited! Thank you so much for the suggestion.
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Looking for mini mermaid tail pattern (for a mermaid tails banner) on: May 25, 2016 10:54:03 AM
Hello ladies,
My son's fiance is having her bridal shower in July. The theme is mermaid. I would like to surprise her with a crochet mermaid tails banner.
I am not a expert crocheter but I can follow most patterns. I am looking for a small, I guess doll size mermaid tail pattern.
Help me, please.
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Easter / Re: Dollhouse Flower Basket on: March 28, 2016 09:23:45 AM
Very cute! I love the tiny flowers.
5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Easter / Re: Easter eggs or cascarones on: March 28, 2016 09:21:34 AM
Such a variety! I like so many of them; that green one with the palm tree takes me back to my adolescent years back in Cuba.
Great job!
6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Easter / Eggshell Cups with Chocolate Pudding on: March 27, 2016 08:09:20 AM
I made these eggshell cups for my family. I decorated them with a wedding theme because one of my twin sons is engage to be marry.
Bride & Groom eggshell cups, Pink Flower Girls eggshell cups for my granddaughters and family wedding party eggshell cups for the rest of the family.

This is how I serve them.

The eggshell cups are very easy to make:
Crack and open the eggs.
Empty the eggshells.
Sterilize the eggshells in boiling water for 3 minutes.
Dry the eggshells
Decorate the eggshells.
Place the eggs cut side up in an egg cartoon.
Pour pudding into the eggshells cups.

The little color spoons are from Daiso (the japanese store where most items are $1.50) that fortunately we have several of them in the Bay Area.

I must confess that even when I like how the eggshells cups come out, I am considering buying a egg topper cracker tool to have a perfect eggshell edge for next year; is the curse of my mild OCD and my preference for uniformity.

Happy Easter!  Smiley
7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Easter / Strawberry Cascarones 2016 on: March 10, 2016 12:15:28 PM
This is my third year making Easter Cascarones for my granddaughters. Because I only make 2 dozen, 1 dozen for each girl, I make them different each year.

This year strawberry design was really easy to make and they come out very pretty. The strawberry leaves are made with green crepe paper to give texture to the leaves and the "seeds" are painted on with gold permanent Sharpie marker.

The Strawberry Cascarones were already delivered to the girls. They are creating an Easter tradition of smashing Cascarones with their godmother. It has been really meaningful for their godmother because that was one of her childhood Easter traditions and I am happy to make the Cascarones for them.

8  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Easter / Re: Mini Topiary for my Easter Table on: March 10, 2016 12:06:12 PM
Very cute and 5 of them would look lovely as Easter centerpieces.
9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Easter / Re: Cascarones aka Confetti Eggs on: March 10, 2016 12:02:55 PM
Very pretty. I love the green one with the flowers. I think I found the design for next year Cascarones.
10  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Easter / Re: Spring Time Wreath on: March 05, 2016 08:59:24 PM
So pretty! I love the colors! Happy Spring!
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