Tuesday, February 28, 2012

wedding crafts.

Card Box Gramps made for us!
It has been a busy few months here at craft corner! ha. I have been a busy bee making the wedding decorations and accessories. I tried to come up with a creative way to label the tables and Andrew and I thought naming them after the lakes in Northern Wisconsin would be appropriate. I looked up the lake maps on the WI DNR's website typed out the lake name, then printed them on texture paper. I think they turned out quite nice!

table signs
I have been trying my hand at jewelry making on my test subjects {the bridesmaids}! I have made some braided beaded bracelets in the fall colors, I am now just trying to clean up the clasps... a bit tricky. Any suggestions would be helpful!
bridesmaids bracelets
My first wedding project {besides the save the dates} were the bridesmaids earrings... they were so fun to make!  Next on the docket are the invitations and the bridesmaids hair pieces. I have got the design for the invitations done, now just working with the tricky wording. And the hair pieces just need to be attached to the barrettes! It is all starting to come together!
bridesmaids earrings
Don't forget to keep checking the wedding blog and Andrew's loon blog!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Runnin' Runnin'

Since I have been home, I have gotten back into running. I ran the Sampson Stomp 5k in January and the Steve Cullen 8k in February, and am signed up for a St. Patrick's Day 5k.
Samson Stomp 5k with Andrew, Hans, Aunt Mary, and mom!
The 5k was a bit brutal as I hadn't trained much at all and it was terribly cold out that morning. However, once the race got going the sun came out and it was perfect. Andrew led the way and finished first in our little family team with no training he rocked a 27:56 . Mom was hot on his heels (as you can see here), then Mary and Hans finished holding hands (insert awe here), then finally I rolled in last out of our group (not embarassing at all!). I finished in 32:38 , not terrible for no training. This St. Patrick's Day race you will see smoke coming from my shoes!

Mom and I bundled for the Steve Cullen 8k, the wind chill was -8 that day... brutal.
The 8k was a bit more challenging. I have never run a 5 mile race, and I had just four days before ran 5 continuous miles. I was nervous. It was so terribly cold out that I almost backed out, I am so glad I didn't. It was so rewarding crossing that finish line. Mom and I paced ourselves just to finish, nothing fancy, no injuries. So we finished at a verry slow time, but guess what, we finished.
So cheers to a very busy Mardi Gras weekend (working every night this weekend), stay safe and have fun!

Thursday, February 2, 2012