Man, I’ve been busy! Totally didn’t mean to take a little blog sabbatical, but sometimes you’ve got to get your priorities straight. It’s only been, like, a week, or maybe ten days, so. . .
Wait. . . what?
What the crappity crap happened to my April???
I’ll tell you what happened to my April.
A wedding. That’s what.
The festivities were yesterday during a rainstorm that just didn’t want to give up. So, everyone’s hair was flat–except for two family friends from Florida (originally from Mexico, I believe) whose hair had amazing anti-moisture, volume-retaining super powers. My friend Noelle married a man from Lebanon whom she met while working at an orphanage there a couple of summers ago. So, she’s moving across the world–which is exciting for her, but kind of a bummer for the rest of us.
In unrelated news, I had an Arabic blessing pronounced over me that I might be married very soon. I did not really want this blessing, but the blesser-man was very large and had me and the Maid of Honor cornered. So. . . we’ll see how that works out. I will keep you all informed of any interesting developments.
If you’ve been keeping score at home, you’ve heard me mention a time or two hundred that I had volunteered to make the bridesmaid dresses. There were only two to make, the pattern I chose was simple, and I volunteered back in October. So, I had plenty of time–what could go wrong?
In spite of all my grand intentions, I couldn’t actually get to work on the dresses until after Easter, four weeks before the wedding. After three weeks of pretty solid work days (I was a little ill for a couple of days somewhere in there), excepting the days when I actually go to work, the dresses were complete.
So then, of course, I had to make a dress for myself.
What’s that? You thought I’d already made one? Well, that’s a whole other story.
Let’s just say, I did have a dress to wear to the wedding. I thought it was terribly adorable. I wish I could wear it every day. In fact, it may be making a totally random appearance in Me-Made-May.
That’s right. You heard me. It’s official.
I, Jenny of Bobbins and Whimsy, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’13. I endeavor to wear at least one handmade garment every day (except Saturdays) for the duration of May 2013.
All the cool kids were jumping off the Me-Made-May bridge, and I’m jumping off with them. (Was your childhood as plagued with the “If everyone else were jumping off a bridge, would you do it, too?” question as mine was?) It’s going to be interesting. And maybe a little weird.
I’m striving for no outfit repeats, but I’m not sure how that will go. I am planning to try mixing things up a little and wearing outfits I haven’t put together before. I’m taking Saturdays off because I generally spend my Saturdays at home cleaning or rambling outside. Or sewing, of course. If something interesting happens, I’ll try to document it.
But, I can’t make any promises. I had both my camera and my phone at the wedding yesterday, and guess how many pictures I took. Just guess.
Here’s the one picture I have because my friend Hunter was trying out my camera (and it’s not even of the actual wedding):
So. Much. Glamour.
I’ll see y’all later. I’ll be back with some people to thank and questions to answer.