Monday, August 16, 2010

Favors & A Mystery


My job, and a happy one at that, is to make wedding favors for the guests attending my son and dauter-in-laws wedding.  Goodness, did  I really just write that. Yes, indeed, I am getting another daughter and even a grand daughter. So I'm making little porcelain birds to put on the goody box. I think they are quite sweet looking. I hope they like them.

The mystery is this. How can it be that I can wire wrap tiny little beads reasonably well but not tie a bow? This bow tying business is tough. I think it took me longer to tie that bow than it did to make the bird. I'm not even going to tell you how many pieces of ribbon I went through. Is there some kind of bow tying school out there that I missed out on?  Is nice bow tying skill something you only get if you belong to a secret society?

10 comments:

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Congratulations, LeAnn. So happy for you and your family! (I think there are bow tying tutorials on the internet, LOL)

mairedodd said...

i think they look beautiful!
http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/article/three-perfect-bows
maybe this will save some time and frustration!

The Joy of Nesting said...

Ahhhhh little sister,

That is a question I have oft asked myself!! I have decided that we are missing a little corner of the girly girl chromozone!! Ha you laugh but think about it. Can you french braid? build a beehive hair do? walk gracefully perched on pencil thin 6in. heels?,keep a white frock white? paint a fine line of eye liner on yours or for that matter anyone's eyes? wear crinoline next to your skin? be comfortable all day in a strapless underwire pushup bra??? See what I mean it's that missing fragment of your GG (girly girl) chromosone that prevents us from tying pretty bows. :)

Oh but your little birds are just tooooo perfect. They bring a smile to anyone who see them!! And if you find you have some of the tiny ones left over I would love to give a few a good and loving nest to frolic in!!! :)

It's good to hear the complete joy in your loving MOG (mother of the groom)voice. For you dearest sister are truly deserving of all the good love can bring!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

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Patti said...

They will be absolutely wonderful!

Alice said...

Oh thank heaven--there's someone else like me. I'm so glad to hear I'm not alone! Never could keep my shoes tied, and never have been able to tie a sweet little bow that doesn't flip, or twist, or look hideous.

There are videos on how to do this, but I've never tried it yet.

The little packages will be so sweet!!!!!!

Janet said...

How very lovely! Noone could resist them! Im so happy for your Joy and glad tidings!

Sea Shore Glass Girl said...

How sweet are those?!?!?! I think your bows are just perfect :)

Cindy said...

Looks like things are really coming together! Your party favors are really beautiful - and your sweet birds are just the icing on the cake!
Cindy

Pretty Things said...

There will be some happyhappy people at that wedding!