I have been spinning a web of lies.... so many times I thought I'd get caught for sure. So many times, I was worried that I'd slip and say something that I shouldn't... or that someone else would unwittingly reveal my secrets.... Stress, worry, anxiety that I'd be found out... Oh so many stories I came up with, quickly and off the cuff... Gradually, lying became second nature to me and I was shocked by how really good I was at it... I must admit, every time I got away with another lie, I had an exhilarating rush! Such power, such incredible skills of deviousness and duplicity I possessed.....
Do you think I am a sociopath? No, I am just a mom trying to plan my oldest daughter's SURPRISE Bridal Shower! Youngest daughter and I spent her Spring Break making favors, buying decorations and paper products, ordering food.... and trying really hard not to let the truth slip to oldest daughter.
Sometimes I can't blog about what is currently going on in my life and my work. Usually, if I can't post about something, it's because a design has not been released yet, so it can't be revealed. Lately though, I couldn't show what I had REALLY been up to, because a certain daughter who is engaged reads my blog, and I couldn't let her know the truth!
So, this is what I have been up to.... For the favors and centerpieces, grosgrain ribbon dresses up plain clay pots from the craft store.
Youngest daughter designed and printed out tags for the favors. They were cut apart, layered with green cardstock, and glued to wooden stakes.
Spring is a wonderful time for a Bridal Shower- potted plants are much more economical than cut flowers, and bring life and cheeriness to the table setting. We bought flats of alyssum and dianthus and planted them into the little flower pots.
We set pots of African Daisies right inside larger clay pots for the centerpieces.
Another do-ahead activity was bundling the cutlery into a pretty pink napkin tied with grosgrain ribbon that matched the small flower pots. On the day of the shower, a sprig of fresh rosemary was placed in the bundle.
Lots more photos to come. Stay tuned....