Thursday, March 5, 2009

3 Days Down...9 To Go!

Seriously, the last three days have felt more like 3 weeks. We're working like mad women from morning till night. Yesterday as Emily and I were working we started joking about what it would be like to live together (her family of 7 and my family of 6), run a home business, cook dinner, make brownies for pack meeting, entertain and contain 9 kids, and home school in our spare time. I think we laughed until we peed. How ridiculous would that be? We got quite a kick out of it. In fact, I think we pretty much laughed hysterically ALL DAY LONG. Who cares about being tired when you can hang out with one of your best friends and have a great time together? I am so grateful for my sisters. I love them with all that I am, and I am so glad that they are my best friends. We are blessed to have each other. I'd be lost without them.

Ok, enough with my sentimental rant. Bring on the crafts!

These actually look so much better in real life. My pictures are a bit washed out. The colors and patterns are beautiful and rich!

This is my favorite so far. I love these papers together. So what do you think...should we leave them as is or embellish them? I like to embellish, but I have two nay-sayers that disagree. Give me your honest feedback here. I'm tough. I can take it.
Maybe.

34 comments:

Kelly said...

I like to embellish too so a little here and there won't hurt anything, right?? ;)

Kristina P. said...

I love the Pray one too!!

Shanna said...

I say embellish! Those are so cute!

Suz said...

When and where is the fair? I'm so excited for you guys! How do you hang these lovelies on the wall?

jenjen said...

Those are all darling. I love the papers you chose!

XOXOXO
Jen

Sarah@VintageChic said...

Those are BEAUTIFUL! Great job!!!! I'm always iffy on embellishing... afraid I'll do too much or not enough.

Valarie Lea said...

Oh my gosh that scotty dog is so cute!

Susan S. said...

CUTE, CUTE, CUTE! I say embellish 75% of them. I think MORE people than not would LIKE the embellishing extras! :)

The Kramer Angle said...

What would you embellish the letters with? How about if you antiqued them?

Lee Laurie said...

I think that it would be pretty if you embellished the 'P' in 'Pray' with a small ceramic cross. Just an idea. I love all of your pretty papers you chose too. I hope that y'all sell everything! Where is it gonna be held at?

Mandi said...

First off, YOU GO GIRL! I love them all and they look so good! I am leaning towards leaving them the way they are. Some simple ribbon embellishments would be fine, but the thing is you have to appeal to the masses, and sometimes that is hard. I think the papers are so cool that they are enough color without embellishments. Enough rambling, whatever you do will be fabulous!

Anna Sophia said...

(I am so excited for you!!)

Bring on the glitter!!!!

A little embellishment goes a long way. They need just a lil' sumin' sumin'. ;-)

BTW, 'pray' is my favorite too. It looks great. And I have those Amy Butler papers as well. :) Love 'em!!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

I say leave them as they are, the patterns are awesome!
I do have a complaint, though. This really isn't fair, you showing me this FABULOUS stuff, and I'm too far away to come to your show and buy it all up! :)

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

These are beautiful. Ya'll are going to have a great show! I love the PRAY. I think embellish it!

southerninspiration said...

Love, love, love them.......I might add one small embellishment.

Suzanne

Our Complete Family said...

Amanda, it is all so darling! I love each and every one of the papers you chose! It would be fun to embelish some and leave some plain.
Happy almost TGIF day girly~ Les

jennifer said...

embellish for sure! adorable!

Amanda said...

I love them all and think they look great plain. However, if you were to embellish, maybe just one or two of the letters? You have been working hard and it shows!

Xazmin said...

Those look fantastic! And looking at the previous post's pictures - I say embellish away!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Sooo pretty! Maybe embellish one letter as someone said before? Perhaps a ribbon of Charmin Ultra to really wow Octavius' mom. ;) ;) ;) (Told you it was versatile) They look awesome, and you can tell that a lot of work and attention to detail went into that. I'm impressed with how much ya'll got done!

Simona Walters said...

definately embellish most of them and leave acouple plain just incase.... Great Job by the way , I just started the letters too and mine so far are embellished

Shannon said...

Looks great! I think a LITTLE embellishment wouldn't hurt anything!

Becky said...

I'm all for simplicity and I think these look great. I wonder if I could somehow attach the "Pray" one to the twins when they are making me a bit crazy. It would be an excellent reminder. Would that be wrong?? :)

Becca @ Frankly My Dearest said...

lovely crafties, my dear!
I can't wait to see all your merchandise at the fair. Good luck finishing it all! And don't forget that I'm buying a frou-frou frame!!

Erin said...

I love these! So cute! I say embellish away girl!

Nicole ~ said...

I think these all look great. I say go for it and embellish them.

Kara said...

I found when I did craft fairs that everyone has different taste, and different budgets. I'd embellish some and charge more, but leave some plain for people who either like them plain or want to save $ and add their own embellishments.

Oh, and I love the "Pray" one too!!

The Graves' House said...

do a little of both. i like the embellishments on one or two letters.

kristal said...

i ALWAYS want to embellish more...i just try and hold myself back. you've already gotten great advice so i say "ditto":) whatever you do that craft fair is blessed to have you!

Julie said...

I just found your blog tonight and I love it!!!! You have such great ideas. I have a question about your post Better Late Then Never...I love the lamp and have the same fabric in my daughters room. Was it hard to make and did you make it from an IKEA paper lamp? Thanks so much!!!!

The Phillips Place said...

Girl, you are impressive!!! I find myself popping back over to peek at your handiwork again and again.

Embellishment, emschmellishment... I think they are PERFECT on their own. I love the "Family" one. Gorgeous! You could just stick with ribbon, which jazzes them up a bit but is completely optional to the customer. And that's my opinion...but you know what they say about opinions :).

Rock on, sista!

kristal said...

i was SHOCKED to see your wonderful comments on my blog, amanda! i thought you were a craft zombie these days:) i was so honored that you took the time to write and as always put a big smile on my face. the things you are making are BEAUTIFUL and are going to be the talk of the show. i can't wait to hear about it!!

melissa said...

I love the simpleness of them without anything~the patterns you chose are beautiful! Good luck with your craft fair!

Kris said...

You are a woman on a mission! I can't get over all these letters you're doing- it's amazing! Your choice of papers are absolutely perfect. Very, very nice!

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