so next july the girl i've been best friends with for the last two decades is getting married.
|that's us. we awesome.|
i got to go dress shopping.
|don't worry, she didn't buy any of these dresses. her real one is a SECRET.|
i get to stand up front and hold a bouquet (two actually....gots ta hold the bride's during the ceremony, y'know).
i get to wrangle children (which is any different than any other day how?).
and most relevant to the moment, i get to Help Make Stuff.
the current project is the flowers. we're making all the flowers out of fabric. danielle's made (and by made i mean cut out) about a quarter of what needs to be cut. she's halfway through the blue fabric she got. this week i received the yellow fabric. only thing about the yellow fabric....it's tulle. i don't know if you've ever dealt with tulle before, but i have quickly learned that It Is The Devil. for the first time ever, i've had to google how to cut something. apparently when you work with tulle you need a flat surface, a rotary cutter (although if you fail to possess one of those for some ungodly reason then the internet SUPPOSES stupidly sharp scissors will work), a metal ruler, and a cutting board.
and all of that is fantastic.
EXCEPTING for the fact that i am not Desiring to Make a Tutu or a Veil or Anything Like That. i want to make flowers. and i have a template for them!
which has failed me. for verily tulle is hard to trace things on, and harder still to cut intricate things out of. i have progressed to giving up on that and making circles, because circles are much simpler, yes they are.
circles are still making my life hard. tulle is stupid. i don't love it anymore. actually i don' think i ever did LOVE it.....i think i'm pretty ambivalent toward it, actually. i think i'm ambivalent toward most fabrics. i don't really care that much. except now i care about tulle a lot. because i have two yards of it, and i must make circles. and some strips. and experiment with it all. and try to make it work somehow.
because i have to.