Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Goodie Bags

So, my birthday's next week. I'm having a dinner party with friends and I decided to make goodie bags. I had all the stuff to put inside, but hadn't done the actual bags yet. Yesterday, I finally sat down to decorate them. Here are six of them:
 Starting at the top left: it's covered in a dark blue paper, there's a wavy sticker at the bottom. I added green glittery plants to it, and underwater stickers. The middle one I covered with a green patterned paper, on top of that is a German book page and then an old photo. There's also a pink butterfly in the corner. The one on the right I covered with stickers of bugs, I put glittery grass at the bottom.
On the bottom row, the one in the right corner is covered with a Celtic-y print paper. There is a green ribbon the side and a picture of a rhino in the middle. The middle one has brown stripes as a background with another striped paper on top. There's an image of children on a bicycle and a button sticker as well. The one on the right is covered in yellow paper, you can't see it, but there's a green leafy rub on on the left side. There's a cowboy image mounted on green paper on the bottom (this one I decorated with one of my guests in mind).
Here are the other four and a piece I've been working on for awhile. Apparently my kitchen has better lighting, so this picture is a little washed out.
 The top left one I covered in strips of tissue tape, I have no idea how to finish it, everything I put on it looks wrong. The second one on the top is covered in music patterend paper, with a light blue paper on top and an image of ruins. The bottom left one is covered in a bluish regal pattern. There's another regal pattern paper on top of that and an oval, again I'm not sure how to finish it. The bottom right one is covered with a piece of patterned cardstock that I added clock images to and enhanced the patterns on it with glitter.
The butterfly piece, I have been working on since last February. Liz, sent me an envelope of hearts leftover from this project. I glued them on, rubbed alcohol ink on it and then got stuck. Then I started adding butterflies, most of them are from napkins, there's also a few stickers on there. I'm not sure if it's done or not.
Here's what my bags look like closed:
The pin wheels were originally supposed to go in the bags, but they're a little tall. I figure I'll have them on the table in a vase and have everyone take one as they leave. The roses are made of wood, and have wire stems, so I threaded them through holes in the bags.
The last four (or two), are drying, I plan to put them together tonight or tomorrow morning.

I'm really sick of planning my party. My menu is pork tips with noodles and a veggie and ice cream cake for dessert. I invited 10 people and am still waiting on a few to get back to me. Because of that, I can't have all the food purchased yet.

One of my supervisors said I get a whole week to celebrate. I don't think that will happen. I don't get a lot of mail, even for my birthday. Normally, I only get presents from my immediate family, since I'm having a party this year, I'll get some more, but nothing will stretch for a week.

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