Knitted Centerpiece O’Love ’07
I think I mentioned before that fellow Austin Craft Mafia member, Susann, eloped a couple of months ago. She and her hubby are throwing a big bash tomorrow night to celebrate and as our gifts to her, she asked if each of us from the group would make one of the 8 centerpieces she needed. There were no rules at all, other than they needed to be done by tonight. IMHO, this is a brilliant idea–gets people involved and cuts down on bride-stress. Go Susann! Knowing our group of girls, there’s bound to be some wacky table baubles showing up–Jennifer made a wedding terrarium that I’m totally jealous of! Conversely, and for a change, I went traditional.
I bought a square vase at a craft store and filled it with hydrangea from Whole Foods. The vase is covered with four pieces that I knit out of Leigh Radford’s Silk Gelato by Lantern Moon, and then seamed together. The color, “Melon”, actually reminds me a lot of the iridescent pink of Susann’s dress that she’ll be wearing. I was lucky enough to be with her when, upon my insistence because it looked so friggin’ beautiful on her, she bought it. But I digress..
The centerpiece is finished of with a silk ribbon I got on-line at MJ Trimming. Super simple, but pretty. Well, at least I think it is. Hope Suzie Q likes it, too!
Ok, off to a date night with Dave. We’re going to the Alamo Drafthouse for dinner and a movie. Have a great weekend!
MJ Trimming rocks! I love their store in NYC; I can easily blow a week’s pay there. Love the centerpiece!
Every time I’m in NY I say I’m going to get there, but it hasn’t happened yet. I made Teva Durham promise to take me–I’ll make sure to bring a credit card! 😉
your creation is beautiful.
You were knitting this at the Craft Mafia meeting weren’t you! Tricky devil. I just blogged my terrarium centerpiece today too.
The centerpiece it awesome! I love the colors of the Silk Gelato. Too Cool!!! 🙂
I love it! Very beautiful, and yes less stress on the bride. I think it is a brilliant idea for her to have you guys chip in. LOVE the beautiful yarn!