Sunday, October 12, 2008

As Usual

I'm late with something. This time it's about my lovely Canadian friend Kristine's birthday. Kris honey, I'm so sorry I'm posting this a whole day late. Well I didn't forget her birthday. I mailed her early yesterday as we're a couple of hours ahead, but I did promise to come and blog that Kristine has wonderful news on her blog. I was going to go to the shops to buy fresh veggies and milk and stuff and then come home to blog.

Well another birthday party intruded. We were invited to a 55th birthday party for my friend Chris (yeah how coincidental is that) and at first Corné didn't want to go and then as I get home from the shops he phones to say that he has been nagged to go and has finally rellented. All good and well, but this is a masquerade party and we don't have masks. And this silly man tells me "But you're so creative, make us a few quickly". Hellooooo, I like to plan these things in advance and get all the goodies to make them pretty beforehand.

The upswing was that I quickly had to scratch in my stash of things that I don't throw out because I may need them one day. Luckily I have a card programme with a mask template so I quickly printed 2 blank masks off. For Corné's mask I found some black velvet with a gold thread through it that was barely big enough to cover the mask. I attached some black ribbon and his was ready to go.

For mine I found a "rag wash" look pink wallpaper sample, some pink sequins and pink gift bows. I wrapped a dowel stick with some pink paper ribbon and made some ribbon swirls and attached the mask to the dowel. I got a pic of the pink mask that I'll post in the week when I've resized the photos.

It's 90 degrees here at the moment so I new I wanted to dress very cool. I have a pink camisole with the exact same colour pink sequin empbroidery as I used on my mask and I teamed that with pink pants and gold high heel sandals. It didn't keep me cool, but I would have passed out if I wore a t-shirt. I also had chocolate cake for Kristine. A shooter made of Nachtmuzik, stroh a dollop of cream and a glace cherry.

Well as my mom would say, I'll even be late for my own funeral LOL, so big appologies Kristine. I hope you had a great birthday and to celebrate I made you a little mini in melon colours I hope you'll like. I called it Wench Wishes and this is a little preview.

You can get it here and to show your appreciation, you can pop over to Kristine's blog and leave her some belated birthday wishes.

And I'd like to say a special thanks to Benoit for her lovely comment she left. I'll be visiting your blog soon.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I'll chat to you during the week.



.: Kristine :. said...

LMAO!!!!! Renee, it's lovely!!! Thank you!!!! What is it with the Double D's and Melons?! WAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Off to snag some melon goodness!!! Thanks again darlin'!!! Mwah!

Mojo said...

Awesome colours! Melons for the wenc, who woulda thunk? lol

Kim B said...

LOL- awesome kit girlfriend and can't wait to see the photos of the masks!


Lainey said...

Renee I saw the LOs for the wedding album over at Kim's blog!!!! Truly awesome pages!!! Also, thanks for the goodie!!!

Carol said...

Renee, update this blog, will ya! HAHAHA Got something for ya on my blog! hehehe