Finally you guys. FINALLY. I get to introduce a project that we’ve been keeping a secret for five whole months. Do you know how hard that is? Seriously. It’s hard. Last summer, I decided that I wanted to create How To content specifically for APW. I mean, to hell with poorly photographed How To posts with instructions I could barely read, let alone bring myself to care about. (Measure 8.5 inches and then cut with a slight jagged edge? Shut up.) To hell with projects that would clearly cost me a month’s wages, and then take another full month to execute. (Glue painted bottle caps all over my living room walls as wallpaper? Shut up.) I wasn’t having it.
I wanted to create some How To content for lazy girls like me: projects that looked pretty, were cheap, and resulted in items that were actually useful. So I teamed up with Elizabeth of Lowe House Creative and Emily of Emily Takes Photos, and along with APW staffer Kate, we retreated to Elizabeth’s family’s beach house outside of San Francisco for a few days, for what became known as the APW Craft Extravaganza. And I mean “craft” in the loosest possible sense. I am not, in any sense, a crafter (though I do know how to design and sew clothing from scratch, and how to knit, but those are practical skills I learned on my mom’s knee).
Starting tomorrow, you can get details on how to make some easy (and actually useful) projects for your wedding, and also have fun doing it. Because we had fun. Proof is in the outtakes:
That’s right. In that last picture I am totally posing as the cover my book (kinda like when we took those author photos). YOU’RE WELCOME. It was good times, you guys. But we also did a lot of work. And because of that, you get some really good stuff. You can expect this magic, coming right atcha:
- Lazy Bouquets
- Crafty Centerpieces
- Lazy Escort Cards
- Crafty Escort Cards
- Lazy Bridal Veil
- Crafty Bridal Fascinator
- Lazy Table Runners
- Crafty Table Runners
- And more…
You guys… it’s going to be epic. First post coming at you tomorrow, and then one every Thursday. Let’s do it.
Photos: Emily Takes Photos