Tuesday, February 10, 2009
The perfect party
There's nothing like the combination of books, crafts, and dessert! That was the scene at a launch party for "Malice in Miniature" on Sunday. Jasmine Clemmons, owner of Jazzy Crafts in Castro Valley, CA was the best hostess, providing supplies for making miniature flowers.
Our main project was making tiny vases of flowers. It couldn't be simpler. I've recently found a product, Flower Soft, which is basically bits of colored foam. You take a 2-inch piece of wire, dip it in tacky glue, then roll it in the foam, or pat the foam on, let dry a few minutes (stick into a piece of Styrofoam or the like). You then gather 4 or 5 of the flowered sticks and insert into one end of a bead. Add a little glue to the bottom. Pictured are some of the flowers, and also, for scale a life-size vase of flowers.
SO much fun!
And, oh, yes, some book business, too. (Don't you love the cropping tool -- the fastest diet!)