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!)


Terri Thayer said...

Cute! I recently went to a birthday party at Color Me Mine, a ceramic making place. It was fun. Guess the kid in us never completely goes away.

Camille Minichino said...

I think we need some kid in us to keep it all together!

Anonymous said...

Terrific pics. The xoxoxox kid.

Kathryn Lilley said...

Speaking of diets, what was for dessert? Were those chocolate vases that were holding up the flowers, or is just that my chocolate-craving imagination?

Camille Minichino said...

Ha -- the vases were not edible, Kathryn, but there were Valentine cookies, homemade brownies and another whipped cream treat. Plus every attendee got a gift certificate for one cone from the creamery next door.
How else could it have been a party!

Betty Hechtman said...

What a fun way to launch your book.