Monday, April 8, 2013

Busy Bee

Hi you guys! It's been a couple of weeks since I got back from sweet Rachael's wedding and it feels like I have hit the ground running with lots of stuff going on in my life.  

The wedding was beautiful. We stayed in a castle! It was a very DIY wedding so we got to help with lots of the fun things like flowers.  The newlyweds spent many months leading up to the wedding making these paper swans.  Rachael is displaying the nuptial backdrop here.

 I made this flower halo for the flower girl. Making this made me excited to try again at the fake flower ones I was making last year. At the time I felt like I couldn't get the hang of it but something about these real flowers made it make more sense.
 The bridesmaids spent the day of the wedding making flower arrangements and putting our own bouquets together. That made the day even more special.  I was surrounded by so many artistic friends who I get to see so rarely. I came home refreshed and inspired and already homesick for my many wonderful girlfriends.

 Another thing that has happened? OH... we got a rabbit!!  Since I lost Lux I have worried about my current rabbit Rue because she is used to having a bunny companion. My husband and I have talked about it for some time and finally I went to the animal shelter the same day this girl arrived.  It was love at first sight.  Introducing Maxine. Or Maxi. Or Max. ( Don't call her Maxi Pad.)
 She is absolutely darling and so funny and active.  We are working on her friendship with Rue.  I think it's going to be a while until they really come around to each other. On nice days they get to go outside and have proven they can hang out in the same pen together.  Maxi is pretty indifferent to Rue right now and Rue seems to be curious about Max but is not ready to get too snuggley yet.
 We did get this brief moment that melted my heart. As soon as I got the picture taken Maxi nipped at Rue so it felt like we were back at square one.

This girl is a keeper, though.  She has us both completely smitten (though my husband will never confess to that feeling.)

 I have also been crafting like crazy!!  The big sale is just around in the corner and I also have a very special birthday party to decorate.  I'll be doing balloons, a cake topper, party favor boxes and several other things to make a soon-to-be nine year old's birthday even more special!  I'm over the moon with excitement for this!

What have you been doing in the last couple of weeks? How is your weather? Any bunny bonding advice?

Happy Monday!