I know, I know...for someone on a bloggy break, I'm sure posting a lot, right? Moving right along...
Wanted to show you this centerpiece I made for a New Year's Eve get-together we're having here with friends (notice I didn't call it a party. Real New Year's Eve parties involve cleaning your house and having no children present. These are the kind of friends who don't mind stepping over all the toys you have yet to find a home for, and they all bring their kids, because who in the heck can find a babysitter on New Year's Eve?)
Anyway, I saw this in a magazine and decided to try it. The concept is great, but the reality? It's either very cute or it looks like something my second grader made in art class--I can't quite decide. Still, it's a nice attempt at being festive. In case you're wondering, that's tinsel (on clearance!) in the glass vase, and craft foam (with a cardstock backing) sprayed down with glitter for the stars and numbers. I'll have it on a sparkly red tablecloth.
And honest-to-gosh, when I was drawing the numbers I was wondering to myself how on earth I was going to draw an even "8", until I remembered that we're coming up on, in fact, 2007, not 2008. And no, I wasn't even dipping into the champagne a little early.
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Happy new year, y'all!