I've been busy crafting, but it's mostly been wedding-related. I've been trying to keep the wedding stuff from taking over every aspect of my life and online presence, but there are places where the crossover is appropriate. For instance, I'm doing the decorations myself.
I've been toying with various ways to make flowers, and have so far found a few methods I'm really enjoying. One of these is crochet.
I was a little skeptical about it at first because although I don't need lifelike flowers, I also didn't want them to just look vaguely flower-like. So it was with only mild anticipation that I tried crocheted carnations. At various points in the process, I stopped and squished it together, trying to see how it would end up. And it wasn't doing much to push aside my doubts. Somehow, when it was all done and put together though, it looked remarkably carnation-like.
So much so, in fact, that I made another one.
I'm going to make a few more, and then branch out (no pun intended!) to a couple of other types of flowers. Hopefully those experiments will be as successful.