Last night, Middle Child took his girlfriend to the homecoming dance at his school. Earlier in the week he asked me to make her a corsage. When I asked what colors we were doing this in, the answer I got was "red and black." Anything special you'd like me to do with it? "Nope, just work your 'mom magic' and it'll be cool." Okie dokie...challenge accepted!
After a quick trip to Michael's for the wristband and flower, then a hop over to JoAnn's for some lace and ribbons, I was ready to play. I grabbed my needle and thread, stitched the lace to resemble leaves, made some loops out of the ribbons and anchored them with a few stitches. Then I dug out my glue gun, plugged it in and went to town. This is what I came up with:
Red silk rose, red 1/8" satin ribbon, 1/4" sheer black ribbon, black lace, and borealis stretchy wrist band (you'll find them in the wedding section for about $4 & they're amazingly easy to work with).
Here's Middle Child "allowing" me to take a picture before his sweetie arrived. He took her to her school dance last month and I wasn't able to get any pictures. He's growing into a fine young man!
And here they are! She LOVED her corsage, it matched her sweet little dress perfectly, and YES, her hair is pink/red/burgundy. Normally it's brown toward the back and on the sides and front is colored like a rainbow. On most people it would look freakish, but on her...it's just too stinkin cute for words!
In heels she's about 5'10" which is perfect for his 6'2" lanky frame and they're absolutely adorable together. The end of this month will mark 7 months for them and he's still as crazy about her now as he was while he spent 3 months working up the courage to ask her out.