via Mrs. Parasol
via Mrs. Prairie Dog
via Mrs. Ferris Wheel
via Mrs. Tea Cup
While you can see I knew almost exactly what I wanted them to look like, I wasn't completely sure how to get there. To be honest, I've never really been a big diy person. Sure I've scrapbooked a little, but I wouldn't call them anywhere near professional. But as you've already seen, my mom was a diy pro, and I knew she'd help me pull it off. I remember talking to my mom last summer explaining my vision to her, and her telling me not to worry, that putting it all together would be easy. I had counted on my mom to help me with the design (and by that I mean design the entire things so that all I had to do was put it together), except as we all know by now that wasn't how life went.
Part of me still feels like I let myself down with our STDs. I'm not saying that I don't love how they turned out, but they fell short of my initial inspiration. And with my invitations I wanted to prove, to myself even if no one else cared, that I could still pull the invitations off on my own without my mom. And maybe it was more than that, maybe I wanted to prove that I would be ok. That even without my mom physically here to guide me, I still had some of her diy in me and could make the invitations I dreamed up happen, as well as the rest of my dreams come true.
Do you think I managed to pull it off? Any ideas as to what aspects actually made it to my final invitations?