Not too long ago I mentioned a book called "The Big-Ass Book of Crafts."
Well, I finally bought it. I went to Barnes and Noble, headed straight for the craft section and found it right away. I had to keep from purchasing several other craft books because I didn't want to overwhelm myself. One at a time is plenty.
And this book is pretty much awesome. Not all the crafts in there suit my taste, but enough of them do and many of them can be tailored based on picture and color choice to work for anyone.
And while this didn't come from any ideas in BABOC, I also am in the process of making my own wedding guest book. It's not made-from-scratch or anything, but I bought a small scrapbook, gutted it, filled it with regular paper and decorated the cover. I'm not quite done with the inside yet, but it's been lots of fun.
I'm really excited about the possibilities — I like the idea of creating something tangible, even if it is just tweaking it to make it look cooler.
For now, my crafting will all be wedding-related, simply because that's the most time-conscious thing for me to do.
A few projects I have in mind: signs for the reception, favors/attendant gifts, ceremony programs and kids table activities.
Soon I'm going to be exploring the crafting underworld of Columbus — any advice on where to begin?