Whenever I go over to Mari's house, I am always awestruck by the amazing projects that she has created. Mari is a craft goddess; and I always want to make EVERYTHING that she shows me. Well, Mari was working on some fabric flowers and they were just stunning. It was a pleasure just to sit and chat with her while she crafted away and I filed some scrapbook magazine pages that I'd been carrying around forever. Anyway, I asked the craft goddess to suggest a craft that I could do with my girls and their couple of friends that were going to come over for their birthday; and Mari offered to teach me how to make her fabulous flowers. Mari taught me how to make two, and I decided that I would do this craft with the girls; however, if I'm being completely honest (which I always am;) then I must admit that even though making the flowers wasn't difficult; Mari's were far better than mine. Mari just has this special touch that turns EVERYTHING into magic.
I had previously asked Mari if I could showcase her and her crafts on "The Bumpy Ride;" but she was shy about letting me do so. UNTIL, she informed me last week that she decided to try and sell some of her fabric flowers for the holidays. I encouraged her to do so; and she told me that she'd already thought of a name for them; "Shabby Blossoms." Mari told me that she was going to send an email to her friends, letting them know that she was selling the blooms; and when I received her email; I was blown away. I don't know why I was surprised at how professional Mari's photos looked; after all, this IS Mari that we're talking about; but man oh man, I think she's ready for the big time!!