Honoring the Bride

October 18th

Emily, a friend I love dearly, is getting married in January. She’s asked me to be her maid of honor. I couldn’t have been more honored, and of course celebrated my new title (Africankelli, MOH) by sewing up 18 wristlets for her bachelorette party.
Em is a smarty who attends MIT and lives in Boston. Her beau lives in Seattle. They are of course getting married in Mexico. And did I mention she is from Arizona? This left me geographically strapped on how to plan the MOH related festivities. I probably dropped the ball. Thankfully, one of her school friends stepped in.
I cannot attend her bachelorette party, tentatively scheduled for this weekend, so instead I did what Martha would do. I sewed. I made cards. I embroidered white undies with her new initials for her “something blue.”
The care package ended up with these included:

Bridesmaid pouch

For the other women in the bridal party. Her colors are brown and gold. I thought I’d throw a little pink in there too.

Bridesmaid pouch #2

For those “bacheloretting” this weekend.

E and J

For Em, in case she forgets the day she’ll be casada en Mexico con Senor Juan.

These were fun to put together. I’m bummed I won’t be there to celebrate her fleeting singlehood, but I know she’ll forgive me. Or better yet, won’t remember that I wasn’t in attendance.

Hasta Lunes,

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12 Responses

  1. Girl, you are too much !! (of a good thing 🙂

    Sounds like it’s going to be a fun wedding!

  2. oh pooh that you can’t be there! but, with that MOH “ceritification,” why you should use it behind your name, professional-like. it keep them wondering, no?

  3. Ok, I called you Martha Stewart Little…but I think you put Martha herself to shame! Where in the world do you find time to do all your exercising, baking & crafting? I want to be Kelli!!!!

  4. Awwwwww, no wonder you’ve been so busy sewing!
    That’s a lotta wristlets!
    Very nice!

  5. So cute and creative! You’re a great friend!

  6. That is really fantastic. I’m sure they’ll all be blown away!!

  7. Martha would be so proud!! Your full of fantastic ideas & I’m sure they’ll love it.

  8. so where are the undies???? (hee hee hee)

    very cute wristlets. i am sure the girls will LOVE them. (and great fabric!!)

  9. Those wristlets came out cute! Love that whirly fabric 🙂 Have fun this weekend, MOH to the stars!

  10. wow! what a great friend you are, kelli. always making for others…from wristlets to baked delights and more…but i’m wondering, do you ever sleep? how do you fit it all in?!

  11. Pretty darn cute, if you ask me.
    You’ve really gotten the embroidery thing down.
    Good for you Kelli.

  12. You are truly amazing!