My invites turned up

I designed my own wedding invitations on photoshop, using the paper stars I made as a backdrop and some fonts I found free on the net. Sadly my printer is throwing a major wobbly, typical after buying two fresh packs of cartridges, so I had to go to that printing company that insist on spamming my inbox every day (you know who you are). But I am very pleased with how they came out and I did get free envelopes. Now I just need to find a pink pen to write them with….. Eeeeh exciting!!

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A lot started, little finished

I have been really bad at blogging again! So very sorry. And in my own true style, I have started a lot of projects, but finished very few of them! I thought I would nip on and show you a couple of the things I have been up too however. So at least you can see I am doing something… even if I am not getting very far.

ImageFirst of all, we have these lovely little felt hearts on sticks. I really do have a hate hate relationship with hand sewing, but it is something which I can get on with at work on my lunch so is a good project that I keep dipping in to. I have made about 35 of these bad boys so far in various colours but I think I need about 100 of them in total. My plan is to put these in recycled glass bottles to become a part of the table decoration.

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The other thing I have been up to is making tiny little origami ‘lucky stars’ I love how these look under glass and they are so sweet. The idea as well as that they are supposed to be lucky, especially in terms of ‘love’ so I really like the idea of having these scattered on the tables, or maybe in jars or glasses. I have however only filled two ‘small’ jars so far. This might be me biting off more than I can chew!

I do have some other bits and bobs on the go. Collecting jars and bottles, and considering how these can be made to look prettier. Myself and my mum are trying to plan growing some late flowering plants in a hope the frost wont kill them off before the day. I am not planning on using a florist  and my initial plan was not to have any real flowers at all. I want the bouquets to be hand made by me and my bridesmaids with fabric flowers, buttons, feathers, sparkly things. So the addition of the grown flowers will be nice if it works, but I am not going to rely on the UK weather keeping them alive until the end of October. It is a nice thing to be planning with my mum though and feels like we are working towards something else. My sister in law has also started the prep for making my dress which is very exciting! This is obviously the bit I cant wait to see finished. 

 

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Pinterest Wedding Board

Thank you to those of have liked of begun to follow my blog as an adventure into wedding craft! I thought I would start by sharing my pinterest board with you all. Its a work in progress but such a useful tool for collating idea. If you would like to check it out please visit http://pinterest.com/monstermagic/wedding/ 

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To craft a wedding

Well it looks like I will be getting married this year! Now I am not the kind of person who has always had a dream wedding in my head, in fact quiet the opposite. The idea of all this planning and cost and this very contemplation of a theme has quiet frankly scared the living daylights out of me! I mean since October I have been trying to work out just what me and Chris are like so I can come up with a theme and I just haven’t been able to muster one up. The only one thing I have been certain on the whole way through is that I want to try and craft as much of it as is humanly possible, that and I think it is just going to be a case of anything goes, as long as it either bright, cheery or a little bit daft. So from now on this blog will be a homage to this mammoth task, a place to collect my thoughts and maybe vent my stresses :). Wish me luck…

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A bit of compulsive fabric sale shopping!

Who can resist a January Sale, especially when it comes in the form of fabric!

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My first purchase, admittedly pre-sales, was MORE fabric from Emma’s Fabric Studio, This place really is amazing and I think I might get addicted. The cupcake and green/pink fabric have been purchased to make a tea cosy for my new teapot (which is in the shape of a cupcake omg!), The spotted fabric on top I don’t remember ordering so I am going to presume that this was a gift, which means I am even more impressed with this shop. I just need to find an online tutorial now to make the tea cosy!

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My next lot is a couple of fabrics I bought in a actual sale, I just love the scissors. I actually have no intention for these whatsoever they were just really pretty. And this little lot is not by any means the last of it, I bought a whole other bundle in a sale which I am still waiting for in the mail. A lovely blue/grey and yellow set which I was thinking new cushions for the living room, but I am not 100% sure if it will be this or something completely different. I will let you see this when it turns up.

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Halloween Blanket

I just wanted to show off my effort at a patchwork Halloween blanket, I am quiet pleased with it, but again, learnt some things, and I deffo need to make the patches smaller. I am almost a bigger fan of the back that the front. But at least the cat seems to approve :).

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Delving into Quilting

When I look at quilting on the Internet, I am not a huge fan of a lot of the quilts I see out there, though I don’t disrespect the time and effort that must have gone in to some of those pieces. But on the other hand, there are some truly lovely pieces out there, and this was something I really wanted to have a bash at after seeing the gorgeous fabric bundles on Emma’s Fabric Studio which I could not resist buying! So after purchasing two bundles: ‘Pugwash‘ and a Halloween stack which I can no longer see available, but is pictured in my blog a few posts back, I embarked on a tutorial free effort at a quilt for my new nephew as well as a Halloween one for myself!

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I certainly learnt a few things along the way which I will need to improve on, so I don’t think this will be the last ones I make (I already have plenty of projects in mind, and I don’t think this will do any favours for my fat quarter obsession!) The biggest thing being that I loved the fabric so much I didn’t want to make the pieces too small, but in hindsight they are a bit bulky and obvious, and a bit less ‘quiltey’. But I must say, the most useful thing I picked up is using fabric spray glue to hold your layers together! Oh my is this easier that using 1 million pins!

I also had a play with a few of the leftover ‘scraps’ and some white children’s vests, which I dyed in the machine with a box of dylon (along with my favourite black jeans which were not looking so black any more . And made these cute little vests for my nephew. I am really quiet pleased with how they turned out to say this was a little last minute project.

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