Sunday, November 28, 2010

Extraordinary Mondays - the day he loves her the least

You'll have to forgive me if I don't prattle on today. I'm still exhausted. This weekend has been a marathon for the whole "village." Correction, these past three weeks have been a marathon. The preparation for the bridal shower, the lead up to the wedding, the putting together of the bride's survival pack, the wedding itself and then the next day almost mandatory family gathering of both families.

'Nough said. Picture time.









Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The ring bearer

Introducing the ring bearer for Tina's wedding:




Preparations are underway. There is a production line at her house to finish off all things "wedding". I've got a painting underway to dress her living room wall in time for the wedding photographer. How many more sleeps? FOUR!!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Extraordinary Mondays - Duties of a Matron of Honour

What a weekend! The weather was lovely (instead of the yucky hot weather we had all week) and the sun was shining, the birds were chirping and some ladies of Perth were cooking up a storm!

All for Tina, the bride-to-be, and her high tea bridal shower. It was held at the Old Tea Pavilion at King's Park and the ladies came as instructed, dressed to the nines and armed with food, LOADS of yummy food, and recipes for Tina.

Here's how it went in pictures.

The bride-to-be, Tina.




The extraordinary scrumptious food!



To crown it all, the gorgeous Dolly Varden cake Tina made.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

It's that mad time of year

It's that crazy time of year again. You know, the end of year crazy.

This year has been compounded by a wedding. As matron-of-honour (please please let me still fit in the dress!), I am throwing the bride-to-be a bridal shower high tea. I've spent much of my waking kid-free hours sewing and making stuff. It would have been a much grander craftier affair had the following not occurred:

1. Amelia developed tonsillitis.
2. Shelf from cupboard I was moving fell on my toe resulting in god-almighty cry, blood, almost passing out, nausea from shock, swelling, bruising and hobbling.
3. Zach developed tonsillitis.

All in that order.

So, bridal shower is now much less of a crafty affair. I've made the colour coordinated cloth napkins (all 50 of them, mitered corner and all. I used the tutorial here) but just can't bring myself to doing the next step which was to embroider a quote on it. I have the tea cups but have lost the strength to continue on with the water slide decal. It's amazing how much a sore toe can impact on every aspect of your life! Big BUMMER! But I'm sure the high tea will be fun which is important. I did make the mandatory hen's night veil. Full of tulle, flowers and feathers. I'll show pics later once the celebrations are over.

I did want to share with you the matching dresses I made for Amelia and her cousin, Emily. These dresses are really easy peasy with the smocked material you can get in your textile supply shops. I'll put together a tutorial soon.


Enjoy the rest of November and try not to stare at the unshaven men around. Support Movember.
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