Posted on 11:12pm Sunday 22nd Apr 2012
So after being consumed with work, i've just started on the next craft show for Channel 4, I finally put aside a weekend to begin making the Harriet's wedding favours. I was so excited about the proposal I enthuastically promised to make all the favours, all 120! I've just reached 100 but it's taken me a while!
A bit cliche I know but went for strawberry bon bons and silver chocolate hearts. The H and J (Harriet and Jeremy) monogram I designed on photoshop and had the stamp made on soft wood instead of rubber as I love the effect the grain has. I also purchased some lovely grainy cardboard so that the stamp took on a really aged quality. The stamps I punched out with a scalloped edged circular punch and glued on with the navy and white striped ribbon (colours of her wedding) from my favourite ribbon supplier crafty ribbons. I'm really pleased with them, let's just hope she likes them now!
I got the stamp made as both positive and negative as am idea for boys and girls!
Posted on 1:45pm Tuesday 6th Mar 2012
Last Saturday my kitchen turned into a hive of industry as Becki and I finally set about making her handmade vintage wedding invitations. She had already decided to include vintage postcards of Devon with the invitations and had been lucky enough to come accross a few of the actual venue 'The Guildhall in Exeter'.
The actual invites are hand stamped on recylced brown card postcards, ordered on ebay, along some recylced envelopes and gold stickers to seal. The stamps are made from a soft wood instead of rubber to get this lovely grainy effect between the text (you can send off for these, or contact to have them made).
Finally both postcards are tied together with a gold embroidery thread and mother of pearl and gold buttons, both also from Ebay.
Posted on 9:21pm Friday 17th Feb 2012
Valentines day... the perfect opportunity to make some handmade cards so I got the stamps out. I recently purchased a new circle paper punch to make these cute little scallop edged circles, I always use old envelopes and junk mail as a patterned and brown paper source, a good little bit of recylcing and goes easy on the pocket. The stamps i've collected over time but you can find lots of good ones on ebay.
Posted on 7:09pm Sunday 29th Jan 2012
So last Christmas amongst the flurry of having a new baby in the house one of my best friend's Becca turned up on my doorstep with a beautiful hand crafted engagement ring from the talented makers at Rust.We both are huge fans of the junkaholique website (also Rust jewellry design) and accompanying blog and we never tire of looking at their absolutely stunning wedding. Hence Becca not only opted for a simple handmade vintage inspired wedding she also swiftly purchased one of the beautiful vintage wedding dresses from Junkahique.
So the wedding is fast approaching in May and as one of the bridesmaids (tears when asked) preparations have begun. Believe me i'm not complaining, the idea of being knee deep in ribbon, stamps and crafty bits is heaven to me! The problem is so much choice and so many ideas....
Step One, the invites...can't wait to get started!