Thursday 21 February 2013

Where does the time go?

Hello all. Sorry it has been such a long time since i was last on here, time has really gotten away from me lately. I'm going to have a lot more free time on my hands in the near future, i lost my job back in January, so i figured i would put pen to paper whilst I've got the extra time just now.

Well it is only 19 months till the wedding which i cant quite believe. So far i have got Lynda (my sister and only bridesmaid) outfit organised. She will be in this simplicity dress which i have bought the fabric for. I have got the lining and organza for the interlining and a beautiful heavy purple duchess satin for the dress itself. I will also be making the bolero for her too (you never quite know what the Scottish weather will be like in September) which will be made of silk dupion tartan to match Graemes kilt.

For myself i have picked out a few patterns to emulate the dress that i have fell in love with. I have been dress shopping to try on lots of different styles so i know what suits my body shape and i have settled for this beauty by True Bride.... the only downfall of it is that i don't have £1200 to buy it! so i will be mashing a few patterns together to make it as close to this as possible.

We have the venue booked, the photographer booked again (long story), i know what i will be doing for favours (just need to get the supplies) i have our stationary for the save the date cards (just need to order the main invites once we have a better idea of a guest list). I still have to pick out flowers, road test the wedding cake trials with me mammy, decide if we are buying mammys dress or am i making it, and get the guys to order their kilts.

Craft wise I have recently signed up to do a distance learning dressmaking course so i will be making regular updates on how that i going. hopefully this will fine tune my skills for when it comes to make everything for the wedding!
I have been crocheting away. I have still yet to make the baby blanket i spoke about below (again long story) but i have made one in a green and blue version to welcome my handsome nephew into the world last month. And here he is with his blanket. I think he looks rather comfy!

He also has a quilt and matching bag for his pram that i will add another day.

Well i will be off just now and i will be back tomorrow!

Speak soon

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