Saturday, 25 April 2009

Altered art... first go!!

I'm taking part in a 'jigsaw charm' challenge and my experiments took me in to 'altered art'. This piece was one of my successes that I decided to turn into a necklace and keep, it was inspired by this link

I know I need more practice but it was such fun!!!

The technique used is ' image transfer'.
I used a magazine print and fine wire and beads, you must give it a go!!!

and finally....

..... all that was left was to make matching bags and garters.

It is a tradition in scotland, that if the younger daughter is married before the older, then the older wears a green garter!!

This brings me to the end of my year of fun, hears looking forward to the next!!!!

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Accessorise, Accessorise, Accessorise....

The flower theme was 'Rose & Thistle'. The thistles & heather was picked from our village & dried.

Of all the floral elements I made, the wedding bouquet had to be my favorite as it came together in just 2hrs.

Bridesmaid bouquet

The other floral elements were....

Flower girls pom poms... these took ages to fill the gaps!!!

Top table centre display...

Cake table spray....

Ladies buttonholes

Gents buttonholes

Table names
Favours... the scroll had a quote written on it, eg. 'to the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world' or 'never go to bed mad... stay up and fight!!'

Table flowers

In the begining

Well here we are at the begining and I thought I would start with the most fun I have had in a year, that was 3yrs ago now. It was the busiest year I can remember and here is why.....

Dressmaking was a real passion of mine, but I never thought I would end up making a wedding dress!!! so it was a real pleasure making my daughters, though I don't think I will be in a hurry to make another!!

Of course it was not just the wedding dress that was needed, there was also the bridesmaid and the 4 flower girls dresses, along with the bouquets and flower balls.