Well it's been an exhausting, exciting week. Thursday was Dan's 22nd birthday but this was rather overshadowed by .....
... the wedding here at last, and as you can see we were lucky to have the best sunny day for a while.
The happy couple were stunning and they had worked so hard to produce a beautiful handmade vintage wedding. Invitations, order of service, place names, table plans were all handprinted using decoration from vintage music.
Everyone had a vintage cup to take home (we bought 100 over the past year) and they even made their own teabags with a tiny label saying "drink me"
The flowers, arranged by a friend, were beautiful vintage English country garden.
A vintage leather suitcase lined with music for the table seating
Embroidered serviettes ...
Dan and his best man my step-son Chris .. how handsome are they?
and there was even a photo-booth for a bit of dressing up!
... and finally the promised photo of my dress (Vogue pattern 4260 from the 50s). I didn't get a very good photo I'm afraid, but I got loads of complements (even from the young vintage wearers!) and I felt very proud and pleased that I had made my own dress, also great fun to dance in with my fluffy petticoat.
We had a wonderful day, though I could do with a holiday to recover, and in the spirit of celebration here is the promised giveaway. There are three prizes which I hope appeal to a range of crafters.
Prize a: for the dressmakers: 4 patterns, including this vintage vogue pattern and 1 metre of some really soft, pink fabric, hopefully enough to make a blouse
Prize B: for the knitters; 3 balls of Noro Silk Garden and 2 balls of Katia Temis
Prize C for the sewing crafters an assortment of liberty style fabric, a kit for making cute Christmas decorations and Helen Philipps fantastic cross stitch book.
To enter just leave a comment stating which prize you would like to win. You can enter for all 3 but just put your preferred order of gift. Entries welcome from anywhere in the world and followers will get an extra entry. Entries close September 15th, 2013.
So that's it from a much calmer household and next week back to an update on my sewing and knitting and plans for an Autumn wardrobe.