Friday, June 3, 2011

My 'Handmade' Wedding!

I really can not believe it was November that I posted my last blog entry, where has the last 7 months gone?! I guess when you are planning a wedding you get pretty busy, especially when it was only a 5 month engagement.

Anyway, I thought it was time to share some pics of the big day. I wanted our wedding day to reflect who Brad and I are as a couple, and that meant lots of handmade elements, no fuss and little formalities, spending the whole day together and enjoying a relaxing time with family and friends. Here are a few pics :)

We had some photos taken before the wedding, that way we could spend more time after with our guests, and it was a great way to relax before the ceremony! I made the love heart bunting.

I love vintage, and this was a big part of the day. I made 12mtrs of doily bunting for the ceremony and about 21mtrs of bunting in shades of red for decoraions.

I purchased my stole from Etsy, and loved it!

My bracelet was also from Etsy. It is made from silver spoons from 1924!

I made my own veil.

My mother in law made the yummy cake.

I made some mustaches and lips on a stick for some photo booth fun, and Brad made the chalk board speech bubbles for me. We asked our guests to write a message for us that I will create a 'guest book' with.

My shoes were just a bit cute!

We had such a lovely day from start to finish and although my brother Steve was missing he was there in all of our hearts!

Our professional photos were taken by the amazing Hayley Johnson. Checking out her blog is a must! You will also find some more of our wedding photos there.

Our wedding was also featured on The Wedding Chicks website! A great site for anyone planing a wedding.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Busy Busy

Well I have successfully been neglecting my Blog for the past few months! I have been very busy being a part of the exciting new local markets here in Wagga, the Muddi Boutique Markets. The first market last month was a HUGE success and now I am very busy preparing for next weeks markets on Saturday 13th November at the Wagga Showground. Here are some pics taken by the very talented Jodi at JLB Photography, and one of my own.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

At my house... was Damper Day (with out the damper) on the farm. The men built a fire to get some coals as we prepared some yummy Lamb Shanks in Red Wine in the camp ovens. This will probably be our last Damper Day for the season as the warmer Spring weather will soon be approaching.
Damper Day has been an ongoing tradition on my partners family farm since he was a child, and there are always may stories told about the children swimming in the creek in the middle of winter with their 'puddle suits' on and chickens exploding in the camp ovens. Damper use to be made and everyone would search the area for the perfect stick to mould the damper over and cook on the open fire, butter and golden syrup would be drizzled into the hole left by the stick when it was cooked...yum.
This Damper Day was extra special because it was my Nephew Harry's first day on the farm. Although he is only 7 months old I'm sure he enjoyed the fresh country air, exploring nature and lots of attention from the family!
We saw a poor little Lamb on the other side of the creek that had been separated from it's mother. The boys went over on the 4 wheeler to pick it up and take it back to the mob to try to re-connect it with it's mother, this is sometimes a hard task as some Sheep reject their young. Before taking the Lamb back to the mob the boys brought it over for Harry to have his first encounter with a Lamb, very cute! We also realised this lamb was only new born that day!

Whats happening at your house? Pop on over to Lou's Blog and join in the fun!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Little Ribbons Stamp

I was very excited yesterday when I got home and found a little package from America in the post! It was my custom made stamp from Etsy seller Love to Create Stamps. I purchased this stamp to make my own swing tags for my products and also to stamp my brown paper bags ready for markets. I searched Etsy and found some great options but couldn't go past the classic wooden stamp over the more modern self inking stamp. Here are some pics of the end result, I LOVE it!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Madeit Monday

This week I have been browsing the net to get my hands on some beautiful Japanese linen fabrics. These fabrics are all so fantastic I am having trouble deciding which ones to buy. So as I sit and brows the Internet looking for linen and wondering what Madeit finds I can feature this week I thought I would search 'linen' on Madeit and I'm glad I did. Here are just a few on my favorites...

Monday, July 26, 2010

Madeit Monday

I have always had an interest in photography and used to enjoy printing my own photos in the dark room at school. I have been left my brothers digital SLR camera that he bought only months before he got sick, so now I am attempting to remember all those things I learnt in school many years ago and learn the art of photography again. I have been browsing the web, looking at blogs and finding some beautiful sources of inspiration. Here are some beautiful pics I have found on Madeit, perhaps one day I will be able to take photos that are good enough to sell on Madeit...