Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Make your own cupcake stand

I've just seen this idea for a gift on a beautiful blog called Giver's Log which features some fantastic ideas and some amazing tutorials. I adore cupcake stands and I think I'm going to be lucky enough to own a Wedgewood Polka Dot Tea Story stand post wedding, but I think it would be so lovely to be able to own a completely unique stand, and if I had a drill I'd be straight on with making this.

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Saturday, 8 May 2010


I just had to share the wonderful present that was given to a friend of mine for their wedding by a mutual friend. The mutual friend has a talent for beer brewing and last year brewed all the beer for my university college's ball. For my friend's wedding, he then went and brewed a personalised ale for the bride and groom which you could have a bottle of at the reception. He even put homemade labels on the bottles and made the below posters with a witty description of the two ales! How very original and talented of him!

Monday, 3 May 2010

A red success?!?

Ignore the model and slightly insane lipstick but I wanted to put on one my greater sewing successes. I made this red dress for a friends wedding using a prima pattern and some red jersey. It looked simple to start with but putting in a collar and sleeves (which I'd never done before) turned out to be a lot more complicated than I thought it would be. Furthermore other sewers will know that stretchy materials can be a nightmare to work with. I found the trick is to keep the material nice and taught but that might be completely the wrong way to do it!

I really had to burn the midnight oil to get this done as well as I've been super busy with wedding planning, and I even ended up on the train to London cutting off bits of thread and neatening seams with a rather large pair of fabric scissors. How I didn't get them confiscated I'll never know, I must have looked like a mad woman!