Monday, 26 July 2010

Ode to an Aunt

More indulgence with my temporary internet. I thought I would use the occassion to point to my very clever Auntie who has been the source for my love of sewing. She is super creative, and not only is highly skilled at all forms of sewing from dressmaking to curtain making to embroidery, but can also paint and draw very well, and furthermore is very good at interior design. Here's a little taster of her creative flair from our wedding. First of all she made the beautiful bridesmaid dresses for my wedding. Let me reassure you all, they were NOT easy to make and I felt very guilty at times for asking her to make them, especially as they were boned and one of the bridesmaids kept losing a little bit of weight.

Aren't they gorgeous dresses (and bridesmaids)?!? The next thing she made for our wedding was a surpise gift, and even my new hubby (who is not easily impressed) was bowled over at how delicate and beautiful it was, and here it is....
It's a beautiful ring cushion. The photo does not give it justice as to how delicate it is.

Finally, here is the talented woman herself in her homemade dress which she made for our wedding, dancing with her lovely hubby.

Hurrah for my lovely Aunt, Val!

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Goodbye Derbyshire....

I have temporary internet for the weekend! Whoopee! Before I start giving you all the crafty and beautiful details of our wedding I wanted to share the walk I had to work on my last day. To fill you in a little I did live in the heart of the Peak District, and on my last day I decided to walk half the way as it was such a beautiful morning plus it was some exercise to keep the pounds off in the weeks running up to the wedding. I'm a real country bumpkin at heart and love nothing more than wandering through fields in my flip flops and pretty skirts in the summer. I have a lot of sympathy with the wonderful Julie Andrews as she wanders round singing the hills are alive, and on my last day of work, corny as it may sound, it felt like the Derbyshire countryside had awoken in all it's glory to give me a good send off, either that or make me miss it even more!

Anyway, here are a few pics of the beautiful morning walk I had.

Friday, 9 July 2010

Be back soon.....

Sorry I've been away for a while but I've been off getting married/being on honeymoon and I may be gone a while longer till we get internet in our new flat, so for now will give you a preview of our big day...