Unfortunately I lost my granny and grandpa fairly recently and we really wanted to remember them in some way and also have some hilarious pictures of me and Dec and all our guests so we decided on a photo board!
Well today was the photo board day, the original plan was to get a heart shaped one, but seeing as I couldn’t find one (a serious gap in the market for any of you lovely etsy people looking for a sales idea) I ordered 2 rectangular cork boards with the intention of cutting a heart shape out. But then… they arrived and I just didn’t have the heart (hah! Unintentional pun alert!) to cut them up.
So I’m halfway through the first one, I’ll put the two together eventually. The photos aren’t stuck down yet because I want to possible add a bit of lace and stuff. I’ll keep posting updates on them.
If you have read this blog you will probably get the (completely correct) impression I like to bypass subtle and go for full over load on things. So I am making some centrepieces and I have decided to enlist the help of mummy womble, firstly because she’s fab and secondly because I feel like I want a lot of centrepieces.
So my question is, how should I arrange them? Just have them dotted along the table? In clusters of 3? arranged round a central larger arrangement? Give me inspiration WordPress world! Pics of the 2 I have made so far below along with 2 bigger bouquets I made a while ago.
Also FYI I have been saying for ages I want autumnal colours but… what can I say I think pink kidnapped my brain and now I don’t want to turn back 😂
We found our venue yesterday, a beautiful golf club with a set of rooms above it called “the hayloft”. It has exposed roof beams, it has a huge bay window, it has a outside terrace and it has a log burner. Literally the dream package. And even better, because it’s just opened it’s relatively cheap, for now. (I would include pics but we didn’t take any of our own and I don’t want to breach any copyright laws, I watch to many police dramas on the tv and it’s made me really law abiding 😩😂)
I can’t wait to get in there and hang garlands of flowers, fairy lights and tiny picnic baskets full of blooms. There will be nothing “tastefully restrained” about my decoration. Oh no, I want my guests to be smacked in the face with a sucker punch of shabby chic. I literally cannot wait!
In other, related news, here is a flower I made today. I had to cut up an old scarf to make it, but sacrifices must be made and I’m sure anyone would agree, it has been destroyed for a good cause.
Finally! All complete! As I made this I realised it probably won’t be any good for my own wedding unfortunately as it doesn’t really fit in with my colour scheme (might have been a good idea to think of that before I started, duh) so I’ve put it on etsy to potentially contribute to my next venture.
Whatever the outcome it has given me a lot of pleasure to make it, I can see my summer becoming a project to fill our tiny flat with as many flowers as possible!
So in my perusing of DIY bouquets I have found a certain new trend for paper flowers and I decided to have a go at making them (I’m currently waiting for some styrofoam blocks to carry on with the artificial flowers).
I happen to have a lot of vintage patterned paper left over from my scrapbooking phase so I thought I could use that to make a paper rose. 25 minutes later and I am literally a paper mummy held together with superglue BUT I have a completed rose.