Monday, 23 May 2011

Little gothic Cake Boxes

So I have managed to find time to join in with the Handmade Monday crowd this week, having missed a number due to hectic levels of chaos.

But we love Chaos right? Keeps us on our toes (and gives us headaches but hey, swings and roundabouts).

This week.... well actually this morning, I have been using up what little odds and ends I had left over from finishing my wedding invitations and have started to put together the cake boxes. Yes, I am doing cake boxes and favours. Don't ask me why... just seemed like a good idea at the time. Now I think I could have done without the extra work. However we live and we learn... or so I'm told ;)

I kept it all simple, and since I have 30 to complete I decided I would only do two of each design, that way I don't get bored of just making the same thing again and again. Since the reception is in the garden I plan to get a table and place them in the lounge so people can pick them up as the leave. Some decoration in the house if you like.

I guess that means only 10 more designs to go... ho hum :)

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Wreaths and Invites

Wow I can't believe how long it's been since I last blogged. I never knew how much of my time would be eaten up by planning my wedding and trying to cope with all the normal things in life.

So firstly, I hope everyone is well. Enjoying the sort of summer weather (sort of because there is still plenty of cloud around here).

I am actually in a position now that I can cheer about. I have everything sorted. All I have left to do are the things we all enjoy. Craft my decorations and post my invites. Well almost, I still need to buy odds and sods, but that's fine. The bulk has been tackled and completed. So much so I even processed my passport info ready for our honeymoon - which I am dying for! Two weeks and no hassle. It'll be bliss.

So I thought I would take a few snaps of my invites before I pop them in the post and show you 1 of 4 similar wreaths. Gonna have to complete a couple of others and get them posted on here.

There will be four of this design and they will have red and burgundy organza trailing from them when hung - which I can't show you until the day ;) 

The cats are loving the chaos at the moment. I have black bags FULL of silk ivy and flowers. One has taken to sleeping on top of the bags, the other tries to open them and chews at the ends - keep telling him that isn't the way to diet but he never seems to listen :)

I was real impressed with myself over the weekend, I managed to re-gloss the bathroom door. Now look at me, the domestic diy goddess... No really, my trousers looked fantastic after I accidently kicked the tin over and had 10 seconds of nightmare. I laugh now... It might not be crafting in the strictest sense but my trousers would beg to differ. Tracy Emin would pay thousands I tell you!

All I need to do now is find an affordable cake topper and I will be well away... I feel an internet search coming on...

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Garden but no plants

Okay so here's the deal. I couldn't find a venue I liked for my wedding so I figured I would cut the cost and just have it at my house, in the garden. However, the garden was more like a jungle and there was no way 30 odd people were gonna fit out there. In fact, it was hard enough trying to get out there to hang the washing up. So I needed to have a revamp. Now, strictly speaking I am not sure this can be called crafting, however the hard work and money that went into the garden this last weekend deserves a mention. So I have given you the before and after photos. Please bear in mind that there is a severe lack of greenery out there, but my credit card has taken all it can handle right now! Hopefully come next pay day I can adjust that minor issue.

lovely path right?

hope these make a difference

work in progress

now just for some colour!

So that was the weekend that never ended. Or at least that is how it felt. And I can't believe I have space out there now. Even if it does currently look like the surface of Mars. My neighbours won't stop being nosey and even one of my cats can't believe his eyes...

So with the hard work done, I'm gonna spend this evening blog hopping and seeing what other talented people have been up to on the Handmade Monday set up, hosted by the lovely Wendy.