Monday, 13 June 2011

Handmade Monday 20: Yet more wedding decs

Okay so maybe the title of this post isn't entirely fair - I mean last week had been a rather rushed one. Rushed but not much has actually happened. And for once, today, since I am waiting in for a delivery (I love it when they say 'will arrive between 7am and 7pm' - a little more precise information would be much appreciated), I thought I would have a rather relaxing day. Well relaxing...ish...

I have painted half of the lounge, ripped down the curtains so I can wash them, hoovered, had the computer out to clean that mess under there, realised I still can't get the washing outside for fear of rain (and the unwashed pile is nearing the height of my rather ample waist and that's without curtains), baked brownies, currently baking cupcakes, and at some point will sit down to make up some more keyrings. So I guess that's relaxing... if your first name is Martha and you happen to be part of the Stuart family.

But it has meant I could join in with Handmade Monday and it has allowed me my much loved hobby of blog hopping. Thanks to Wendy for keeping the Monday Making going!

I went out some time back to a market and saw someone selling wine glass charms. They were so delicate and fancy looking, and beautifully made. It inspired me last Wednesday morning. Now normally that kinda thing doesn't do much for me, however I did think that since with me more is more and less is less, I figured I would decorate my own glasses for the wedding...just because I can. So whilst I have only done six, and whilst they are not to everyone's taste, I will admit that my currently watching Pirates of the Caribbean may have influenced the style slightly...

Kinda keeps with the goth theme though. Rest assured, the next ones will be pretty and pleasant, but how could I not pay homage to such a kick ass set of films? The first 3 that is!

So after that I figured that I would need tie backs for the door ways. Come the big day, to hide the plain white wood work I will be draping everything in material, from velvet to organza, going over every spare surface. However I don't think it would be practical to have my guests moving material every time they want to enter a room, so tie backs it was!

Yes... I made another wreath...

And then of course... there's the brownies...Out of the oven an hour ago. Not sure they'll last until the end of the day!

...Which did kinda fall apart a bit... but yummy all the same!

On that note I must check my cupcakes. Where I can then make a cup of tea, grab a brownie and blog hop!!


  1. The charms are great, a good idea for the glasses, it is going to be such a gorgeous wedding. Great films too, love 'em.
    Thanks for your comment on my blog, I gave a reply ;O)

    Your brownies look delish

    Jan x

  2. I would like to have some of what you've been taking! Wine glass charms are a great idea and these look fab.

  3. Caroline I think it's called 'carefully managed panic'. I'm on my 8 week count down and whilst I haven't screamed yet, I know its in there waiting to come out. So far the only thing I've taken the panic out on is the house work. Whilst it remains constructive I won't calm down ;)

  4. Great post Kat - I know exactly what you mean about deliveries, so annoying when the time is so ambiguous. I have had a couple recently though where the tracking information actually gave a delivery time spanning an hour! Hurrah - maybe things are changing...

    Lovely tie-backs and wreath, the colours are amazing!

    Ali x

    PS - Thanks for your order - I will get it posted to you in the next couple of days. xx

  5. Everything looks great - the wreath is especially gorgeous. And now I really want chocolate brownies... Yum!

  6. Love those wine glass charms! And the brownies are just shouting across the blogosphere to me.

    Thanks for taking part in Handmade Monday x

  7. Love the wreaths, they look fabulous. The glass charms are a super idea... no chance of losing my drink with them... hic!

  8. You always make me laugh! BTW my brother in law and sister in law live in the Virgin Islands and would love those wine glass charms! LOL

  9. Wine glass charms are great fun! The wreaths look great.

  10. The wreath is gorgeous. Love the colours of the flowers. I needed to have a sit down after reading your days work. Hugs Mrs A.

  11. Your preparations are speeding along, love the wine charms and the wreath colours.

  12. I have to agree the wine glass charms are great as are the weaths.. and ofcourse the yummy brownies.. yum yum xx

  13. supa cute flower compositions! ive always loved roses in unconventional colours eg purple or dark :)