Wednesday, 25 March 2009

A little bit of creativity ...

I haven't posted for a couple of weeks and have missed the blogging side of my life.

I am in the countdown for the wedding now with only 11 weeks to go! It's very scary - how did the countdown go from months to weeks? The time is flying with so much to do, I dedicated a whole week to making my wedding invitations which, in hindsight should have been sent by now. My partner and I fell in love with some very simple but elegant cards, however when we priced them, just 50 would have cost close to £300.00. We are on a very tight budget and being me, I insisted on making them myself.

This was the work in progress;

and this is the finished result;

I can't show the inside for obvious reasons but suffice to say that I am more than happy with them and happier still with the money we have saved (to be spent on more pressing matters).

I also managed to spend a wee bit of time on making my mother-in-law (to-be) a Mother's Day present. I have recently got her into quilting and wanted to make a sewing roll for all her pins and cotton reels etc.

I came up with her initials on the outside;

and this on the inside;

A close-up;

Now to make my own Mother one to take up with me on my next visit.
My next tasksare three quilts on order and some more wedding organisation - including making some Wedding Wishes cards and decorating the cake boxes.
Phew!! All this wedding malarchy is quite exhausting!!!
See you all soon.
Caroline xxx


Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Oh Caroline, they are just gorgeous. Maybe I should get some tips for my upcoming wedding. We too are on a tight budget. Mainly 'cause it's our 2nd marriage for both of us and I DON'T want to spend the money.
Look forward to seeing more. Please send any tips..... xx Fi

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Your invites look lovely!

I know what you mean about the expense. My BIL is getting married this summer and just last weekend I was helping them with their invites. With as little creativity we've come up with a beautiful invite and the bride to be is thrilled....and like yourself, has saved a bundle.

Zlaty said...

Congratulation on your coming very fast wedding day!

I love your very creative Mother;s day present!
It is a good reminder for me to start thinking!

Happy sewing!


Zlaty said...

I forgot to say i love your invitations!


Lynda said...

Way to go, Caroline! Those invittions are lovely and the fact you've saved laods of moey is a bonus! Your new mother-in-law will be thrilled with her gift. By the way, my daughter asks, does your partner love quilts? (This is a really important question!)