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


Anonymous 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!)