Sunday, September 23, 2007

Pew Bows

Who knew I would be making pew bows??? Not me I can tell you that. A friend of my Moms suggested it, told her the supplies and said they would set up a "bow party". Due to various factors it never happened, I now have the supplies and spent this afternoon looking up bow making techniques online. I need to made 18 in the next two weeks. Does anyone know how to attach a bow to a pew? I thought double sided tape but that might not be a good idea...

Not too bad for my first ever bow attempt I think.

The Veil

I have finally finished my veil in a way that made me happy. Lets just say there have been several variations. I started with placing very small swarovski crystals around the edge of the veil, they are sparse at the top and are more frequent as they go down to the base of the veil. Here is a look at the whole veil, you can see a little of the sparkle.

The harder part of the veil was the top, at first I was not going to do anything with it then changed my mind. I added a larger size of crystal and clustered them there at the top. This picture shows it a little better, it was surprisingly sparkly.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Hair Wreaths

I am going to have two flower girls, one question they asked was if they got to wear flowers in their hair, well ok I can handle that. After talking with florist and learning that they run about $30 and not finding anything online that was not huge and hideous or crazy expensive I finally decided to give it a try myself. Here are the results

I only have one completed, it took a little over an hour for this one, the second one is my current project.


I always imagined I would wear flip-flops, I would wear them all the time ever day if I could, has a more comfortable shoe ever been created? When I went looking for shoes I could not find much without a heel (like I need to be any taller, come on now) or just looked very uncomfortable. No one will be able to see my shoes since my dress is long, so as long as I like them thats what matters. Well, here are my wedding shoes I completed last night. Of course the picture does not do them justice but they are white shoes with red and silver beads.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Wedding crafts

So for the wedding I want to make some of the items, also many of the wedding things out there are not to my taste or what I want. Clearly making or enhancing things is my best and favorite option. Here is the first thing I have completed.

These were plain white baskets but I wanted to add a little color. I applied red and white ribbon and bows. I really like the way they came out. I am currently working on my veil and plan to also work on my shoes and some hair wreaths for my two flower girls. I will post pictures of things as I go along!

Long time....

Wow I had not realized it had been quite so long since I last blogged on here. The main reason for that I suppose is that I am getting married next month and with two months to plan, that sort of took over my spare time. I do have pictures of my latest craft

It is a beaded banner made from a kit, the beads are pony beads it uses a peyote type stitch. I spent many months playing with it but them completed about 2/3 of it in two days. I really like it and want to try another one once things slow down a little.