Hey you gorgeous lot!
So it’s time for my third post!? Gosh how time flies when you’re having fun (or when you have a wedding to plan!!!) The months just seem to be flying past and scarily we are only 9 months away from the Big Day!
Slow And Steady
So after Hannah’s last post about getting organised I thought it was about time Dave and I actually sat down and looked at what we still needed to do, big and small. I knew it would be a big list, but boy I didn’t count on it being that big!! Eeek!
So….what have we managed to tick off our list so far?
Yup, we’ve finally booked our photographer, Hurray!!
We are so pleased that Hannah from Hannah Mia Photography will be covering our wedding day. Her reportage, with a hint of vintage, style will be perfect for our big day and Hannah herself is just lovely and a fellow pinterest addict, so we’ve been getting on like a house on fire. In fact we’re currently looking at ideas for a winter pre-wedding shoot… we’re thinking big wooly jumpers, carpet coats, roaring fires, hot chocolates… needless to say I am super excited so watch this space…! 🙂
Oh and here are a few pictures from Hannah’s previous work to show you why we’ve picked her!
Let’s Get Creative
So another thing I have started on is my fabric flower & brooch bouquet….well when I say started I really mean that I’ve started practising making fabric flowers!! So I thought maybe you lovely lot would like to see how I’m getting on……
(please note as fabulous as I am I cannot take credit for these methods, I have just taken the ideas from various different blogs and chosen which bits work best for me – google fabric flower tutorials and you will not be short of a result or two, or three!!)
Carnation style flower
So this is the first style I tried and I love how big and fluffy it can look, this works best with chiffon style material (I used an old Tie Rack scarf).
Firstly you need the following:
- A number of circles cut out of your chosen material (I’ve got 8)
- A small felt circle
- Needle & thread
- Beads (optional)
Now all you do is fold your circles into quarters and sew the middles onto the small circle of felt
Here I have done 2 layers of 4 circles quartered, making sure the second layer covers any gaps from the first layer
And now you have a carnation style fabric flower, I have also sewn small beads into the middle of the flower but as you can see this is not really necessary as you can’t really see them through the ruffles of fabric!
Want to make it bigger? Just add more layers.
So simple and so effective, I love it & these will definitely be featuring in my bouquets
Silky/Satin fabric flower
Not sure what flower this would represent (sorry, my flower knowledge is dreadful!) but I think they look quite pretty.
So this is what you’ll need:
- A number of circles cut out of a satin style material, the circles need to be of various sizes (I have used 5 circles here)
- Needle & thread
- Lighter or tea light
- Beads or brooch
So this one is pretty simple.
Firstly you need to singe the edges of all the circles, this is how the material curls up like petals. It doesn’t take much to singe the edges so don’t hold the fabric too close to the flame and only hold the material over it briefly. If you are worried, practise on a few scraps of material first
Then all you do is layer the fabric circles on top of each other, so the largest is at the bottom & the smallest on the top. Now sew a couple of stitches through the middle to keep them all together.
All you need to do now it decorate the centre, here I have sewn a few little bead to the middle but I am also thinking this would look lovely with a small glitzy brooch in the centre.
So they are my two test flowers, I am so chuffed with them and really looking forward to starting using the actual fabric. What do you think of these…..?
So that’s it from me for now, I’d love to hear how many of you guys are DIY-ing at the mo. Anyone else had a go at making fabric flowers? If so are they for a bouquet or simply for venue decoration? I am seriously considering making fabric flowers for all the table centrepieces!!!! Am I mad?!!
Oh & I nearly forgot….Glastonbury tickets go on sale on Sunday so keep your fingers & toes crossed for Dave & I – if we get tickets that will be the first leg of our Honeymoon!!! *closes her eyes and prays very hard*
Love & Hugs
Ps. big thanks to Hannah for taking Kitty & I on a little visit to the Fancy Silk Store in Birmingham – it had four floors of fabric…..FOUR floors!!! 🙂