I've been really, really busy for the past month and couldn't share all the fun that I've been having but today I can share with you. My oldest friend's daughter, An-Louise got married over the weekend and I made her dress.
Even though she could afford the best designer dress, she wanted me to make it as her mother and I have been BFF's since birth. YES, our parents lived on adjoining farms and our moms were pregnant together, we were born a few months apart, went to primary school, high school, university together and remained close to this day.
Normally I don't do wedding dresses as the most wonderful girl turns into a monster when getting married but not An-Louise. She knew exactly what she wanted and I just had to do the sewing. I'll post some more pictures and a link when it's on the photographer's website.
Here is my "work in progress" pictures which will be going into my sewing journal. If you missed that one, check it out here.
And I had some time left to do a "box" for my gift card:
The box and flower were done with my Silhouette and the birds are from a VERY old Doodlebug and Sizzix stamp and die cut set - called Mr & Mrs. It's my "go to" wedding gift / card / box embellishment set.
For these birds, I used some left-over paper from a multi-media project, stamped and diecut. DONE. I still have the wedding cake and bells left in my stash patiently awaiting my next wedding project. I also used the tag and "Mr & Mrs" inside the box tied around my gift card and the letter I wrote to the bride and groom. Everyone gives pots, pans, linen and money. SO, this time I gifted them with a card to buy ready meals when they come home from work and don't want to cook. It's much more important to have time with your loved one than slaving away in the kitchen. Especially if you are newly weds!! OK, that's just me.
That's it!! I can't wait to get my hand on the wedding pictures. I already kept a double page spread open in my Project Life album for them and the memorabilia is stashed in a 6x8 pocket. SO excited. I'll share once it's done.
Have a wonderful week and please check back as I've got lots more to share right here on Play as U GO.
PS. I'm submitting my gift card box to the SimonSaysStamp Monday challenge - Things with Wings.Hop over there and see all the wings!