Wow! That was a huge break from blogging – not the way to make a splash. My wedding to Glenn was in November and there was a lot of planning and making to do. I thought I would share some of the crafting from the day. We decided to make all that we could for the day; this included invitations, flowers, place settings and the cakes. This was to keep costs down but also so we could have everything just how we wanted.
I decided to make felt and button bouquets. They are so individual and easy keep after the big day. I made three bouquets, one for me and two smaller ones for the bridesmaids. Originally, I was just going to make one bouquet for me. A few weeks before the wedding I had a change of heart and thought “How can I not make my bridesmaids a bouquet??!!” Cue lots of last-minute sewing and panicking. If it wasn’t for a three-hour train ride to Newcastle for work, I’m not sure they would have been finished!
There are a lot of on-line resources which I used as inspiration for my bouquets, but I didn’t use a pattern or template. I found a flower font on a free fonts website and printed my favourites in several sizes for flower templates. I cut out the flowers in white felt and used a selection of stitches to decorate them. The buttons were a selection of old and new. There are a lot of companies who sell mixed bags of buttons on-line. These are great for this type of project but the cost soon adds up! For the assembly I used white florist’s wire and ribbon to wrap around the ends.
I was really pleased with the results and we got a lot of compliments – most of them from men!
I also made a ring cushion. Our two-year old son was the ring-bearer so we needed to keep them secure. This was a really simple cushion with a felt flower and satin ribbon attached.
Now the wedding is over, I can get on with some everyday makes!