Sunday 22 May 2016

Wedding fast approaching....

Hello all and I hope that your May is proving to be a good one? I think it's been quite good so far, but it's passing so fast that I can't be certain!  Life seems to be a fast-moving treadmill of work, home, teenagers, work, home.....etc!  It's a busy time at work and I confess that my crafting time has been limited to a bit of therapeutic crocheting in an evening to 'chill out'. Not to mention that when I arrive home it sometimes feels like my house is an outpost of the Sixth Form centre at school, with various (& often numerous) teenage boys lolling about the place - mind you, much as I might complain it's only half-hearted really as I know I will miss it terribly when youngest has left/gone to uni/wherever!

Anyway, my step-daughter's wedding is fast approaching and we're all heading off to Dubrovnik for a big family gathering and to celebrate Lucy & Jon's nuptials! Outfits have now all been purchased (a pain for me - clothes shopping is definitely NOT on my 'favourites' list of activities) and we had a 'dress rehearsal' so that I could check we would all pass muster.  I will take plenty of pics (although youngest is on photo duty as he's got the best camera!) and share some when we return, as I probably won't get chance to blog again before the wedding.  But I thought I would share some pics of the wedding invitations that I made for Lucy and Jon. They wanted a sort of 'shabby chic' theme, so after looking at some samples and getting lots of ideas from pinterest (!) we came up with these

It was a bit like a production line in the Tilly's Crafts crafting room! But it was lovely to do them and I was thrilled to be asked! 

And I've been busy making fabric bunting for the reception tables, with gorgeous Tilda fabrics, so I'm hoping that it will all look just right - the happy couple don't deserve anything less as they are such a lovely couple! 

So happy crafting time to everyone, and I look forward to some time to 'Carry On Crafting' when we return from Dubrovnik! 

Back soon(ish)! 
Kim x 

Monday 2 May 2016

A finished product!

I hope you've been enjoying a relaxing Bank Holiday weekend - well, for those of us who've got one!  I must admit that it's been so nice having an extra day (even though it still seems to get filled up with doing "little jobs"!).  Sadly the weather hasn't really played along nicely, with rain and chilly wind, but this afternoon things cheered up a bit here in the north west UK and we were even able to sit with a cuppa outside! I've also been busy with crafting things - I had a happy time browsing in a local fabric and yarn shop for some fabrics to make bunting for my step-daughter's wedding, and somehow ended up buying some yarn too..... I don't know how that happened!  The wedding is drawing ever closer - it's 4 weeks tomorrow - eek! We fly out to Dubrovnik (where the wedding is!) in just over 3 weeks and I'm so looking forward to us all being together - and getting baby cuddles with our gorgeous little granddaughter again lol!

Anyway, I just thought I'd share a 'finished product' with you. I shared some pics with you last week of 'works in progress' when I'd been doing some colouring, so I thought you might like to see one of the finished cards

The stamp is from LOTV of course, as is the sentiment stamp and backing papers
I've used a Joanna Sheen ivy corner die, the LaLaLand banner die, and a little wooden heart from stash! 

Hope you like it! 

Well, it's back to work tomorrow - and a really busy few weeks ahead. And I need to get a Knitted Knockers order finished and then start on the bunting, not to mention upcoming birthdays, a baby blanket to finish for someone, ........etc........!  No chance of getting bored then eh?

Thanks for looking (and reading the waffle) and for all your lovely comments - they mean such a lot!
Back soon,
Kim x