Monday, June 28, 2010

island living

Can you blame me for not posting more often?

I will have a crafty post for you tomorrow though, promise!
Also, take a listen to my current theme song.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Big Day!

We are home from our busy wedding-full weekend in Toronto. T and K's wedding was an amazing, love filled day, and went off without a hitch!
If I do say so myself, the ties, bow ties and dresses were a big hit, and looked and photographed beautifully.
Below are the girls dresses, as worn. They were made using my own pattern. The bodice is roughly based on the 'Flower Girl Dress' from the Heather Ross must have, Weekend Sewing. The skirt is the simple, charming, tied tulle tutu that can be found all over the net.

Special shout out to Marinko for his amazing 11th hour help with the tutu. That was fun!!

That's me on the right, as maid-of-honour.
Check out my hair!!! I'll have to find a better head shot. It is an amazingly executed (and long lasting!!) faux finger wave, as styled by Michael of Aveda Toronto.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

tie-ing the knot

Anyone who knows me personally knows that this weekend coming, one of my best friends is getting married, and that I am the maid-of-honour. Outside of all the regular duties that that entails, I am also putting my crafting skills to work. I have signed on to make ties for the groomsmen, bow ties for the ring-bearers, and flower girl dresses for my daughters. The bride is a woman of extremely high tastes, and luckily for me that has meant working with Duppioni silk for all of these projects.

The ties are the fist project up. They were made using this amazing tutorial from the Purl Bee. They are fairly easy to make, but with all that hand sewing, they are quite time consuming. The tutorial was put up for Father's Day last year, and seeing as that time is just around the corner, I would encourage any of you to make one of these for the special man in your life. I am making a couple of cotton print ones for Bryan, too.

Stay tuned for bow ties and flower girl dresses. Here is a sneak preview of the one of the dresses!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

busy spring

Wow. I can't believe a month and a half have gone by since my last post.
Spring (and summer-like weather) has been here for a while. Many craft projects have been started, and several finished. The school year is almost over. The island around us has turned green and come to life. An extensive garden has been planted. Chickens are on their way. We have plunged into the lake. The fiddle has been played.

We have sure been keeping busy around here.

I will be returning to regular posting in the next couple of days with a glimpse into a couple of the sewing projects I have undertaken for my friend's wedding.