Wednesday, August 31, 2011

doily fever

I spent this past weekend in a state of total excitement and bliss at the wedding of two of my dearest friends. They being the artistic and crafty diy types that I know and love them to be, there were a number of amazing handcrafted decor items created for their nuptials, and many that I was lucky enough to have a hand in creating. Today's post will be the first in a short series that will detail some of these fine wedding crafts.

Early on, my friends decided that doilies would be a central theme to the celebration, and started thrifting in earnest to amass a very impressive collection of the beautiful handmade creations. From some pinterest perusing, we decided to use the bulk of them to create table runners.

beautiful close up of one of my favourites, reminiscent of a peacock tail fan

dancing the doily jig! laying out enough doilies to create 11 table runners.

handwork - all of the doilies were hand stitched together

we worked together, each at one end of the table, stitching and chatting...

The finished product!

Once I get back some decent shots of the table runners from the wedding, I will share them here..I was running around too much to get a nice one myself!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

We live in a rainbow of chaos.
- Paul Cezanne

Friday, August 12, 2011

this moment

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. ~Amanda Soule


I've been an awfully quiet blogger so far this summer...but not for lack of activity to write about! I will write a lengthy catch-up post soon, but for now, feast your eyes on 30 pounds of luscious falklands wool, delivered yesterday, and the first fruits from the dye pot. With Azzurra's help, I went with a bit of a rainbow theme. Spinning photos to follow!