March 2, 2017

Hello!  It’s been a while since I last posted…before New Year in fact.  So a very belated Happy New Year to you all.


Every year I plan changes and improvements for my business, and look forward to the chance to create some new work before the busy Summer season kicks in .  This year one of my business resolutions was to blog more (so far so nothing). In an effort to kick start and stick to it I’ve organised a monthly business meet at a local café with some of my creative pals. So with a coffee in hand I am writing to you today. 


In defense of my radio silence so far this year, I should say I’ve been rather distracted with preparations for a very exciting upcoming event… Wedding!  Last year my O H popped the question (whoopee!), and we set the date for August this year at the beautiful Pennard House in Somerset.


I don’t usually post about my personal life, but as a crafter I knew our wedding was going to be as DIY as possible – so there’s plenty of creative stuff involved!  


I designed the wedding invitations myself (digital to save paper), which reflect the colours we’ve chosen for the day – it’s a summer wedding so we wanted bright colour pops with lots of fresh white and green.  And as I’m not a girly-girl it was never going to be floral or twirly!



Decorations will also all be handmade....mostly by me from my sofa on Sunday afternoons!


We want our wedding to be joyful and fun, a day with family and friends to celebrate the start of our new life as Mr and Mrs.  Weather permitting we’re having an outdoor ceremony, and we’re kicking off the colourful theme with long trailing ribbons over the pergola where we will be saying our vows (eeek!).  I’m hoping with some careful planning that we can move them to the reception space afterward to get double use out of them.


Speaking of which, decorating a large space without breaking the bank is a challenge.  Paper garlands of various sorts are an affordable solution, and I had an image in my mind of an origami crane ‘curtain’ I’d seen somewhere before. I love the idea of origami (especially the no-cut, no-glue aspect, meaning I can do it on the sofa at home in the evenings!), but decided to go for something a bit more contemporary that would work as a garland…..


I found this great tutorial on Jeremy Shafer Origami for origami ‘Octahedrons’ (3D diamonds), which I can just see looking fab as a backdrop for our reception space.


Phew!  As any of you who've done it will know, there is so much that goes into organizing a wedding - it has definitely taken over our lives more than we expected, but I’m really enjoying the opportunity to create a super fun and beautiful day for ourselves, our family and friends.  I can’t wait!


But in the mean time work continues with (fingers crossed) lots of new designs coming soon.  I have my first big show of the year booked for May, so the aim is to have new work ready for that.  Next months blog will hopefully be looking at how it's all coming along!


If you'd like to visit me at any of my shows you can keep up to date with everything I’m taking part in through my events page.  


Bye until next month!







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