Sunday, 22 April 2012

Home-made wedding décor progress

I've decided to use our local wild flowers for my wedding which are known as "fynbos" or proteas. My colour theme is going to be coral-pink and silver-grey (since my wedding is officially in early winter). I'm going to arrange the flowers myself with the help of my mom and sister-in-law. I'm going to put the flowers in honey and preserve jars with ribbons tied around.
I've been making place name cards and menus. I printed them out and used a lace corner paper punch and decorative scissors to embellish them.
I plan to put the place cards in the wine glasses or perhaps tied to the stem of the glass. 
And I've re-purposed my home-made Christmas tree for hanging wedding décor, and made a couple of little hand-stitched hearts.
I'm also busy making bunting for decorating the photo booth we're going to have. My brother and his wife make the most adorable props for taking fun photos at events which can be seen here:, so they're in charge of the photo booth at the wedding.

Less than 5 weeks to go! Yipeeeee!

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Shirt-stripe boxes quilt all done!

I got my shirt stripe quilt back from the quilters recently (Dot's Quilting, Cape Town). I chose an all-over stipple pattern because it adds texture to the quilt (and its also the most affordable option at the moment...). I added some diagonal stripe binding by hand, and now its all ready for winter. Here's a close-up.
I've been working on my wedding décor, I've decided to do my own flowers and decorations. I will share some of my endeavours tomorrow. It is autumn here at the moment and the surrounding vineyards have just started to change colours. Glorious!