Friday, 11 March 2011

Forget the craft jungle – let’s go to the beach instead!

As the weekend approaches, I find myself starting to think about all of the many little things we still have to do before our rapidly approaching wedding day on 28th May this year. Starting out on the wedding planning adventure has led me to a vast array of great wedding blogs full of, what can only be desrcibed as, “Real Wedding Porn”. The sheer number of potential ideas for bringing some DIY craftiness from the pages of a blog into my W-day are sometimes bewildering and frankly, a bit scary.

Like so many other brides, I have a folder full of amazing photos, ideas and titbits lovingly collected over the past few months. Instead of feeling inspired, I find myself confused and a bit unsure of what it is that I actually WANT to do. Do I go with the bunting or the garlands of paper cranes? Hearts or butterflies? Stripes or polka dots?

Me: Matthew, what do you think to having some nice fabric hearts as our table numbers – look how lovely they look! (waving picture from blog under his nose...)

Matthew: Yeah – very nice.....but I thought you were making wooden spoon table numbers last week?

Me: Oh yes, forgot about that.....

So this weekend, I have decided to take time off sewing, cutting, sticking and stamping in favour of cake tasting (yummy!). I am most excited about spending time with my Fiance and having a little trip down to Brighton to taste wedding cake and catch up with my friends.

There is more to life than DIY for our W-day and part of the planning is spending time with my hubby-to-be and remembering why we are getting married in the first place! So here’s to taking some time out from wedding planning before I venture back into the craft jungle next weekend...

Thursday, 10 March 2011

A Mini Welcome Message very own blog. Seems rather daunting seeing a whole lot of empty space to fill that it makes me now appreciate the many other blogs I read on a daily basis. How do they do it??!!

In fact, it makes me wonder why I have even started this blog of mine up so perhaps I'll share my thinking on this:

  1. If other people can do it, why can't I?!
  2. There is a lot of uninspiring toot in this world so this is my little corner to brighten up the day and put things right again
  3. I used to keep a diary when I was younger that I absolutely loved....I have regrettably fallen out of that habit so this blog is my 21st Century Diary equivalent...perhaps with a lot less teenage angst and bemoaning my "terrible" life (you'll be thrilled to hear!)
  4. It'll be a nice opportunity to share with you the highs and lows of planning my upcoming wedding (although hopefully not too many lows!) as well as other normal stuff
  5. Life is too short not to
So, I'll keep this first post short and sweet and so that it lives up to the title of a "mini welcome message". In the spirit of achieving objective number 2 and to round off the afternoon on a nice note, I would like to share with you the oh-so-lovely Anya Hindmarch clutch bag I am currently admiring online. Isn't she a beaut?

(Anya Hindmarch "Marano" Clutch bag)