Soooo...it's wedding related and not sewing but there are pretty shiny things!
I asked J's parents if I could borrow some of J's grandmother's brooches for my bouquet and when I said 'some' I was thinking one or two but they most generously let me borrow 37! They're all lovely and sparkly and everything, best 'something borrowed' I've wrangled so far I think.
Here they are all lined up so that I don't forget who gave me what to put in the bouquet
|All the pretty brooches|
So I've spent a few hours wiring them up, I'm not finished by a long shot as not even done with the ones I already had. I'm also on the hunt for some floristry tape to wrap round the wire so they look more like flowers with stems. I think I'll be wrapping things in my sleep before long...
The other thing that I've made a start on is the decorations for the reception. I love Pinterest and I've seen some gorgeous things on there, chiefly among which are paper flowers in bright and pretty colours...umm no brainer for me really flowers and bright colours.
I just LOVE this and am hoping to do something similar in whatever venue I can get my little mits on! It might not be an arch and there won't be petals on the floor but I'm loving the giant flowers and the colours and streamers.
I've made a start myself today after doing a little flower test run and the first layer is now drying on the table with pegs to keep it secure, please ignore the mess I'm quilting and doing resin all at the same time whilst sipping tea and trying to resist the choccy digestive biccies.
|Giant blue flower held together with pegs amongst the rest of the crafting mess|
I should get this one done by the end of the week. I'm hoping to find larger coloured card that doesn't cost the earth but it may just have to be tissue paper for anything bigger than this one.
So what do you guys think? Am I mad or do you think it'll work out? I'm slightly frightened that I'll make all these flowers and then I'll try and put them up and they'll probably not stay up or if they do they'll look super naff and cheap rather than whimsical and cute. I'm teetering on the edge of taste here methinks...