So, I’m getting married two weeks on Saturday. I haven’t really posted about my wedding planning, because I’ve done absolutely no DIY, crafting, or sewing for it at all. It’s been a total CRAFT-FREE ZONE.
This is because I prefer to keep crafting and deadlines far, far away from each other. Luckily for me though, my friends have more than compensated, putting me to shame with their amazing creativity.
This applies especially to my hen do which was a couple of weekends ago. My lovely friends hired a room above a pub in Shoreditch, and filled it with embarrassing photos, crafting activities and wine.
It looked like this:
Check out the bunting/knitting action!
I am far too lazy to make bunting so I was very touched that so many lovely people took the trouble to sew so much, and decorated the room so beautifully.
My friend Lizzy made some of it, and it’s the most perfectly finished bunting I have ever seen – she’s posted about it on her blog here. It’s basically the Rolls Royce of bunting. I have some in my living room adorning the bookshelves.
As well as this, my friends organised a fascinator making session run by the v talented Jess, who I met on the textiles course at Morley College. She brought along so many trims, ribbons, buttons, templates, millinery bases, and bits of fabric, I was like a kid in a sweet shop. Everyone was having a go! I hope to see them all at the wedding…
Here’s my fascinator effort. Not bad for an hour’s work while drinking rosé, I reckon.
We also had a writing area run by my friend Bea, where you looked up the meaning of your name and filled in a template to create your own poem:
And a knitting area, led by Lizzy who is a knitting fiend. That woman has made more jumpers in the last year than I have ever owned in my life.
I loved that when I looked around, everyone was sitting crafting, drinking, and chatting. It was more relaxed than a formal crafting class, but still really fun and creative.
It was an amazing weekend, and I feel very lucky and privileged to know such lovely people. Cheesy but true.