Friday, March 27, 2009

The Dress.




OK another post about the wedding. I hope this isn't too terribly boring. The thing is that so much of our wedding is handmade which I'm really excited about. Plus, this is a resource you may be interested in anyway (if you have a 1950's prom party coming up!)
Alright, so, I bought my dress! SO exciting. It was handmade custom by Porshes Place on etsy. She takes 1950s and 60s dress patterns and will make them in any size using any fabric. I can't say enough good things about how helpful she was and how beautiful my dress is. I can't post a picture here because, although I'm not super traditional about weddings, I don't think I want the boy seeing it before the big day, BUT here are the fabrics she used and I encourage you to look at the different dresses she has on her site. Her prices are wonderful, I can't believe I got a custom wedding dress for under $200, and I highly recommend her!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Cupcake Flags




Did I really just go a month without posting? Oh my. Well I do have a cool project to share with you so that's something. I know it's sort of cliched but I think we'll have cupcakes at the wedding and I wanted to have a cute topper for them. I used Lollipop sticks from Michaels, my fav glue Aleens, cream colored paper and some stamps to create these. I made a pattern for the flag and then traced it a million times. Then I cut out the flags, stamped them with "D <3 V," wrapped them around the stick and using a teeny bit of glue, attached the tab to the back of the flag. Awesome, right?
We also just got back from Austin Texas for South by Southwest. Last Friday when we were there was seriously one of the best days of my life. I got to see Richard Swift, Mirah and a ton of other bands, along with free beer and sunshine.
I can't believe the wedding is less than four months away, we still have the photographer to figure out, the invitations to design and print and the boy's suit to figure out. I'll be sure to update more with non-wedding things too even thought lately the only time I can craft is for the wedding.
I'll also do a big SXSW wrap up soon. I took lots of photos and there's a lot to share!