Monday, September 27, 2010

Changes afoot...

Did you think I'd disappeared? I did too! Ah, this baby seems to have an aversion to blogging :)
I have had a lovely case of all day sickness, complete with an early evening crash and fall asleep on the couch. Adam has had to carry me to bed most evenings!

I feel as though the metaphorical fog is starting to lift now though, which is a relief, let me tell you. Everything has been neglected and there is so much to do!

We have made some big changes to our wedding plans. For several reasons we have decided to kill our plans for a big elaborate wedding, and instead have a small intimate affair with just family and few of our closest friends. The reasons are (the obvious) I'm pregnant- tired, sick and somewhat lacking in focus- but also we have decided to accelerate our house building plans, so we need to save money and have the wedding sooner to make way for the time and energy we will need for the house. We didn't want to postpone the wedding though- we are so in love and so excited about becoming husband and wife, we don't want to put it off!

The wedding will still be handmade and vintage / secondhand. Except I have to confess, I purchased a new wedding dress. I was going out of my mind trying to find something vintage that would fit my belly, when my friend sent me a link to beautiful, very affordable 60's looking maternity frock. I fell in love, and I just wanted it to be organised ya know? There, I've confessed. Will you forgive me? I've forgiven myself. I blame the baby :)

So as the wedding will be much smaller (hooray!), with nowhere near as many projects, I've decided to join my blogs together. I've imported the content from my other blog Cheeky Little Monsters and from now on this blog will contain everything I'm working on, and my working label will become, Imagine Lovely. Another company that makes kids clothes (not at all my style by the way) has taken the name Cheeky Little Monsters, so I really wanted to stop using that name. 

So from now on you can expect to see wedding projects and plans (the big day is 11th December by the way), dolls, toys, clothes and other crafty projects, a big belly followed by a new baby and our adventure building ourselves a strawbale eco home. That's provided I can find the energy to blog about it all!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

For the boys.

 So, I decided Beck was right and the boutonniere look great as they are. Oh it feels so good to actually finish a project! Wrapped and ready to go. I think they are going to look fabulous pinned onto the boys vests.

photos: Alexi Lubomirski in GQ magazine, Ben Blood, Kyle Haye
Ralph Lauren Rugby, (via Green Wedding Shoes)

I just love a man in a vest. Since nothing for the wedding is to be bought new, the vest is a great choice for Adam & his groomsmen. They will just need to find themselves a nice secondhand vest that fits, hey they might even already have one! Ohh can't wait to see them all looking spunky (especially Adam, of course)!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My Creative Space...

In my creative space today is some half finished boutonniere for the groomsmen. They are so much fun to make! I just used some vintage buttons, feathers and wire. I will wrap them with florist tape when I'm finished, but I think they need something more. Maybe some dried flowers, or cool seed pods? Any ideas?

There is also a pile of colour coded Mills and Boon romance novels awaiting my attention. I have big plans for these... so stay tuned. I am hoping to get some work done on these this weekend when we have babysitters staying! Hooray for family :)

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Barefoot and pregnant, but in a beautiful frock...

Dresses, listed from Left to right:
Okay freak out over, nausea waning, it's time to get back to the task at hand! 
Of course the first place my mind goes is.... what am I going to wear? What can I wear, being six months pregnant? I'm so lucky that my gorgeous friend and bridesmaid, Pascale is a textile designer and couture sewer / costume designer (so many talents!) and she has said she would love to make my dress. Oh, I'm so excited! It's so extra special that she is going to make it and I'm 100% positive it's going to be amazing. 

So to get some ideas about what kind of dress I want, of course I turned to Etsy. Above are some gorgeous frocks that would accommodate a growing, glowing belly. I'm thinking, one shoulder, empire line, lots of ruffles and drapes and tacked together silk. I need to decide on a colour too, as white is not my thing. How do you decide on a colour? The bridesmaids are wearing mismatched bright pastel colours in a 50's style vintage dress, which worked really well with my other dress that I can no longer wear! But now I'm not sure we are going to work together at all?? Oh te he he... you have to laugh don't you?

Please forgive me if my posts are vague, or don't make sense or contain lots of grammatical errors or seem to rant... I have severe pregnant brain! I locked my keys in my car in the main street the other day and I've not done that since last time I was pregnant!

I hope it's sunny where you are.... :)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

An extra guest...

Yes, that's right I am pregnant! 

This is me just before I had Charlie.... with my beautiful Pascale painting my belly. 
Such a beautiful memory :)

We are expecting baby number three in May.
So I will be around six months pregnant at the wedding....

It's thrown us into a mini tail spin to tell you the truth, and I feel bone tired and constantly nauseous which isn't helping! I have total pregnant brain and can't remember or focus on anything. I'm feeling pretty useless right now actually.

The show will go on though! Just a little simplified perhaps?  The cranes will remain, but the date may change, I will need a new dress (boo hoo or hooray?) and I will need to lighten my load a little. Nothing will stop me marrying my man though!

Hooray, hooray, hooray!!