I have now returned from my honeymoon and just thought I’d check in to say hello. I was intending to post sooner, but getting married is a lot more tiring than I realised, so I’ve only just got the energy! I won’t bore you with a millon and one weddng details but in brief it was a wonderful day, we were very lucky with the weather and being a Mrs is taking some time to sink in (I still giggle like a school girl when someone calls me by my married name!) Here are a few photos from the big day:
Our wedding rings. They are both engraved with the inscription on the One Ring from Lord of the Rings. Yes, we are both nerds.
My bouquet, made for me by my Mum. The flowers are all crochet and it is fab. Thanks Mum ♡
The happy couple (still in shock…)
Wedding cupcakes made by my Aunt. The photo is printed on yummy white chocolate. These are amazing!
Wow! A whistle stop tour of the big day. Most of these photos were taken by a colleagues daughter and are completely awesome. We also asked everyone to bring a camera so we have around 500 photos so far (with more still to come!)
So that was the big day. On our honeymoon we went to York and I, of course, explored the local craft shops. I came back with this pretty souvenir yarn from the fabulous Ramshambles.
This is Noro Silk Garden in colour S84. Wow. The picture doesn’t really do this justice, it is extremely vibrant with reds, fuchsias, dark blues and unexpected greens. I think that this is destined to be either a Hitch hiker, or possible a Crosswords at the Coffee Shop. We’ll have to wait and see!
I also, by complete accident, found a fab shop and cafe further up the Shambles called Flax and Twine, which had a small but wonderful selection of vintage style fabrics.
I got this beauty to make myself a skirt, the Miette skirt by the awesomd Tilly Walnes (of Great British Sewing Bee fame!). If you are at all interested in sewing, her blog tillyandthebuttons.com is well worth a look.
That was all I could buy whilst in York (we had so much bulky stuff like my wedding dress and his suit that we had to buy an extra suitcase!) so I made up for it when I got back home. The day after we returned from honeymoon, I went straight to Button Boutique, my local LYS and had a little splurge…
This pretty fabric is going to be the lining for my self designed bag project. I love the colours!
Pretty fabric to practise sewing with. I’m planning on making a basic tote bag.
Tools and notions :-)
This yarn is for my mascot project. I think that there should just be enough in this ball (famous last words, I know). I still need to get some lining fabric (not to mention some needles) but it’s a start at least!
Finally, just time for a little progress report. I now have 1 and 1/3rd sides to my design project, and it’s looking pretty good so far! Must knit faster…
And yes, this did come on my honeymoon with me. It’s entirely possible that I also knitted on my wedding night… #couldn’tpossiblycomment.
Anyway, thanks for sticking with me this far, hopefully it didn’t bore you too much! Take care and happy crafting :-)