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handtied wedding posies

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A desire to save money and a failure to source anything suitable led me to do the flowers for my wedding. I had a look online at simple wedding posies as I didn’t want anything too specific. My intention was to use leftover flowers from the bunches I had used to decorate the hall.

I started off with a couple of trial ones 10 days before the wedding.

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cushions, cushions, cushions

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Yes, those decorative pillows that go on sofas, beds, floors and anywhere else you fancy. Since I’m a beginner I thought I best start off small and simple.

I recently ordered a bulk load of cushion pads and have been using my basket of fabric collected from the remnants section in C & H, although I’m considering using old clothing/vintage fabrics in future.

The first one was a gift for the lovely Gem from GeeWHIZZoriginals. I collected some fabric scraps and ribbons and stitched them on the front, then added some buttons.

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pearly clouds and fabric hearts

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A spare room can be a deadly thing to the aesthetic of a house. Especially when it’s not really anything other than ‘spare’, ie, ‘themeless’.

For instance, some may have a spare room as a study, a gym or even second bedroom (novel, I know).

Unfortunately, our spare room is a collection of various different attempts to stop it being a spare room. First it was just the ‘junk room’, followed by an ill-fated attempt to make it into a ‘games room’. Then there was also the ‘music room’ idea. Next I attempted to commandeer it as a ‘craft room’.  Finally, in a pitiful sense of irony, it returned to its original status as ‘junk room’.

But what does this have to do with craft?  Well, during the heady days of the ‘craft room’ phase, I started keeping all my old clothes rather than junking them to charity shops in an effort to pretend that I was going to mash them all up into some eclectic new fashion. Read the rest of this entry

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