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11  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Scottish Woodland Wedding (v pic obese) on: April 12, 2010 12:22:31 AM
Taramor - Thank you, I hope it will be lovely!

Faycharlotte - Thank you and yes, we're getting married in Perthshire, we're both Scottish, but live about an hour south of where we're getting married.  But it's such a lovely woodland, especially in May!  When are you getting married?  You never know, it might be sunny! Smiley  My fiance decided we had to have the ceremony inside in case it rained, I wanted it outside in the woods, so we compromised and are now having it inside the folly in the woodland.  I've bought red wellies and a polka dot red umbrella though, just in case!

I learnt how to make the origami lilies from various websites online, they're quite easy really.  I used several different sites, as I didn't find one tutorial quite comprehensive enough!  I can probably make them in my sleep now, made hundreds for decoration around the reception site.
12  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Scottish Woodland Wedding (v pic obese) on: April 11, 2010 07:33:17 AM
I'm getting married this May in a lovely woodland about an hour north from where I live.  My fiance and I don't have a lot of money so we're doing a lot of things diy.

These are our invitations, unfortunately the little green leaf on the ribbon fell off in the post for most of the invitations.





For centerpieces I engraved a picture of a tree onto the vases and then we spent ages making origami lilies that I'm attaching onto twigs and placing one twig with lillies into each vase.  We have lots of bigger origami lillies that are being placed aroud the tables too.





For the place names my fiance cut lots of little circles of birch, which we then sanded and I wrote the names on with a pen.  Each table will be named after a different tree, so I've added the leaf of that tree to their place name 'card'.  I've only done the top table so far, so they're all oak leafs in the picture!



The bridesmaids are wearing red dresses, but as the wedding colours are aqua and cranberry I thought it would be nice to have aqua flowers, these are all paper flowers made with help from various websites including, http://averychocolatewedding.blogspot.com/ .



I've also made the bridesmaids (there are 4) jewellery each and also one set for the best person who's my fiance's sister.



I made each bridesmaid a guide, which included important telephone numbers, dates, information about the spa weekend (instead of the traditional British hen night) and other useful info.  I saw this idea somewhere on the web, but couldn't find it when I looked again!



This is my jewellery. There are two pairs of earrings here, I think I'm going with the heart ones as they'll match in with the red flowers in my bouquet and my red shoes.



This is a sign that we hope to hang outside of the little folly in the woodland where the ceremony will take place and a felt heart garland I made to wrap around the balcony at the ceremony site.





Next to each place setting we made a wedding wordsearch, which I've attached a small pencil to.



For the mothers presents I made a simple necklace each with a tree pendant and I embroidered a handkerchief for each mum.



For the dads I've etched a picture of a tree (the same as on the invites) on a glass beer mug each and filled with heart shaped chocs.





As an extra gift to the bridesmaids and best person I made these bags, based on Tiny Happys shoulder bag tutorial, and have filled them with things that might be useful the morning before the wedding or later on, including water, cereal bars, mints, blister plasters, paracetemol, cotton balls, hair grips, tissues...  The bags aren't meant to be taken around on the day, it was so I had somewhere to put all the stuff in.  I also made them each a small pouch to put the smaller items in so they won't get lost in the bag.













Hope you like all like the things I've done so far!

I still have some more things to make;

garter
table plan
programs
photo board of when we we're young
table names

C and c welcome!  Smiley

13  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: I made my own buttons! on: December 07, 2009 04:32:53 AM
These are brilliant!  I never thought about making my own buttons, definitely going to attempt it now!

My favourites are the checkered star and lemon/lime ones!    Smiley
14  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Weeding invitation - and other wedding Ideas and templates! on: December 02, 2009 12:21:12 AM
I love your invites, they look fantastic!  Well done on getting a job doing something you enjoy!  Smiley
15  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Clutches of clutches: silk, houndstooth and salvaged curtains!!! :D on: November 03, 2009 01:15:36 PM
Have your tried to use fray check on the brocade type fabrics? I use it on the cutting lines, let it dry, then cut...a bit stiff but it works for me!

I have no idea what fray check is, where could i acquire some?Wink Is it one of these awesome useful crafty things that i cant get the UK?

I had a quick look on the web and found this UK site with fray check:  http://www.pelennapatchworks.co.uk/fray-check-46-p.asp
They probably have it in shops like Hobbycraft as well.  Smiley
16  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Coffee Filter Rose, Pinecone, and Pearl Bouquet! on: October 26, 2009 01:24:32 AM
They're gorgeous!  I'm trying to make some for my bridesmaids in blue, but they haven't turned out anywhere near as gorgeous as yours!  How did you get the colour so perfect and even?  Did you use water colour blocks?
17  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: Save the Date! on: September 09, 2009 12:08:43 AM
Wow!  It looks great, I love the way the image has been photoshopped, well done!

Oh, and I'm getting married the same day as you! Smiley
18  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Card Holder on: August 24, 2009 05:23:59 AM
I love it!  And the bright colours look brilliant, I would use it at home to put in all the bit of post/paper lying around!
19  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Frosted glass tutorial -- How to make your own frosted glassware! on: August 17, 2009 10:49:38 PM

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Well, if you can stand the vapors: I've thickened mine up by simply leaving the lid off for a while...You have to monitor it fairly carefully, and stir it often to avoid chunks, but it will thicken up.  I also assume that this is why I always need to leave the stuff on for at least 20 minutes or longer; that what is evaporating is actually the acid...  Undecided
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Thanks for the reply, I'll try that and see what happens! Smiley
20  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Frosted glass tutorial -- How to make your own frosted glassware! on: August 17, 2009 03:03:43 AM
I was hoping that someone would be able to help me?  I've been trying to do some glass etching using the armour etch cream, but the cream doesn't seam to be thick like I've seen on other peoples photos here.  It's very watery liquid, even when I shake and stir it a lot in the hope it would thicken up.  How do you get the cream to be thick like cream??

Thanks for any help! Smiley
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