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1  Plum Wedding! UPDATED! in Weddings and Bridal Showers by Hadassah on: January 12, 2012 06:57:21 PM
I just got married a couple of weeks ago, and after nine months of planning, I think things came out quite nice! I'm looking forward to updating this post as I get more pictures of the super fun homemade DIY part of my wedding.

What I'm most proud of, are the coffee filter flower bouquets that I made with my sweet mother-in-law! I got my inspiration from alinaswedding in this particular post. And then I went to Martha Stewart's website, found some instructions, and after a few tries, managed to come out with some rather real looking roses! I could not have done it without my crazy talented mother-in-law. I would have given up, because each rose takes a LONG time. I underestimated the amount of time I would need to put into making five bridesmaids bouquets of six roses each, one bridal of eight roses, and ten-ish boutonnieres for groomsmen, groom, fathers, and grandfathers. Not to mention the mothers/grandmothers corsages! But it came together.

I chose the color "plum" for my main wedding color (December wedding calls for December colors---plus it happened to be the Groom's favorite color...  Wink ) and black and silver for accents. It's the plum color that David's bridal has for dresses and men's wearhouse has for vests and ties, if you want to know specifically. The flowers were a lavender color and went quite nicely with the dresses! We tipped them with the plum color so they matched.

Let's start with some flower pictures, shall we?

The bracelet you can see in this picture was actually made by my wonderful mother-in-law (can you ever sing their praises enough?)  Smiley and she made my earrings as well, but I don't think there is a picture of those yet. I'll post one when I get them in. As you can see, we used pearls as accents in all the bouquets, and for just the bridal bouquet, we used sparkly tulle instead of plain.

Here's myself and my bridesmaids with our bouquets. See how many roses we had to make?!

And there is just a picture for scale, so you know how big the bouquet turned out to be.

More pictures and wedding goodness to come! Comments?

UPDATED 5/21/2012

Hey Craftsters! Are you guys ready for some epic sappiness?! No? Just me? Oh...
I finally got my wedding pictures and I took individual pictures of some of my wedding projects recently to show you guys!  Smiley Let's start with the albums. So for my wedding, I wanted to have pictures of myself and my husband growing up, together and apart (together, meaning, we had known each other and were friends, but I don't mean we were ever dating before we started dating...if that makes any sense... nevermind, ignore that...)

We had a lot of pictures and I wanted to do a theme for my reception. I decided to make every table be a different year. For instance, there was a 2005 table, a 1992 table, etc... Each album was a year or two worth of pictures of us! And then for decoration purposes, I threw some hobby lobby colored vases on the table with some fake flowers in there. On to pictures!

This is my favorite album. The boat is significant, because right before we began dating, we sat in a hotel lobby and talked until the wee hours of the morning. We wrote notes back and forth to each other (sounds sappy, I know... I blame the wee hours of the morning...) and then I took the little piece of paper we were writing notes on (it was a hotel pad of paper) and folded it into a little boat and gave it to him. He kept it for a long time, until he lost it and was sad right before we got engaged later on. Thus, this album has a boat on it to remind us of that one day we really recognized how much we loved each other and wanted to be together.

All of the insides of the books look like this, or something similar to it. I used music paper, because my husband's major is music and he plays the piano.

This is the inside of the dark blue book. Each page in every book has a picture of me on one side and a picture of him on the other, as we grow up through the years. (FYI: Our song is "Day by Day" by Frank Sinatra!)

I bought all of the paper in the scrap book section at Hobby Lobby. Oh, and I used this tutorial! http://www.tortagialla.com/2010/08/16/chain-or-coptic-stitch-bookbinding-tutorial/

I used embroidery thread for the stitching and I used a different color for each one. Some of the threads were the multicolored kind that fades in and out of a certain color!

Doesn't this one look like wall paper! I love the print on it.

And there is a cute picture of my husband with his little cousin right after we started dating a couple years ago.

This one is really neat, because I used this thick textured paper, and actually sanded those fading lines into it after I had constructed the book.

Our monkey book! It's actually the one that holds all of our toddler pictures.

This one reminds me of summer.

Stack of coptic bound books! It took hours to construct the books... and all of the seasons of "how I met your mother," but I finally finished them, and I was finishing putting all of our pictures (by the hundreds) in the books the night before our wedding. Eh, sleep was overrated anyway, right? Who can sleep the night before their wedding... NOT ME!

I had ten albums, but we gave one (the 2011 one) to a very close family friend as a thank-you for helping us so much with our wedding. But now I have a lovely collection of growing up pictures on my shelf in my apartment for me to look at, not only of me and him in it, but of our families too! We did put little notes on the table that asked our guests not to take the books home... we were a little worried that they would. They didn't though!

We spread confetti around the table and the permanent marker is actually for the wedding rocks. We bought a bunch of river rocks from the dollar store, bought a few different colors of markers and spread them on the table for people to write their well wishes on, in place of a guest book. I now have them sitting on my shelf in a glass container, just until I have a garden and a house where I can spread them around in. Such a cute idea. I think I came across it on Pinterest, but I'm not sure...

We got all of those Hobby Lobby vases for free from one of my Bridesmaid's sisters who recently got married. Yay for inexpensive weddings!

Now here is an up close of the beautiful bracelet my mother made for me. It was my something new!

Isn't it just lovely?

These are the earrings she made to match! They were perfect.

My ring bearer pillow (very quick sew up and I just added a coordinating ribbon to tie the rings to) and garters. One to throw and one to keep. The one to throw has blue ribbon on it (my something blue) and the one to keep has one of my mother's brooches (of Cinderella) attached to it and it served as my something old. My something borrowed was my veil, as it was my sister in law's.

And just for kicks, here's a couple of photos of our wedding party! All of the dresses were from David's Bridal, and I just had them all pick a different dress as long as it was plum and floor length. Two of them had the same one, but I didn't mind and I thought it looked great! Every dress looks different on different people.

The little couple is not a flower girl and ring bearer. The girl is my niece and I am really close to her. My husband has been longtime family friends with the boy's family and he asked him to be in our wedding since I had my niece too.

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2  Super Simple Sassy Salsa Dress! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Hadassah on: May 16, 2011 01:12:42 PM
Try saying THAT five times fast...  Tongue Sorry, alliteration fan over here... I know, I'm a nerd.

So I haven't been around for a long time what with college taking up all my time lately and getting engaged (And yes, expect a crafty wedding post coming soon! It's going to be a diy wedding). I've been holed up all of fall, winter, and spring doing homework and studying for tests, so this is how I rewarded myself now that summer is here! I made a dress!

The dress is really simple. I have had this skirt hanging in my closet for a while just waiting to be made into a dress. I finally got to it and paired it with some black contrasting fabric (say thanks to my old dance pants) and it's the first time I've really used knit. It wasn't too hard. I enjoyed it and whipped this dress up in about an hour and a half. There's lots of ways to wear it, I just didn't take that many pictures. It's hot outside. Tongue I think I'll wear it on my date with the fiance tonight! The reason I call it a salsa dress is because I can just picture someone kicking it on the dance floor in it dancing to salsa music. It's very twirly and fun to wear!
On to pictures!

Edited artsy photo.

Dance pants that I used for the top.

Grandma thrift skirt that I got for a dollar.

Sassy look?

That's it! It was easy and fun and such a good project to get back into my crafty habits. There are a couple more pictures on my blog. http://texanmusings.blogspot.com/2011/05/summer-dress-2011-edition.html
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3  Gypsy Blouse in Costumes: Completed Projects by Hadassah on: June 01, 2010 06:01:37 PM
I suppose today was one of those "quick as a flash inspiration" days. Although I've had this tan fabric sitting around for a few weeks, I suddenly decided it was time to do something with it. Originally, I was going to use it for a peasant blouse to actually wear everyday, but it just came out too costume-y to wear. At least for me... So, I present to thee, the peasant blouse turned Gypsy! I had fun making it.
The back.

The front.

Yay! Costumes!
Here's the blog post about it:http://texanmusings.blogspot.com/2010/06/gypsy-blouse.html
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4  Re: For the love of Faeries swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Hadassah on: April 07, 2010 10:31:05 PM
I got my package a few days ago and just now got time to take pics and post! Sorry it took so long, guys. I love the unique and one of a kind gifts I got in my package! Thanks aisy, it was great! (Also, how did you stuff everything into that tiny tiny box? You must teach me the art of packing... Onto pictures.

K, here's the big item! Seriously, the way she packed was genius. A cute, bright fairy shirt with fairy wings on the back!

Second item, a super adorable tiny box with stickers on it, hand painted and decorated to look like a little cake! Sweet.

Favorite item EVER! He's now guarding my bookshelf.

By the way, I still need a name for my new little gnome, any suggestions?

A colorful headband with flowers and buttons!

Two more hair thingies! I love them both. The black one looks pretty elegant when I wear it and the blue one makes me happy. Smiley

A very sweet purple flower ring with an adorable red button in the middle. I really like how unique and simple it is!

Here's another view.

And jewelry galore!

Love the feather ones. Their so cute.
I would post a pic of me with/wearing some of the stuff but it's late and I have ginormous bags under my eyes at the moment.
So thanks aisy for the awesome swap we did together! I enjoyed swapping with you, making items for you and getting stuff from you!

 <3  Kiss
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5  Mr. Gibbs from POTC! in Costumes: Completed Projects by Hadassah on: February 03, 2010 03:40:20 PM
I made my dad into Mr. Gibbs from Pirates! My brother and I decided that he could pull it off and I informed him that he would be Mr. Gibbs for the super cool costume party that Rufous03 and I had together. Here are a couple of pictures.

Complete with a flask (don't worry, there was nothing in it. It was purely a prop! Wink I couldn't get him to shave part of his beard in the middle because he DOES have to go to work and he didn't want to go missing a chunk of his beard. Ha ha ha.

Me on the right in my Scottish dress, Dad in the middle in his Mr. Gibbs outfit (I made the vest, the boot overlays and the scarf thing around his neck.) and Rufous03 in her fairy costume!

In case you didn't know who Mr. Gibbs was, that's him from pirates. I also couldn't find any good ones of his costume, so I had to watch the 2nd pirates movie to figure out how I'd do it.

I have some more pictures from the party in this post on my blog.
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6  Scottish Lass in Costumes: Completed Projects by Hadassah on: January 20, 2010 01:05:16 PM
I'm having a costume party with rufous03 in a couple of weeks so I started working on my costume a while back. I finally finished it!  Grin I'm so excited!

Sorry about the frowns in the pictures... I was really tired yesterday when I took them and my camera was being annoying which irritated me--meh, you get the picture (no pun intended). I am happy I'm done!


 There are more pictures on my blog. Here is the post!

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7  Another Luna Scarf in Crochet: Completed Projects by Hadassah on: December 31, 2009 10:42:26 AM
I made a Luna scarf. Well, actually I made 4, but only got pictures of one of them. I wish I had gotten a picture of the navy blue one I did because it looked really good with the pattern (I used a tutorial from the tutorial list of scarves on here). Oh well, here's the one I made for my cousin! Smiley

Here's the pattern for the scarf. I didn't really have any problems with the pattern, it was quite well written and understandable! And I'm not usually able to follow patterns. Most of the time I can't understand them so I get fed up and make my own pattern up on the spot. ha ha. Kudos to pinkleo though, it was a great pattern and I plan to use it again next year for more gifts!

I ended up making one for my cousin, one for my best friend, one for my quilt teacher and one for my sister in law. They make great gifts! I bought some more yarn to make myself one. Hopefully I'll get around to it but often times I never end up finishing whatever I'm making for myself. Well, happy new year!
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8  Phoenix Leather Bracers in Costumes: Completed Projects by Hadassah on: September 13, 2009 02:35:50 PM
Greetings again! (Finally...  Tongue)
Well, I have been planning and working on this project for quite a while and I finished it a week or so ago. I wasn't able to get pictures of it until I got my camera back from my Uncle's ranch where it was left.

One of my best friends is really into acting and loves anything lord of the rings-ish, narnia-ish, knight-ish and in general, costuming, so I figured out early what was to be her Christmas gift! What better gift than a pair of bracers (arm guards) for her to fight off legions of evil bad guys! She's also into writing and in July, both of us joined up in a "write a novel in a month" contest. I won't go into much detail about the book writing but her main character was a prince from long ago (fantasy fiction) and his seal and symbol was of a phoenix. That's why there is a phoenix on each bracer.

I got the leather from Leather Unlimited and I also got the puncher to make the holes from there. The leather stamping tools (to make the phoenix) were bought from amazon.

I really enjoyed this project but I had to punch 32 holes in all and my hands were killing me for a week! All right, enough of my rambling, I'll let you go on to the pictures now. Smiley

There are a few more pictures on my blog and a little bit about my friend's book. Here's the link to the blog entry about it. http://texanmusings.blogspot.com/2009/09/secret-project-unleashed.html
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9  Purple Top has a Problem in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Hadassah on: June 29, 2009 11:05:17 AM

This is a top hot off the sewing machine but sadly, it's a little bit too big for me...  Sad I may give it to my sister or best friend. Even though it's not the exact size for me, I still love it and am very proud of it! (Note, I didn't make the white jacket over it, just the purple part.)
Here's the back. The darker purple tie isn't attached to the lavender top, but it worked to tighten it on me. Originally, I didn't plan on having it there.

Here is the front. I'm quite fond of the fabric! It's almost like purple camo. Or Purple wood. Something like that... Oh yeah, you can't see it very good, but there are four darts/pleats on the front.

And here is a picture of the top by itself.

I like it a lot and wish it wasn't too big... Oh well, it happens to the best of us! At least it's not the opposite and too small. Since it's too big, I could always take it in if I wish to spend more hours seam-ripping... Tongue There are a few more pictures on my blog if you want to take a look. My Blog
What do you think?
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10  Cute Sailor Outfit (Skirt, shirt) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Hadassah on: May 02, 2009 05:41:33 PM

I made the skirt from an old pair of my sister's shorts that I found in my closet. It was like Christmas when I found a whole bag of her old dockers, sweaters etc. She hated wearing those long shorts (she's 30 now) but they are quite handy when one wants a white sailor skirt. I didn't put the skirt in the reconstructed section because I'm MORE proud of the red shirt. It's a button up that I made WITH A COLLAR and 6 buttons! I'm so excited that I can make my own clothing now. It looks like polka dot fabric, but really, they are little red hearts. It actually reminds me of valentines. But the red shirt has puff sleeves and I like to wear it with my sailor skirt and newsboyish vest. Now I have a matching outfit!

C & C?
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