I made this Gratitude wrap based on Amanda Soule’s instructions as a thank you gift for my dear friend Stephanie who helped organize a lot of our wedding for us. She is an excellent event coordinator and does this for the benefit of local nonprofits; we were so lucky to have her expertise to make our wedding day perfect. I was lucky to have my mom’s help in the final binding – she seems to finish the handstitching at lightening speeds!
The inside fabric is from this etsy shop and called Love in Paris – which I bought knowing I was going to make something for Stephanie (she lived in and met her husband in Paris). The outside and accents are all from my mom’s stash, and I think came from JoAnn’s. I hope Stephanie is able to use it – possibly in her future event planning? Thanks again, Steph, for all your help that day and always! xoxo
Hello there blog space I have been very absent from! After the whirlwind of wedding planning, a magical event, and a 2400 mile honeymoon road trip, I am back and ready to blog about the wedding of the year! I can say that right, since it was my wedding?
We went very nontraditional and skipped the paper invitations and did a website with information (and electronic RSVP) and sent emails to our small group of family and friends. I wanted to start with the video we made, which was an awesome feat, as well as the perfect marriage of things we both love – embroidery and stop motion animation. It still makes me smile to see it and hear the sweet tune (Matt played it on his ukulele).
My niece joined us a month ago, and I wanted to make something special for her. Can you believe this little dress is the first piece of clothing I think I have ever made? I was very happy with the pattern – super easy and well written! You might recognize the fabrics – it’s nice to have such pretty things in the stash! I have more fabric and more babes to make dresses for!
Maybe we can convince Carrie to post a photo of the sweet babe modeling her new dress?
Our cousin Emily is a talented paper crafter. Last year she got the fabric bug and starting collecting vintage reproduction fabrics, and her mom got her a new sewing machine when she was in town visiting a few weeks ago. I can’t wait to see her first quilt – she is a very talented, creative woman. Maybe we could get her to do a friends and family post?
As a thank you for a Christmas present, Em gave me this spectacular paper quilt handmade card and some wild Elvis print fabric. Each square and heart is individually cut out of decorative papers and glued down to the card. She named it “Cousin Quilt” and it’ll be framed and hanging somewhere special soon. Not sure what the plan is yet for that Elvis fabric… but whatever it is I will be sure to share some photos! Any ideas for what to make with an Elvis print?