Head piece

Continuing with small wedding DIY projects, this is last night’s creation: a little head piece/bridcage/fascinator (I’m not always sure what the appropriate name is).


Anyway, after long hours spend sewing feathers and removing thems, more long hours spent trying to sew a lovely piece of fabric – left over from my wedding dress (I know, it’s yellow !), multiple attempts to attach the veil to the fascinator, I finally succeeded in making something both simple and elegant, slightly retro looking and than I’d be happy to wear for more than  few minutes.

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Wedding invitations


Seven weeks to go before our big day. It’s about time (indeed) to send out invitations and rsvp to our guests. All of them received save-the-date cards back in the automn and a lot of our friends already confirmed. Still my baker and I want to have something a little more official, and a way to count or guests and get into more precise planning for food etc.

On the picture are the invitation in yellow, the rsvp card in bleu and the envelope. It took me some time to figure out not just what to write but how to present it, what sort of design we wanted and I could achieve on my own. And I’m really quite proud of the result, I think it’s amazing what you can achieve at home with a little patience and creativity. Also this was very inexpensive (about 25€ for the cards and envelopes, plus what it used of the printer’s cartridge).

The little garland design on the side are stamps I made with special rubber from a japanese store (could also be found online) and a few gouges. Making your own stamp is such an easy way of making cheap and very personal design.

I am particularly pleased with the result because these invitations are very us, and very much in the line of what our wedding is going to be: simple, colourful, homemade and pretty.

Go on crafty brides, make your own invitations, have fun and save money !

Wine glasses tags


So I’m getting married to the best guy ever in less than 3 months. We decided to make everything ourselves, mostly for budget reasons but also because I’m a maker and it really makes sense to us this way.

Still for budget reasons we decided to rent plates and glasses from a local event planner. It’s cheap, but we can only rent a set per person (and a few extra). This means that people will have to keep their glasses throughout the evening.

But this never happens in real life, you go to a party, you leave your glass somewhere you think you’ll remember. Later you end up getting yourself a fresh glass because you can’t remember if yours is the one on the right or on the left, or if you did indeed leave it on the corner of that table.

Tonight’s project is an answer to this problem (which I think I’ll reproduce for future parties at home as well.
It’s a very simple idea, we’re simply going to give our guests little tags with their names on to keep track (hopefully) of their glasses (or at least one, let’s hope).

I made a stamp from japanese stamp rubber and stamped blue for water and red for wine (dead simple). I still have to make a seperate stamp for champagne and write the names of our guests when they confirm their presence.



Do you think this will work ?