Thursday, September 1, 2011

Major updates.

I've been very remiss about updating this blog. It's partially because I haven't been crafting, but mostly because I just haven't thought about it when I have been crafting. Also, I got married and went on a honeymoon and just got back at the beginning of this week.

One of the first things I made was a purple petticoat to go under my wedding dress. It involved 180 yards of chiffon strips from this website. I never could have done it without chiffon pre-cut into strips. Also, without my ruffler foot, purchased specifically for this occasion. This was actually the second ruffler foot I bought for the project. The first was from amazon and was much cheaper, but didn't work well with my machine. Even with ruffler feet and pre-cut chiffon strips, the project probably took easily 30 hours. But it was worth it.

We got married in the Peninsula Park Rose Garden, so I didn't want to do a lot of flowers. Instead, I had my bridesmaids carry pinwheels. A lot of R&D went into these pinwheels and they would have made a great project to post about on here. However, I didn't and that's that. I don't even have any pictures of them in development or production. They were fabulous and sturdy and they spun, which was what I needed them to do.

Here's me and the groom. I also made my veil, which involved hand-sewing a string of pearly beads to the bottom of two layers of shimmery veil stuff. Quite time consuming, but easy to do while sitting and watching a movie.

Here's a portion of the ceremony. We're in the middle of the chalice ceremony where we pour both of our cups into one and then drink from it.

We had a fabulous cake made by Pastrygirl in Portland. The wedding theme was squirrels and pinwheels. The cake was delicious.

In the picture below, you can also see my tie-dyed napkins stamped with a squirrel, our names, and the date. These were our wedding favors. We had about 55 guests and I had dyed about 90 napkins.. and we only came home with 6 or so, so they seemed to be pretty popular.

We also had pizza catered by the Girasole wood-fired pizza food cart. The food was great. There were three different kinds of pizza, antipasto skewers, and roasted veggies. Also, beer, lemonade and a variety of interesting sodas. Girasole was awesome to work with and I highly recommend them.

 Rather than having people sign a guest book, I had them sign quilt squares. Eventually, I'll be putting these together into our wedding quilt.

It was a fun wedding for me to be at, which was the overall goal. I wanted to have people and things that I enjoyed and to not be stressed out. It worked out fabulously well, mostly thanks to my excellent friends who helped me with everything.

The most difficult part so far has been remembering to say "husband" rather than "boyfriend". I suppose I'll get used to it someday. :)


  1. Congratulations!! Looks like a fun wedding. Love the pinwheels!

  2. Congratulations. I love all the handmade touches and that purple petticoat is brilliant.