Friday, 24 May 2013

Finished Buttonholes & Wedding Props

I've now finished the buttonholes that were featured in my last blog post. I'm pretty pleased, they're possibly not the neatest buttonholes in the world, but not bad for someone making them up as she goes along. For anyone thinking of using hessian (burlap) in such a way, it falls apart so easily round the edges, I've painted the back with a thin layer of pva glue. It stiffens it, but secures those fraying edges really well, (unless you really start tugging at it). 
We've had these mini easels, for our books to sit on, on for a while now, but I've decided to paint them white, so that's what's been going on in our garden in between these darn showers!

Now, lets start talking about ebay! I've been collecting the books for our author inspired table names. Even though the tables are authors, we are trying to get the same titles with the same covers just to create a bit of visual cohesion, and make it easier for guests to find their tables. Who knew it would be so hard to get books with the same covers, companies using stock images of books are a land mine! Thank goodness for sellers that take their own pics on ebay.
We bought these mdf speech bubbles from ebay too, along with some matt black paint, so they are now all painted up, and tucked away in the dressing-up/photo booth suitcase ready to be scribbled on with loving messages, and the odd rude word (probably).

Another ebay purchase for the dressing-up suitcase. Funky glasses, because everyone looks like a rock star in heart-shaped glasses right? Right?
A Hobbycraft purchase, I saw the cow face and I liked the idea of a cow face. I liked the lion too, but I was only allowed to buy one (boo fiance) :) Anyhoo, the cow is all painted up (the black lines were in place but the rest was plain wood) and in the suitcase. 
Finally, I've been buying nail varnish to try and help me decide what I'll do with my nails on the wedding day. I'm sure there will be more on that to come, but for now I just wanted to share some excessive packaging from Avon with you, delivered by courier no less. I mean I ask you, do you think it was really worth it for a pot of nail varnish, a very small pot of nail varnish at that?! 


  1. I LOVE the table themes!!! Every bit of this wedding is so creative!!!! I have so enjoyed seeing the preparations! And am blown away by how uniquely personal this event will be for you. Weddings SHOULD be personal, but you have made sure this one will be BEYOND special, for both you & your fiance, as well as every guest!! Bravo!!!

  2. Everything Mit said and more!!! So much love and care...what a special day it will be!