Thursday, March 18, 2010

Moving my blog...

I've decided to move my blog. From now on you can find all posts here:

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My Hen's Night

For my Hen’s Night, my bridesmaids organised an awesome night of teppanyaki & karaoke. The only thing I had to do was organise an outfit that would fit in with the theme of ‘a touch of Japan’.

I decided to make something from the Japanese pattern books my (now) husband bought me for Uke Christmas. I picked a design that added a big bow into the front of a standard fitted bodice block. I modified it slightly so that the bow would be at the back instead of the front. Anyway, here are the pictures & details;

What I’m wearing: Self-made dress, Karen Millen shoes & bag.
Pattern used: Self-drawn, based on basic fitted bodice block with a gathered A-line skirt.
Fabric used: Silk from Spotlight
Cost: This dress used about 4 metres of silk in total, so it cost me about $120.
What I like: The hidden pink in the bow. I also really like the length of the skirt. It’s just that tiny bit shorter than what I normally wear, which kind of fit the feel of the night.
What I don’t like: I’m not sure if we ended up tying the bow correctly (after all that effort) as all the instructions are in Japanese & it didn’t look quite like the pictures.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

For all the knitting Nancys out there.

Alice Euphemia are stocking some funky knitting patterns from Nikki Gabriel.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I have the best bridesmaids IN THE WORLD!!!

I would like to send a massive thank-you out to my two beautiful bridesmaids, who have gone above & beyond to produce these BEAUTIFUL invitations for my hen's party! Yes they are actually invitations! I have had NO idea as to what my bridesmaids were planning for my hen's party & when these arrived in the mail I was VERY intrigued. Each lovely piece of origami opens out into a beautifully printed invitation. I was SOOOO excited when I received them. I thought the pink, suggestively shaped piece of origami was a rather nice touch, (it also made me laugh because it made me think of that skit at the end of the first Austen Powers movie) - well done girls.

I must admit I was very afraid to open them up for fear that I may not be able to re-create the origami shapes, but I opened them & was actually able to re-fold them (correctly, I think). YAY!

Anyway, in case you haven't noticed from the large number of words in uppercase in this blog, I am really excited about my hen's party. Now I just have to dream up an outfit that fits with the 'A Touch of Japan' theme. Awesome.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Great Gatsby

A friend of ours is having a great gatsby birthday party soon & I'm very excited to be planning my outfit! Here is a collection of images I'll be using as inspiration.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I wonder if it's too late to change our wedding cake...

Cake Wrecks (one of my favourite blogs to check out on a lazy Sunday afternoon) has posted an awesome geeky wedding cakes, you can find it here.

Sitting on the couch with my fiance this is pretty much how my response played out...

"OMG that Mario cake is SO freakin’ awesome! AND it comes with extra cakes. I wonder if it’s too late to change our order…

The pixellated Zelda & Princess cupcakes are also pretty sweet*.

*Nice pun, heh?"

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

'The Dress' Status Update - COMPLETE!!! (Almost)

I’m very happy to say that today my mother & I did my final fitting of my wedding dress & we put the pieces of it together.

There are a few small things to be done, there are some buttons that still need to be hand sewn on & we will need to put in a couple of small handstitches here & there to ensure everything sits EXACTLY the way it should, but all the machine sewing is complete. My mum has ever so kindly offered to sew the buttons on this week & we’ll put in the last little stitches in a final fitting shortly before the wedding. So rest assured people, I will not be walking down the aisle naked in March.

I’m feeling really good having finished all the machine sewn bits, I won’t go into too much detail now about it (for fear of spoiling the surprise) but I’ll be put up a few big posts after the wedding with pictures & all.

Ahhh… relaxation at last… Oh wait, bridesmaids… Crap! Better get back to it!*

*Just joking H & V - your dresses are under control :)