Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Beer and crafts are always a winning combination


It's no secret that we love Spins & Needles in Ottawa. It's hard to beat craft time combined with good beer and music.


But as we're on the other side of the continent, I think we've found the next best thing in Whitehorse.

Tonight we had lots of fun with safety scissors and school glue at the Gold Pan Saloon. There was a lantern making workshop put on by Yukon Educational Theatre for Winterval, and Chris and I each made a glass jar and tissue paper lantern.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: Finished Felt and Button Bouquets

Bunker Gothic
Photo by Colleen Johnson. byfieldpitman.com

Putting together the bouquets for myself and my matron of awesome was one of my favourite wedding projects.


Bride
Photo by Ben Welland. byfieldpitman.com

I used the kit as a starting point and added as many personal touches as I could squeeze in. If you look at the photos closely you might spot 
  • zippers and studs leftover from my Bebop costume
  • Beau's Beer ribbon, 
  • mesh from the suitcase that travelled the world with me when I was a teenager,
  • buttons from Chris' father's military uniforms and his uncle's fire fighter uniform, 
  • bits of bicycle inner tube rubber leftover from making armour, 
  • ribbon collected from all sorts of events and gifts,
  • tulle snipped from tutus,
  • aluminium roses,
  • feathers and bits of jewelry, 
  • and even an I heart Burning Man button
Bouquet & Oscilloscope
Felt flower bouquet
Photo by Ben Welland. byfieldpitman.com

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Return of Wedding Wednesdays

Diefenbunker nuclear bomb shelter wedding

Our wedding photos are finally online!


Ben and Colleen from byfield~pitman photography did such amazing work! Between the terrible lighting conditions, everything running late and our guests waging nerf warfare while we were supposed to be getting formal portraits taken, it couldn't have been easy for them. They still managed to capture the event beautifully and Chris and I are both so impressed.