Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: Decorations Progress

120 pop can roses

1,440 or so metal petals later, we've finished the pop cans roses! Our friend Andrea was incredibly awesome to help us with the metal flowers.

We're pretty lucky to have some really fantastic friends. Derek and Alicia also came over to help us with the decorations. They managed to squeeze some time in, amidst planning their Trans-Siberian Railway adventure, to help us cut fabric for bunting.

bunting in the works

Monday, March 25, 2013

The newest addition to our mischief


My coworker's son had a lonely rat in need of a new home, so Chris and I agreed to take her in. Hopefully Cutie will enjoy living in a much larger cage with her new rat friends.


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: Dress fitting and shoes!

So I guess this should really be called "Wedding Thursday" since I'm a day late posting this update. We had friends over yesterday, helping us with some wedding decorations, and I totally forgot my obligations to the blogosphere.

Muslin dress fitting

Last week I got to try on the muslin mock up of my dress. Super exciting! 

vintage wedding gown -muslin ruched peplum front

Deanna Fokes added the huge mullet skirt plus the overskirt and peplum.

vintage wedding gown -muslin ruched peplum back

In addition to the dress progress I'm also super excited about my wedding shoes! I got these 5 inch heels for only $20 - don't you just love clearance sales at the Bay?!


I like them now, but I have big plans to make them really special.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

More books came in the mail

In the last week we've received 2 new books in the mail!


The always awesome Megan, a.k.a. Princess Lasertron, sent me a copy of Signature Styles. It's a very cool book filled with lots of pretty sewing projects.

How to Do Absolutely Everyhting

Instructables sent us How to Do Absolutely Everything which is especially awesome because we're in it! Our glow in the dark drinks are on page 60!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: Bouquet Progress

I've been working on the felt flower bouquet kit from Princess Lasertron.

Felt flowers in progress

Felt flowers in progress

Felt flowers in progress

Felt flowers in progress

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: Dress Progress

March 2013 vintage wedding gown -original front
the original dress

Deanna Fokes has started working on transforming my dress and she was kind enough to send me photos of the progress.

March 2013 vintage wedding gown -original bodice back

To do the dramatic alterations she is essentially taking the whole dress apart and then building it back again from scratch.

March 2013 vintage wedding gown -bodice with muslin torso front

It's so exciting to see it coming together! I'm really looking forward to my next fitting.

March 2013 vintage wedding gown -bodice with muslin torso back