Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: Claptrap Progress

I've been sick for the past few days so we haven't made much headway on wedding stuff this week.

We've been slowly working on the Claptrap card box and the invitations.

Making the Claptrap card box

Claptrap's main body is built and we've given him a base coat of paint. Next we need to add the arms and electronics and build his wheel.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Great Glebe Garage Sale-ing

The Great Glebe Garage Sale was today. In what must surely be a record for us, we spent a grand total of $3.50!

Walking home with our Great Glebe Garage Sale loot

We left the little red wagon at home this year and took a vintage pram we found on freecycle instead. We were hoping to buy a bunch of glasses but we went home with just 2 small tvs and a single water goblet.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: 100 Days Left!

Apparently I'm not very good at remembering to post wedding updates on Wednesdays. It's Thursday, but it's also 100 days from our wedding date!

We've been doing lots of wedding stuff lately. Chris has been working on the design of the invitations and hopefully we'll be able to start putting them together soon.

I've been busy working on our card box. It's going to be a Claptrap, CL4P-TP General Purpose Robot, from the video game Borderlands.

Making the Claptrap Card Box

I'm basing the card box on a simplified papercraft version of the robot that I've scaled up and made out of cardboard. I'm almost done covering it papier maché.

Making the Claptrap Card Box

We've also made progress on the centre pieces. Some of our fantastic friends helped us with making pop tab chainmaille covers for the mason jar vases.

Pop tab chainmail

Saturday, May 18, 2013

5 Years

This week Chris and I celebrated the fifth anniversary of our first date.
Because we're such dorks, we decided to summarize our relationship in an infographic.

Allison & Chris Infographic

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: Fabric swatches & photo props

Tailcoat swatches

We got some swatches in the mail this week and picked out the fabric for Chris' tailcoat. It's going to look so good!

Photo props

Our friends Grant and Julie came over to help us with wedding crafts and we had fun making photo booth props. The mustache on a stick thing might be a little overdone lately, but I still love it. The results are just so silly! I got the idea to use some of our fake fur remnants from Martha Stewart.

Photo props

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Wedding Wednesday

I took the day off work yesterday to get wedding stuff done and we were so busy with wedding projects I totally forgot it was Wedding Wednesday. Oops.

Unfortunately that means I don't have any pictures of the crafts we were working on. Instead, here's a photo of our shopping cart a few weeks ago, filled with some of my favourite wedding-related purchases to date: foam swords and hippo bubble machines.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Cinco de Mayo

On Friday I went to Spins & Needles' Cinco de Mayo Pinata Party with our friend Jess. As always, it was a lot of fun!

Spins & Needles Pinata

When I brought home the pinata I made, Chris was pretty excited about smashing it.

Spins & Needles Pinata

Spins & Needles Pinata

So smash it he did.

Spins & Needles Pinata smash face

Spins & Needles Pinata Aftermath

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: Medals & Boutonnières

As you might have been able to guess from my post last Wednesday, we've been working on medals and boutonnières for our wedding party.

DIY Medal Boutonnieres

Real flowers don't belong at our post-apocalyptic underground event, so just like in my bouquet and our centerpieces, we're replacing them with bits of metal, ribbon and felt with buttons thrown in for good measure.

DIY Button Boutonnieres

Our groomsmen/bridesdudes will each be rocking a set of decorative medals and awards, and our male family members will get button boutonnières made from parts of my Princess Lasertron bouquet kit.

DIY Medal Boutonnieres
Some of the medals before we put them in pretty little boxes

I'll be posting full instructions on how we made the medals soon!