Our Homemade Wedding – The Flowers

Wedding flowers are expensive. Actually, put the word wedding in front of anything and it seems to multiply the price quite drastically! As I mentioned in my previous wedding post, we were trying to keep to a fairly tight budget for the wedding and this really didn’t stretch to professionally arranged wedding flowers! Additionally, we had the logistics to plan – we live some 2 … Continue reading Our Homemade Wedding – The Flowers

Simple Summer Clothes for Children

I’d forgotten how quickly a child’s garment can be constructed. Admittedly, I chose the pattern partly because it was described as simple but even so, the process has been quite quick for the tortoise of a seamstress; I could never go on the Great British Sewing Bee because I would struggle with the time constraints! The pattern I used was See & Sew 3889 and … Continue reading Simple Summer Clothes for Children

Our Homemade Wedding – The Invitations

Our homemade wedding adventure began 11 months ago when my now-husband proposed to me with a “voucher” entitling me to the sum of one engagement ring! The voucher was in a homemade envelope, constructed from a print of newspaper from the day I was born and was sealed with red wax and an “S.” We subsequently went ring shopping together and I cashed in my … Continue reading Our Homemade Wedding – The Invitations