13 August 2014

Love is all you need......
















Last week was all about my brothers wedding, it was without doubt, apart from own, the most emotional wedding that I have ever been too..... I laughed, I cried but most of all I felt such a feeling of joy that they they had found each other......  
It was very much a homemade wedding, Leigh and Paul spent hours working on all the finishing touches, Mum made metres and metres of bunting and table runners and I made the cake (don't look to close!).  I very last minute made my dress, I used my favourite pattern and the blue floral from the Country Girls collection and after deciding it was a little too short added a frill in the navy polka dot by Sevenberry.  For my flower brooch I used a combination of Pam Kitty Ping Pong, with the polka dot and a lovely mother of pearl vintage button from my button tin.  Poppy looked gorgeous in her dress, which I made back here and she did lots of twirling, so I think it was a success!

So after a completely amazing day, most sensible people would have had a quiet day after, but no not Mum and I, we boarded a coach at 7.45am and headed off to the NEC for the Festival of Quilts.  Now I would like to say that I have lots of photo's to share, but to be honest I failed on the blogging front as I forgot to take both my Ipad and camera....doh!!!  It was however brilliant....there were so many beautiful quilts on show, so inspiring.  If your on Instagram, pop in the hastag #foq and you'll be able to get a taste.

On the shopping front I was very restrained, I did however finally get my hands on a copy of Quilty Fun by Lori Holt, which as regular readers will no is one of my favourite bloggers.

On Sunday I couldn't resist making a little project from the book and pulled some of my favourite 30's florals, plus a little Tilda and made the bee block, which I turned in to a little mini quilt, with the addition of some pretty lace and flower wooden buttons......
On the back I added some little pockets at the top corners so that a dowel can be inserted for hanging.  The pretty yellow fabric is some vintage Laura Ashley which use to be curtains in my first flat 20 plus years ago.....I'm a terrible hoarder when it comes to fabric!

So I think that's me all caught up, but just to let you know we're off on our summer holidays on Friday for two weeks, so if you're planning on purchasing a parcel full of loveliness from the website and would like it sent before you go, we'll be packing right up until mid afternoon tomorrow.

See you soon!

9 comments:

  1. The details that you've shown of the wedding look wonderful! The homemade bunting, cake(!!), favours, brooches and dresses added such charm to everything. Love the VW van (my husband & son would love that). Congratulations to your brother and his new wife. You and your mom look lovely, and you look so much alike! I'm sure you've been told this a lot. Great little bee mini quilt ;) Enjoy your holidays Sarah. Wendy x

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  2. Such a lovely post! Your dress is gorgeous and the cake looks amazing. All the little touches are beautiful x

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  3. Great photos! Love the dress, you did a great job! And the cake is perfection! Love the green. Love all the fun pictures!

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  4. So much loveliness and such a busy weekend !!
    Kate x

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  5. What a lovely sounding wedding Sarah. You look lovely in your dress and I can't see anything wrong with the cake. All perfect!

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  6. A lovely wedding - it's great when people do most of the preparations themselves. Your dress and cake look very nice indeed.

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  7. What a wonderful wedding. Everything looks so lovely and the cake is perfect. So nice to see a wedding that has been done this way. You and your mum look lovely as well.
    You were at the NEC - just down the road ( well motorway ) from me- not far at all.
    Have a wonderful holiday. Anne x

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  8. Kind of in reverse here! Have a great holiday! Don't worry about being a blogger all the time, just go and enjoy sometimes! Congratulations to your brother and his bride, I hope that they have a wonderful, long and happy marriage full of joy. The wedding looks beautiful, and I love all the little handmade touches that no doubt made it a really personal day. xx

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  9. hi Sarah!

    Found your blog via the blog hop of Helen Philips.
    what a nice place to visit;

    Beautiful wedding pictures (so much love in it). Love the VW-car.

    Nice blog.
    I'l be back ,

    Love

    Brigitte from Belgium
    http://homeiswherethedachshundis.blogspot.be/

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