Category Archives: Wedding

Rose and Cherry Blossom Wedding Cake

In April one of our WI ladies got engaged, it was rather special as she was getting married for the first time in her 70’s. She’s an amazing lady, always laughing and smiling. In a rash moment I offered to … Continue reading

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Diamond Wedding Cake

I’ve been making and decorating two celebration cakes over the last few weeks, the first one was collected last night… A colleague from work asked me to make a cake for her parents diamond wedding anniversary…sixty years!!! my OH and … Continue reading

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Padded Coathangers

I’m rather partial to making padded coat-hangers, when I was a poor impoverished student nurse I often made them as Christmas presents. My rule for saving scraps from dress-making has always been if it was big enough for a coathanger, … Continue reading

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Wedding Sampler

Two good friends were married on Friday, I thought long and hard about wedding presents as they are both about our age, settled in their home, and originally said they didn’t want any presents…well that wasn’t going to happen! I … Continue reading

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Poem of the Month

After telling you all about our handmade wedding this month, I thought for the Poem of the Month’ I would choose a poem we had as a reading for our wedding, I think it’s beautiful. “The Art Of Marriage” Happiness … Continue reading

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Celebration Samplers

Over on Sew We Sew, Madam Samm is hosting a Meet and Greet for us to show our three favourite items we have made, for me it has to be three celebration samplers; I like making things to celebrate an event, … Continue reading

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A Handmade Wedding. Day Seven; Wedding Album

Eight years ago today I married the best man in the whole, wide world!! We had a wonderful, happy  day surrounded by our closest friends and family. It was a crisp, sunny day, like today has been. Although the next … Continue reading

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A Handmade Wedding. Day Five; The Cake

I first started decorating cakes about 25 years ago, but I’m completely self taught, I tend to buy a book for inspiration and have a go. I like doing flowers from flower paste, and I’m happy making children’s birthday cakes, … Continue reading

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Handmade Wedding. Day Five; Stationary

I’ve decided that when planning a wedding it is much easier once you decide on a theme, it doesn’t matter whether it’s a colour, an era or whatever, it gives a focus to decisions about stationary, flowers etc. I remember years … Continue reading

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A Handmade Wedding. Day Four; Accessories

Half way through the countdown to our handmade wedding and you are probably wondering what’s left, after all the wedding dress, the bridesmaid’s dress and the gents waistcoats were all made by late autumn… Every bride needs her accessories and … Continue reading

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