Hi everyone, a bit of drizzly rain here this morning. Good weather for tidying up after our weekend.
Saturday morning was spent at the markets with a book stall and my cards. I sold 4 cards, happy.
Sunday morning we had this frog visitor on one of the chairs on our back verandah. Our daughter has taken the first photo of him resting on our chair. She has added her artistic flair to the photo....framing it and ageing it.
I moved the frog later in the day. Normally, I am quite happy to pick up frogs but this guy was so large that I carried him over to the garden on the chair and slightly prodded him off with a stick. My hubby took these two photos. First one has his hand in it to show how large he was.
Doesn't he look quite content.
Now onto the remainder of Sunday. Their are a group of six of us that have known each other a rather long time.....school friends and one lady joined in a couple of years later a work colleague. One of our group of ladies now lives in New Zealand and has done for 15 years. On the 9th of June her and her partner eloped. So us here in Australia thought it only fitting that we should hold a wedding reception for them. We all dug around in our wardrobes or visited Lifeline to find an appropriate formal style dress. We all ended up in Regal coloured dresses, maroon, royal blue, wine coloured, black with beautiful floral prints.
I decorated up two tables with tablecloths, bead pearls, two vases of maroon coloured leaves and ferns, plates and cutlery. Photo didn't turn out. I also made some Wedding Favours that worked as Place Cards. I found a wonderful tutorial here to make these twisted wedding favours. I cut thick white paper to the size of my Victoria embossing folder. Allowing an extra 1/2cm on three edges for the sewn seam. I cut strips of maroon and blue ribbon to go with the dresses we were all wearing. Then printed out names on the computer and attached that as a tag on top of the ribbon.
Now our friend is married she has decided to have a hyphenated surname, keeping her name and adding his. The initial letter for both of their surnames is 'M'. So I now see her as Mrs M & M hence the filling of the Wedding Favours.
I used the sewing machine to sew all the sides together.
I did take a shot of my decorated table but with all the white it did not focus properly.
This is a shot of the finished wedding favour.
This is our proxy couple. Our daughter drew a cartoon interpretation of the couple. Both are a little older in real life and a little taller but it was nice to have them present. :-)
Both the Wedding Favours and the hand drawn couple would be perfect entries for our CELEBRATIONS challenge over at Unstamapabelles.
Be sure to check out the challenge as this month we have two prizes up for grabs and some blog candy.
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