Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Fancy Pants

Mostly for the ladies on the diaper sewing list, I am posting a picture of the diapers I made Emily this week. I used the
  • ChloeToes
  • pattern for these "pocket" diapers and as before, I found the pattern easy to make.

    Since I do not have a snap press I had to use hook and loop tape for the closure. This close-up picture shows how I put the Aplix hook over the ends of the FOE, thus eliminating the need to finish the ends of the FOE.

    Thanks to Catharine for cutting all the diaper parts out for me!

    Tuesday, March 21, 2006

    Mr. and Mrs!

    Jessica and Justin are married! More pictures to come soon, when time allows.

    Jessica and Justin
    March 18, 2006

    Monday, March 13, 2006

    Pew bow pictures

    We are getting stuff done....with the help of some very good friends!

    Last night a several friends came over and were able to completely finish the favors, get some sewing done, and make all the pew bows, all while Justin and I packed up a bunch of my stuff. I was amazed with how much got done and that we crossed 4 major things off our list in one evening. Our friends were truly a blessing to me.

    These are the finished pewbows...hanging on our playpen. =) I was SO pleased with how they come out! They were simply big bows of tulle that poofed out to be so pretty. The roses were wired into the center and go so well with my rose flower scheme. Mom and her friend made 12 of them.

    Cutting and measuring yards and yards of tulle. Notice our new red walls in our eating area? We love them!

    The girls helping with making the favors.

    My sister, my maid of honor, and my friend. I love you Heather!

    My dad and Justin doing dishes. =)

    veil and hair pictures

    I don't have a lot of time to post a lot, but I thought I'd put a few pictures of my veil and trial hairdo. Here you can see the edging I went with for my veil. It was so easy--I used about 7 yards of sheer organza ribbon and simply sewed in around the edge of the tulle before it was gathered. I trimmed the tulle close to the stiching and then gathered and sewed in to the hair comb. The veil cost me around $12....not bad when you consider that the ones I saw in bridal shops range from $49 to $200.

    I have a LOT of hair! We did a trial updo on my hair last Wednesday. It looked so pretty and I was happy. It was very soft with lots of curls.

    Tuesday, March 07, 2006

    Veil link

    Yesterday I was finally able to finish the veil for my dress. It is big, it is poofy, it is white, and it is beautiful. Everything a veil should be. It is two layers, but I don't plan to use the blusher over my face. It will be worn at the top of the back of my head. I want some hair in front showing, but I don't want the veil too low either.

    I had a hard time deciding what kind of trim to finish the cut edge with...I did samples with the serger, with a zig-zag stitch, with narrow 1/8" satin ribbion and with 1/4" organza ribbon. I finally decided to go with the organza trim because the most people liked it, and I felt like it echoed the organza overlay of the skirt. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures right now....maybe later.

    The only thing I'm worried about is that it seems a little heavy for the clear plastic comb I sewed it only, and I'm afraid that it's not going to stay put very well. I'm having nightmares of the veil falling off as I walk down the aisle. The lady that is going to do my hair for the wedding is coming tomorrow to practice, and I'm hoping that she'll have some good ideas for anchoring it to my head!

    I did some internet research before I started, and I really didn't find that many really helpful websites. This link was the best and most helpful one that I could find. There were lots of places that sold veils with good pictures of the various trim and fullness options but very few that told how to actually plan it and sew it to the comb. I think I was making it a bigger deal then it really was, because it really was quite easy once I did it. Maybe I should start making veils and selling them on e-bay. =)

    11 more days!!!!!!

    lots of love,

    Monday, March 06, 2006

    Capelet Revisited

    Remember the furry capelet I made in February? Before I made it, I looked in 3 different fabric stores for some furry fabric that was more furry than the stuff I used. Last week I was in a little town with a little WalMart, and lo and behold they had the furry, furry fur in white. Being the perfectionist that I am, I bought some and made another capelet. We still have leftover satin from Jessica's wedding dress so all I had to buy was the fake fur and some ribbon. I finished the new capelet this afternoon. Don't you agree that the furry fur looks better than the not-so-furry fur? That's a lot of furrys(?) ... furries(?).... okay, fur! :-)



    Saturday, March 04, 2006

    Regenerate our Culture

    Not sewing or wedding related, but this is worthy of mention. My 3rd daughter, Katie, has been privileged to be a part of the tech team of ROC and suggested I post about it. Regenerate Our Culture (ROC) is a brand new organization with the "goal of regenerating our nation’s worldview away from the post-modernism holding it and back to the Christian worldview it was first built on." Regenerate Our Culture will include a web magazine and a blog network highlighting the top 15 blogs from Christian teens. I encourage you to go read more about it. ROC will be officially launching on March 15th, so be sure to help spread the news to the young people you know.


    Wednesday, March 01, 2006

    Shower Flowers

    The sweet ladies who hosted another wedding shower for Jessica this past Saturday gave both of us these lovely flowers. After 5 days, the flowers still look lovely. We are both enjoying them immensely.

    Everything at the shower was so nice. The cakes were beautifully decorated by 2 girls, friends of ours, and the party was hosted by such sweet ladies. Again, Jessica and I both feel so blessed to have such wonderful friends.