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Oh Happy Day!

March 19, 2008

I am not sure it’s possible for me to be more pleased with myself right now. I successfully made our ring bearer pillow last night!Yes, I know, really I just sewed two square pieces of fabric together and stuffed them. But if you knew me you would know that this is an accomplishment. I think I mentioned that I just got a sewing machine for Christmas, but people were actually worried I would lose a finger (which is a valid concern). Here is a close up:
And the back, so you can see the pattern and just how cute that fabric really is:
I’ll admit that the first one I made was way to small, making this one my second attempt. And it really did take me about three hours to get it right but the fact that it’s actually sewn together in a square is nothing less than thrilling for me. If you’re interested in the details I can give some, but basically you just get yourself some fabric, cut it into 10″ squares, sew them together and stuff!

Ring Bearer Pillows

March 11, 2008
{Lisa Lefkowitz Photography}

I love colorful ring bearer pillows and the two above are some of my particular favorites. My Mom actually has a handkerchief that could be used to make the one on the left, but honestly I am a little worried about it getting dirty or otherwise damaged. It’s something I would rather have as a keepsake that I can maybe use another way for the wedding. So, I decided to try and find some brightly colored green fabric so that I can make one similar to the picture on the right. I was searching for some damask fabric for someone else on ebay, when I came across this:

My Mom gave me my first sewing machine for Christmas and I have high hopes that with the right color thread and some ribbon I’ll be in business. There is also a solid chance it could wind up looking disasterous, but for now I have high hopes! I am still debating on how to display the escort cards but I bought some extra fabric in case I decide to go along this route: I would opt for two standing easels and use the rest of the fabric to make these amazing tacks that could hold each card in place:You can find out all about the tacks and how to make them from the amazing Jessica Jones on How About Orange. And if you’re feeling adventureous and also want to make your own ring bearer pillow, Martha can tell you how.

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Ring Bearer Pillows

March 11, 2008
{Lisa Lefkowitz Photography}

I love colorful ring bearer pillows and the two above are some of my particular favorites. My Mom actually has a handkerchief that could be used to make the one on the left, but honestly I am a little worried about it getting dirty or otherwise damaged. It’s something I would rather have as a keepsake that I can maybe use another way for the wedding. So, I decided to try and find some brightly colored green fabric so that I can make one similar to the picture on the right. I was searching for some damask fabric for someone else on ebay, when I came across this:

My Mom gave me my first sewing machine for Christmas and I have high hopes that with the right color thread and some ribbon I’ll be in business. There is also a solid chance it could wind up looking disasterous, but for now I have high hopes! I am still debating on how to display the escort cards but I bought some extra fabric in case I decide to go along this route: I would opt for two standing easels and use the rest of the fabric to make these amazing tacks that could hold each card in place:You can find out all about the tacks and how to make them from the amazing Jessica Jones on How About Orange. And if you’re feeling adventureous and also want to make your own ring bearer pillow, Martha can tell you how.

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