Monday, April 23, 2012

Wedding Fever.

We have Wedding Fever in our house. Our little boy (not so small anymore ) Fluff's bruv is getting married this Saturday!! Back in February I was shown this picture and asked if I could make a cushion for the rings something like this? I love a challenge.
So I set to and made a couple of cushions up in cotton sheeting in different shapes ,supplied satin material swatches and purple beads (wedding colour theme is purple) for a choice to be made. I also asked what embroidery stitch they prefered, plain or swirly.
This is the result. As a 4yr old will be carrying the cushion down the aisle I have attached ribbons for the rings to be held in place. Don't want them falling down the grating !!
There is a story attached to the material chosen. My friend Sarah got married in 1993 and the material is what her Wedding dress was made from. I was given some off cuts as I was asked to make a rag doll for the littlest bridesmaid to hold (2yrs and easliy distracted) and having been shown a picture of Sarah's gown, dressed the doll in an exact replica. Remaining material has been in my stash ever since and I still have some over!
Entering into the following:
1st Unique gifts: Handmade Mondays
Divas by Design: Anything but a card.
CupcakeCrafts: Material girl. (Taken literally).
The Crazy Challenge: Feminine/Girly.

24 comments:

  1. The finished cushion looks lovely! Hope it's a wonderful day on Saturday and that the sun shines for you all and that you've got your outfit sorted - and the hat. I'd love to see some photos x

    .... oh and forgot to say many congratulations to the happy couple xx

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  2. What a beautiful creation and such a lovely keepdake for the happy couple.
    Have a delightful celebration.
    Hugs

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  3. Oooh its lovely - something to treasure! Hope you have a great day Saturday.

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  4. Your cushion is fantastic and those ribbons are a very good insurance policy:)
    How nice to be a wedding-planning household...hope all goes well!
    xx

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  5. The little page boy will look so sweet carrying the cushion. Like the material you have used what a lovely way to make use of a special fabric.

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  6. What a great idea! Thanks for joining in at Divas this week. Laura x

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  7. How lovely - it'll make a gorgeous keepsake too. And I love the story of where the fabric came from. I love fabric with a history!

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  8. awww that's so lovely! :)

    (and probably very wise to tie the rings on whoever is carrying it!!!)

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  9. That's a lovely cushion with a lovely back story - nice work! Hope that day goes smashingly.

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  10. The cushion is beautiful Mrs A - and I loved the story of how you had the material. Have a great week Mich x

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  11. A beautiful cushion, I really like the beads around the outside and what a great idea to tie the rings on with ribbons!

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  12. What a GORGEOUS pillow, Mrs A! Sure to be treasured. Love the story of the fabric.
    Hugs

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  13. This is such a beautiful creation, I love that it has such a personal back story :-)

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  14. Hello Mrs A, Many congratulations on the forth coming wedding, oh this creation is so lovely you should be so proud its gorgeous:)x

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  15. A-ha! I knew the lure of a Cupcake this week would be too strong! I think your cushion is fabbier than the sample. xx

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  16. So pretty and I love the leaf beads round the edge

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  17. What a gorgeous creation, Mrs. A....I think it far more beautiful than the example....good idea to tighten the rings (suppose Sweet Cheeks is the lucky one??).... wishing you a great weddingday!
    Thanks for joining the Divas by the way....
    xxx Margreet

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  18. Fabulous cushion, I'm sure they'll love it!

    Many thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Craft Challenges.

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  19. wow this is so pretty - and i am sure the bride and groom will treasure it
    Thanks for joining us at Divas this week's
    Lisa x

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  20. What a lovely project.
    Mr Linky is OK now. Pls, come back at The Crazy Challenge and add your link again.

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  21. Oh, I love things like this with a story to go with it. How wonderful. That will be such a treasured keepsake, and it's beautiful in addition. Wonderful wonderful! I bet you can't wait for the big day. :)

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  22. It's a beautiful cushion and lovely fabric with a story behind it.
    Congratulations to the lucky couple.

    Jan x

    ps..... don't tie the ribbons in a knot!!!! :o)

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  23. Aw such a lovely story about the fabric and gorgeous cushions for the rings too. I hope the wedding turns out to be a fab day all round :) xx

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