#51 Blogging 0 – Wedding planning 1

I’m a firm believer in if you don’t have anything to say, then don’t say anything at all, which might explain why I’ve been missing from the sewing scene of late. Sorry!

Well, that, and I’ve been planning a wedding.

This point leads me nicely onto the title and content of this particular blog.

Call me crazy, but from the moment I shared #47 Pop, I’ve been certain about of one detail about our wedding: It would involve as much sewing as my fingers and imagination would allow.

Let’s be honest, it’s the little things that make the day a truly unique and personal experience, and what would it be without a little needle and thread magic? So – I thought I’d give you all a sneak peak as to what I’ve been up to so far.

Guest table place cards:


I’ve set myself the rather ambitious task of sewing everyone of our guests’ name cards that will be placed on the table for the meal.

70 names.

Yes, you read correctly, 70.


Easy, right? Not really when you’re have no pattern to follow and you’re essentially making them up as you go along.

Top tips – start them early, do little and often and ENJOY IT!

I’ve had a blast choosing the different skeins to go for and had a blast researching calligraphy to turn into a pattern that fits in with the rest of my our day.

If that wasn’t enough, I’m also designing and sewing our full seating plan for the wedding breakfast and I’ll be honest, I can’t wait to start it.

The idea of having a one-of-a-kind seating plan, handmade, framed and hung on my wall for the rest of our days together is pretty special and keeps me inspired when the fingers are hurting and I can’t quite get the ‘d’ just how I want it in ‘bride’…

I guess if that’s the only hiccup I experience during the wedding planning process, I’ll be one happy briDe! (Get it?)

Watch this space…

J x