Sunday, June 24, 2012

weekend through instgram

happy sunday er'body! i hope y'all had a super weekend? ours was lazy and lazy and sleepy and snugly. it's been ages since we had a weekend like it and every second of snozzy pleasure was appreciated and relished. the top two shots are friday's gloomy sunset followed by a decadent pear and pecan tart with a generous dollop of cream. the bottom two are shadows cast on the bedroom blind & the arrow's arrived for gary's cufflinks along with other amazing etsy wedding loot.

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market

here are a few snaps from last weekends market. i can really see myself getting into "marketing". the girls came out to show their support, lovely things. afterwards, we celebrate at hooters with big beer and burgers.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

diy: guest seating chart

hey y'all. i hope you guys had a super weekend i'll share a bit of ours and the market tomorrow. today i wanted to share how i made our guests seating chart for the wedding.
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i can doodle. and doodle i do. but i am just that. a doodler. and so i rely on what works in cases like these. tracing. you will need:
     * a computer & printer to layout & print your desired table numbers (i used these free for non commercial     
        use illustrated woodsy numbers, off of one of my favorite diy & freebee blogs, eat drink chic. these
        numbers will also be the actual table numbers on the tables) as well as the guests names - i gave the
        wedding party little titles and included the arrows and hearts that are a small but consistent detail
        throughout our wedding i.e. Sarah - Mother of the Bride
     * a light box if you have one (my handsome built me one specially out of wood, perspex and a
        light fitting. You could use a glass top table with a small lamp underneath)
     * small doilies (reoccurring lacy detail)
     * ribbon
     * mini pegs
     * a pen of your choice
     * a board painted in your choice of colour or custom design - this isn't the actual board we will use but it
        was the inspiration behind this idea. we will need about three boards and i want to do them in pastel
       watercolours.
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step one
trace out all of your names and table numbers onto the doilies.
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step two
string a length of ribbon across the board and secure with pegs on each side. each row will represent a table and will have the table number followed by each guests name pegged onto it. i suggest you do a tester line to figure out what dimensions you will need to make you board. i could fit four tables on a board this size.
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step three
as mentioned above, start with your table number and peg it to the piece of ribbon followed by all the guests who will be seated at that table.
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this took all of an hour to make. and probably cost me under 200 south africa rand ($23 USD). not bad going. and it's pretty. if you try it out or are inspired to do something different please let me know so i can take a look, i would love to see your creations!

Friday, June 15, 2012

hand crafted pretty little lovelies by none other than yours truly, red rabbit ears

in addition to these pretties we will also have scarves, rings, pretty earings and i am hoping framed prints (long story). so come on down say hello! and spend some moola!!! you can vist the thatchery's website for directions here.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

save the date

yay! here it is. our save the date. it took a few tries to get it right. we had to battle wind, the dogs, each other and the setting sun. I am, however, dead chuffed with outcome.
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we chose pastel envelopes to match the colour scheme of the wedding. I stuck small doilies on the front to address on top of. if you hadn't noticed doilies are a staple in this here wedding. i love the laceyness they bring without the actual expense of real lace. the laser cut wood creatures are magnets so our guests can stick the photo on their fridge, look at it everyday and not forget!

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here's a gif from our first out take. haha! watch the backdrop move around... my baby brother (all 6ft of him) and my friend chan are holding it up behind the sheet. i suppose we needed this first out-take to re-invent the backdrop and iron out some kinks - design in every sphere is a process. we eventually cemented the poles into little plastic buckets, exchanged the string for metal rope and secured said rope into the ground with tent pegs. we also decided to go with black lettering for the all intensive purpose of legibility.
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i want to say a massive thank you to my gorgeous friend chantal for her amazing photo taking skills, patience and most of all her willingness to always be apart of my hair-brained schemes. To my little brother daniel for being my very own personal assistant and doing whatever i ask him to do. to my momma for all her last minute help and pushing us to change the location! to my step mom, elke and my pappa for the use of the laser at no charge. and last but most certainly no least, to my gary for asking me to marry him so we can start this next, most exciting chapter. i love you all so much.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

weekend through instgram

here's a peek at our weekend through instagram.so busy, these are all i managed top snap. the top two are of the illustrations that oozed outta me on friday eve & the bottom two are the ice on gary's car window early saturday morning (winter is so here) and coco destroying her new blanket... she didn't like it. not one little bit! tonight i am heading over to my lovely friend chan's to fetch the charger for the camera so i can photograph the merchandise we'll be selling at the market on saturday. i will also (finally) be able to shoot some diy wedding tutorials. yay! well have a superb week friends. ♥

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Monday, June 11, 2012

drawings

it just came oozing out of me on friday evening. it was wonderful. i drew until i ran out of ink. that was kinda annoying. we had another busy weekend. couple wedding meetings. prepped for market. entertained lovely friends over dinner - got to let my inner martha shine for a few glorious hours - gaz, as always, such a treasure, kept everyone chatting and laughing. sunday was so cold. we roasted a pork shoulder and stayed snuggled under the duvet for the best part of the day. how was you're weekend?
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to market, to market

i will post some of the lovelies you can look forward to at the market a little later in the week!
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Monday, June 4, 2012

weekend through instgram

here's a look at my weekend through my instagram photo's. we sure did have a super busy one!
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1. a peek at my friday evening party get up - i am sporting a red rabbit ears mustache brooch as collar decoration. 2. i finally caved a bought the old khaki tasseled handbag i have been lusting after for months now - it was marked down, yay! i am the winner! also purchased a pair of black fellies & a sheer blouse (with tails!!) from good old woolers. 3. wall paper pattern at nandos & johannesburg city lights. 4. saturday night get up, we went for cocktails for a friends birthday and i thought the bow tie ga won on lucky pony would be appropriate attire... 5. the fancy fire place at the hotel & a snap of the veld fires, winter is truly here. 6. bought a floral jacket on sunday.7. finally met jinx, the handsome young cat on the left, the fella in the tree was actually attacking gary - haha. 8. the girls being super cute for a bone - lola's teeth kill me! How was your weekend?

mirror mirror

can i just say how darn excited i am to see this. i am a fairy tale lover - the art direction & wardrobe in this bad boy look insane! How gorgeous is lily collins? images via
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