Baskets and Bows
I have been chipping away at my "to do list" and made a lot of progress. I'll admit I do get pleasure from being able to cross things off of the list!!!
My son is getting married soon and I have been working on some items for the big day. The smaller basket is for the flower girl. I dye my own reed and made a deep purple to add a little color to the basket. Before the big day, purple cascading ribbons will be tied to both sides of the handles. Instead of a traditional rim on this basket, I made a rolled rim out of round read.
The larger basket was made to hold the little bottles of bubbles which will be passed out to the guests. I used natural reed to weave a round basket and fashioned four bows from purple reed around the basket to add color here also.
The ring bearer's pillow is made from satin and stuffed with a light polyester fluff. I found a great irredescent purple ribbon. I sewed two pieces on the pillow to tie the rings in place. I laced the same purple ribbon through the double layered lace that I put around the outer edge of the pillow. I crafted a handle from a piece of satin and attached it to the back of the pillow so the ring bearer has something to grab!!!
I also prepared the squares for the signature quilt and have the fabric markers ready to go.
Perhaps my biggest accomplisment was the shopping trip where I found what I am going to wear to the rehearsal and to the wedding!!!