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DIY Wedding Story

  Date: 28th June 2014 Venue: The Norwich Puppet Theatre and The Redwell Brewery. Theame: Industrial Mid Century with Chintzy florals. Main colours, yellow and white. When it came to planning the our DIY wedding, its all about list making and pretending you know what your doing.  The biggest stress was the lack of money, but some how it all came together with the help of Mums, Friends and Family, a lot of car boot trips, getting blue peter like over decorations and stationary, buying / paying for little bits each month and having a attitude where if things can’t be done or don’t happen, does it really spoil the day? No. and actually works out for the better. Here we have the day in Pictures, Ive picked the ones where you can get an idea of the venues, decorations and atmosphere. I should say that most of these are not my photos and were taken by our friends / family.  A professional photographer was something else that our budget wouldn’t stretch to, except for my …

Lets Get Bunting

Here’s my very easy How To Guide on making your very own bunting. A Fun and simple sew project that can be used practically anywhere. I made metres and metres and metres for our wedding day, but since then it got reused decorating bedrooms, parties and in our garden. (You can see how it looked at our wedding here.) These are a ‘rustic’ simple flag style, meaning easy sew, no double sided or lining the little things. For this reason I choose a flag shape over than the traditional ‘V’. Basically this shape keeps its shape better, and doesn’t pull or curl out of shape when using thin single sided fabric. For fun, vintage flags use a mixture of colours, try to avoid too many pastel shades.  Think old liberty scraps, clashing retro prints. Luckily for me, just down the road is a great vintage shop that has a good fabric selection with bags ideal for small projects. Look in local charity shops for odd bits of scraps, car boots, cut up old retro dresses or …

So here I am.. 2014 and making cushions

Super Queenie is back! Did you miss me? I have so much to share! First up Hello 2014. What a year your going to be.. Lets see… We have fairs a plenty near and far. More online stock than ever before.  2014 is also the year for weddings. Friends, Family and my own. I almost feel wedding planning could be my second career., thats if I actually did any.. with  months to go there is still a heck of a lot of planning, making, DIYing, borrowing, and list making to do. Then there is 2nd Birthdays, 30th Birthdays, hen do’s, Visits to Dubai and Honeymoons. And all to be blogged about here. Not to mention the progress with the house decoration and occasional sewing project or two. In fact only the other night, I turned off the box of rubbish and lifted down the heaviest sewing machine in the world.. its a test of will to sew, and within an hour, I had recovered  3 cushions that I had bought the fabric for a few …