My good friend Helen and I finalized the Save the Date for her upcoming wedding in October using the underwater photos we took last fall. My first time taking underwater photos was better than I could have hoped but some of our favorite photos came out a little grainy. Rather than dismiss the photos as unusual, I post-processed the photos to have a vintage feel, with washed out colors and light leaks. I selected a embellished script font that exemplified the vintage romantic feeling I was going for. Here are the results:
So I’ve decided on a rehearsal dinner to be handmade by a super talented designer out of Portland named Amanda Archer. She sent the dupioni swatches last week and that the perfect shade of yellow. so pretty! Another item off the list! YAY!
Here it is in midnight blue cotton:
Feltstyle’s shop on Etsy has some beautiful work. While doing some searches for “gray” for wedding ideas, I ran across this beauty that gave me an idea for a table runner. I’ve been having difficulty establishing the yellow and gray as a fall color scheme but using felt would be so rich and autumn appropriate. Wet felting 15 table runners isn’t cost or time effective so I’m looking for charcoal gray wool felt at a reasonable cost per yard to use. Then I’ll add some detailing in white by needle felting. It’s a huge project but since I’m not using the dress I designed, I really want to put my stamp on SOMETHING!
Living Earth Gallery on Etsy has these beautiful hand felted silk scarves and wraps. I’ve always wanted to try hand dying wool in onion skins or tumeric and the wedding seems as good a reason to take this little craft project on. Wouldn’t this make the best bridesmaid gift for a late October wedding?