... white wedding.
Not mine, just so we're clear. A friend got married, I was only the creative committee. That explains my absence from the blog for the past month or so. I've been busy making ring pillows, confetti pouches and was generally up to my neck in red and white ribbons and fabrics.
So let's see what I made. First up - confetti. It's a custom in Croatia to hand out decorated confetti at weddings. The confetti themselves are just almonds in a rock-hard white sugar shell. They're really disgusting to eat, so nobody actually eats them, they just end up gathering dust on a shelf or in a drawer of the wedding guest. Confetti are a kind of a way of saying 'thank you for coming to our wedding'.
The bride, Ana, chose the colors red and white, and wanted roses, so I went from there. I borrowed something from various creative magazines and images of other confetti I found online, and finally ended up with this:
The bride and groom chose the quote, it's from the Bible, Genesis 2:24: For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. Not what I would have chosen, but it's not my wedding, ad thus not my place to comment.
I made 90 of them. It took forever. Made me realize I'm not one for mass production. And that it's highly unlikely I'll ever be making confetti again.
Next up - the ring pillow. I couldn't decide on the concept, so I made them two. They chose the first one.
The fabric is satin. Slippery. Hard to work with. And delicate. I had to tape pieces together with scotch tape before sewing. It's highly unlikely I'll be working with satin again.
So, now that the wedding is done, I'm free to do some knitting. I don't know what, but it has to be with yarn from my stash. This summer will be stash summer. I mean it. Really. No more yarn until I use up the stuff I have. Yeah, even as I'm typing this I know I'll fail in my determination and buy some bright colorful cotton. Damn. ;)