Knitted bow ring

knitted bow ring1

knitted bow ring 2

Remember my knitted bow I did a while ago? Meet its young sibling, the knitted bow ring – gifted this xmas to my BFF, Amy (who is also modelling it above). Nice huh? It’s basically a long thin (I think I cast on four or five stitches) strip of stocking stitch, folded over and with the yarn wound around the middle as usual. Then hot glue gun (or tie) onto a ring back and you’re done. Cute huh?

Tweed bow necklace

Gathered by Mollie Makes

Tweed bow

Tweed bow

Super excited about this latest project for Gathered by Mollie Makes (out 21/12 – what a good date!). I’ve always wanted to do a tweed bow necklace but a combination of not having enough confidence (and not getting my Singer skills on) meant it had been sitting in my head for a while, crying like a puppy left outside a shop. Nice image…

Anyway, it’s (again) an easy make. Took me all of ten minutes more or less. You can sew it if you like, but I made mine from hemming tape. Check it out coming to an iPad near you this Friday

Tweedy goodness

Tweedy goodness

12 12 12 12

Oh my gawd, it’s 12pm on 12/12/12! If you know me, you’ll know I have a thing about dates (we got married on 5/5 after all). But this is epic. We’ll never have this kind of date alignment again in our lifetime.

So here are some frivolous sparkly nails…

Sparkle

Sparkle

I’m not usually one for glitter as I hate the texture it leaves, but this one from No7 is lovely and smooth, plus the chunkier glitter mixed with dots of the stuff make it look a little bit nail arty. I load it all up on the tips, over Rimmel’s Lycra Pro Anti-fade in Desire, which is a dark purpley brown (I love a fat brush, me).

Our wedding

Weston Manor, Oxon

Weston Manor, Oxon

Weston Manor gardens

Weston Manor gardens

Thinking of Dad just beforehand
Thinking of Dad just beforehand
Claire's reaction to the bride

Claire’s reaction to the bride

My shoes

My shoes

Bouquet (with Dad)

Bouquet (with Dad)

Weston Manor gardens

Weston Manor gardens

My girls

My girls

Gorgeous setting…

Gorgeous setting…

Window display with photos of our grandparents (who are no longer here). A surprise for the groom from me

Window display with photos of our grandparents (who are no longer here). A surprise for the groom from me

Bride's entrance

Bride’s entrance

Dave's reaction

Dave’s reaction

Signing

Signing

Mwa!

Mwa!

Gettin' papped

Gettin’ papped

Right after!

Right after!

On the bridge

On the bridge

Walking in the garden

Walking in the garden

We hate posed shots and found this bit rather embarrassing!

We hate posed shots and found this bit rather embarrassing!

Pearls, cups and a few flowers

Pearls, cups and a few flowers

Books, cups and pearls

Books, cups and pearls

NYC table themes, designed by Dave

NYC table themes, designed by Dave

Vintage books (borrowed from Dad), pearls and cups

Vintage books (borrowed from Dad), pearls and cups

More cups, pearls and florals

More cups, pearls and florals

Crochet

Crochet

Groom's speech

Groom’s speech

Best Best Men's speech ever

Best Best Men’s speech ever

Start spreading the news
He’s Dave Montrose today
He wants to be a part of her
Sarah! Sarah!

His high heeled boots
Are really quite… gay…
But she has married him anyway!
He’s Dave Montrose!

He gets to wake up
With a woman… at last
Oh yes those jokes about sheep
Are all in his past

Barney and Max rock the Best Men speech

Barney and Max rock the Best Men speech

His neat little beard
Hasn’t even been shaved!
He’ll make a brand new start of it
As Dave Montrose!

Now he’s a married man
He’ll get some when she says he can
That’s up to you
Sarah, Sarah…

**Talking interlude** Ladies and gentlemen I would like to take this opportunity to talk about a man that Max and I both love dearly. A man who has in the past been known by many names…

First there was of course Tupper
Then Tupps, Tuppy, The Tuppmeister
or The Tuppinator.

Who could forget that international hit single that he inspired – My Tupps my Tupps my lovely lady Tupps – Check him out…
Then there was that somewhat disturbing if entertaining video in which he starred and which went on to become so popular on the internet: Two girls, one Tupp.

But from this day forth he shall forever be known by one name because…

OMG, did he just sing that?

OMG, did he just sing that?

**sings**
He’s Dave Montrose!
He gets to wake up to a pretty awesomo treat
To find he loves Doctor Who
And Radio 2
He’s not a cocknose
No, he’s Dave Montrose…

Tonight he’s counting his luck
Getting ready to ffff….all asleep
She’ll make a brand new man of him
In her own way!

Now he’s a married man
He’ll love her all he can
So here’s to you
Montrose and Montrose!

Ladies and Gentlemen please raise your glasses to the happy couple, David and Sarah Montrose!

Barney and Max Bring. The. House. Down.

Barney and Max Bring. The. House. Down.

Gotta love a juke…

Gotta love a juke…

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Giggling at the Best Men speech

Our 'guestbook'

Our ‘guestbook’

Our first drum

Our first drum

Our vows

Our vows

Today I will marry my friend – the one I will live with, dream with and love. David/Sarah, when I’m with you, I feel I can be the person I want to be, and I cannot imagine my life without you.
You make me smile, you stick up for me, you take care of me and you are always interested in what I have to say and do.
Today, I want to make a promise to you and to myself, in front of our friends and family, to love and honour, protect and respect you for the rest of my life.
I vow to trust and value your opinions, and stand by your actions. I pledge to always treat you as my best friend, and equal. I will ask for help when I need it, and offer help when asked.
From this day forward I will cherish you. I will look with joy down the path of our tomorrow’s knowing we will walk it together side by side, hand in hand and heart to heart.
Let us be friends and lovers, and grow old together. And let us make all the years of our lives together be the best years of our lives. For now and forever.

~~~~~~~~~~~

Dress Mae Bridal
Shoes Euphoria Boutique
Flowers Stems of Marsh Gibbon
Photographs Adam Gasson
Groom’s suit TM Lewin
Hair Amanda Morton, wandmmorton@aol.com
Juke box SM Juke boxes

Zip accessories

So… by now you’ll know that I’m a tad slapdash when it comes to crafting – and that is how I like it, thank you very much. I also really really like crafting with bits and bobs you can get from the hardware shop, or doing things you wouldn’t normally do to bits and bobs.

Zips, spikes and hardware in general are big this winter, and so I wanted to have a play with zips and see what I could do. Check out these earrings, and if you ant to know how to make them – or a ring version (or indeed,a brooch version), then check out this week’s Gathered on sale today!

Zippy zippy earring

Zip earring

The last time I wore this jumper, I was bald.

You can read more about that little adventure over here. In the mean time, it’s November 16th, which is historically Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day – which has changed in recent years to Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Somewhat unfortunately, it’s November, and which charity do most people think of when they think of November? Movember, yup, exactly.

Hey ho, I’m sure there’s room for all of us and all that. Today I wear this jumper that is deeply symbolic for me. It’s been two years since the headshave and we have raised money far beyond our expectations. But we are almost at 8K and my OCD will twitch until we get there. So if you fancy dropping us a tenner, you can do so here.