Ava’s Quilt

I was very pleased to be asked to make a baby quilt as a gift for Dominique Bader, the lovely and talented lady who photographed my wedding.

Baby Ava was due in January and, with Samuel – Dominique’s husband – contacting me about the quilt in November, I knew I had enough time to plan and source some lovely fabrics, ready for Samuel to give to Dominique when the little lady arrived in hospital.

I got a bit of an idea about colours and a little list of the couple’s ‘likes’ from Samuel, but apart from that, the only request he made was to have Ava’s name, as well as Samuel and Dominique’s names included.

I’ve always wanted to buy some Heather Ross fabrics as I think they are so beautiful – the design and colours are very subtle and have a fairytale, whimsical feel: the range is appropriately named ‘Far Far Away’. So I used this quilt as a perfect excuse to treat and allow myself to buy some!

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On holiday!

On holiday!

With the 1st December, came the arrival of the Christmas orders, craft workshops with my other business ‘Love Me Sew‘ as well as my long-awaited holiday to Berlin. So, with the quilt not needed until January, I decided to leave this on the ‘to do’ list until I came back from holiday…well, that is if you don’t count the sketches of how I wanted it to look, and workings-out of sizes, that I did on the plane home!

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Unfortunately for me, babies don’t like to stick to scheduled times and Ava arrived two week’s earlier than expected! Fortunately for me, however, because Samuel is a very lovely customer (and I think was pretty much swept up with how gorgeous his new little baby girl was) didn’t mind that the quilt wasn’t ready in time.

But, a week later, after pretty much sticking to my sketches and the pictures in my head, the quilt was done and posted!

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Two of Samuel and Dominique’s ‘likes’ included cycling and dogs (plus the camera for obvious reasons!)…

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Samuel was happy, Dominique loved it and I think Ava found it pretty comfy too…

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As for me, I think to date, this is one of my favourites and crafty items I am most proud of.

P.S. How gorgeous is Ava! The photo of Ava are taken by Dominique (obviously as they are way better than mine!)

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Featured in Wedding Magazine

What seems like ages ago now, our wedding photographer, Dominique Bader, emailed me to tell me that she has submitted our wedding photos to Wedding Magazine and we had been accepted!

I filled out a little questionnaire that they send me asking about details of the wedding including inspiration, outfits, flowers, favourite moment..it was pretty difficult to keep it brief, in fact I think they still had to cut bits out!

A few months later having forgotten all about it, the issue in which we feature as one of their ‘real weddings’, a DIY one at that, the February/March was published…how exciting! The lovely people at Wedding Magazine posted me a free issue for us to keep.

The best thing about featuring though was being able to list names and web addresses of the people that helped us make our wedding, such as the lovely Dominique Bader, Rose Mountague, and Leafy Couture. I hope they get lots of interest from it…they certainly deserve it.

You can see more of Dominique photo’s of our wedding on her blog.

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How we created our wedding. When we got engaged in July 2010 and started talking about ideas for our wedding, we both knew that we wanted a relaxed garden party-style wedding and, as a lover of sewing, bunting was definitely … Continue reading

Breaking Blog!

Just received our wedding photos from Dominique – our wedding photographer. Ohhh Emmm Geeee they are so beautiful, I literally couldn’t be happier! And there are some really great shots of the marquee and all my crafts!

More about this amazingly talented lady later – you can see her work, and our photos at www.dominiquebaderblog.com.