Sunday, June 24, 2012
Saturday, March 24, 2012
it's at least a couple hundred bucks that we've saved but yet we've still got a DIY invitation. though it might not appear to be amazing to you but it sure did to me, for it was a lot of hard work to put together what we've created and it was a DIY project that Roy was highly involved as well (in the design decision making part of things of cause).
i looking around on wedding blogs for ideas and inspirations and i found "oh so beautiful paper", a blog that focus on wedding invitations and also a post from "a practical wedding" about how to print you own wedding invitation. through them i also found some online invitation design companies, such as "a printable press" and "thomas printers" that custom make wedding invitations and only send you the jpg. file of the invitation so that allows you to either print them out at your own cost or send out in digital forms. they still cost you some money of cause, but definitely not nearly as much as a set of custom made letterpress invitations. but i wasn't looking for any fancy over the top design, so spending $80 for a simple invite still seems a lot to me, and so what i did was found the design that like the most, follow the pattern and put together something simple myself on microsoft publisher. to make my invite a bit more custome made, i also downloaded different fonts from dafont.com and customised the colours so they match our wedding colour. and ... then ... tata ... here is our wedding invitation!!!!!!
Friday, March 16, 2012
Saturday, March 10, 2012
ps. deposit a gift is not only for wedding but also for many other events as well, such as house warming, baby shower, birthday, etc.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
first you'll need all the supplies: fabric (i've got the blue for the backing and the white for the letters), iron-on adhesive and an iron also a template, some thread and needle, a hole punch, siccors, farbic cutter, pins, and fabric stiffener the first step is to iron on the adhesive to the back side of the farbic. make sure you follow the instructions of the adhesive's packing and don't over heat it. once the adhesive is cool, iron both sides of the fabric together so there is no wrong side of the flags (this is important if you are only making garlands and not message flags). the next step is to use the template, a ruler and a fabric cutter to cut out the flags. like this! then, if you would like your flags to be nice and stiff, apply some fabric stiffener and let em' dry while waiting for your flags to dry, print out some letters for your message (i chose THANK YOU for mine here) iron on some adhesive onto the white fabric then use the letter template as a trace and cut them out individually like this once the flags are dried, iron them again on low-medium heat to get all the wrinkles out, if there’s any. Then peel the paper backing of the adhesives off the letters you just cut out, position the letter however you like it on the flag and iron the letter on with medium heat Once you’re done with all the letters then you can start punching holes. for this project, i’ve used a single handheld vertical hole punch. if you are using paper instead, regular hole punch would work just fine. punchin’ done punchin'! the last step is to sew the flags together. i used baker’s twine for this project to add more color. and done! Thank you for reading!
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Saturday, February 04, 2012
the two characters on the cuff links are the characters for roy's chinese first name ... means sunrise
1) gather the fabric that you will need.
i used a fabric that is 100% bamboo, i just so happened
to found it when i was looking for material and it was
great for this project so i'm pleased.2) then apply fabric stiffener on to the fabric. the more
you put onto the fabric the stiffer it gets and you want
it to be stiff!3) wait for a few hours or even over night to let the fabric
to dry. if the fabric gets wrinkly as it dry, you can always
iron it nice and flat when it's dried. cut the fabric into
smaller squares: 5", 4", 3" etc. the number of squares
you need depends on how "full" you want your flower
to be, the more layers (squares) the fuller.4) like this. 5) you will also need some tulle. same color or in different
color is more personal preference. i used same color here.
so after you cut out the fabric into squares, cut the same
amount of square tulle as well. 6) fold the squares in half 7) then fold in half again 8) then fold in half again to make this small triangle 9) cut the top of the triangle and make it nice and round 10) finally all done with the cutting! 11) unfold the squares and you will find a nice flower petal 12) stack the petals up. interchanging the fabric and the tulle
and then thread it through the middle 13) add some pearl beads to the middle of the flower
14) scrunch the petals up a bit 15) and here you go! ta-da!
Thursday, February 02, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
there are many many blogs out there now that focus on weddings. some are better with more resources and ideas and they update almost daily. some other ones are more like a hobby of someone who loves weddings and fewer ideas are found and times between posts are further apart. below are a few of my favourite wedding blogs in the wedding blogging world. i've got lots of my ideas there and was inspired mostly on these sites. tho i dont read them daily, i usually read them all at once at the end of the week and i think i will continue on with reading more even after my wedding. hope you enjoy them as much as i do.
100 Layered Cake - Wedding Ideas & Tips
Elizabeth Anne Designs - Wedding Ideas and Inspiration
Green Wedding Shoes - Wedding Trends for Stylish + Creative Brides
Love and Lavender
Style Me Pretty - The Ultimate Wedding Blog
The Sweetest Occasion - Celebration + Design
Monday, January 02, 2012
Sunday, January 01, 2012
i found Pinterest while reading one of my favorite wedding blogs a few months ago and have since been extremely addicted to it. you can find my page here. if you would like to join and start pinning just go the the home page and ask for an invite!
this project was not an easy one, i tried many times and failed many (it took me six trial before i give up on hand writing our own names under the tree, six times! i hand drew this same tree six times and wasted six canvas panel!). i am no artist and am definitely not great at free hand drawing so this project did end up costing my more time and money than i had planned at first. but i made it happened and it turned out great, though it really doesnt look like a real tree compare to the one i found on Etsy it is our own unique tree and i'm very happy.
photo credit to bleudetoi