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I love anything creative...I am a busy mom of three (+4 dogs, 1 bird, 1 bunny, and 1 sweet husband) who sometimes wishes I had more time/energy/talent to devote to just being creative!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Whew! I have been a busy girl!

I know! I know! I have disappeared from blogging for two whole months again! But I have some really good reasons for it. I got married in March (that's me in the photo~the lady in white with the flowers). After that we spent a week in Disneyland. Sigh, I didn't want to come home we had so much fun! Anyways as soon as we got back it felt like it was right back into work and school events and everything else, and I just haven't had a spare minute to sit down and blog.
Just Married!

Honeymoon in the Happiest Place on Earth! 
This was my little "something blue" for the wedding. I hand stitched our names into the ribbon that went around the bottom of my bouquet. I really like how it turned out, and it's a nice memento from our wedding.  The other crafty part of my wedding was hand-dyeing my dress. Yes, you heard me right I dyed my dress the night prior to my wedding in a soup pot in my kitchen sink. Just the underneath layers of all that tulle and fluff. I dyed them a pretty baby pink. You can kind of see it in the photo below. It was a little nerve wracking, thinking if I ruined this dress where on earth was I going to get another one the night before my wedding, but I was super happy with how cute it turned out!


I have been a busy stitcher too! I just finished my piece for the Seasonal Exchange. I can't show it yet, as it hasn't arrived at it's new home and I don't want to spoil the surprise, but lets just say I liked it so much I wanted to keep it for myself. One thing I love about this exchange, is that you don't have to mail out pre-season. So if it is a spring piece you are stitching, you normally don't have to send it out until May or at the end of spring. I know it's not as much fun to have to wait a whole year to display whatever you receive (and really how many of us wait?), but it makes it more fun to stitch spring while it actually is spring instead of in the middle of winter. I also received a beautiful exchange piece from Alison of Stitches of Time. It is a blackbird design from the Stitcher's Journey book. Isn't the pink tulip just perfect for spring?

24 comments:

Annette-California said...

Best wishes to you the Bride and Congratulations to the Groom (because he caught the bride). Perfect excuse for not blogging. Disneyland for your honeymoon - PERFECT! My husband and I also spent our honeymoon there. Your dress is beautiful. In the first photo I couldn't tell it was pale pink - GORGEOUS (I love pink). You did a beautiful job stitching on the ribbons. best wishes to you both. love Annette

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

Congratulations, you look lovely, I especially love those blue shoes! - Amanda

Shirlee said...

Congratulations! May you both have much happiness together all your lives! Your dress is gorgeous! You made a beautiful bride & the groom looks good too : ) The ribbons were a great idea! Again, I wish you both much happiness!

gracie said...

Congratulations on the marriage... wonderful news and you did a lovely job with the wedding dress.

Claire said...

Congratulations, stunning photo's.

Brigitte said...

Such wonderful wedding pictures. All the best to you and your husband!

Melinda said...

So pretty - Your dress is too. You must be a true adventurer to experiment with your dress the night before - Hats off, my kind of lady.
Perfect honeymoon for you and the girls.

Was so happy to see your new blog post.

lanybleu said...

Congratulations, you look so very pretty.. xx

Shebafudge said...

Congratulations to you both!!! I hope you have a long and very happy marriage xx

Minnie said...

Best wishes to you and your new hubby and I just love Disney too. I think you dress was lovely and I loved the shoes.

Linda said...

Congratulations on your wedding. You make a cute couple and a beautiful bride.

Linda

Pam in IL said...

Congratulations! Best of wishes for you and your family!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Best wishes to the happy couple--your dress is beautiful and you were very brave to dye the night before the wedding.

Love the handstitched ribbon

Catherine said...

Congratulations to you!! How wonderful!! Your pics are lovely! And any time spent at Disney is a good time!!

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Waooo !!!!
Very beautiful pics..i like it..

Maxine said...

Big congratulations to you both. I can't believe you dyed your dress the day before your wedding but your dress turned out gorgeous :)

Marsha said...

Congratulations and best wishes. Love the pale pink.

SoCal Debbie said...

Congratulations! Blue and pink, so cute! I noticed the groom's shirt and tie match your dress and shoes! How fun!

SewAmy said...

I love your wedding dress! gorgeous. Congratulations! What a wonderful busy you have been.

Anne said...

Congratulations to both you and your lovely man! You look adorable in your dress!!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Congratulations! I'm glad you pointed out you are the lady in the white dress because I was looking for the purple hair from your profile pic!
Love the pillow you received, especially the cute scissors charm.

stitchesoftime said...

Hello Stephanie
Very glad you liked the pillow and congratulations on your marriage, that is a beautiful dress.
We love Disnayland too - what a fab place for a honeymoon!
thanks
Alison

Vickie said...

Stephanie! CONGRATULATIONS!! The pink of your dress is AWESOME!! Love that idea.

Sandra Kaye said...

I love your dress!!! You looked just lovely...and you were glowing with happiness:):) I giggled when I saw you went WDW for a honey moon!!!! I would have done the same thing...without having kids!!! I love Disney!!! Best wishes...and thanks for coming to my blog to leave a sweet comment:):) Hugs- S