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Wednesday, 7 August 2013


There is always something different here at Sewing by Annie's to share with you.  This week is no exception.  

I have been picking the brains of several of my blogging card making experts....you know who you are and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.  I am helping to make the wedding stationery for my son's wedding next August.  The design they want was rather more complicated than the invitations I made for my two daughter's weddings so it's been a bit of a challenge.  My daughter- in - law to be Gina is a bit of a perfectionist [of course she is cos she is marrying my son and he's the best!!  :-)  ] so it is important to me to get things just how she wants them.

Thought you might like to see what we have come up with so far.  They might get a bit of tweaking between now and then but we are all very happy with how they look.

This is the front.  It's a 3 fold card with a punched edge, pink ribbon trim and little punched glittery flower over the join.

Opened out you can see the floral edged perlised paper that will have the invitation details printed on it in the middle section.
On the lower section we have made a little pocketed panel for the other printed sheets to go with details of accommodation, menu etc

I say I'm not a paper crafter but even I'm rather chuffed at how they are looking so far.  What do you think?

The other thing I've been working on this week is a selection of hair clippies for little Lexi.  She needs fairly long clippies to hold back her curls but the larger ones usually come with rather large decorations on and she is just too little for a lot of them so I've made her a few more her size.  :-)

Well folks that's all I've got to share with you this week.  Hope you have enjoyed your visit and will leave me a little hello comment before popping over to Julia's to link up and join in the fun for this week if you haven't already.  I will do my best to pay you a return visit as soon as I can.
There were several blogs last week that I visited but were unable to leave comments on because of google+ so I'm sorry about that.

Annie x


Di said...

Oh Annie, just brilliant!! After all the angst they're going to be really lovely invitations. LOVE the design, and of course the pink :)

Hugs, Di xx

Sue - said...

The invitations are simply beautiful. And the little hair clips are so pretty too.

Neet said...

Well, I am impressed -big time! Those invitations are lovely. So you are turning into a papercrafter? Wish I could turn into a stitcher. I really must have some time for sewing in the future.
Love those hair ornaments you have made for Lexi, your grandees are so lucky to have you.
Lots of love, Neet 50 xxx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Love those invitations...simple yet very pretty :-)
And your comment on my post today made me hoot!! Clever girl, getting all those maths terms in! I'm looking forward to Monday too , see you then!
Hugs, LLJ 58 xx

JoZart said...

The invites are really fabulous, stylish and classy. You've made such a great job of them and should be proud of yourself. You really must own up to being a paper crafter as well as a seamstress ( as well as other lovely things).
The hair clippies will be a great success too. I love making these as they are so quick and easy.
lots of love Jo x

sandra de said...

You have taken to papercrafting with an amazing aptitude. Love those hair clips.... stunning.
Sandra @46

Julie Ann Lee said...

Those invites are just brilliant! And Lexi will, I'm sure, love the hair clips - so cute! Thank you for the words of wisdom on my blog. It means so much to know there are kind people out there. Have a great day, Annie! Julie Ann xx #41

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh to have hair like Lexi! Sweet selection of clippies..they will certainly become part of her trademark, huh!
Lovely wedding invitations..I truly think you have to stop pretending now..a paper crafter amongst other things you most certainly are!

Twiglet said...

All totally gorgeous! You are def a closet paper crafter deep down!! x Jo

Spyder said...

ooops....where's it go!? I pressed a wrong key and it disappeared! Sorry if I repeat my self!! I wanted to say your wedding invites are brilliant!! You should be very proud of yourself. I daughter wanted vey simple cards (which I was glad of although I wanted to do more embellishments but didn't have die cuts back then! anyway google + yikes!!!!! google + is a pain! I go hunting for links because I know I used to comment but I can never find them, I've even left a message on the 'reply', but can't comment how stupid is that!!! but it didn't seem to show up! I just hate it because it wants- or already does- to know so much, I mean they already know where were live and show people on google maps,they know our names, all our 'nicknames' our birthdays, our mothers maiden names, where we went to school, what we had for breakfast, what more do they want? And the google adverts that appear with emails... they are all conected to what we write! I had loads of double glazing ads when I shouwed off my new french doors! now I'm getting, we'll publish your book ads.... creepy! it's all a bit big brother is watching you! no more moaning!! Happy WOYWW!! Lyn #38ish

House of Bears said...

The wedding stationery is looking wonderful, you'll have a very happy bride to be with those. The hair clips are cute too.

The House of Bears @#84

Roudi said...

Aww look at those little clippies. So cute! Your invitations are coming out great, too!

Happy WOYWW. xx
Roudi #91

Uuna said...

Your card are wonderful and very beautiful. It's coming extra invitation.

Happy WOYWW, Uuna

Twiggy said...

Gorgeous invitations, I love the colours. The clippies are great too!!
Twiggy x

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Annie
I think I would call you a paper crafter that's not an easy design especially in bulk, well done it looks lovely. I am
Only at the save the date stage invites are to come later when times are sorted out etc. thanks for your. Comments I wouldn't say I am a wood worker more of a show me what you want and stand there while he does it kinda gal
Have a good week
Janet @27

Lynda Norton said...

The invites are great, well done. Pretty little clippies too, dont know about 'thats all' you managed its far more than I of late.

Lynda #82

trisha too said...

Annie, those are gorgeous so far! How can they get any better???

Happy WOYWW to you!
#17 this week

Gita said...

Well, for not being a paper crafter, you've done an excellent job with the invites. The hair clippies are too cute. Brigita #108

pearshapedcrafting said...

Erm! I think you are a paper crafter now! They are going to be lovely! Love Lexi's hair clips! Chris 113

Caro said...

The invitations look stunning and those hair clips are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#112)

toni said...

Lovely clean and smart wedding invites and love the clips for Lexi very cute x toni #86

Mrs.D said...

Gosh Annie, for someone who's 'not a paper crafter' these are brilliant. Actually I think you do yourself an injustice because you clearly are an excellent paper crafter. I do hope your daughter in law to be is impressed and that you manage to produce them successfully in large numbers. A word of warning, it won't stop with the invitations, she'll want place names and Thank you cards and favour boxes all matching. You might as well give up hope of seeing your sewing machine again until after the wedding.
Chris #66

Helen said...

oh my, Annie those invitations are gorgeous! I am sure your future DiL and son will love them. Helen, 6

glitterandglue said...

Annie, those invites are beautiful - even a space for the directions etc., which normally just get stuffed into the envelope!! Great work - and now - no false modesty allowed - you ARE a paper crafter!!!
Have a great week.
Margaret #68

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

The invitations are looking lovely. Very classy :o) Cute clips too xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Annie, I can't join in this week but I'm taken the opportunity to visit your desk while I can. Love your invitations and may just pinch the layout for my granddaughter's wedding ... it's not until 2015 so I've plenty time to practice :) The clips for Lexi are gorgeous, she is going to love wearing them. Have a great week. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Danie May said...

Your wedding stationery is perfect, simple and elegant and I just adore your cute hair clips. Have a wonderful week. Happy WOYWW! Danie #14

voodoo vixen said...

Yay! They have turned out beautifully well Annie! Love the contrast of the pink ribbon and that lace border and the inside bits with the pocket... she will be very happy with them!!
I would imagine those curls took some taming indeed and the clips look good! Happy WOYWW Annette #5

mamapez5 said...

Your invitations are beautiful! You are definitely a paper-crafter! I love the colour they have chosen,
i am sure Lexi will enjoy wearing the clippies 'my grandma made for me', and they are much better than some of the great big things I have seen.
Thanks for visiting me earlier. Kate x #56

Shaz Brooks said...

Gorgeous Wedding stationery- you should be very pleased with them- I know any of us would be. Fab idea with the clippies too. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #118 xx

Sue from Oregon said...

Wow Annie, that is quite an undertaking! Lovely design and I bet that pearlized paper is pure yumminess!!! Happy WOYWW! Sue Kment

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I haven't been ignoring you, Annie. I just haven't been able to get on the internet until now. Not fun when you're as addicted as I.

These are far, far better than ANY THING I could ever come up with. I'd be pleased, too. The entire design is perfect. Happy very belated WOYWW from #2.

I nearly forgot! Those hair clips are PERFECTION!

okienurse said...

Annie those invites are just awesome and I think you should be chuffed with them. I am sure DIL to be will love them too! Love the hair clippies. Might use the idea to make the granddaughters some too. Thanks for sharing. Sorry I am so late getting around this week but I am making it around finally! Hope you had a great weekend! Vickie #36