Each year I plan earlier and earlier for Halloween and still find myself in a scramble to get things done that last week. This year I have a few commissioned Halloween costumes to make, as well as the two for my own household. I’m trying to get mine & Thomas’ done in the next week or so, in order to free my mind for other projects.
Thomas and I are using our costumes in staged photos for our series of invitations (yes, we send out a series of themed invitations that build up to our party theme :) last year was ransom notes, life-threatening videos, and drop location info for the kidnapping of Halloween) so I need to get our costumes done asap in order to prepare for step 2 of making Halloween awesome. I bought some fabric today for our costumes — the ingredients include shiny black satin, rich purple satin, black floral lace, and pumpkin orange velvet. I welcome all guesses!
I’m so excited I’m shaking in my boots.
I’m teaching my first group sewing class today at Intown Quilters in Atlanta. Hooray!
I’ve been super busy, with getting married and all that jazz. Thomas and I were married last Friday, and in the mix of it all had to pack up our apartment, load all of our belongings into storage, and now we’re headed to Bogota, Colombia for a month-long honeymoon (leaving tomorrow). When we come back we’ll be moving into a 3-bedroom house which will be a huge change from our current teeny 1-bedroom, so there’s a lot to be excited about right now. Until then, let’s focus on marriage + honeymoon.
The dress was made from a Brandon Mably fabric (of the Kaffe Fassett studio), Ripple in Pastel. Shoes are the perfect complement, Karolina by Kate Spade.
My mom made my dress, and in typical my-family-fashion, finished it right up to the last moment. It turned out exactly as I’d imagined in my mind (I gave my mom fabric and a rough sketch — luckily we work better from sight than from a pattern!). The best part of the dress was that I took out the tulle from underneath and threw on a seafoam cardigan for a more casual dinner look that night. My sister perfectly crafted a knitted and crocheted head piece from delicate ivory yarns, and made a boutonniere for Thomas to match!
For our honeymoon/summer vacation we’re headed to Bogota - Colombia’s capital. I’ve never been to Bogota (I’ve been to Medellin, Colombia, and I’m excited to visit a new city), but apparently it’s kind of a big city. They close over 70 streets in the city on Sundays for cyclists, so Thomas and I are pretty excited about that.
Colombia is the home of Botero, so I assume there will be lots of round rumps.
My posts might be minimal while I’m away, depending on how much time I’ll have in front of the computer. I’m sure we’ll find our way to some internet cafes here and there, in between our museum hopping and coffee-accompanied reading time (yes, I have a stack I’m bringing with me, the first time I’ve had to actually sit down with a book).