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The page for all the finished projects, and all those still in-progress.

All the projects that didn't make it are here.

Rehearsal Bouquets

Using the Martha Stewart directions, I made bouquets for the rehearsal.  I tried to use tissue paper that came in gifts, to keep with the tradition of using the gift ribbon as the bouquet.


Ring Pillow

I knit our ring pillow using a Willow Bud Tree pattern for the top, and a stockinette stitch back.  The back is in copper, the top is in a glittery ivory.  I'll add a ribbon to secure the rings.  The pillow measures approximately 8" square.

Wedding Website

Our guests are visiting our official wedding website to RSVP.  (It is entirely separate from this planning page.)  The Limey one wrote the code for the RSVPs.  We're able to see who's responded, which meal guests prefer, and how many outstanding invites we have.  Here are a few screenshots:




Bride's Wrap 

When I went to pick up yarn, the yarn shop owner convinced me that a Phiaro Scarf would be beautiful.  I'm currently knitting it the metallic ivory/gold yarn that's pictured on the right.  (UPDATE: My friend ErinM has taken over knitting responsibility!  Her time and talent is such a great gift!!)

Phiaro Scarf pictures from Ravelry users verbena (left), Andi (center)

 Embossed Envelopes

Since the envelopes are basically an off-white business-sized envelope, I wanted to make sure they looked special among all the other mail our guests were receiving.  I embossed the envelopes to dress them up a bit.

Envelopes: Stardream Opal, from



The stamps go across the flap on the back.  I left enough room for a return address.

The embossing materials:

Powder: Clear detail embossing powder, from Michael's. ($3.49)
Stamp: Flourish, from a set I found at Tuesday Morning.
Ink (not pictured): Stampabilities Pigment Ink Pad, in Gold, from Hobby Lobby. ($2.99)


I couldn't leave well enough alone.  I tried adding a white swirl, and I think I like it.