Monday, May 31, 2010

And Away We Go...

Well, it's finally here. After almost a month of preparation, the wedding day is only 5 days away! Eek! We're extremely excited here and looking forward to spending the weekend with our family and friends celebrating.

The fiancee and I are absolutely blown away by the number of friends and family who are willing to travel such a distance to spend the big day with us. And we can't wait to celebrate with every single one of them.

I head out of town tomorrow morning, with a car packed full of wedding goodies - including my dress - to make the trip up to Williamsburg. The fiancee will join me later, as he doesn't have the luxury of lots of vacation days like I do.

And so, as you might imagine, as I will be busy with other things in my life other than sewing and crafting, this blog will remain quiet for a bit. Promise to be back soon with some photos and to share all the fun projects we did for the wedding!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

We Have a Winner!

Wow! 362 comments - that's so great! Thanks to everyone who stopped by my blog!

I'll get to the part everyone is curious about - the winner. I had the random number generator (the fiancee) choose a number between 1 and 362 and he chose 252 - so...congratulations to Sy! (I sent you an e-mail so be sure to get back to me with your address to send the fat quarters.)

I really enjoyed all of the advice everyone shared and appreciate all the lessons you were willing to offer me about married life. We definitely have a lot of great ideas to sift through and incorporate into our new life together (which will start in 16 days!) We also had some good laughs!

Once again, thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Giveaway Day

EDIT: The giveaway is now closed - thanks for entering.

It's giveaway time - as part of Sew Mama Sew! Giveaway Day! Up for grabs is a set of three fat quarters - all very bright and cherry and just in time for upcoming summer!

There's a yellow stripe, a red/green/yellow plaid and a bright and a cheery floral!

What do you need to do to win this? Well, as I'm getting married in twenty days - leave me a comment with a piece of advice about how to have a great marriage. I look forward to reading your advice. I'll have the random number generator (better known as the fiancee - who will be told "pick a number between 1 and ###) pick a winner. And this will stay open through 10 pm on Thursday, May 20th. I'm more than happy to ship internationally, too.

Thanks for stopping by!

Almost Time for...Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day

Sew Mama Sew is hosting their giveaway day officially starting tomorrow and I'm participating! Check back a little bit later tonight to see what I'm giving away.

Monday, May 3, 2010

This is what our wedding looks like...

So, we're in full swing on the wedding front here in the Gnomemade household. And what does that mean? Well, lots and lots of craft projects of course. All my great ideas - that were such wonderful ideas 11 months ago, all need to become a reality and fast!

Here are the casualties of one such wedding craft project. It kinda looks like a ribbon factory exploded on our carpet. Needless to say, after many hours with a scissors, I then became accquainted with our dustpan and brush and vacuum.

This is the "in process" shot of our party favors. Hopefully the handmade favors will be a hit - though at this point, I'm starting to think I should have bought more and made less - but I know the day-of and afterwards I'll appreciate having made all of our crafts! Let's just hope we get to that day-of - with them all done!
What's left - well we've got our table cards and place cards - all with a gnome theme of course!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Oh My Goodness...I Won!

So, earlier in April while wandering through the blog-o-sphere, I happened across a wonderful blog run by Carolina Patchworks. She just so happened to have a giveaway going for some of her patterns. So, like a good blogger, I hopped right over to her Etsy shop and took a look at her patterns, per her instructions. She's got some absolutely adorable patterns and is really creative. And to boot, she's just a couple hours up the road from me!

She's really creative with some patterns that make really great use of pre-cuts, and then some that are based on old-school video games (which any child of the 80s can appreciate). So, anyhoo...I took a look around and left her a comment about which pattern I liked best.

Fast forward a couple of days, because naturally I had forgotten to add her blog to my reading list (whoops! I do that a lot), and I got an e-mail from her. And what did it say? I won! And I should e-mail her with my address and the pattern I'd like sent to me! I was so excited. So, off I went back to the Etsy shop and actually ended up changing my mind from my original post to pick out "Walking on Broken Glass"...

Isn't it beautiful? It arrrived in the mail not too long ago. Now, I just need to find a layer cake that I love to make it from. (Hint, hint husband-to-be...birthday is not that far away, and yes, I know I should be focusing on wedding and not sewing - but like that's going to happen!)

Anyways, I'm so excited to try out this new pattern, but that's going to have to wait until after June 5th! Only 34 days remain to the big day!!! Which really means I should stop posting and get back to all the wedding projects in front of me.