Friday, 23 April 2010

A Crafty Family (comes in handy when planning a wedding!)

While I was back in Scotland during the Easter holidays I spent some lovely time crafting with my mum and my little sister. I enjoy nothing more than sitting with them by the fire, drinking cups of tea (or g&t!), each of us busy with some little project or other. My mum always has several projects on the go and recently quite a few of these have been wedding related. She's busy making yards and yards of bunting and she's also making my little flower girl's dress. She even managed to whip me up these pretty hand knitted dish cloths. I don't know where she finds the time! They're far too pretty to use for washing dishes so at the moment they're carefully stored away in my 'bottom drawer' ready for when we have a kitchen to use them in!

My little sister, Loulou is a design student studying constructed textiles at Heriot Watt Uni so she gets to spend her time crafting and calls it work! I love looking through all of her sketch books and seeing all the things that she makes. I've got her working on a couple of things for the wedding too.

The only thing missing from these crafty sessions is my big sister who lives with her family in Perth, Australia. However, she'll be back in Scotland for 6 weeks before the wedding so plenty of time for her to get involved in the wedding craftiness. She makes lovely hand-made gift cards so I have her lined up for making programmes, place cards, menus etc. It's handy having such a crafty family!

Have a happy weekend everyone xx


Sarah B said...

Sounds like you have been having a great time. I envy your sister's job!
Have a lovely weekend too!

Sara Louise said...

You are very lucky indeed! Reading this makes me sad I don't have sisters. Brothers just don't cut it when it comes to fun craftiness x

Mariabei said...

It's nice to see someone else from Scotland blogging over here in Italy...

I'm from Edinburgh and I live just south of Rome

Umbria is beautiful, I've been there various times.
Ciao e a presto!! :-)

Engracia said...

What a beautiful piece of work.

Anonymous said...

What a talented family, and I'm in Perth too!
Those cloths are so cute, and I love the idea of everyone getting involved in making things for the wedding.. It makes it even more special.
:) Flick

Anonymous said...

Wow what a talented, crafty family you have Sarah Elizabeth. Those knitted dish cloths are just lovely.