We did it! 45 days ago, I got married! Here’s everything about it.
So, I’m having fun practicing my hand lettering as I get ready for my wedding by making these escort cards. They’re inspired by these doily escort cards that I saw on Pinterest: (which should be banned for any brides who are within 90 days of their wedding).
I an DIY this! Yeah! We only have 80 guests. Or so. Some Still haven’t RSVP’d. It’ll all be ok. Gotta focus on the important things. Like writing down this tutorial for all the Internet to use and avoiding anymore hand lettering.
You will need:
- An interest or experience in hand lettering or calligraphy. I like to hand letter in my notes at work during meetings. I’ve gotten a little more practice at it now. Definitely don’t go into this without looking at a few tutorials. Or do, whatever.
- Cards! I used 80lb 4×6 Brown Craft Paper from ThunderBolt Paper. It’s already cut.
- Doilies. I just went on Amazon and bought a pack of these 4″ round paper doilies from Royal Paper The important thing is that your doily diameter is the same at the short edge of your paper.
- A nice pen. Don’t use some sort of Bic thing that you’d write your grocery list with. I used the 02 and the 05 pens from my Pigma Micron Set.
- Glue! A regular glue stick will be fine. Elmer’s Glue might also work. Modge Podge, too, I guess, but why waste your wonderful golden MP on something when a glue stick will work? You’re getting married. You should be counting your pennies.
Ready? Click through for the instructions.
Mostly by me. I forgot my login info for my blog, and also have experienced an overwhelming amount of wedding crafts. And not a lot of knitting. In fact, zero progress on any knitting 😐
Here are some photos to make up for it:
Erm… yeah. I went to Ireland for work. So, there are all my pretty photos from that.
Any now, pretty photos of my house! (Not really. This is a terrible mess that is my wedding craft-o-mania.)
69 DAYS TO GO DON’T FREAK OUT
Just so you know – you’re not missing much, just me saying DON’T FREAK OUT a lot. Pretty much over everything that happens. 🙂
This year, I’m not doing NaNoWrimo, NaNoKniMo, or any other monthly challenge… and I feel kind of guilty. I just have a lot of stuff on my plate. I want to finish my 16 in 2016 challenge, I’m working on a new secret design that I thought was SO AWESOME but now think it’s a little lame… I just don’t have a lot of knitting confidence right now, which translates to not a lot of self confidence.
I’m happy to watch from the sidelines while everyone else works hard, though! 😉
I DID print a copy of the novel that I finished last year. It’s languishing away, unedited and un-looked at by anyone. (Maybe it should stay that way?)
I’m hopping onto the WordPress bandwagon, and while I was at it, I decided to get myself my own domain. This means that I’m going to be trying to be serious about this side hustle knitting thing. Which, if you’ve been tuning in frequently, you might notice as a theme.
Anyway, I’m hoping to be able to make enough money to pay for my hosting from sales and blog income. That’s about $275 in three years. If I can’t, I promised myself that I’d be moving back to my free hosting. So, we’ll see!
Hope the mess isn’t too bad. I’ve lost all of my photos for the past year, but they’re stored in Flickr, so worst case I’ll re-upload all of them… gross but managable since I haven’t posted much!
|Adorably(?) bad kerning|
I was very nervous about our engagement party. It helped to set a goal – when asked about my expectations, I just said “As long as no one dies, I’m happy.” So when things when inevitably wrong (the CD that was playing party music skipped, high winds tore down handmade bunting, I forgot one of Dan’s relative’s names) I just told myself “no one is going to die” and was able to float through the party with something that was close to zen.