Friday, January 20, 2012

FNSI January 2012

I’m very excited to be able to participate in the FNSI.  It’s just me (Corrina) participating as Cornelia is just returning from her honeymoon today.  Before I share my sewing from last night I would like to share the exciting news of Cornelia’s wedding.  Here I am, a very proud mother of the bride with Cornelia.
These are just snaps that my sister took.  I can’t wait to see the photographer’s photos and will post some on our blog once we receive them.  I included a photo of Dean’s mum and myself lighting the candles as it is a good one to show Cornelia’s dress and Dean looking extremely handsome in his suit.  I love the way he is looking at his beautiful bride in this photo! 
Here is a photo of Cornelia and Dean cutting their wedding cake and I included this photo because Cornelia made the wedding cake which was a carrot cake with cream cheese icing and fondant on the top.  I just love the flower pattern on the fondant.  We went to the cake shop to get the fondant and ended up buying this really cool stencil that you roll the icing onto to imprint the pattern and then you just put it on the cake - brilliant!  She also made 80 cupcakes and iced them too.  She was a very busy bride to be the week before the wedding which by the way was on the 7th of January.

I was also a very busy mother of the bride because in a moment of madness I decided to make a little gift for each of our guests at the wedding.  I made these little coasters - a plain one for the boys and an embroidered one for the girls.  Laraine from Up in Annies Room (in Australia) laser cut all the little names for me and then I just sewed them on each coaster.  Instead of having name plates on the tables at the reception each place setting had a coaster as their name plate.  You should check out Laraine’s website as she makes really neat buttons and has other things as well.  Here is a link to her website:, she is such a lovely person and even made some last minute names for me right on Christmastime - bless you Laraine.
Cornelia and Dean together made a bunting to hang behind their table at the reception so you can see that there has been a lot of creative things happening in our household since the announcement of their engagement at the end of April last year.
And then, besides all of that without Cornelia knowing I made a quilt for them but I can't show you any photos of it because I forgot to take a photo of it - silly me!  I’ll get her to take a photo of it and will put it on our blog at a later date.

Now to my FNSI project.  We have a little nest of tables that has a large table with four little tables that fit underneath.  A year or so ago I crocheted a nice doily for the large table and I thought that I would make pretty little doilies for each of the little tables and here it is, one doily completed, four to go.  Here is my photo:
And a close up of the embroidery...

It’s been great to be part of FNSI again and I am looking forward to seeing what you all have been doing last night, and perhaps to developing new friendships along the way.  I found a quote from William Inge who wrote ‘the happiest people seem to be those who are producing something; the bored people are those who are consuming much and producing nothing’. It is great to be happy and producing something!  I hope you have all enjoyed your sewing night.  Until next time.  Corrina