It's my friends Owen and Carolyn's wedding in a few weeks and sadly I can't make it. I was busy yesterday making their wedding present and it's nearly finished!
I've made them a set of 4 cushion covers like the ones I blogged about over here, it's the first time they'll be living together so they're in need of all the normal household things.
I was just given this lovely book for my birthday, Handmade: Gorgeous things to make with love. (courtesy of Vicky!). It has lots of lovely suggestions for handmade cards and wrapping paper and since I've never really tried paper crafts before, I thought I'd give it a go. I've ordered 10 pre-cut and folded cards with matching envelopes off ebay so once they've arrived I've just got to decorate them. I'm seeing felt hearts with hand-sewn buttons but we'll see what happens once they drop through the letter box.
In the meantime though I've been playing around with potato prints! I haven't done this since primary school but I'm pretty pleased with the results. The hearts on the right and left edges will be hidden when the present is wrapped so I experimented on those bits before printing the main body of the paper. It's just ordinary brown postal paper, 99p a roll from the Post Office. I'm really pleased with the results, I'll never be buying normal wrapping paper again!
The cushion covers, just waiting a card and some wrapping paper: