Thursday, August 28, 2008

Guest Book

This is the the guest book I made for Laura and Toby's wedding.

I used a pattern by Sue Bleiwiess to create the silk cover. The centre piece is the original textile piece I did to make the wedding invitations
and the closure is made by Zuda Gay.
Inside are cream pages bound with the red ribbons.

The centre piece is made from cream velvet with
a gold organza overlay. The gold frames are gold velvet. I made the flower with layers of silk and organza. The centre is heavily beaded with brown and gold seed beads.
A photograph of the finished piece was printed it on to photographic paper and used as a motif for the invitations.

I do make invitations and bridal cushions for other people so it was a wonderful pleasure to do this for such a personal reason.

Details of my custom stationary can be found on my web site Alis Clair

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


You bet I am excited.
I just had to tell you about the article I have written for Fibre and Stitch.
It is on one of my favourite subjects, Mermaids.

I hope you will go along and have a look at this fantastic on line magazine.
It is always packed with wonderful ideas and articles and is worth every penny each and every month. Very few magazines deliver as much as this one does.

And this month you get me too!

Monday, August 25, 2008

A Wedding!

Laura has had music in her life since before she was born.
From Classical to Pop and from New Age to Musical Theatre.
All her activities have been around music and dance.
Music has played a very large part in Toby's life too.
They were brought together by a mutual, musical friend nearly 10 years ago.

Music still plays a major part in their lives.
From the first note of Hubert Parry's "I Was Glad" as Laura came down the aisle - sang by the 3 choirs who wanted to sing from the heart to this special couple - to the last note of Eric Clapton's "If I saw you in Heaven" as the new Armstong's left the reception, the day was filled with music and the love it has brought them.
Even the best version of "The Teddy Bears Picnic" I have ever heard was sung during the afternoon.

In the evening a Ceilidh band played as all joined in the dancing and festivities. Roger and I managed a, not too bad, Rumba when we joined the newly weds for the the first dance of the evening and we even joined in on The Lovers Knot, the first dance played by the band. It was great fun to watch as people danced frantically to the great music, laughing as they got tangled up or caught the wrong partner.

It was a very special day filled with love from both families and the wonderful friends Laura and Toby have gathered around themselves.
Even the sun joined in the fun and shone brightly for the afternoon and evening.

Laura's dress was a gorgeous gold colour set off by the bright red of the bridesmaids dresses and the Gerbera's in the flower arrangements.
The bride and bridesmaids wore gorgeous matching pendants made by the fabulous artist Zuda Gay.
I didn't wear a hat but, although you can't see them here, had sparkling jewels in my hair.

I may be biased but it was definitely the very best wedding I have been to.