So, over the last few weeks I’ve bought quite a few things online. Mostly due to having money in my PayPal account (yay freelance illustrating!) and having to buy general wedding pretties. I want to show you the lovely things I’ve purchased!
Braidy does these insanely gorgeous watercolours with divinely inspired colour schemes. I bought these, and the pieces below, from RedBubble as cards. They’re great quality, I didn’t think the colours would be so rich but they really impressed me!
I’ve also been in touch with the really awesomely kind person who volunteered to try and get me a copy of “The Emerging Portfolio of Marian Bantjes on Sundance“, and after months and months of trying to talk to Fox River Papers they’ve managed to snag me a copy and they’re now sending one to me! I tell you, it’s really hard to try and get limited edition stuff like this out here. When I get my copy I will take photos – Marian is one of my super duper heroes and she should be one of yours too!
In other wedding related purchases, I have bought materials for our invitations and also for fascinators that I’m making for myself and my bridesmaids. I am DIYing quite a bit for the event. Call me crazy, call me a control freak – but at the end of the day our bank balance will thank us!!
I am using my Print Gocco to print our monogram (left) in gold. I’ve been punching up a storm and severely harming whatever healing that has occurred in my injured wrists!!! Scrapbooking punches were not created to punch 200gsm paper. I found a fabulous site called feathersonline.com.au and I’ve bought almost everything for our fascinators including the beautiful feathers below. If you’re in Australia and you’re after feathers or millinery supplies, I highly recommend these guys just on price alone! I also bought some baubles and flowers at Spotlight today.
I’m pretty lucky to have a Stitch n Bitch group in my city which consists of awesome people who know about lots of different things. I’ll definitely be calling on their wisdom for the fascinators in particular – I will be sure to post pictures of my DIY efforts when they are all completed (and maybe some tutorials)!