Sunday, 21 June 2009



As promised I've some photos from my niece's wedding to share. It was the most fabulous day, and was incredibly moving and joyous at the same time. 
The couple chose a great vintage theme with chocolate brown, pale dusky pink and ivory as the main colours - from the stunning vintage cars to the dashing suits of the groomsmen. The bride shone in an exquisite ivory wedding gown and beautiful flowers - the bridesmaids were dressed in a flattering dusky pink with little pearl details in their hair. 
Special memorable touches included the male voice choir who broke into a medley of Abba songs during the signing of the register to the pure delight of the congregation, the casino tables in the evening and of course, the cutest little pageboy and flowergirl- their son Jac and niece Rosie! A special mention to my nephews, Peter and Simon who were totally dedicated to their special usher duties.
And apparently some random auntie was later caught windmilling violently to "This Charming Man" - by the Smiths but luckily there aren't any photos (ahem).

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

We are off to a wedding this weekend. My beautiful niece Rebecca, will be tying the knot with lucky groom, Lee on Friday. It will be really exciting to see her plans come to fruition and we will of course post some photos when we return, including the stationery, which I was delighted to create for them. 
Good luck Rebecca & Lee xxx
It's here, it's here, it's here! My refurbished press has finally arrived and it's beautiful.
I am now the proud owner of two vintage printing presses. I need to get a few more items to set me up and then I can really start to experiment. So watch this space!

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Hurrah! I'm now in possession of a fabulous treasure chest full of old printing equipment! I'm still waiting for the proper reconditioned press to arrive but in the meantime I've got these to amuse me. Spent much of the weekend rummaging around and "cooing" at dirty old metal type and fleurons.
Tried it out the other day - all be it with a hand brayer for the ink as it needs a new set of inking rollers and some ready set type I found in the chest - and with a bit of patience I think I may be onto something!