So last month, on my birthday in fact, I got engaged. I was whisked away blindfolded to a secret location where my love had set up a romantic picnic complete with cold bubbles and my most favourite foods. Set amongst pretty shady trees on the edge of field of lavender at Lavandula he gave me his grandmothers rose gold and diamond ring. It was perfect.
Which leads me to the engagement party I am currently organising. Yesterday I made pretty bunting from one of the ancient Readers Digest's I got from a garage sale. They have the most exquisite hand painted covers (they deserve a post of their own) but whats between the covers of those books is of no use to me!
The weight of the paper was just perfect for the job and I love the aged yellowing at the edge of the pages. I love too that they are pretty but understated you know, not all bright and crazy and look at me (which is my usual style). Just classically beautiful.
After I had made them I found I had pile of perfect little paper lovehearts at my feet- so I stitched them together in this sweet little garland. A lovely little by product I must say!