Monday, 10 August 2009

A Bit of a Do

This weekend our daughter Laura was bridesmaid for her good friend Hannah. They met during their midwifery training and struck up a firm friendship which ended up with Hannah living with us for while until they finished their degree. The plans of the past couple of years came together perfectly in Newmarket on Saturday when the sun shone beautifully for the happy couple. This is the little church on the hill in her home village of Moulton .... we were unable to take photos inside but it was typical traditional English country church with lovely oak pews vaulted beamed roof supports, stone pillars and stained glass windows and decorated in her favourite colours of purple... hydrangeas and night scented stocks.

Following the service we drove the short distance into Newmarket itself to the Jockey Club Rooms for the reception ...... posh or what !!! On arrival we sat on a patio overlooking this garden sipping Pimms and noshing on canapes while the photographer organised everybody.
This is my lovely Lala

The happy couple on their way back to the car following the ceremony

Our table centrepiece made by the chief bridesmaid and Lala was very kindly permitted to bring ours home as a keepsake.

Cutting the cake

The whole day was absolutely perfect and we were privileged to be included in this family occasion.

We stayed over for the night in a hotel close to the venue and joy of joy to make my weekend I found a car boot sale just ten minutes up the road on Sunday morning!! It was at Fordham just over the Cambridgeshire border and it was huge ..... bagged a few bargains including some FQs of Christmas fabric, two vintage embroidered tablecloths and some new boxed toys for the children.

It was a nice change for us to have a weekend away although I am very much a home bird and don't like to be away for long .... missed my crafting however and now have to decide what the next project will be. Here are some more bags that I finished last week while I was childfree .... I had some thick check wool fabric that I didn't know what to do with so had a brainwave and used it for these ... I made some matching detachable flower brooches too that are pinned on the front.


  1. Hi there,

    What a wonderful day, and beautiful dresses :-)

    I like your bags too!

    Rose XXX

  2. What a perfect weekend - a wedding AND a car boot sale!!!


  3. Lovely wedding, and very special that you were included.

    The bags are looking good. I'm hoping to make some more of these this week.

  4. sounds a lovely weekend. The bags are great too :)

  5. A lovely day and lovely original bags. I'm going to try out the questions of your previous post too!
    Cal x

  6. Thanks everybody .... the yellow check bag went to a new home earlier .... a friend who has been receiving treatment for cancer is fundraising and at an event to be held in Sept is having a bag stall ... all donated new and old to raise funds for her cancer charity. x

  7. Lala looks lovely.
    What a wonderful day! ;-)

  8. Oooh you were at a lovely wedding last weekend too!

  9. it looks a perfect place to get married, and the bags you made are lovely, fliss xx

  10. Hi Debbie, I am playing "catchup"..... have had computer problems. My, but that wedding and your daughter looked lovely. If those bags get half as much attention as the bag you made me does, then you shall do well! x