Sunday, 7 April 2013

Handmade Monday 111

Welcome to another Handmade Monday!

This week my picnic rug carrier was revealed in Craftseller magazine (I think it's in the shops on Monday)...



But much more importantly, this week was also my parents' diamond wedding anniversary (that's sixty years! Which is pretty amazing, however you look at it!).  We are having a bit of a get-together today (Sunday, at my house) so this post is being written in advance.

We decided to make things simple and have fish and chips in paper cones (among other things).  We thought 1953 newspaper, but couldn't find any free ones, so I went with the theme (as you do) and designed my own.  My next job is scanning and printing them, then assembling and diamond-studding them.

Of course.  Diamond wedding anniversary, we need diamonds!



I couldn't resist adding some silly touches to the cone (which every family get-together needs, doesn't it?)


and it's all personalised, of course...



I'm also working on some diamond-studded bunting and my youngest daughter is making some diamond-themed cupcakes, which we'll arrange in a big 60.  It will be her first-ever attempt at frosted cupcakes so she's taking on quite a challenge!

So, this is a fish and chip party with bling!  Does that make us chavs?

And just in case you think I have inadvertently revealed that I have a lot more money than sense, let me tell you the "diamonds" all came from Hobbycraft and I thought they were slightly overpriced...



Hopefully I will have some more photos to show you next week.  Meanwhile, I will try to get round your blogs this week but who knows when!?

24 comments:

Simmi said...

Awwww I love the fish & chip wrappers! SO clever and I bet everyone will love that they're personalised :-) Enjoy all your bling and hope everyone has a great time! Simmi x

Blue Forest Jewellery said...

Sounds like a great celebration - you've worked so hard at the preparations, hope all goes/went well for the happy couple. Alison x

Highland Monkey's said...

What a brilliant idea for a fish and chip party. Love the cones you've made they are brilliant.

Planet Penny said...

What a fab idea! I hope you have a wonderful celebration! x

Picto said...

Great wrappers, what a lovely idea for a special occasion, 60 years is a great achievement, so congratulations to the happy couple :)

Good news also on your picnic blanket.

Jan x

ps... there is nothing wrong with a bit of bling ;)

CatkinJane said...

That sounds so much fun - hope you are all having a wonderful day :)

Handbags by Helen said...

I absolutely love those chip cones. Hope you had a really lovely party.

Little Harriet said...

What a great idea! I love the chip papers, its great that they are personalised. Hope you are all having a great day.

Patchwork Fairy said...

What a great combined family effort. Hope you're all having a great celebration today xx Ali

tickledpinkcrafts said...

Fabulous and so much better than anything shop bought. I love the chip wrappers and the idea of having them diamond studded is fantastic. I hope you have all had a wonderful day. xxx

knitnrun4sanity said...

I hope that you are having a really fab time. Apparently champagne goes really well with fish and chips! Hope you had plenty!

Gertie said...

I love the wrappers. So much more special than the 1953 newspaper.

I hope you all had a great party.

xx

Free Spirit Designs said...

He he :) aww i love your chip papers, you're right, humour goes a long way to making a day memorable in the best possible way!

It sounds like you're all going to have a wonderful day of celebration. I wish your parents a huge congratulations :) and can't wait to see more pics! x

Navy Wifey Peters @ USS Crafty said...

Thanks for hosting!!!

Little Crab Designs said...

Love the fish and chip papers - brilliant - and am so glad I read this article - as I am preparing for my parents golden anniversary - and you have given me some ideas - shall be off to hobbycraft to look for some golden stuff :) - thank you x

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

Hope the celebration went well and everyone enjoyed the fish and chips - the wrappers look great. Hope you have a good week.

say it said...

I love the fish and chip wrappers, what a fantastic idea. I don't know how you find the time! I hope everyone loved them and that you had a brilliant day yesterday.

Louise (Elsie May and Bertha) said...

What a lovely idea for a party. Who doesn't like fish and chips?
I buy my crystas from Home Bargains and Poundland mostly, the quality is good, especially for the price. I do buy more expensive ones from specialist if I find or need something extra special though.
I hope you had a wonderful party.

The Cookie Kitchen said...

Those fish and chip cones are genius and beautifully done!

buttons said...

I love your fish and chips cones! I would probably spend my whole meal reading it instead of eating...Thanks for hosting the fun party!

Cheers!
Buttons
The Hot Toddies of Washington

dreamstar said...

I absolutely love the artwork for the chip wrapper and what a great idea for a celebration. Hobbycraft, so expensive but so alluring!!!

EleanorLucy Millinery said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Those chip cones are literally one of my favourite things in the world!

Ever.

Not to ignore the picnic rug carrier pattern (congrats) but seriously, the cones are awesome!! In fact I reckon they're almost (almost!) worth getting married for ;) Amazing job! Hope the cupcakes turned out well too! x

Ps I think absolutely everything in Hobbycraft is overpriced as standard - there's definitely a 25% mark up for the convenience, but sometimes needs must!

Get Crafty said...

Stunning work! We have visited your blog for a first time and immediately added your blog to our bookmarks. We wish you lot of inspiration and looking forward to your next projects! xx

Ali said...

Your fish and chip cones look amazing. The detail is wonderful. 60 years is such an achievement they deserve a wonderful celebration. Can't wait to see more pics of the makes.
ali x