A home made gift for a bride to be

As you all know, I love weddings so I jump at any chance to get involved now I don’t have my own big day to plan.

Image from Rochester Vintage Fair 

So when the wife and I were invited to a hen party of a close friend, I knew I had to make a gift for her. We weren’t asked to bring one, but I’m a little old fashioned and so set to work making something I thought she would like and could keep.

In the past I have made friends scrap books with memories of our time together and these have gone down well. But I knew this lady would like something a bit more “girly” that sparkled.

I wanted to capture the classic saying:

Something old
Something new 
Something borrowed
Something blue  

I decided to make a veil she could wear at her hen party.  I used some of the lace which I had left over from my wedding head piece so it would be Old‘. 

I sewed this onto a headband I had bought as the something ‘New‘ and added some buttons on as the something ‘Blue‘.

I was pleased she liked it and wore it out for dinner.

I also made something a little blue in more way than one – I couldn’t help myself!

The last gift was something ‘borrowed‘ but I can’t share this with you as it’s top secret!

So once all wrapped up, they were ready for the party.

I took the chance to try out my crazy new jacket!

Have you ever made something for a hen party? Any ideas you have for gifts? – Do share!


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