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Abi's Dress (& Shoes)

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Here is Abi on her wedding day at Madingley Hall in Cambridge, the grounds of which are much bigger and more formal than I realised (lots of pleasing clipped, topiary shrubs etc if you like that sort of thing - I do).


Abi is wearing a strapless version of one of my collection dresses (called Tallulah), which is made from ivory silk taffeta.


For Abi I made the beading denser than the sample dress and the actual beaded area is bigger too, so although she chose an existing design, it was adapted to suit her. The above shot shows the beading during manufacture.

This dress was the perfect choice for Abi because the pleating at the waist showed off her figure really well.


But what is this I see? Shock, horror! First she's running - which just shows how easy to wear my dresses are... and those shoes don't seem to match her dress! ;)

Aren't they fab? I'm a great fan of brides wearing different coloured shoes and accessories. (I once had a bride who wore big blue knickers unde…

A Dinky Dress

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Earlier in the year there was a large, bright orange thing in the sky, I think it was called 'sun' and we felt lovely and warm when those rare things called 'rays' came out of the 'sun' and touched our skin?

These pictures prove that at some point this year the sun did shine in my work studio, enough for me to take some pictures there without the fetching orange glow of the overhead lightbulb.

Before I go on though, re my last post - thanks for all your kind messages of all types, they were so thoughtful and supportive. I was concerned a bit about posting about the situation, but now I'm glad I did, and if you have been trying to make contact, I hope it helped explain my absence.


This dress was made for Jo back in the early part of the year. You may recall seeing a snap of this in a work in progress post a while ago - I couldn't resist showing a peek of it then.


It was for a small and intimate ceremony.

No fuss.

I love this dress. It's dinky and cu…

Not drowning, but waving...

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OK, I was recently reading one of my favourite blogs The Coffee Lady and she used a great excuse for not posting regularly and referred to her last post of a few weeks back as 'just then'. Her excuse was that time travels faster as you age, to which I thought, how true is that? And decided to borrow that same excuse for myself!

So in my last post 'just then' what was I on about? Showing you Hannah's winter wedding I think.


Well quite a lot has happened since then, wedding work and otherwise. The thing with blogging is choosing what to share and what not to share. I'm sure many people like to read only promotional stuff or choose to write only 'happy' stuff, and that must be wonderful if it works for you, but I find that style paralysing for many reasons, not least because when one is a creative type, (I prefer the word 'bohemian' at present, but more on that another time! ;)) one is influenced and motivated by everything around one, and that in…