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    A little walk down memory lane

    When our first wedding anniversary started looming I started to panic about what to get Tree. I pondered over gifts and searched the internet for inspiration but all I found were variations of the standard ‘gifts for men’; watches/wallets etc etc. Each of these had a hefty price tag and lacked the personal touch (unless you got it personalised in which the price tag would be stratospheric!).  And as a student at the time, my bank account was more on the malnourished side. It got me thinking- even if I managed to scrape enough money to get Tree a fancy watch, how could I top that next year? Or the year after that… Would I just be going for more and more expensive gifts in an effort to show how much I loved him? Doesn’t that completely defy the point of anniversaries? After sweating over what to do we both came to the agreement of not buying anything and instead planned to go for a lovely dinner together.

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    The little revelation

    Hmmm…I feel like there’s a theme to my last few posts and I’m afraid the theme is going to continue! Don’t worry, wedding season is soon to be over in this little pomegranate’s world so hopefully I’ll be breaking out of the box some day soon. P.s. WordPress tells me I’ve had my best day for followers since my last post- so hello to you all!  Each WordPress email I get is greeted with a huge toothy smile, so thank you! Anyway, you may remember that I shared a tutorial on how to make a memo board (which has since been updated as my method has undergone some refining) but kept the purpose of the memo board a secret. Why?

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    Another little wedding invitation

    Yes, we’re back to the wedding theme. With another wedding in the family, a request was made to us for some handmade invites and of course we couldn’t resist! Now, if you’ve read my post on ‘The little wedding invitation’ (http://thelittlepomegranate.wordpress.com/2012/02/26/the-little-wedding-invitation-2/), you’d know I’m a big advocate for making your own invites! It’s not as time consuming as you’d think, all it takes is a little effort, organisation and know how and trust me, you’ll be in love with the results. Ok, I know you’re looking at the last invites and thinking ‘yeah right that’s not time consuming!’ and to be fair, those ones were a little more complicated-but I promise you, you’ll have these ones churned out in no time! And in this current climate I know what the clincher is, price! Last time we gave you invites which cost ~50p per invite, this time they’re less than 20p each. How’s that for saving the pennies? Anyway, motivational talk over. Once we had narrowed down a style that our Groom liked, we were on our way designing the invite. Tree and I have been working on our computer skills so this time we decided to make it completely original-…

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    A little bit of pastel and pearls

    Shh… I can’t tell you who this was made for… or why (look out for a future post) but after finishing it off- I can’t help but share it with you! So, yes I’ve posted on memo boards before (http://thelittlepomegranate.wordpress.com/2012/01/08/the-little-memo-board/) but this time its a quilted memo board! Oo-er. For those who have no idea what I’m talking about: rather than using wallpaper on a cork notice board, this involves a frame, some fabric, needles, quilting and of course-pearls. (Pearls, optional.) Anyway, on to the how:

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    A little bit inspired

    With exams looming, I’m afraid my productivity has massively decreased. Hopefully that will change with the week or so of holiday we get straight after, but until then I just thought I’d post something random. You can ask my friends- I’m always on a mission to get them crafting, whether it’s knitting, crocheting, or anything else really. It got me wondering, what holds people back from doing something, anything?

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    The little wedding invitation

    Having come back from a beautiful weekend away in Geneva for a friend’s wedding, I’ve got weddings on my mind. (While I’m here, I’d just like to wish my lovely friend, who I shall name Sunshine, and his wonderful wife a lifetime of happiness together). What a ray of sunshine he is. Anyway, back to the purpose of the post- I thought I’d share our handmade invites with you. As I’ve mentioned before (http://thelittlepomegranate.wordpress.com/2011/12/27/the-little-wedding/), we quite like to make things ourselves and having searched high and low for invites we decided to make it a DIY job. We made quite a few, 300 (which in hindsight was a bit excessive), so it took a few days to complete but both being uni students we had enough free time! We also had a brilliant team of helpers who worked diligently. The results were beautiful; they were exactly what we wanted, a fraction of the price (~50p each), and made for some brilliant memories and our recipients had no clue that they were a DIY job!

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    The little wishing tree

    When it came to guest books we fancied something different, something which would make for a pretty display. After trawling through the internet for ideas we found the wishing tree. But like with most wedding things, it comes with a rather large price tag. So we thought, “we can do this”- essentially all we needed was some branches, a vase, tags, some patience and of course our trusty helpers! Branches The main obstacle was the branches. Manzanita branches are the gold standard and gorgeous but also ridiculously expensive. Apparently they only grow on the West coast of America- who knew! So we decided to find an alternative (but if you’re interested in Manzanita branches one of our friends tells us they bought some from the New Covent Garden flower market for £50)

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    The little wedding

    Having just got married this year, I have a few wedding themed ideas to share with you. You see, not only am I quite keen on DIY projects, so is my husband- he’s also loads fussier than I am so really it worked quite well for us to do things ourselves to our own taste (and both being uni students, we had a massive amount of time on our hands in the summer holiday). It was hard work but we had a fantastic team of helpers who got us through it and who, I’m quite sure, are keen never to see a pink ribbon again. The results (I’m biased of course) were beautiful; they were exactly what we wanted, a fraction of the price, and made for some brilliant memories. Things mean so much more to you when made from your very own hands no? So I’m going to share the things I wish were around when I started researching ideas for the wedding and hopefully give someone out there a helping hand. If not that, perhaps just a reminder  to our gang of our hours tying little bows… love, little pomegranate