Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Doing nothing

Yep, I haven't been doing very much with the broken toe factor so apologies for the lack of posting. Broken foot has also meant that I haven't been able to sew! It would of been great to spend all that time stitching away, but no! I managed to get a stupid blood clot in my calf seeing I wasn't moving around very much. I did some research on the Internet on the best way to heal my broken bones and have decided to make a conscious effort to have more calcium. What better way than to eat loads of yummy cheese!

Speaking of cheese...
Seeing I am getting into the 'wedding mode' I was flicking through the paper's photos of people recently married and came across this great cheese cake! It was served with loads of quince paste and made up of different wheels of cheese! Yum, fantastic and I bet that all of that cake was eaten!!! Original link here.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Inspiration for a dress

Ever since we announced our engagement to my parents, my mum has been in wedding mode! I guess they are just excited and I am the only girl in the family but I never thought that they would be planning so far in advance. We really haven't set a date, though it is likely to be in the new year. I was going to make my own dress, being the crafty lady that I am and also I think it's a little crazy to spend so much money on a dress when I could spend it on martinis! Anyway my mum has insisted on making my dress, no problems there, my mum is a master sewer, better at french seams than I and actually has a little more time on her hands! I'm thinking of a 20s style, comfortable, not meringue like and a bit of a homage to my grandparents who were charleston dancing experts. I can also pull off a hat incredibly well and it's an excuse to have something fabulous made!

So here is some inspiration, who knows, I may even cut my hair like Louise Brooks for the event, but be guaranteed that there will be an awful lot of martinis, mint juleps and other 20s cocktails consumed on the day!

Monday, August 10, 2009

In case you haven't heard...

The MaMas (Mardi - me and my partner Mark) are engaged! Yep, we are going to tie the knot and grow old together and do a whole heap of other fabulous stuff inbetween.

Yes, this is the ring... not so conventional but I wouldn't have it any other way! You can see more photos of us hamming it up from the lovely Crimson Comet who has a set on flickr here titled, Catman buys his kitten a ring. Hilarious!

Friday, August 7, 2009

house bound

Broke foot

What a crazy couple of days. I finally got my gorgeous engagement ring on Wednesday night - I love it sooooo much! I also managed to break the joint in my little toe, right along the edge of my foot and spent many hours at emergency. I've never broken a bone before and even though it hurt a lot I expected that there wasn't too much they would do about it. Maybe strap it and some crutches? Boy was I wrong! I had to have a back slap cast which goes to my knee and covers my toe on the side so I can't move it. It seemed awfully excessive for a foot and I'm really crap at moving around with my crutches, leaving me house bound for the next week.

Tasty treats from Sugadeaux!

The best part of being house bound was getting my favourite cupcakes from Sugadeaux home delivered. The gorgeous red velvet cupcakes certainly took my mind off the pain in my foot. A big thanks to Jess, you are the best!

I did think that I would still be able to do lots of things while resting my foot, but I never realized how difficult it is to do things on crutches without putting pressure on my feet! Even getting up and down the stairs, making a coffee, trying to carry stuff - it's all insanely difficult. I have now resorted to watching day time television, sitting with Miss Nina and staying in touch with the world through facebook and twitter. A bit depressing really. I hope Monday will see me do some actual work!
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