I had a blast tonight having a little invitation sewing party with Tess and Micah. We ordered a gluten-free pizza, assembled and sewed 200 invitations, and talked about babies (both Tess and Micah are pregnant). It was a great way to spend a snowy evening. I'm super excited about these invitations. I found the idea online and it was the perfect invite for me. I used a combination of fabrics that I had already and purchased fabrics from the store. Each invitation is hand-sewn with a square of fabric on the back and an appliqued flower on the front.
Apologies for the grainy photos. I forgot my camera so I had to use the iphone. I considered a reenactment for the sake of good (or just better) photos but alas, I couldn't really capture the moment, as it was spent among friends and I loved Tess's vintage suitcases in the background.
By the end of the evening, we accumulated quite the stack of invitations. I still have to finish cutting out about 100 flowers and attaching them to the front of the invite, but that is something that is easily done while watching a good movie.
Tess and Micah. A great team. Micah assembled the mayhem while Tess and I sewed. Micah got a little distracted when she started talking about cooking and ended up gluing a few invitations so they had the invite on both sides instead of fabric on one side :) I'll let it slide as she is experiencing pregnancy horomones right now !
I took a picture of all the invitations after they were packed away in the box. I thought it made a pretty cool picture. In fact, I think I'm going to have this picture made into fabric. My friend Natalie told me about this cool website spoonflower where you can design your own fabric. I have it posted here if you want to check it out.
Look at how big my sweets kids are getting!
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