Sunday, October 28, 2012

Losing my head and Hens night

I'm usually quite calm about things... on the outside, meanwhile actually screaming in my head.
Today was an exception to that rule.

 I got my dress altered. Shortened the length, added sleeves ( which were to be removable through a clip) and a bustle.

I got:
The correct length at the front - TICK
Sleeves which were hand sewn on- Bah Bowww
A wrist tie to only ONE of the 5 layers, the rest of the layers hang free
The Top layer isn't cut as short as the others which makes it look odd
A blood stain where someone who has pricked themselves when sewing on the sleeves.
There is also an unexplained (slight) stain near the hem at the front

So I called her today and lost my head. I never do that. Yelling at an old lady made me feel guilty but then I get mad that I am feeling guilty and all of it comes out of my eyeballs. Luckily it was after I had gotten off the phone. She had offered to come back to get it cleaned but now I think after she hung up on me I have well and truly burnt that bridge. 

Poor M has tried to be supportive while not getting too much information about the dress. 
My bridesmaid has offered to fix some of it for me which is a real blessing. M is out at his grandparents place to find out the name of their seamstress they trust just in case my bridesmaid can't fix it.  I am hoping she can. She made her own wedding dress so I trust her. With 18 days to go my stress head is on and I want to get rid of it. !!!! 

In other news, I had my hens day on Saturday. Firstly L threw me a Kitchen Tea. The idea of a Kitchen Tea to me was you drink tea, champagne, play games and have cake. I never related it to getting presents. I got a whole kitchen load full! We didn't have enough storage as it was and now we have to get a bigger kitchen ... which is FINE BY ME! 

We then went to Crinitis in Darling harbour for dinner first, with lots of cocktails, lots of pizza, pasta and other lovely goodies. Followed by some daggy dancing at Retro. T and I went back to my place to find the best man (her husband) asleep at 2am and we , being super tipsy found that unacceptable and dragged him out of bed to have some more drinks with us.  I spent most of yesterday recovering and trying to solve dress problems that T is going to try and fix. 

My attire. I stealthly hid the hens night dares when people weren't looking

MMMMM dessert!

We got one of those coffee machines from ALDI with pods.
M and I will enjoy the hot chocolate ones and guests get to have proper coffee

18 days and counting.
Fiji is on the other side!


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Problem Solving

Anyone know how to get vellum to wrap around a large tea light candle holder? The kind of ones which are smaller at the bottom than at the top. Any suggestions will be most welcome. This one

Oh and today is 1 year since we became engaged. The day has been pretty good. We went for a drive up to the northern beaches to collect something I won on ebay.

I then proceeded to burn dinner... twice. Sigh. M knew my culinary skills before he proposed.

That is all.