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January 8, 2008

Bouquet of wool

Does that look like a bouquet of flowers? Maybe not quite. But it will eventually. You see, several months before Tony popped the question (oh, btw, did you want to hear how he did it?), an idea popped into my head: I'm going to crochet my wedding bouquet! When I told him he said "are you sure? but you love flowers - don't you want real flowers?!" And that did make me hesitate for a second, but no, I want to crochet my bouquet.

Making things with my hands is such an important thing to me and I want that to come through on that day. Also, I think it is a lovely thought that I'll have to commit a lot of time and effort to make it, so it will sort of be a symbol of my commitment to Tony. Plus, we'll be getting married in early October, so it'll be nice to have something to keep my hands warm.

Anyway, I need some help. Not with the actual making of the bouquet, but I need some crochet patterns for flowers. Any kinds of flowers, really. So please, please, if you know of any pretty patterns floating around on the interwebs, send me the info! And, hey, if you happen to have some unwanted tapestry wool lying around, I'd be happy to give it a good home! ;-)

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I have started to think a lot of thoughts about the wedding. I want everything to be just so, but I don't want to turn into some kind of bridezilla. Although I'm sure I will, what with my love of making lists about stuff, and lists of lists; and obsessing about things that maybe aren't that important. At the moment I'm thinking about what sort of dress I want (preferably not white), how to do the invitations and where to find a photographer who will accept cake or beer or M&Ms as payment. I can feel the pressure building already, I think I need to lie down for a bit..!

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