Saturday, February 20, 2010

Published for the first time, and wedding rehearsal!

Gosh, it’s been an exciting week!  First off, I received a copy of the current Creating Country Threads magazine and was delighted to see my first published project!

Scott rocks inside cover

The guitar-shaped wall hanging is a plectrum holder.  I designed it for both my brother and Mr SUDs as they are both guitarists, and it is always so hard to think of things to make for men.  So this idea was borne.  The plectrums are placed in little plastic pockets sat behind the metallic-threaded guitar strings.  The project is personalised with the name of the recipient, hence its title, “Scott Rocks!”

Den Rocks plectrum organiser

The plectrum holder above is the one I made for my brother, Den.  He is a Simpsons fan, hence the licensed plectrums!! Do you like it??

Country Threads front cover

Here it is on the front cover together with fellow friend and gumnut, Jenny’s, sweet bag.  Jenny is also profiled in this issue, it’s a lovely read!!  Do you recognise her Shabby Roses quilt, pictured?

Jennys profile 

And Jenny’s daughter, young Blossom, also has a project published!

Blossoms dolly duo

Also, former member of Among the Gum Trees, Paula Storm, has a very sweet project within the pages of this issue.  :-)

WEDDING UPDATE!

I had a "Hen’s night” get-together with some girlfriends last night and it was lovely – and very tame! LOL… A couple of weeks ago three girlfriends took me out for a day in the City and embarrassed me suitably by making me wear a funny T- shirt all day, which was then updated to a 1970’s outfit!  I got some very strange looks I can tell you!  But I’m a 70’s girl at heart so behind the blushing I was “lovin’ it!”

Today my family and I went up to Cloudehill Gardens to meet our celebrant for the wedding rehearsal.  It’s been a glorious day, with full sun and temperatures of 34c degrees. 

Our friends, Paul & Jo (no blog!), are talented photographers and have very kindly offered to take our wedding photos. So they too joined us as we all enjoyed taking in the sights of the beautiful surroundings, with a view to finding key spots for photo opportunities.  There are so many that the only problem will be limiting the options so that we have time enough to make it back to our own Reception! LOL…

garden views

Above: If the weather stays good our ceremony will be held right down on the right hand side… just past that wall…

Garden by pond

Kids on stairs

Garden flowers

Isn’t it gorgeous?

On the subject of wedding preparations, all is going well.  Tonight I shall be playing around with these:

Pompierres

Until next time – enjoy the views!

Hugs all round!  Vikki x

24 comments:

Tozz said...

Congratulations sweetheart on your very first publication! It looks fabulous and its no wonder it got published :) The gardens look superb and I am sure you are going to be the beautifullest bride who ever walked those gardens too Sweetie :) Hugs Vicki

Kerryanne English said...

Firstly, a great BIG congratulatory hug Vikki, for what I am sure will be the first of many published projects. The guitar plectrum holder is quite spectacular.

Cloudehill gardens look so pretty and as the day draws nearer, I'm so diappointed I won't be there.

Love and hugs ~ Kerryanne

Jodie said...

Dear Vikki,
A super huge congratulations on your published-ness. Its a great project.

and your wedding is ure to be beautiful - its such a lovely place you have chosen.

clare's craftroom said...

You are a superstar ! Congratulations , I'm sure it will the first of many , love, love , love the guitar . I am so thrilled for you , clever girl !

Simone de Klerk said...

Gefeliciteerd with your first published project!!! Looking forward to see much more of your gorgeous work.
And wow, Cloudehill Gardens must be such a special place. It will probably remind you of England too!
Love to see your family (O:
Have a lovely weekend!

kljohn1 said...

Hi Vikki,
I was thrilled to see your project has been published, the first of many I am sure. Looking forward to your wedding day, what a beautiful setting so English and romantic.

Karen xx

Allie said...

Oh Vikki that is a darling project!! Congrats on being published, girl! That looks like a must have issue!
The gardens are so beautiful, and I'm sure the loveliest thing in it on the day of your wedding will be you!

Lizzie said...

On the cover no less! Congratulations, well deserved Vikki. The gardens look wonderful after all our rain this month, couldn't be better and will be a perfect backdrop for your wedding.
lizzie
xxx

Jeanette said...

Congratulations Vikki. What a great idea for holding the plectrums. My son is always losing his. The gardens look absolutely gorgeous. Hugs, Jeanette

Dawn said...

Well done Vikki and I am sure 'Scott does Rock'..... looking forward to seeing those piccy's.. sure wish I was a fly on the wall to see beyond at that beautiful bride ( you) and your darling little flower girl...those cupcake holders and almonds look so delish and cute hon....
Hugs Darl... Dawn x x x x

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Hi Vikki,
Congratulations on your first publication and being featured on the cover :)
Cloudehill looks gorgeous

hugs, Sharon

stitchinfiend said...

congrats on your first publication. Those gardens look stunning for photographs.

Judith Tetley said...

Congratulations Vikki....your project looks fabulous and what a joy to see it on the front cover. See...it wasn't that hard was it ?? Keep up your design work darling and; bring out the hidden talent you have within....we all want more!
Hugs..Judith
http://creativestudio10.blogspot.com

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

Congratulations on many many levels! First published, (love that guitar!) My son and future son in Laws are both musicians and play guitars too! The place you have chosen for your wedding looks just lovely,

Cheryl said...

Congratulation gorgeous girl!! How perfectly appropriate for it be on the front cover :-)
I wish I could be there to see the beautiful bride in person... it looks so dreamy and romantic, you'll all have a wonderful time I'm sure.
hugs
Cheryl xxxx

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Vikki,
Congratulations on your first Publication. What a buzz and busy time you are having.
Ah, Cloudehill looks fabulous!
I'm sure the day will be fantastic!
Hugs,
Anna

Lucky-1 said...

Congrats to you on your first publication:) I have the magazine and am thrilled to think I follow the designer.

Handmade by Mai said...

Congratulations on your firts publication. You must be very proud. I'm looking forward to see your other published projects. The gardens are very beautifull.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Scott Rocks, but Vikki rocks more!!\o/\o/ I'm so chuffed to be in the same issue as your first published project, sweetheart!!! You are SOOOO talented and I know we're going to be seeing a lot of wonderful projects from you in the future!! Big celebratory hugs, and when you're done baking please be sure and pop some leftovers in the mail for me, ok?????? ;-)

Jude said...

Congratulations on being published, I think the guitar plectru holder is verY quirky. Lovely gardens to be married in, and still time to sew.

Phyllis said...

Congratulations on the wedding and your published work!

Those gardens look incredible!!!

Cath Ü said...

I am looking forward to seeing the wedding pics.. those gardens look superb....

Congratulations on having your first project published.. I hope it is the start of many more to come...
Caths Blog
Cath Ü

Khris said...

Congrats Vikki...well done...the guitar looks great...hugs Khris

Dolores said...

Congratulations Vikki. I do hope the wedding went off without a hitch. (we want photos)

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