A Alicia Handmade is one of those websites I could spend hours looking around at all the pretty handmade goodness.  So when I spotted this new addition to her collection I couldn’t resist sharing it.

Sky Blue Vintage Swallow Bridal Fascinator

Handmade in London from vintage materials, including a gorgeous swallow brooch, ruffles of vintage ribbon and clouds of blue net.

This adorable fascinator would look great on a bride, bridesmaid, or even a mother-of-the-bride – in fact, anyone!  Sometimes items just come along that you fall in love with, and this is one of them.

All that combined with a price tag of £42 I don’t think this will be around long – so if, like me, you’ve fallen in love with it – go snap it up now!

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The lovely Heather from Star House got in touch and after looking at her pretty alternatives to wedding cake toppers I knew I had to share them.

Forget the cheesy plastic figurines and instead go for one of Heather’s that’s been lovingly handmade in wood…

Heather started designing and making cake toppers after she received a number of customer requests – previously she focused on “little folks for little folk”.

Now the majority of Heather’s work is designing likenesses and love bird cake toppers for discerning brides-and-grooms-to-be.

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wedding project bird nest favours in vintage tea cups

Wedding project: bird nest favours in vintage tea cups

April’s creative project is designed around the idea of an Easter wedding.  When thinking about ideas for a simple but beautiful Easter wedding project I just knew it needed to centre around mini speckled chocolate eggs.

wedding project bird nest favours in vintage tea cups

How to create these bird nest wedding favours

I used ordinary rabbit hay (I have lots of this lying around as I have two cheeky bunnies of my own) that I shaped into a small nest.  Then I placed the nest of hay into a pretty vintage tea cup complete with saucer.  I had a search around my backgarden and found some moss and a tiny white feather, which I placed in the nest to give it a more natural look.  Then I nestled a handful of chocolate mini eggs in the centre.


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