Monday, September 10, 2012

Brooch Bouquet - Handmade for this Beautiful Bride

In January, my daughter was engaged. She showed me a photo of a brooch bouquet and asked me to make her one to carry on her wedding day. Her sisters and I collected brooches for a few months, and realizing that we needed many more, we tucked a note into the Bridal Shower invite asking friends and family to help.
These brooches were lovingly and generously given to Liana for her special bouquet.
After weeks of wiring, twisting, glueing, forming and arranging, all the individual pins became one beautiful bouquet.

For this beautiful bride to carry down the aisle.

And to celebrate with her sisters. 



Monday, January 30, 2012


Busy January. My son had surgery, 80 miles away from home, so I stayed at the hospital, for 2 days, and we've driven back twice for the doctor to check his progress, soooo - I missed a couple of family birthdays. Last Sunday the whole family came over for Sunday dinner and belated birthday gifting. My husband made his famous meatloaf to serve the crowd, and we are often asked how he makes it, so here is the recipe. Beware - it makes a huge amount of meatloaf, if your family is smaller try reducing the amounts or freezing the extra for another meal. The leftovers make great sandwiches too.