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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Evidence that I've lost my mind

If my blog statistics are any indications, knitters don't really care about knitting bloggers' weddings. I don't blame them -- this wedding stuff is tedious and boring to outsiders. But it's close people. It's under-a-month close. It's I-got-my-hair-highlighted-today close. It's an-average-of-one-panic-attack-a-day close. (I didn't have one today, but I had two yesterday.) I'm even wearing teeth whitening trays as I type.

Anyway. The wedding crafting is in overdrive at this point. The shawls are done. My capelet is blocking. The pom-poms are being mass produced. And the cake topper is done.


why, hello there!

The funny thing is, we're not really having cake. We're just not dessert people -- we're more second-helping people. So we're having a peanut butter pie and carrot cake that our venue serves. But I simply couldn't resist making a Carrie and Jon cake topper.

I have to admit that this was, um, heavily inspired by the cake toppers made by Patch NYC. And I feel a little bad, but if they are able to sell them for $500, then I think they're doing OK without my business. I also used the adorable toppers made by Small Object as a guide.



The biggest challenge was Jon's suit. He let me cut up an old gray shirt, and I made many a prototype before settling on this one. Then I found ribbon that resembled his tie, and we were off!

As you might gather, my dress doesn't look precisely like this -- and my legs aren't anywhere near as skinny as pipe cleaners, despite rampant gym-going -- but it's close enough that Jon is now forbidden from looking at this blog! (Spare me any commentary about how the whole "groom not seeing the bride" tradition is silly. We like our silly traditions, thank you very much!)

Anyway, I'll having actually KNITTING to show soon, once my little capelet dries. Now, off to remove the whitening trays ...

(cross-posted at How Engaging!)

21 Comments:

Blogger Christie said...

How exciting! The cake topper is super cute! Can't wait to see the shawls!

12:41 AM  
Blogger jane said...

The cake topper is fantastic! I've never seen the Patch ones before but yours is just as good - so cute! You could totally set up shop in competition!

I hope all the last minute stuff goes smoothly. Don't forget to enjoy it - it's your day :)

4:45 AM  
Anonymous Bee said...

The cake topper is adorable! Congrats on your upcoming nuptials.

6:09 AM  
Blogger schrodinger said...

*heart* the topper

7:10 AM  
Blogger SJ said...

Too cute!

Remember to breathe! I know what that panic is like (heck, I broke out in hives the week before my wedding), and trust me, everything will be fine.

7:50 AM  
Blogger Sandra said...

OMG! that is too cute. i just might die from the adorableness. especially from the wee red-headed Jon. fantastic job, you. :)

8:48 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Those cake toppers are adorable! :D Good Luck & stay sane!

9:14 AM  
Blogger Liz K. said...

You're in exactly the right frame of mind! I hate it when people think they should be all calm and zen and and ironic about their wedding. It's a big deal! Be excited!!

The cake topper is adorable, BTW.

9:19 AM  
Blogger gleek said...

the cake topper is absolutely adorable!!!! :)

9:23 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

You have not lost your mind. Wedding planning is very stressful. You are doing fantastic! I love the cake topper.

10:06 AM  
Blogger Stacy said...

What an adorable cake topper! Great job...

1:25 PM  
Blogger sheepish one said...

very, very cute!
enjoy the next month!

2:56 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Okay, the Patch cake toppers are cute... but $500? I believe in paying for art, but the wedding industry is an insane rip-off. Your topper is just as cute.

Congrats again on the big day coming soon! You only get to do it once, so don't feel silly about indulging in tradition.

3:26 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

I love reading about weddings! It always reminds me of all the things I loved about ours!! I can't wait to hear about yours when it is all done!

I LOVE the cake topper!! Very crafty & super cute!!

5:30 PM  
Blogger An Abundance of Lisa said...

How cute!! All your personal touches at your wedding will really make it a stand out celebration. Deep breath--all the hard work will pay off on your big day!

5:37 PM  
Anonymous Craptina said...

Oh gosh, how adorable, cake toppers!! I can't too see all the craftiness put together for this special wedding! (I may need to rip you off one day, who knows...)

We went to a wedding last September and the cake topper was a Marge and Homer, but is much cooler.

12:03 PM  
Anonymous christa said...

cake topper is the BEST EVER! i love how Miami Vice jon looks with his popped-collar blazer and giant tie. can't wait to get me some of that peanut butter pie!

[also, i'm semi-offended that i haven't been asked to help make poms. i mean, i'm no knitter, but i'm not COMPLETELY devoid of the crafty. . . .]

good luck, and here's to no panic attacks!

1:19 PM  
Blogger Lee said...

Great cake toppers. I think it's awesome that you made them.

9:57 PM  
Blogger The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Your cake topped is killing me! And I sitting here in total admiration that you actually finished all of the shawls--can you believe you did that? And about the stats issue--I think that blog reading in general declines over the summer.

9:15 AM  
Blogger KnitPastis said...

That's really a great replica of you two. Beautiful work. You are so good at making those wedding toppers. Bet you could have orders for more in the future:)

9:16 PM  
Blogger Katy said...

The resemblance is pretty freaky, I'd say. 500 bucks...I think you should moonlight!

8:06 AM  

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