Thursday, August 30, 2012

DIY Ruffled Burlap Head tablecloth, Camellia's, Thunder Bay

 After viewing Rachael Ashwell's lovely ruffled tablecolths, I started dreaming of making one myself. I was pretty sure it was" one of those lovely to look at, but challenging" to make  kind of projects.

Hmm.. what type of burlap to use..the type sold at Co-Ops and landscape supply stores which is cheaper, softer, and more of an open weave?
Or the more expensive Burlap sold in Fabric stores with a tighter weave and more stiffness?
In retrospect the landscape type would have ruffled better, but with the looser weave, we would have to use a backing fabric exactly the same colour as the burlap.

Lots of thinking along the way.

Not a project for a person with little patience! Thanks to my friend and client Lauren who gave us much of the insights into this project...she was making this tablecloth for the Head table for her son's Weddding Reception.

 The ruffled burlap was too thick to get stitched with a regular Sewing she ended up hand basting the ruffles on in parts, and using stickon velcro to attach the ruffle to the cloth. Or you could use an industrial sewing machine instead.

 I love the look of this, what do you think?

 I'm just making these vintage Paper flowers, they go really well with the burlap.

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30 Hacquoil Rd.
Thunder Bay, On

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Snow White and The Huntsman Inspiration

Above photo courtesy of Oasis Floral.

Follow the above link for a Snow White inspired theme!

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Flowers under water - Quick DIY Table designs for Weddings

 Sometimes Wedding decorating doesn't go as planned, and you may have to improvise at the 11th hour. What to do??? Grab whatever is in the garden, in this case, Sweet peas, pansies and seashell cosmos. Throw the blooms into a mason jar, and float a gladiolus floret in the water.

The Sweet peas smell heavenly..I wish you were here to smell them!

Camellia's -for all your Wedding Flower needs!! ( and Bridal Registry Too!)

30 Hacquoil Rd. Thunder Bay, On
OPEN Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat. and Sunday

See you soon!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Custom linens Bridal Registry, Camellia's, Thunder Bay, On

Here at Camellia's you can order great custom linens    .......

Camellia's for all your Wedding Flower needs, Bridal Registry, purses, wedding favours, and lots more!!

30 Hacquoil Rd. Thunder Bay, On