Sunday, December 30, 2007


It's a very festive time in our household.

Yesterday we drank champagne to celebrate 11 years of wedded bliss.

Our Wedding

I can't believe it was 11 years ago but we have certainly done much since then.

Our wedding

Our Wedding

We all had so much fun that day, two churches and all!


So last night we had a lovely dinner at the Stokehouse, one of my all time favourite restaurants.

Happy Anniversary darling husband!!

Our Wedding

And today we celebrated his birthday with a little champagne and cake in the garden - looking slightly more ordinary!

Billy's Birthday

Tomorrow we will be having a few friends around to bring in the New Year and the following day is my husband's name day!

And it is the same every year - lots of champagne, fine food and wonderful company!

Today we had a visit from my dear friend Elizabeth so I can now share with you the present I made her as it has been very happily received.

Elizabeth's cushion

It is nice and long to put on her bed and as she has a bad back she is thrilled with it's possibilities as a lumbar support!

Elizabeth's cushion

I love the colours, they remind of the sea.

I also found time to take a photo of this fabulous bag my sister made me for Christmas.

Bag from Michelle

And it has really lovely lining.

Inside knitted bag from Michelle

I can't wait to use it but I think it is more of an autumn bag.

Thanks so much everyone for your support this year. It's been so encouraging to receive all my lovely comments and feedback. I have much to achieve in 2008 and have much to look forward to.

And to all the lovely bloggers out there who provide so much entertainment, laughter, a few tears and who inspire me endlessly, cheers!! I wish you all a very Happy New Year!


Ali said...

Louise, your wedding photos are like something from a bridal magazine - just gorgeous. Happy anniversary and Happy new Year, birthday and name day too while we're at it! Here's to many many more.

Ginger said...

I agree with Ali- beautiful dress! Once again, this post and your last have had wonderful inspiring pictures. My daughter (who is 4) just popped in and said she loves the cake!

Giabella Designs said...

Beautiful! Happy Anniversary

Jodie said...

Louise, what a wonderful post, full of celebration and happiness. I hope 2008 is full of laughter, happiness and inspiration for you ( and your blog)

lazy cow said...

Congratulations Louise. Divine dress (and figure!)The Stokehouse is fabulous isn't it?! I was married almost 12 years ago and remember how hard it was to find a fitted dress. And you certainly don't look 'ordinary' now.

Abby said...

Happy Aniversary Louise. What a beautiful couple the two of you make. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous wedding photo's with us. I luv your new bag it is gorgeous.
have a great new years eve I look forward to your next years acheivements.
luv Abby

Bianca said...

happy anniversary, birthday, name day and new year! Your wedding pics look wonderful. I love the cushion you made, it reminds me of the sea too...just what we need this time of the year.

The bag is absolutely fantastic, I love the colours and the lining is so pretty...

Cathy said...

Happy Anniversary, Louise - 11 years is such an achievement. You and hubby looks so gorgeous - and you don't look too bad your wedding photos either!!!!

Love all the stuff you made - your cushion is divine (as they always are) and I just love the little bag.

Enjoy all your celebrations!!!!

We'll catch up next year (I hope).

PS. cant wait to see what you come up with in 2008!

LBA said...

Such a happy post - so much to celebrate, to take in, to delight !

You and your husband make a gorgeous couple - then AND now, and you look so happy - isn't that so fab ?

And those wedding photos are to *die* for ! Did you model for Vogue or something ?


Happy New Year !


Jo said...

Gorgeous photos. What a beautiful bride you were! Have a happy couple of day's, hopefully escaping from this heat! Thanks for a lovely year of reading, and meeting!

Amanda Jean said...

congrats on 11 years!

LOVE the bag and the pillow. so pretty, both of them!

Jade said...

What a lovely, happy post, Louise! So much to celebrate in your household this time of year....and you still managed some blogging time. Happy anniversary and hope you have a happy new year, too!

Thimbleanna said...

What beautiful wedding pictures! And what a fun post -- you two look so cute. Love the cake plate too. And a wonderful Happy New Year to You too !!!

Melody said...

Your wedding photos are gorgeous!! You look like a model!! *true*

Cute little bag, so obviously you're not the only talented person in the family then??

Unknown said...

You were so stunning in your gown and radiant happiness on that special day!

Your happiness is still radiating too! What a lovely couple you are.

Happy anniversay and wonderful new year to you both!

Sue said...

Congratulations. You make a very happy couple, and look gorgeous in your beautiful photos. I really love the cushion too, beautiful fabrics. The knitted bag is adorable too.

Louise said...

Hi Louise, you must love looking at your wedding photos, they are terrific and so glamourous. Please look ordinary, lovely picture of you and hubby at your celebrations and have to say love the look of that cream sponge on the table! More lovely creations, oh how I wish I was clever! With best wishes for a great 2008. Louise x

Kiki said...

Your wedding photos are amazing, they haven't dated whatsoever. Usually that happens...especially for something taken in the 90s.

Your daughters must love looking at these too?

Amy said...

Happy Anniversary Louise ! Your wedding photographs are beautiful, and you both look stunning. Happy Birthday and Name day to your Hubbie as well.

All the best to you in 2008 ! I have enjoyed getting to know you through this medium, and look forward to more inspiration!

Unknown said...

Happy Anniversary!! And happy new year!

Ragged Roses said...

Happy New Year to you and your family Louise! What gorgeous wedding photos, you look absolutely beautiful. Happy Anniversary too and Happy Birthday to your husband. Love too the pillow and the knitted bag!

a friend to knit with said...

I LOVED looking at your wedding photos. so so beautiful. they really are spectacular!
Happy Anniversary, and Happy BIrthday to your husband!
Love the pillow.........the sea, yes!
Happy New Year to you and Yours!
I look forward to many wonderful visits over here! :)

Michelle said...

Even though you are my sister and I have seen most of you beautiful work (and I was at your wedding, which was beautiful and to all who think she looked great in the photos, she looked even better in real life!),I have thoroughly enjoyed looking through your blog. I love the way you displayed the bag I knitted for you too. I hope you get lots of use out of it

Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary! Your wedding pictures are wonderful and I just love that little pillow.

Jana Nielson said...

LOVE..LOVE...LOVE your blog!! You have such great talent! I love looking at all of your fun stuff! I linked to your apron tute from my blog! Thanks!

pinkgreen said...

Happy Anniversary, and Happy New Year! Your wedding photos are amazing.
Hope you have a fabulous 2008.
Cathy XX

Sandra Evertson said...

Many Congrats!
Happy New Year to you and yours!
Sandra Evertson

Beth said...

Oh my goodness, 11 years, and you look exactly the same!

Congratulations on the anniversary, and the lovely bolster pillow. I love the colors!

pink-petal-designs said...

Love your wedding pics ! Happy anniversary (bit late i know) also just wanted to say how much i love your blog !

Sarah x

Annie said...

Congratulations Louise on winning Jodie's lovely New Idea bag - you will love it. I LOVE your long cushion you made and the little knitted bag is georgous. You had stunning wedding photos too. A very handsome couple indeed.

Sarahau said...

Congratulations on 11 years! thats fantastic. Just found your blog and its great! I love your work

Christie said...

Happy anniversary, & congrats on 11 years!! Hope 2008 brings you all you want & more

Annie B said...

awh - congratulations!

beautiful wedding photos and you both look so happy in the recent one too.

I love that pillow you made for your friend too - lucky her

will be back to visit soon - am very glad I stumbled across your blog - it's great!

Angel Jem said...

Happy anniversary & the bag is gorgeous!

mixtapezine said...

happy 11th wedding anniversary
loooooove the cushion xx

Anonymous said...

congratulations! your photos are so sophisticated! like a magazine photo shoot!!!

And you still look gorgeous 11 years on...

a big cheers for many more years happy together!!

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iSew said...

Congrats! I'm about 11 years away from that milestone, I'm getting married in April, haha!

Marisa said...

Wow, what beautiful wedding photos. You guys look amazing. So so pretty. Happy anniversary!

julia said...

Wow, gorgeous wedding photos!
Happy new year, looking forward to your creations for 2008!
Julia xx

Suse said...

You were a beautiful bride! Happy (belated) anniversary.

Jodie said...

Oh Louise.... Where do I start??? This post is just gorgeous!!! Your weding photos are amazing, you truely were, and still are, a beautiful bride... You have been such an inspiration to me over the past year, I can't wait to see what you have on offer throughout 2008... How wonderful that you have a crafty sister. Do you live close to each other? Does she have a blog too?? I love the fabrics you used in your friends pillow, you really do have a talent for matching up fabrics for projects, everything you do just seems to work so well.


Corrie said...

oh those wedding photos are gorgeous! you looked so beautiful and don't look like you've aged a day!

sewtakeahike said...

your new bag is a beauty! Your sister is very talented and thoughtful!