17 Oct 2013
17 Oct 2013
I came across a great website over the weekend during my search for a winter blanket/quilt (its starting to get cold you know). Jamie Wilson basically takes baby clothes (or any fabric for that matter) that are no longer used and turns them into a fabulous custom made quilt.
The site is called www.jellybeanquilts.com and there are some great examples on there of Jamie’s previous work. Reading the reviews on the site, customers of Jelly Bean Quilts have nothing but praise for Jamie’s quilts.
Turnaround time for the quilts is currently 12-16 weeks so demand must be high. This is a great idea, however, pricing is quite expensive (starting at $475 for a small throw) but if you thing of the quilt as a keepsake then it becomes good value.
15 Oct 2013
I had some free time today so I was lucky enough to accompany a friend of mine who is getting remarried next year. My friend is very organised and has already done lots of research, both from the bridal mags and sites like Pinterest (Pinterest is actually a great site for looking for wedding inspiration).
As its the second time she is getting, my friend (Helen) wanted a different feel to her wedding this time around compared to the church wedding, white dress affair she had the first time. This time she has been looking at vintage wedding ideas; Helen really wants a wedding with vintage bridal grown, traditional band and “mix-n-match” china on the tables. Helen came to the house already prepared with a digital scrapbook of vintage bridal ideas, gained from Pinterest and dedicated vintage wedding sites such as Vintage Wedding Store.
The store we went to had some fantastic vintage bridal dresses and Helen managed to find an immaculate ivory wedding dress from the 1950’s. If you are planning a vintage wedding yourself then there is plenty of inspiration out there; start with Pinterest boards but also have a look at sites such as vintageweddingstore.co.uk.
04 Oct 2013
Hi all. This is my very first post on this blog so I wanted to introduce myself before getting launching into further post writing. My name is Jess Captain and I have launched “The Captain’s Deck” as a site where I can capture and share useful things, places and websites I find on my travels.
A little bit more about me. I am “middle aged” with a husband at home and 2 children that have long flew the nest. We have a dog that keeps us company and both my husband and I enjoy outdoor activities and craft type hobbies. I think if we had more time (and money) we would love to do a lot more travelling. I have a part time office job but I really enjoy writing so I thought I would give “blogging” a go (a bit late to the scene I know).
I will try to get the site update soon with new content!
03 Oct 2013