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First a little apology… Sorry to my subscribers who are getting this post for a second time as I accidentally sent it out last week due to a slip of my big fat fingers! Seeing as I hadn’t actually given Lizzi and Hugo their gift then it didn’t seem right that the world got to see it before them.

Anyway, continue.

Hugo and Lizzi get married

Hurrah Hurrah! Two of my most wonderful friends got married a few weeks ago. It was a beautiful relaxed wedding down in sunny Helford with invites sent by text message (bit like organising a rave), a brass band trumpeted Lizzi down the ailse with a rendition of The Floral Song (them being Cornish and all), the marriage certificate got turned into a paper aeroplane and flown across the reception at some point in the night and there was no gift list.

I know our presence rather than our presents were what really mattered on the day but it didn’t feel right that they didn’t have anything to open … Everyone loves a gift.

On the long train journey home from Cornwall I got all inspired to make them this wall hanging commemorating the day and their gorgeous family. I used lots of leftover scraps of fabric and had fun practicing my freehand machine embroidery skills on the applique motif of The Shipwrights Arms where the reception was held.

Lizzi and hugo

Here’s how I did it.

Personalised wall hanging

Looking at it in these pictures I’ve realised that I really should embroider the date somewhere on the hanging, so I’m off to do that now.

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