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The wonderful world of Zoe is what I hope to share with you all here on my blog. Life isn't always easy, but then that's the case whoever you are. But no matter what each day brings I always try to start and end it with a smile - to look back and know I controlled my day, the day didn't control me!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014


Morn....(quick check)! Phew just sneaked into the morning category!

So desk dashing day, where we all head to Julia's Desk - WOYWW) to join in, start off, nose, dash or whatever takes your fancy.

I'm back this week, went MIA last week, but thought I'd better show up. My desk is the same but no colouring WIP this time. Oh no. Something much more important is being worked on.

So right side - Ebosser is forward, ready for action, there's 2 types of glue ready to be used.

Window side - yep the sun is too bright/strong to put the blind up just yet. You can see plates for the Ebosser with an embossing folder plus metal ruler and a small pile of perfectly cut and embossed card.

I'm making wedding invites!

No, no I haven't forgotten to tell you lot anything....not for me.....but for 2 people very close to me. My brother and SIL to be Jennifer. They asked me to design and make their invites for their November wedding. So I designed. I made samples. We tweaked and then we decided. I'm doing the 'technical' stuff. Cutting. Embossing. Stamping. All of that. Then Jen is going to help do the 'pretty' bits. The pearl adding, the final sticking of pre-stamped plaque to go on the front. Tying of ribbon etc. You get the idea. So I'm working on them as much as possible cos it won't be long before they need them! 

So that's me. Coffee is at hand and I shall pop round soon. May be over a few days. But I'll see you!
Take care Zo xx


Karen said...

Can't wait to see the finished results!! Looks like you're going to be very busy! Take care, ♥ Karen ♥ #55 x

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Zoe...good SIL you for helping out with the invites...Cheers and have a great week RobynO#43

glitterandglue said...

A brilliant task for you, Zoe. Being in the middle of making two wedding dresses I know what a thrill it is to be involved in making someone's day so very special. Great work!
Have a really good Easter.
Margaret #18

Elizabeth said...

Hi Zoe, nice to see you back this week, and with sun shining on to your desk too! I can see you are going to be super busy for some time but how nice to be making wedding invitation ... having the Ebosser will be a great help. Look forward to seeing the finished result in due course :) Wishing you a wonderful Easter weekend. Elizabeth x #50

Sandy Leigh said...

I love crafting at my desk when the sun is shining. You have lots of fun going on there. Happy WOYWW - Sandy Leigh #67

Shaz Brooks said...

Looking forward to seeing these invites, they sound beautiful. So nice to have some sunshine at last- but than heaven for blinds, lol! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #34 xxx

Helen said...

Hope we get to see the design and the "prettied up" invites. Congrats to your brother. Helen 20

Anonymous said...

Sounds lovely - and a lot of work. But then it's a labor of love, right? Look forward to seeing this design. Bet it'll be stunning if I know you...
Better late than never :)
Happy WOYWW!

Mary Anne (23)

Chrysalis said...

How exciting! Easter blessings, Chris # 31 said...

Looking forward to seeing the invites Zoe and it's so nice to see some sunshine Love Alison xxx

fairy thoughts said...

hi zoe
No sneak peek then ?
Lots of hard work on your desk this week ,I always enjoyed the mass making of invitations, its a very special card to make..... have fun too.
janet #22

Daniella said...

How exciting! A wedding! And I think you designing the invitations is awesome! Make sure you offer a peek!

Angie said...

Oh how wonderful that you are making their invites! I replied to your bee question but yes you can get them in the mail here. They come in a package and are very gentle since it's just bees with nothing to protect.
Thanks for visiting!
Angie #86

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Zoe,

I did notice the nicely cut stack of embossed paper. Congratulations to your brother and his future bride. You'll have to show us the invitations once they are done.

Happy belated WOYWW
peace, Kay (13)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well, that's a lovely project to be involved in!! They sound very pretty, you'll enjoy doing them:-)
Sorry I missed you yesterday, I don't know how I did that!
Hugs, LLJ 37 xx

Nikki C said...

So sweet of you to make the invites and at least you'll have company while your making them hugs Nikki 12

Betsy said...

I'm making wedding invites for my son and his fiancee. They're getting married in October. We pretty much finalized the details this past weekend, so now I have to order paper, ribbon, etc. and get busy!

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Bless you Zo. Thanks for stopping by. I never got to you (or very many others!) last week with the kids at home so I'll comment here now. There's a November wedding in our family too, but she's a DIY kinda bride and is doing most things herself. It will be lovely to make the invites together with your SIL to be. Take good care of yourself xx