Sunday, 14 April 2013

Handmade Monday 112

Welcome to Handmade Monday.

I told you about my Mum and Dad's diamond wedding celebration last week.  Well, it was a great success.

flowers with diamonds

The chip cones were very popular and elicited a lot of comments (all very favourable!).  Some cones were even taken away to be kept as souvenirs!  I realised, after chatting about them, that I may be able to make similar ones as printables for other people too (possibly personalised as well as generic) - it's amazing how one idea leads to another.  This all started when my sister suggested fish and chips in newspaper!

A greaseproof paper lining kept them looking good...

I completely forgot to take closeups of the cones in use
but managed to crop a photo for this image!  
(his finger is covering the shop's diamond doorknob!)

Chip cones seeing some action...
I think Mum is reading hers, and Dad has finished, 
but Keira (on the end) is eating from hers!

The cupcakes Rhiannon made - her first ever decorated cupcakes! - were very well-received indeed.  I'm told they were as yummy as they looked (unfortunately, my gluten allergy stopped me from sampling them personally!).


And here's Mum and Dad looking happy at their wedding before I was even born (we had the wedding album out on display for everyone)...

1953

And here they are now... 60 years later!

2013 (he's enjoying that cupcake!)
And one of their great-grandchildren, Emily...

The Eton Mess was a huge success with all age groups!

We played Mr & Mrs (Google it if you don't know what I'm talking about - it's an old UK TV show!) which went down much better than I had hoped - people wanted more, even though three couples played!  Unsurprisingly, Mum and Dad won.  I say unsurprisingly, not because of sixty years of marriage but because the questions had to be easy enough not to confuse Dad, with his Alzheimer's.

fabric, glue and imaginary beaches!

I've also been busy making - lots of fabric and glue and of course some sketchy stitching! I talked about my vanity case here, but this week I also made fabric-covered plant pots, and a beach-themed luggage tag and passport holder (all for Craftseller magazine). That's maybe a story for another day as I've prattled on for long enough!  It's your turn now so please do ...

19 comments:

Ginx Craft said...

What a lovely family celebration. The chip cones and cup cakes both look really great, and I love the pictures of then and now. 60 years really is something special.

knitnrun4sanity said...

Those cakes look amazing. Craftiness obviously runs in the family. What a really special occasion and I agree, I think that chip cones like this could be very popular. Hope you have a great week.

CatkinJane said...

It looks as though you all had a wonderful day.
The wedding photo is wonderful - they both look so happy. 60 years is definitely something to celebrate :)

Free Spirit Designs said...

Aww what lovely images of your family day :) and such a great idea to make printables of your fantastic chip cones!

The cup cakes look gorgeous too, what a talented family!

I look forward to seeing more of your latest projects soon :) x

Gertie said...

I'm so pleased you all had a wonderful time.

What a delightful couple your parents make xx

Bev Newman said...

What a lovely party you arranged for your parents. The chip cones are great and I think would certainly go down well - personalisation with info about the year of the marriage, birth etc would work really well. I think the sneak peek piece at the bottom of the page - will definitely keep an eye out in Craftseller for it!

Natalie Jones said...

Glad you all had such a great time!

Adaliza said...

How wonderful for your Mum and Dad. Their wedding photo is wonderful - must have brought back lots of memories. April seems to be the month for wedding anniversaries but we've got a long way to go to catch up with them.

The Cookie Kitchen said...

I am so glad that all went well with your parents anniversary :) I think the newspapers would be great as a printable... they would look fantastic as confetti cones at my London themed wedding ;)

Kitsch Stitch said...

I am so pinching that chip cone idea!

My first foray into Handmade Monday, I don't think I've done it exactly right but hey ho.

Looking forward to the morning (I know it's morning right now but that morning you have after sleep!) where I can sit with my coffee and slice of fruit bread and start reading all the other blogs that take part.

Lilly's Mom said...

What a lovely celebration. I loved the photos. It's so nice to have family memories. I hope they have many more years!

Helen said...

Happy Anniversary to your parents! What a lovely celebbration, and i love the chip cones!

say it said...

So glad that the chip cones went down well. I like the sound of the printables.

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

It sounds a really lovely celebration and I bet everyone had a great time. Sixty years is pretty good going. Good idea to market the fish & chip cones, they would be very popular. Hope you have a good week.

Ali said...

Lovely to see everyone had a lovely time. Sixty years is an amazing achievement. Your cones and the cupcakes look wonderful. I expect both went quickly.
Ali x

Tracey Bradley said...

Sounds like a really special day, and love your chip cone idea - so clever. Very glad to have found you!

Michaela said...

What a lovely day, those cupcakes look great. :-)

Stephen @ Soy of the North said...

Sounds like a great day was had by all. Many congratulations to your parents. My great aunty and uncle celebrated their 60th anniversary last month. It's wonderful to hear of couples being together for many years.

SelenarteDecoupage said...

Hi. I like the idea of linking party so much. I've seen that a lot on USA blogs. I'm looking forward to the next Handmade Monday.