Postcard from the weekend

9 May

I feel a little guilty – I still owe you a post about the process of making a wristlet purse, but it’s going to have to wait a few more days. I had planned to do it this weekend, but then there was this amazing wedding happening, and that definitely took top priority.

My friend Rebecca got married in a pretty little park in Shanghai. I had volunteered to go to the flower market to help with the selection of flowers, and ended up getting to make her bridal bouquet. She picked out some bold, fun sunflowers and two other flowers I don’t know the name of. I especially love the little yellow ball-shaped ones. I added in something that looks a lot like Queen Anne’s lace, but isn’t – no idea what it is. I did a simple arrangement and wrapped the base with bias-cut strips of light blue dupioni silk.

I made this little blue wristlet to go with the belt and the wrap on the bouquet and the rest of the accessories.

The wedding itself was super fun and casual. It was held at a park behind Yuyintang, catered by the fabulous Amelia, and the wedding party arrived on bikes.The weather couldn’t have been more cooperative.

Other than that, I spent most of the weekend weaving and playing with plants.

We’re moving in a few weeks, and I have to get my current project (all 13 yards of it) off the loom before I can break the loom down for moving. It’s going to be a push.

The little gourd sprouts from the seeds I bought in Yunnan last fall are growing fast. They’re about 14″ tall right now, and I transplanted 2/3 of them into a huge pot. I’m looking forward to getting them on the patio of our new place where they’ll get all the sun they want.

What were you up to this weekend?