Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Tuesday Alchemy Wedding Challenge

So this weeks challenge over at the Tuesday AlchemyTuesday Alchemy blog is Happy Wedding! I've been really busy the past couple of weeks getting ready for a couple of local Craft Fairs but after a bit of a wobbly time with my whiplash I really wanted to get back in to the swing of things and create something for this challenge.
So here is what I made,a decoupaged wedding spoon.
I thought it might be something a little different and I really like wedding spoons,I was given one at my wedding and they are a nice keepsake of the day.

I gave the spoon a couple of coats of gesso,sanding after each one and then decoupaged it,using matte gel medium, with flowers cut from an old book.  I glued one end of a piece of satin ribbon to the back of the spoon,twisted it round the handle and glued the other end to the top of the handle.  Finally I added a hanging loop (the spoon has a little hook screwed in to the end of the handle) and a bow.

The tradition of giving a wooden spoon dates back many many years, the wooden spoon was considered to be the most useful utensil to be used by the woman of the house in her kitchen and would be used to help and assist the new Bride in her kitchen to enable her to cook and produce the best meals for her new husband, and later her family. An interesting Scottish variation on this custom was the giving of a spirtle (for stirring the porridge) in lieu of a spoon.

Willingham Craft Fair

I thought I would share a couple of photos of my stall from the recent Craft Fair I attended in Willingham.  It was a fabulous day,saw some familiar faces and met some lovely new ladies too.  One of the best things about Craft Fairs is getting to meet fellow crafters,seeing what they create and having a natter.  It's a great way of discovering places I would never normally visit too,Willingham is a beautiful place, but I must say the road to get there was adventurous to say the least,thank goodness for shock absorbers and my SatNav!
Thanks for dropping by and I do hope you'll join us over at Tuesday Alchemy for this week's challenge xx