My son Brendan and his fiance Virginia came over from the UK last Sunday to spend a weeks 'holiday' here in Spain, but mostly to get some of the plans for their September wedding sorted out. It has been a very busy week, particularly for the two of them but also for us as we've been running here and there, trying to help as much as we can with their plans!
They now have their invitations, menu cards, and place cards ordered. The venue has been booked for a while but on Tuesday we went, along with Virginia's parents, to look at all the options available and the menu choices. I hope the weather on the day will be better than it was as we traipsed around the gardens, it was really cold and pouring with rain! But we did get a good idea of what will go where, and it's a gorgeous location so I'm sure it'll make the perfect wedding venue. These are just a few photos I found on the internet, so not my own.....
This photo below shows a of part of their dining room but Brendan and Virginia's wedding dinner will be held outside in the gardens, as will their ceremony.
The wedding rings are chosen, some of the complicated Spanish paperwork has been completed which will allow Brendan to marry here in Spain, and other papers are with the translator to be officially translated into Spanish! What a palaver that all is!!
Now for my outfit. Oh boy, where to start! I now at least have some ideas but still no clue as to what colour I will go for. I will seriously start looking after Easter.
Apart from wedding plans, I have also been busy with dolly related things. This week I've made a wig for a lady in the US, almost finished making a pair of Barbie jeans for a local lady, finished and mailed two Sasha outfits to a lady in the UK and finally customised a Kidz n Cats doll for a lady in France. So here are some photos:
Firstly the Sasha outfits: (all photos were taken inside with flash this week as the weather hasn't been good.....plus our garden is still a mess as I've not yet got to working on it since coming back from the coast!)
Extra socks were requested with these two outfits: (Shoes by Marti Sanders Murphy)
Next the Kidz n Cats custom. The Kidz n Cats vinyl from last year was very grey toned and had an almost greasy/waxy look to it. The lady who owns this little girlie wanted her to look more natural. I removed all her existing makeup, wig and eyes, and repositioned the eyes (which I notice are a little 'off' here so will fix that today), gave her new eyelashes, a complete new facial makeup, and added freckles. We kept the original wig and eyes as they are really quite pretty. I hope you like the before and after photos below:
Now as we head into a new week, I'm still ploughing my way through my lengthy commissions list. My son goes back to the UK on Tuesday and I will get back into my routine after that.
I hope you all have a lovely week ahead, thanks so much for visiting :)