Hello again OSBP readers, this is Jen from the haystack needle! Â Today I wanted to share a peek of our Save the Dates (which are now attached to the pages of my soon-to-finished wedding scrapbook):
Our Save the Dates were truly a labor of love. Â I wanted to create fabric pouches for our announcements. Â My amazing friend Chris offered to silkscreen our pouches, and designed a loon that she screen-printed on the fabric. Â The loon feels so Maine to us, because Dan and I often see loons when we’re up at his family’s camp on a lake. Â They make the most amazing sounds, too.
At the time, I didn’t even know how to thread a sewing machine. Â Thankfully, a dear friend of mine mentored me through my first sewing adventure. Â My cheap Singer machine broke, because I wanted to use a canvas fabric that was too heavy-duty for it to handle. Â So we cranked out the pouches (sewn with a zigzag stitch) on her awesome vintage Elna sewing machine. Â And miraculously, I got them out in time. Â I used turquoise papers from Martha’s craft line for the announcement. Â And I had a custom stamp made from Three Designing Women.
We also used the loon design on the welcome bags. My friend Chris silkscreened a larger version of the loon onto canvas bags. It makes me happy whenever I see our friends using our wedding totes.
All photographs by Charlotte Jenks Lewis.
Tomorrow, I’ll be sharing a peek at what we decided to do with guests the night before our wedding…