Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Something Special


When I was told that my future sister in-law wanted Austy to be her page boy, I was very excited to be able to make him his suit, so I set to work on a tailored shirt made from silky soft bamboo, a vest with satin detailing, suit pants with double pleat front and hidden side pockets just like Daddy's, and a pink tie, using a scrap of the flower girl dress that my mother in-law was making for our niece Elizabeth. Austy was sutably excited to get "wedding clothes" and at each step of the way he tried each garment on, asking when the next one would be finished. On Friday we completed the outfit with a trip to Big-W for some inexpensive (he'll probably only wear them once or twice) but smart looking "wedding shoes".

I think he was a darn cute page boy, but I am a little biassed! I'll let you be the judge! He wasn't the stillest model to capture though, and I almost missed the two 2 and 3/4 year olds as they skipped and ran own the isle. Good thing I got some shots while we waited for the bride. In this top one, Lizzie was so excited to show Austy her new shoes, her necklace, her dress, and Austy was saying "Yeah, I got new shoes too!" Forget all the hard work I put in with the outfit!

But I kind of caught them torturing a butterfly that was being released in memory of those that were unable to be there to watch the proceedings...


... and watched as a bridesmaid tried to save the poor thing from two wicked children.

Madelyn was meant to be dressed in handmade attire too, but unfortunately the dress I was knitting her did not get finished in time. Luckily, Grandma had recently gifted her the perfect dress for a wedding (also dubbed the powder-puff dress as it has the cutest tulle underskirt that helps turn her into a little baby powderpuff!). She put on her pretty frock, counted her fingers...


...practiced her waving (her newest trick along with her princess clap which she is equally proud of!)...
...then bowled me over for a pre-wedding drink.


I made a little shrug to go with her dress using wool I managed to score from a ravelry destash that matched perfectly. She didn't need the shrug until the mozzies came out though and wore it only for a short time before it was pyjama time at the reception, so no action shots unfortunately.

And finally, here's a family shot for good measure (excuse the sunnies!).

11 comments:

Liam's Mummy said...

Joy, your kids look adorable! Austy would have been a great pageboy, and Maddie's shrug is gorgeous!

Emma said...

What a gorgeous family! Well done on such a fantastic outfit for Austin. And that girl of yours is a pure delight!

Miss Amy said...

Aww looks fantastic Joy! well done!

Dani said...

Wow joy you did a fantastic job on austins outfit! Love little Maddis shug as well. That is a beautiful family shot!

~LilFrankie~ said...

You have a beautiful family Joy :o)

Natalie said...

Wow Joy, you did an amazing job on the suit, Austy looks adorable! I adore Maddy's shrug too, and if you hadn't mentioned it I would've thought you'd made her dress as well, it's gorgeous.

Kylie said...

Love the suit - he looks so special in it. The shrug is so very cute (and if you did not tell as that the dress was not hand made we would never had known:) it is devine) and you all look great in the family shot.

marshmellowmagic said...

Big thumbs up!! You have a beautiful family :)

Heki said...

Austy's outfit is wonderful! You must be so proud. Love the little shrug and what a stylish looking little family you have.

Anna - tillytom.com.au said...

Just gorgeous pictures Joy. Austy looks like such a grown up little man and Maddie's dress and shrug are devine. I wish I had more time to knit, I love the longies and cardi's that you have made, all beautiful.

sue said...

Your little page boy is adorable. I love Maddie's dress and shrug, what a perfect combination. I think the suit you made looks fantastic and what a great family pic too.