Thursday, 26 January 2012

Sew n Love

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but I’d like to think that we need to show more love and affection than just once a year. There are so many different ways to express feelings of love on Valentine’s Day, some are sweet, some sentimental and others pure festive. I have to admit, I am completely smitten with today’s Valentine’s Day submission from the lovely Larissa of Sweet on Parties.  This charming Vintage “Sew n Love” Dessert Table is executed beautifully. What I love the most about this dessert table was the inspiration behind the shoot.

Larissa said: This Valentine’s Day Dessert table was inspired by my grandmother's wooden sewing box which l found hidden away in the back of my closet! I thought it would be ideal to display desserts in so l started to think of a table that could incorporate my passion for baking and my grandmothers passion for sewing and cross stitch and came up with Sew N Love.  I loved the idea of creating a table with a shabby chic feel and thought a quilt backdrop would be ideal for this theme.  I used a canvas and various patterned papers in floral, chevron, tartan and dot print along with paper rosettes and doilies to complete this Sew Sweet backdrop.  I wanted this table to be feminine but with a masculine edge so l used shades of brown, red, pink and green.

I made all of the desserts which included Caramel Kisses, Choc Fudge Cake Pops, Triple Chocolate Cake, Vanilla Bean Cookies, Vanilla Cupcakes, Raspberry Melting Moments and Salty Sweet Caramels as well as buying some sugar heart candy and chocolate bars wrapped in Sew n Love wrappers.  I continued with the Sewing theme and used embossing mats to create fondant toppers to resemble material and adorned these with handmade material rosettes and shimmer fondant buttons and pearls. I also made up some lovely favours to take home which were "Fill my heart with love" pin cushions in a red and green spotted felt along with the pattern, needle, thread and stuffing.

I am Sew n Love with this table and l hope you love it too! xx

Vendor Credits
Party Printables: Todi Boutique
Party Concept, Design, Styling, Photography & Desserts: Sweet On Parties

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