There’s quite a lot of wedding paraphernalia in our flat. I never really notice but when someone visits for the first time, it comes to the fore.
“Oh that Edward Hopper print? Wedding present from my Dad.”
“Be careful of these wine glasses, they were a gift when we got married.”
“My cousin gave me that on my wedding day.”
(I know, I know – how very middle class).
I attach sentimental value to anything that I’ve had for longer than three years. Naturally, these marital odds and sods are pretty precious. There are two little items though that rarely see the light of day – my bride and groom crobot.
There’s a bit of a back-story to their creation. My other half and I are total geeks. Whilst discussing the wedding, we (half-seriously) mused about having a robot hoover carry the rings down the aisle. I mean, how awesome would that be?! After all, you can’t have a wedding without clean carpets.
Anywho, this idle conversation led to robots becoming the theme for the big day. Although not a really a ‘DIY Wedding’, there were a few little touches here and there made by yours truly, including 90 crocheted robots as wedding favours. Here they are:
The pattern came from Nelly Pailloux’s book, Crobots: 20 amigurumi robots to make. If you ever feel the need to crochet robots of various types, I suggest you check it out.
Of course, I wasn’t going to spend nine months (nine months!!) crocheting wedding favours without making something for me to keep, hence Bride Bot and Groom Bot. The plan was to have these two sitting amongst the flowers on the registrar’s table. Sadly, the florist left them in her van on the day (which, if I’m honest, I’m a little bit bitter about still).
Hey ho – although they never made it to the wedding, these little robots are still valuable members of the memorabilia collection. I still need to acquire a box frame to pop them in so for now, they live at the bottom of my sewing box.
Oh and my wedding dress was blue. Obvs.