Friday, February 21, 2014

Engagement Photos

Now that you know the engagement story, I'll share some engagement photos!

Paul proposed in Perth, while we were there for a work trip of his. Luckily, for us we happen to be close friends with a fantastic photographer in Perth. 

Paul and I made the decision to keep the engagement private, with the exception of some close friends/family for about a week. I really wanted to take the time to enjoy being engaged. I also wanted to see people's reactions face to face, or hear the reactions in their voices over the phone. With that said, we recruited K-man to take some photos of us. That way we had photos for an engagement announcement when we were ready to share the news. He was so kind to oblige. He not only took the photos, but rush edited them that same night. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, we are honestly so lucky to be surrounded by such supportive loved ones. Thanks heaps, Kieran! We absolutely love them!

Now that you know the convoluted back story here are some of our favorites.

All the photos were taken in Fremantle, Western Australia.
It's quickly become one of my favorite places in Australia.

Gratuitous self promotion alert:
Ps: My Etsy site is up and running!
I made the flower crown I'm wearing in the photos, and they are up for sale.
Take a gander, and make a purchase if you fancy!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

We is getting married!

A couple weeks ago after a couple years of dating, and one year living together...
 Paul popped the question!
It went a little something like this:
We had a sleep in, a jog, and grabbed a yummy iced mocha out.
After Paul had the suggestion that we should go into Perth city to take some photos.
My Aunt Sarah scouted us to take some Flat Stanley photos for my little cousin's Flat Hunter school project. This gave Paul the perfect excuse for us to go into the city. Little did I know he had something tricky up his sleeve.

After taking a few photos Paul said there was one more park we should go to. We were walking for quite some time. I eventually asked him how far away we were, my feet were starting to hurt! We finally made it to Queen's Garden. I was still none the wiser. Lucky for Paul I was in a really good mood, so I wasn't asking any questions . After walking thru the park a bit I realized something was up, but not what you might think. I put two and two together that we were in the park where Paul's parents were married. That in and of itself made me extremely happy. I had been telling him that we really needed to get there! We walked around some more, and ended up under a flame tree. While I was staring at some duckies Paul was pulling out the ring, and well you get the rest.

I cried a few graceful tears of joy, and we called our parents. Unfortunately, for me it was about 1am at home, and my parents were fast asleep. But Paul did get permission from my father the day before, and Dad gave him a big fat yes. We did get through to Paul's Mum; even though she could only hear about every other word she got the point. Her and I were both crying on either side of the phone, and Paul was shaking his head.

Here are the original Mr. & Mrs. F on their wedding day!
How cute and 70's chic were they?

We thought it would be funny to take a couple photos in front of the Royal Mint.
It was on the walk back to the car.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Kitschy Honeybees!

I've decided (with the encouragement of Mr. F) to finally launch a 'Facebook like page' for my handmade products. My 'brand' will be called Kitschy Honeybees.

At the moment it will be mainly crocheted products for babies/children/adults.
Most items will be available in any requested color (within reason).

If you'd be so kind to give me a 'like' it would be much appreciated!

I'm both extremely excited and terrified about this little venture!
But it's time to cut the cord and make things happen.
Next thing you know I'll be a weird Real Housewife of wherever land making all the cute things!

A paypal account will be available to those looking to make purchases.