RUDE Guys like to be wise when it comes to weddings. We did not get too carried away, with the spending, when we married. I borrowed my dress. The wedding, including the celebrant at $450, cost us under $1,000.
Likewise, when it comes to other people’s weddings, family included – we are not into throwing money at them. We really do walk the talk, when it comes to reducing our consumption, even for special events!
For RUDE Boys niece’s wedding it was formal dress. In the olden days, formal to RUDE girl required a long gown for her and dinner suit for him. Times have changed, and it would appear people wear what they want.
Anyways, us RUDIES, whilst thinking we were doing the ‘right’ formal dress code thing, ended up looking like we stepped out of 1973. I wore a long evening skirt and RUDE Boy wore his beautiful vintage Fletcher Jones dinner suit.
We reckon we scrubbed up okay for minimal outlay, and looked just as spiffy as any other wedding guest.
Be wedding wise and Beat The Man!
Here’s the link to the video showcasing our scavenger style wedding outfits from top to toe.
A year ago today, we introduced Jen, our mannequin. Jen, our mannequin is still in the hallway. She photographs best in this location. We say hi and bye to her as we come and go.
Here is the link to the blog post.
Because RUDE Girl is unwell, RUDE Boy had to go to the local Dream Big festival and promote a new local initiative titled Mend Melton [flyer above] without me. He met up with Stephen Mack doing a bicycle repair demonstration.
RUDE Boy did tell me that he was complimented at the festival, on his vintage Levis’ #1 denim jeans. The person thought the sashiko stitching had been done by machine.
Front Levis’ #1
Back Levis #1
Hopefully we will have more to post about Mend Melton ~ Fix It, Don’t Flick It, in the months to come.
RUDE Boy has been keen to get a VHS-C adapter or VHS camcorder, but was having no luck. He then decided to explore transferring the VHS-C tape he had, into a standard VHS cassette.
Mend Melton Table
RUDE Boy at Dream Big Festival
The other day, I was rummaging around in the freebie bin at a local op shop. In the bottom of the bin were quite a few VHS cassettes. RUDE Boy rescued a couple of these for his project today.
Below is the link to our You Tube video, that sort of explains, what he wanted the old video cassettes for. He ended up just needing to use one cassette for this project.
Beat The Man and avoid buying something that can be re-purposed, from what you have at hand [or that can be sourced elsewhere, without too much trouble].
This week RUDE Girl has succumbed to the dreaded lurgy. I am confined to bed, do not have much energy, and thought the best way to post, was to get a friend to help out.
Jacqui, who wrote this blog post for RUDE, agreed to help out this week and showcase her Kantha inspired woollen ‘snuggle rug’. Thanks so much for coming to my rescue.
Jacqui is a member of my Kantha Facebook group here. And as you will gather, she is very enthusiastic about Kantha. In the piece showcased below, she even uses pliers to pull the needle and thread through the layers of fabric!
These are images of Jacqui’s, not quite finished, Kantha for a cold climate. It is a rescued old woollen blanket, batting and cotton backing. She has used embroidery wool, crochet cotton, and a few beads from her stash. No money was harmed in this winter throw!
RUDE Girl is in awe of Jacqui’s Kantha piece, because it would not be easy to manipulate by hand, due to its size and bulk.
Beat The Man and collaborate with like-minded souls!