Iceland: Street art

In the lead-up to the wedding, a lot of people asked us where we were going for our honeymoon. When we replied, “Iceland”, almost invariably the response was, “Why are you going there?”.

I can’t really come up with an elegant answer besides “Because we really, really want to,” but it was an amazing honeymoon, and I can’t think of a better destination.

It is an extremely photogenic country, and I thought it was about time I shared some of the photos here. (We won’t mention the part where my lovely DSLR got water-damaged about three days in – fortunately we still had the mister’s point-and-shoot.)

One thing you notice in Iceland is how much creativity is encouraged. It seems like everyone you meet is engaged in a creative pursuit, whether it’s art, music, textiles or more.

We got an insight into this in the back streets of Reykjavik, where we kept stumbling across lovely street art.

Safe to say, this was just the beginning of the sights we saw in Iceland.

Reykjavik street art | needle&cloth

Reykjavik street art | needle&cloth

Reykjavik street art | needle&cloth



Wedding Dress Wednesday: Endings and Beginnings


So, here I find myself, with the last Wedding Dress Wednesday post. We got our professional photographs yesterday, by the wonderful Scout from Whitewall Photography.







Besides Scout, I have to thank Morgan from The Tenth Meadow for her beautiful flowers, and David from David Frith Jewellery for not only our rings, but also my and my bridesmaids’ earrings. A special mention to Clare and Ben at Yangoora Estate/Anderson Hill, for such a lovely venue.

And, of course, to Matt, for bringing everything that’s wonderful into my life.

PS It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t leave you with an outtake!


Wedding Dress Wednesday: The Big Reveal!


I know it’s been a while, but it took me surprisingly long to get a photo that actually showed my dress! Now one’s finally here, so I had to share it with you. I hope you like it.

needleandcloth / wedding day

Was I 100% happy with my work? No. Would I have done things differently if I had the benefit of hindsight? Absolutely.

But I felt really good on the day. And I think I looked pretty good. And I was incredibly, joyously happy to be marrying the man I love, which is all that matters.