Monday, February 14, 2011

First Married Valentine

Just a little post to say HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY to my one and only!* Isn't his regard wonderful?

*...and also an opportunity to toot my own horn for his embroidered bathrobe.

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Pre-Graduate

So with this next post, I'm not even going to try to come up with an anonymous name for my brother because my favorite thing to craft for him are things with his name on it... To add to his personalized collection of embroidered goods, which already is comprised of a laptop case, pillow shams, some more stuff, etc..., Pierre (that is his real name!) is now the proud owner of a throw pillow celebrating his time during his undergraduate studies.

I wanted to give it to him as a pre-graduation gift before he actually finishes his coursework so that it can enjoy time in the dormitory of the University to which it pays homage. In chain stitch with grey thread to resemble pencil doodles, the various motifs are embroidered on French school paper themed fabric and then appliqued onto blue chambray.

Good luck my darling brother for the rest of your semester!!!


Saturday, January 8, 2011

Shawn our Sock Monkey

I seem to have temporarily fallen off of the surface of the blogosphere as I've been busy getting sick this winter, punctuated by a wonderful Christmas break from it all in between! I want to take a pause from the wedding dress posts and talk about the holidays a little bit.

My favorite Christmas present this year was a sock monkey kit given to me by Beau's brother's English Rose. The kit contained a pair of socks, thread & two buttons and took about 30 minutes to make. It's amazing how a pile of ordinary objects can transform into something with so much character! Beau named the sock monkey Shawn and he's got a place of honor on the shelf now at home (Shawn, that is - it's not Beau on the the shelf!)

Here are a few photos taken by Beau's brother during the holidays. He and his English Rose are real whiz kids with a camera! (And if you are wondering, those "Fame" and "Wags" workout DVDs that appear in the photos were indeed Christmas presents from my very own, Beau!)