I’ve been so busy with work and the holidays that I have not had any time to post about my sewing. Tonight I decided to take a minute to share two house pieces I was commissioned to do for Christmas presents. One was for a lady who found me on my Etsy site, and another was of a local home. The first is a vacation home favorited by my client’s parents. She asked that I include some words that she associated with the home in the sky surrounding it.
There was a lot of detail, (which of course translates to fun!) in this piece. I especially liked the flower beds that surround the home.
I just found on my Esty link that my client also left me a review. It was so sweet I thought I’d include it here.
I ordered a custom piece of a family beach house. I don’t even know where to start with my review! Working with Mary and corroborating on this custom piece was a wonderful experience. Mary took all of my thoughts, ideas and requests into consideration and created the most beautiful piece of art my family will treasure for ever. I hope she posts pictures of this piece on her storefront so that you can appreciate the workmanship that went into creating it. Amazing artist and I’m so glad that internet/etsy surfing led me to her!
The second piece was of a local home. I enjoyed taking the photos myself and finding that one perfect angle that spoke to me. I settled on a view from the fence line with the trees surrounding the house. When I began to tackle this quilt I considered at first removing the trees from the portrait so I could focus solely on the house. I quickly reconsidered as the owners probably loved their tree surrounded home and I didn’t want to remove its character. What got me excited about leaving them in was the fabric I could then use. About a year ago I purchased fabric that looked like vegetables — tomatoes, corn, lettuce, peppers. I don’t know what I thought I’d do with it, but it was too cool to pass up. As I looked at all the colors in the leaves of the trees I began to see that veggie fabric — broccoli, asparagus, red and iceberg lettuce. I really love the final piece because I can easily pick out all those vegetables … I wonder if you can too.
I should apologize for the quality of this photo — I was so anxious to get it to my client on time that I took this picture through the glass of the frame with my phone. 🙂 You can’t see all the details like the curtains behind the pained windows, or the exact vegetable prints that I used. But I think it’s a nice picture of the piece anyway.