Tuesday, 19 November 2013

A Lovely Commission

Commissions can  be a mixed blessing, but when an old friend asked me to  make something to commemorate the Baptism of two of her grandchildren I knew it would work out.

She wasn't too prescriptive, we discussed colours and styles, I wrote down the words and then thought about it for a while.


 I used pastel colours on a cream background for both pieces, the the stitching began.


 I sent some photos before I did the words to get approval 'so far' and all was fine. 
So without many more words here are some pictures of details and of the finished pieces.
You can click to enlarge.


 I love stitching the details.







 The second was was just as much fun.







 Here they are wrapped up and ready to go.


 They were well received by my friend and by her family.



Such fun!

28 comments:

Lin said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous!!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Absolutely gorgeous - fabulous colours and stunning stitching.

Heather said...

So lovely and such unique gifts. They will be treasured for a lifetime - two lifetimes!

rosiepink said...

Wonderful colours and beautifully stitched.

Fibrenell said...

Beautiful and so suitable for the occasion.

Jilly said...

Fabulous. Perfect gifts.

petal said...

They are beautiful, what a lovely baptism gift.

Jacqui Galloway said...

They are so beautiful. x

sharon young said...

What beautiful heirlooms you have created, the colours are perfect and the stitching is stunning, it was joy to view the photos, wonderful.

DIAN said...

I have found myself here by a winding path of blogs and love what you have created for these baptism gifts. They will be treasured I am sure.

Miriam Weaver said...

Such an unusual baptism gift. I'm not surprised your friend and family were delighted with them, they are beautiful!

crazydazy said...

beautiful

ferinn said...

Such a beautiful and original keepsake.

Maggie said...

Oh, Wow!!!Your creativity is unbelievable!!! Thank you so much for sharing with us.
How are these mounted/matted? If you wouldn't mind sharing that as well.
Maggie in Arizona, usa

Carol Q said...

oh just scrumptious Jackie. I love the stitching detail and lovely colour choice too.

FeltersJourney said...

They are stunning Jackie!
I love the writing.. do you hand embroider the words or freemotion machine them?
x

Twiglet said...

Such beautiful work will be treasured for ever. x Jo

Terri said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs

Rachel said...

Looks lovely - such a great commemoration of a very important day!

Maggi said...

Beautiful pieces.

Julie said...

Great fun and beautiful too. What a lovely memento of a special day.

Liza said...

these are gorgeous and such an amazing gift, love the colours

Robin Mac said...

Of course they would be well received, they are beautiful. Cheers

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Well done! Definitely family heirlooms destined to be treasured.

Anna said...

These are so pretty, how lovely to have an original piece of work to mark a special event.

Chris H said...

A...MAZING! I am so inspired by your work chick!!!

Gina said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jackie. I should think they were thrilled.

Wendy said...

So beautiful, such a lovely keepsake, I bet the commissioneee was chuffed to bits



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