What’s Happening This Week – 4th September 2017

What Did I do Last Week?

Last week was the first full week of September, so I’m starting to receive plenty of Christmas orders. (I know, in September!!) I’ll try to keep as many of the Christmas things until December or the New Year, as I don’t want to spoil any surprises. Of course, you can find my current sneek-peek here, and a full archive of the behind-the-scenes series over here.

So what happened last week?

Last week I was asked to make a special cushion. This is a memorial gift using handwriting from the customer’s father-in-law. She asked me to take some text from a greetings card and embroider it, to be given to her mother-in-law. Here is what she sent me and a picture of me getting down to work:

work-in-progress

The work is now complete and this lovely bereavement memento is in-transit to my customer. I do hope that it is a comfort to her mother-in-law and that it captures some joy and fondness from this sample of handwriting.

embroidered-keepsake-berevement-gift

What’s Happening This Week – 28th August 2017

What am I working on?

This is hopefully going to be a regular feature here on the MTC blog. In this series of posts, I will keep a record of the products featured on my ‘behind the scenes’ page. You can find this week’s studio activities there, with a full archive to start up here.

So what happened last week?

Last week, I was asked by Rachel to take some text from a greetings card, move it around and embroider it for a framed picture. The preview image looked like this:

Framed Handwriting for Rachel - Behind the Scenes 28th August 2017

This beautiful gift has now been completed and is winging its way over to Rachel. When the work was all done, this is what Rachel is going to receive. It is always a joy to be able to create something that brings happiness to someone. Rachel wanted to keep this short note from a friend on display where it wouldn’t become frayed or tatty. I have been able to increase the size and embroider the handwriting, so it can always be seen. I hope it brings Rachel happiness.