Wednesday, December 31, 2008





HOME IS WHERE YOUR STORY BEGINS.................

Jenn wanted to make something special for her sister Laurie for Christmas. She had an idea of what she wanted to make. She thought that a pillow with houses appliqued to reflect the homes that Laurie has lived in throughout her life would be a wonderful project. So Jenn came to me for advice on how to make it. She knew what the design would look like, but never really had any experience in applique or embroidery, so I showed her how to blanket stitch the pieces that she had cut out onto the pillow background. She asked me to help her finish the project, so I added some of the finishing touches with hand embroidery. We were very pleased with the way it turned out. Laurie loved it. I hope this sparked Jenn's interest in creating handmade items so that she can join Laurie and I in our passion for primitive crafting.

1 comment:

Laurie said...

You bet I loved it! I am very proud of Jenn for creating something so beautiful and sentimental. I, too, hope that this sparks Jenn's interest. How great would that be!