Tuesday, April 6, 2010
The Wedding Heart
Recently I made a 'wedding heart' per request of a friend, for a friend of hers. I wanted to post it, but also wanted to wait til the bride had the heart in her hand, so so speak, before I showed it here. She has it now, so I am free to show it to you and tell the story.
Do you remember me telling you about our retreat called AWOL? That lovely time when a bunch of us get together, sew, laugh, talk all night, and have a GREAT time. It was during that time when one of my friends asked if I would make a heart for her good friend who was getting married. Of course, I would, so added her to the 'list.' Having several other requests, this one would possibly not be ready until after the wedding, but that was ok, she said.
Now, I know the bride, but not well, so I asked for more information so I could customize the heart. It turns out she loves sage green and cream and Fall is her favorite season, so putting on my thinking cap was next. Do you see that leaf print in the upper left corner? Well, that is the fabric I used to choose my other colors and also was used for the back of the heart. I'm not showing you the back as I've added names, etc., so for privacy, you'll have to just enjoy the front.
Also, for the life of me, I couldn't find 'sage green' beads, or ribbon, so just used what I had. It's my thinking that absolutely ALL greens go together. I added a glass flower bead and glass beads around the entire heart. The other 'Fall' colors I pulled from the print fabric and although the photos you see don't show 'the true color,' (in real life they are a bit deeper in color), it turned out pretty well. It's very soft looking.
I was a bit nervous about the heart...would the bride like it....were the colors ok, etc. But, I'm told that she 'loved, loved, loved it." That's all I need to know, and I am wishing the happy couple the best of everything!
Hope you enjoyed seeing the wedding heart and as always, I wish you the best too. take care out there! pat