Friday, April 10, 2015
Shop Update : An Ode to Spring
Inspired by our recent trip to the Japanese gardens, I created another little nest to honor the day. This little nest has been painted with acrylic paints onto a piece of cotton muslin and then accented with embroidery for added texture and dimension. It is mounted onto a wrapped burlap canvas and framed with pine cone petals kindly left for me by our resident squirrel darlings. This one is now for sale in my Etsy shop.
And I have a question for you. A friend from church recently had a sweet little baby boy, and I was thinking of making another of these to give to her as a gift. Since he was born in spring, I thought this might make a nice memento. What do you think? Should I embroider his name or his birth date somewhere, or just leave it as it is? I've been trying to think how I could incorporate a monogram or his birth date, but can't decide how to proceed. Any suggestions?
Hope you enjoy your weekend! We have scary storms in the forecast, so we are keeping an eye on the weather today. Aaaah, springtime in Alabama!