About a month or so ago I finished this commission. The customer ordered this for his boyfriend, it was a letter that his grandfather had written in Arabic. It was such a sentimental and sweet gift.
The back side of the pillow is also tan, however it is a darker color than the front. This pillow was a little difficult to work on, because when I transferred over the grandfathers handwriting it did not transfer very dark, so it was a pretty hard to see unless it was the brightest time of the day. It was worth it, though!
If you’re interested in your own commission piece, pillows start out at $50.00!
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Happy New Year, everyone! That’s right, I still do exist. It was a busy holiday season, but now I’m back with a resolution to devote more time to my blog and exploring different forms of embroidery. For now though I have my favorite commission from this holiday season to share! I had one awesome mom ask me to embroider her children’s illustrations onto pillows for them. I instantly fell in love with this project and idea.
I wanted to keep these illustrations as true to the child’s vision as I could, so I transferred the drawing right onto the fabric with transfer paper.
These were seriously fun to embroider. I love to see what children draw and the little sayings they come up with–one of my favorite things to do is color with my nieces, so this was 100% up my alley. I’m finishing up a few more for family members right now, too!
Earlier this year my sister and brother-in-law had the cutest set of twins to ever exist. I wanted to try and embroider the two of them in a way I haven’t embroidered people before. Normally I do people in a more abstract and caricature type of way, and I thought this would be difficult to do for a baby. So, I did one of my first realistic style embroideries. In all honesty, it doesn’t completely capture their likeness, but I think that is kind of difficult to capture with babies.
This little guy is Willem.
And this little one is Hannah.
I just stuck with a black outline to keep it simple, I thought if I tried to do too much it would start to look kind of goofy. It was pretty fun to do though, I mean, I did get to look at their cute faces for hours!