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Monday, 26 November 2012

EMBROIDERED SONG LYRICS - FRAMED GIFT

When we went to NY this Easter, I got to spend some serious quality time with my God sister and her daughter. My niece is the most amazing little nugget of cuteness, you have no idea!

Anyhow, she told me that she's been singing "All of My Love" by Led Zepplin to her, since birth. If you've never heard the song, go and check it out. I love that she's passing her great musical taste along to Pia. She's gonna be a rock star when she grows up, for sure.

When we got back from visiting them, I wanted to make something special for her and knew that I wanted to incorporate the lyrics, somehow.

I have a piece of a charcoal pashmina in my fabric stash that I knew would be perfect for this. Neither Mom or daughter are overly girly but both have a beautiful soft side. I think this suited.



 I found a peachy-pink embroidery thread for the wording....A little bit of cuteness. :-)


After finding a font that I liked (just using Word, nothing special) I printed it out in the size I wanted and put some carbon paper beneath the page and traced it directly on to the fabric. I love this method, its much easier than trying to freehand. 



The font looks like I could have written it myself...Gives it a bit of a more handmade feel, I think.

Next thing was figuring out how I was going to present it. This was how the conversation went in my head:

I'll make it in to a pillow! But my stitching isn't that neat on the back and would never sit the way I want it to. Hmmmmm

I could frame it? Then what's the point of having the soft pashmina fabric??? geez, this is harder than I thought.

Keep it in the embroidery loop? Naw, I need this one for other projects....

Ahh, I know, stretch it across a canvas!!

And off to the bargain shop I went.



Look at this bucket of cuteness?!!?!?! As cute as it was.....It was being covered up.


 This is why I bought it. Strong wooden frame. Perfect for my bestest friend.....


This staple gun is my prized possession. It actually belonged to my parents. Let me just say, that's not yesterday....


Next was the positioning and the stapling into place. Pictures are self-explanatory, really.




I tidied up the edges and folded them all in to keep it neat. Sorry, I forgot to get that photographic proof!!!





It's super personal, took very little time (in the greater scheme of things) and I'm sure it will put a smile on her face. I think; MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.


23 comments:

  1. Such and personal and thoughtful gift! Good job!

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  2. oh I really truly love this. things made by hand are the very sweetest to give, don't ya think?

    Aloha,

    Stopping by this sweet Monday to meet a new friend and follow along on your adventures. If you're up for a bit of a ride, we're riding the wave of life at Local Sugar Hawaii and I would love, love, love it if you'd join me for the fun.

    xo,
    Nicole
    localsugarhawaii.com

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    1. okay so silly me, I'm here already but so glad to stop by and see this sweet project here. love it.

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  3. What a beautiful gift! I love to do embroidery, it would be perfect for me to do, Laura

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  4. This is very sweet! Pinning and following your blog now. Follow me too. I posted http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2012/11/reversible-holiday-note-board.html to the coastal charm party:)

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  5. Alright, Led Zeppelin!! Love that song so much! And you certainly did it justice.

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  6. What a beautiful, thoughtful gift. That's really what it's all about, giving from the heart. You did a wonderful job. I'm visiting from Well Crafted Wednesdays linky party and am now following you.
    http://www.laurieslittlebitsofcreativity.com/

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  7. So beautiful. What a wonderful gift. Thank you for sharing at my Our Favorite Things Link Party.

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  8. This is FANTASTIC! What a cute idea. I bet she'll adore it :)

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  9. This is perfect and so lovely! There are many bloggers who sell things like this on Etsy and I think about buying them. But I don't need to. I can't wait to try it!

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  10. A gift from the heart is the very best kind -- beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday

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  11. This is so lovely. I love the contrast of the pink floss and the darker color of the pashmina. She will cherish this forever.

    Thanks so much for linking up this week!

    xo
    Claudia

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  12. Very sweet! Great song, too. :)

    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

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  13. Just great and what a treasure your creation will be for your god daughter.

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  14. Very cool! Nice to find others who still like Zeppelin! By the way, at the risk of sounding like a know-it-all, artist transfer paper might be a better choice than carbon paper as it will erase/wash out. However, it might not be dark enough on dark fabric. Just a thought.

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  15. Fabulous! And I can hear Robert Plant now!!!

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  16. What a clever idea and great gift!
    I have been thinking about iron-on letters to make a little onesie/shirt for my grandson, but this lettering may be even a better idea!
    Thank you!

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  17. What a perfectly lovely...meaningful gift!

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  18. Great idea! Thank you for joining HSH!
    Sherry

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  19. what a lovely idea!!!! love the colour you used too!

    would love it if you share this on my link party @ www.serenityyou.com

    Natasha xx

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