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.