custom stitches

Last week I was asked by a friend to make a set of three custom stitches for her boss who was just legally married to her partner of many years! Yay love! After a little back and forth about the couple and their son, I dug into my fabric collection and found three complementary patterns that I thought might suit them for custom initial stitches. After a little fighting with my printer, a giant surrender (that may have involved a tear or two...and yelling at printer cartridges), some graph paper, and hand-generated letters for the initials, I was ready to stitch! I used three five-inch vintage metal hoops for this project, and added a bit of natural twine to the top to help make hanging them a little easier.

This project inspired me more than I realized, and I've since gone on a quest to find more fabrics that I could use as a background for these felt initial stitches. I've always had custom stitches available in my Etsy shop, but I'm going to work on creating a more comprehensive and cohesive line so that customers can pick and choose fabrics and letters that might satisfy a variety of decors and such. I'll keep you posted! In the meantime, feel free to e-mail me with a custom request!

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