PHEW!! Finally August is over. The last two months have been straight out and insanely busy. I have never wished for summer to be over. And, I must say, now that September is here I am fully enjoying having an entire long weekend with the Mrs. lounging, taking the pups to the park and relaxing.
This summer has been busy as a whole, but what's been taking up the biggest chunk of time was a large sewing order for my friend Sarah.
My fantastic friends Sarah and Mike got married last weekend. (The Mrs. did a reading during the ceremony and looked pretty darn cute if you ask me :)
So wanted to have some handmade A Retro Remedy items made for the gift baskets for the wedding party. As gifts for her brides maids, the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom I we decided I'd make embroidered tea towels. (9 of them - each different)
And for the two flower girls I made embroidered flannel blankets.
I was told that the youngest of the two flower girls had a pirate themed bedroom and LOVED the color pink. So Sarah and I decided to make a blanket of polka dot flannel (grey with pink polka dots on the backside and white with pink polka dots on the front) with a bright pink skull and crossbones sewn on (and of course my A Retro Remedy logo sewn onto the back corner).
And for the older flower girl was a blanket that may be my favorite blanket so far. (Though it's a close tie with the rocket ship blanket my made last winter).
I was told this flower girls loved fairy tales, dragons, and purple. So what did that become? The front of her blanket has a background of blue flannel with small white polka dots and had a large purple flannel dragon flying by a fairy tale castle floating on a cloud.
While it took a lot of time, I couldn't be happier with how the order turned out.
And as a bonus I was there when Sarah gave everyone their gifts and they all loved them (even before they knew I made them). I even got a hug from the flower girl who received the dragon blanket and got to see her run around wrapped up in it for the rest of the evening.
And before I go I'll wish congratulations again to Sarah and Mike.
I hope you both all the happiness The Mrs and I have.
Now - on to more projects!!