wedding shoes

I’ve written before how much I love stitching up shoes, but I just have to say again “I love stitching up shoes!” I never would have thought that this would be the one thing that I enjoyed the most, but it really is. I don’t know what it is – but while I love doing larger, custom embroideries, there’s something about these little shoes that make me so happy.

Here’s a few of my favorites from the last couple of weeks.

For a wedding at the “happiest place on Earth” coming up:

Happily ever after wedding shoes

 

 

Part of the reason I love stitching up shoes are the stories I get to hear. This bride wanted a sunshine on her shoes as a remembrance of their first date and their engagement…both watching a sunset. Love it!

Custom embroidered TOMS - wedding shoes

 

 

 

And I love it when customers take a risk and ask if something different can be done. This bride had a pair of lacey Keds that she wanted stitched and asked if that would work. I’m so glad I said “yes” because I think they turned out fantastic!

Wedding shoes. Hand embroidered Keds

 

Interested in a pair of embroidered Converse, Keds or TOMS? Contact me and let’s design a pair together! And it doesn’t have to be for a wedding either! I stitched my pair up just for fun! Find more information in the shop or click the little envelope in the top right corner and send me an email.

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custom birth announcements

The last few years I’ve stitched up quite a few of these original birth announcements mixed with embroidery, felt flowers and vintage buttons.

Birth announcement: flowers and vines

I had a customer approach me via etsy to ask if I could design a completely embroidered version of this spring flower version for one daughter with a matching winter themed one for her other daughter. Always ready for a challenge I eagerly accepted and I’ve spent the last month or so having so much fun stitching them up.

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Here’s a view of the set together. I ended up ordering some custom hand dyed threads from colour complements on etsy and they are amazing. I love them so much and I’m excited to have found another source for unique threads.

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For Willow’s spring themed embroidery, I stitched a mix of flowers and vines around the tops and sides.

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For Winter’s winter themed embroidery, I started with a pinecone and added a mix of evergreen and holly.

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Interested in a custom birth announcement of your own or for a gift? Contact me for more information!

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custom wedding vows

I finished out this year of custom requests designing and stitching this custom his/hers wedding vows.

Custom his/hers wedding vows 2014

The tree was a new design that was inspired by their fall wedding.

Custom his/hers wedding vows 2014

I satin stitched key phrases from their vows and backstitched some of the smallest text I’ve ever done.

Custom his/hers wedding vows 2014

Custom his/hers wedding vows 2014

I love how it turned out and hope it brings many years of great memories to the happy couple.

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a random update

Life’s been crazy. The blog is totally on the back burner until 2015…but then I have big goals and aspirations. Here’s a few glimpses from the past little while and a few words.

My custom birth announcement design got a lovely shout out from Urban Threads for the use of their animal patterns. I love their patterns and will use them over and over again. They are hip, simple, sweet and honestly they are just a great company to support.

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I’m deep in the throws of a huge commissioned embroidery. This is a double wedding vows embroidery with a little applique in the middle. I’ve got big plans for that tree, but first I’ve got to finish all the text. Almost there.

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I’m wrapping up my last few embroidered shoe orders for the year. If you would have told me at the beginning of the year that I would end up stitching so many pairs of shoes AND loving every minute of it I would have called you a liar. Honestly, it’s this little venture that has really helped me shape the direction I hope to go in the new year.

Custom embroidered TOMS - wedding shoes

One thing I love most is the stories I get to be a part of. For example: this bride requested a sunshine on the side of their shoes because she and her groom met for the first time on a sunrise hike. What a fun way to remember that awesome memory!

Custom embroidered TOMS - wedding shoes

That’s about it for now. Like I said, I’ve got big plans for 2015. It’s been an amazing year for me – learning what I love to do, learning what I don’t love to do and learning how to say no and also how to stick my neck out in big ways. I’m excited for the future and so hopeful.

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throwback thursday {custom embroidery lookback}

On Thursdays I pull from my store of archives and take a look back at past projects, words and other fun memories. This week I remember one of my first custom typography embroideries. Back in 2011 the idea of “family rules” was all over the web and I had a client come to me asking if I could design a fun embroidery of their family rules for a gift for her dad. It was probably the second custom I had designed at that point and I had a blast doing it. Here’s a look back from November 2011.

Do you have some family rules that your family always quotes? This family did and requested a custom family rules embroidery with a wrapped hoop.

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