Saturday, August 15, 2009

SPECIAL ORDER

A while back I was asked to do a special order for a dear customer of mine....remember the chair mat and little table mat with the sheep/apple cart and apple trees??? Same lady...I also made here a shower valance awhile back as well....
So she wants a header for her french doors and I am enjoying working on it so much....it was intimidating at first because of the different measurements it's 21 inches deep by 51 inches wide - getting the checkerboard edges equal was the dilly!


She sent me the small original hanging that she wants me to copy only in a larrrrrrg size.
So here's the progress....I'm doing this free hand with no patterns to cut by but it's coming out pretty darned good if I must say so myself...

You can click on pictures to enlarge them

GETTING IT MEASURED FOR BORDER
The backing is Coffee dyed Onsberg cloth and I got the color to match the original quite nicely.

HOUSE PIECES AND SHEEP ALL CUT OUT

CLOSEUP OF HOUSE....pieces are just sitting - not tacked or glued yet

TREES....the original has brown Herringbone wool for the trees and I had black Herringbone so I used a brown shoe polish rub and they turned out perfect! Yes, they look like Palm Trees...but when the leaves and apples get on them they won't.

OKAY....HERE'S A DON'T DO.....Don't walk in front of a blowing window air conditioner with your piecework!!!!! LOL

THIS IS THE ORIGINAL PIECE - Pretty isn't it....now the one I'm making is double this size and will have a rod pocket on the back so she can hang it over her French Doors

Hope you enjoyed my show and tell today!!!!
Karen

29 comments:

  1. Hi Karen...there is no end to your talent. I love it! You are doing a terrific job. Thanks for sharing...I enjoyed it.

    Friends,
    Susannah

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  2. I love saltbox house designs!

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  3. Absolutely beautiful!!!!Thanks for sharing!!...hugs,Jen

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  4. That is BEE-U-TEE-FULL!!!...and that little "tip"...well, I could have used that last week when I had some templates all cut out and decided that I was hot and needed the fan on!....I-YI-YI!!!....BLONDE MOMENT FOR ME!...LOL

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  5. Now we know where you have been hiding!! That is one detailed piece. Wouldn't it be nice if the customer could send you a picture of it in place to share with us?

    Thanks so much for sharing Karen!!Yes indeed! I sure did enjoy that.

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  6. How pretty Karen!!! Love it!!!!

    ~Neenee~

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  7. You're doing a wonderful job with this especially since you've had to start from scratch. Can't wait to see the finished piece.

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  8. WOW! That is incredible! The smaller piece is awesome enough, but now you are making a really big one? It is so beautiful! What a very lucky lady to have these in her home!

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  9. Karen it's gorgeous! You have done a great job! Lucky lady!

    Donna

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  10. I Love it Karen, You are a wonderful disigner.
    Cindy

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  11. How beautiful! You are so talented! I love seeing your work! Jan

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  12. Wow, what a fun project! Can't wait to see it finished. Never thought of putting the wool on osnaburg.

    Cathy

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  13. Hi Karen,
    I love it!! It's beautiful...and your work is awesome!! Thanks for sharing it with all of us.
    ~Cindy~

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  14. Oh my gosh, I think I "Need" one of those!! You are a true artist! You know, I walked in front of an open window the other day with my my cross stitch "project"... more like MESS, but anyway, the needle blew out of the attached thread and landed in my hair! Now that brings NEW meaning to finding a needle in a haystack. hee, hee. So I got a chuckle out of your comments today! I am planning to order from you next week! I am having a tough time deciding which penny rug runner and which set of coasters I "MUST" have! Talk soon, take care!
    ~Kim

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  15. Hi Karen,
    That is beautiful!
    You're simply, amazing! You do such beautiful work :)

    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a beautiful Sunday.

    hugs-Kath

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  16. Oh Karen how pretty it is !!
    Your friend is really lucky!
    I have given a look into your blog and yr web: they are wonderful! I absolutely have to follow yr blog if I want to learn on time about news... !
    Kisses,
    Laura

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  17. Wow! Look at all those itty-bitty pieces!!!!
    You definitely have an "eye" for detail!!!
    It's absolutely wonderful!!!

    Thanks for sharing it with us!
    Backwoodsprim

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  18. Absolutely gorgeous. I would love to see it in place. You are so very talented.

    Please ask the individual to show us some pictures.

    Have a great day!
    Maxine

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  19. How pretty....your doing a wonderful job....I don't know if I would have the patience to do all of that...Have a great day...Trena

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  20. What a beautiful piece. I like to make pieces that I can hang over on window rods, much nicer and fun than curtains.

    Debbie

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  21. OMGosh...that is going to be so beautiful! I can't wait to see a picture of it when it is hung.

    XXDenise

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  22. Just beautiful Karen. She is going to love it. Thanks for sharing with us.
    Hugs,
    AMY

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  23. Your so talented,I would need a pattern for sure!

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  24. Your so talented,I would need a pattern for sure!

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  25. I'll bet your customer loves that piece. It is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing the photo.
    Blessings to you.

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  26. I love it...your design is great! I can't imagine doing all those window! Love your work!

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  27. KAREN,
    Thiss is Beautiful..
    I bet your lady friend who ordered it will LOVE it.. IF she doesnt send it my way please~~
    HUGS
    Nanc

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So glad you came to visit - feel free to leave a comment.
I will try and answer as many as I can - maybe not immediately but I will get to you!

Karen