Friday, September 26, 2008

For "Miss" Pat

This is a 16 x 20 done for my friend Pat to give to one of her friends as a house-warming gift. She told me the colors of her new home, and we matched them.
Khaki background, dark red stencil, with the letter R in the middle in black, hung with wide black ribbon. I think it turned out really well, and I hope it will make a perfect addition to the new home.
Keep checking back often...I'm finishing up lots of orders, and will resume taking new orders again in the next week, just in time to get your teachers'/friends'/family gifts ordered for Christmas. Thanks for being patient with me!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Another for Amanda...

This 16 x 20 canvas is one of my favorites! I know I say that about almost all of them, but I love this one especially!...its just so cute and fun and girly, and being the only girl in a house full of boys, I have to get my pink fix where I can.

Amanda's daughter, Grace, needed something for her room. She loved the pink and polka dots of the canvas at the very bottom ("For this child I have prayed"), but she's 13, so we needed to make it a little more "grown up".

16 x 20 canvas, with a pale pink background, hot pink border and polka dots, off-white polka dot cross, lettering in chocolate brown, and -- my very favorite detail -- a row of tiny chocolate brown dots separating the border from the rest.

I have two more in the works for Amanda, and 11 other canvases that I'm doing for others (the reason for taking a "pause" in new orders) so keep checking back often to see what else is new! Thanks, Amanda!...I hope Grace loves the new addition to her room.

Have a great day today, and thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Playing Catch-Up

Hey friends,

Thank you ALL so much for your orders!!! I am loving all the fun and cute ideas that we're coming up with!!!....There are some adorable canvases in the works, so keep checking back often.

But, in an attempt to be able to get each person's canvas out in a timely manner, I need to put a "pause" on new orders. What this means is that you can still email me, call me, or leave a commment to place your order. But I will not be able to begin work on it until all other orders have been sent out (appr 6 - 8 weeks/mid October).

I really hate to do this, as it sort of feels like I'm stopping the very thing I started. But, hopefully this will allow me to concentrate on all the orders that I currently have, get those to each customer as soon as possible, and still give everyone else out there enough time to get their orders in for teacher's gifts, Christmas presents and etc.

Thanks for your understanding and your patience! I'll be sure to let you know when I'm all done playing catch up. And in the meantime, I'll keep putting pictures on here as each one is finished.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

For Amanda

My sweet friend at church, Laura B, sent her friend Amanda to me when she needed two baby shower gifts. She didn't know the colors of the nurseries for the coming babies, so we worked together to come up with something that would fit easily into any baby's room. Here's what I came up with:

16 x 20 canvas, blue and cream stripe border, cream with baby blue polka dots, chocolate brown lettering and hung with a chocolate brown ribbon. The second is exactly the same, only reversed (I just couldn't stand the thought of the exact same canvas in two different homes...after all, these are supposed to be custom. ;)

Amanda, thank you so much for trusting me to come up with a gift that you would feel proud to put your name on! I loved doing them for you, and hope your friends loved them too.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

For the New Bride

This is a 16 x 20 I did for Claire at church. She and her fiancee are set to get married in September, and hopefully this will make a perfect addition to their new house and life together.