I've been asked to do a special commission of one of my dog silhouette pieces.
The customer wanted a paper cut of his black Labrador as a birthday present for his wife. He wanted the picture to include the dogs name too.
He was happy for me to base the design on one of my previous pictures "the dog in the sunset" which features a German shepherd or collie.
I sketched out a design of his piece for him today. He was more than happy with what he saw.
So the cutting begins tomorrow!
I'll keep you posted.........
I finally got round to doing the Border Collie paper cut, with the sheep. I guess its fits better with the time of year now, what with all the new lambs around!
If you would like this paper cut making for you, its £24, including postage. Also available with the squirrel on the fence and no sheep. Here's the link to the page: Border Collie Paper Cut
If there's something different you would like, drop me a message. I'm more than happy to sketch something out for you first and email you a picture with no commitment to buy.
I wonder what will be next?! X
I've been asked to make 2 Tooth Fairy Pillows for 2 little girls. Here's how the first one is coming along.............
As regards the choice of fabrics, I was just asked to make it "girlie"! The hearts were cut out for each side and personalised with the child's name. The pieces were stitched together using satin stitch, leaving an opening at the top to form 2 pockets.
Now to make the pouch for the poem and the Dates Cards.......
I stitched a sparkly felt fairy and a gold sequin on the front and added some ribbons to attach it to the pillow.
The finished pillow for Madeleine..............
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I've just finished this children's Mother's Day Card, which starts off as the first image below with the flowers and leaves safely tucked inside the personalised flower pot. When the recipient un-clips the little Ladybird peg and gently takes it to the top of the card the flowers unravel to reveal the message "I Love U".
They can be replaced back in the pot by carefully placing each one behind the previous one.
Here is a link to a video of the card 'in action' from my facebook page: Mothers Day Card in action.
This card is now available on my Etsy shop along with a more 'grown-up' Mother's Day card too.
Both are £5 plus p&p
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I was asked to do a Personalised 'Family Tree' by my brother for a very special new family that he knows.
They are having a celebration on Saturday and he wanted to give them a gift that would be very personal to them.
The party is to celebrate the finalised adoption of their new son, Drew and them becoming a family.
I was told the parents like food and drink, so a table and chairs seemed appropriate. But the picture also needed something personal to Drew. He likes his cars and his Lego. (Wasn't quite sure how to include Lego, so I opted for the cars!)
The finished picture below, ready to be safely packaged up, posted and given to its new owners.
It's lovely to play a part in a special celebration of a new family.
The customer decided against the sheep in the end as her collie isn't a working dog, but prefers squirrels!!
So after a few other little tweeks, this was the final choice below.
Time to draw it out on the proper paper ready for cutting.
I really don't mind tweeking and re-tweeking, if it's such a personal item like this it has to be right for the customer.
The cutting begins.........
Ready to mount tomorrow..........
(I think I might do the one with the sheep too at some point- I quite like sheep!!!)
Making a start..... The draft..........
Draw out a couple of designs first.
I cut them out, so I can play around with the pieces to see what works best. On the final piece they'll be on grass, not just floating in mid air!!
I've sent these piccies to the customer to see if she's happy with any of them and which, if any she prefers. Fingers crossed I can then proceed to the actual cut..........
Cat silhouette cushion finished and ready to post off.
This customer wanted black braid, but other colours are also available. This product is on my Etsy shop for £15 inc. p&p. Click the link to go straight there: www.etsy.com/uk/listing/220536475/3-cat-silhouette-cushion
The first draft is cut, but I'm really not happy with the lettering.
I've now drawn it out again with hopefully better lettering. I now like to draw it out back to front to avoid showing any pencil marks on the final piece, this is sometimes a challenge with text!!
I'll keep you updated with the next stage...........
Please let me know what you think of my page and current product list. What do you like best, is it the framed paper cuts, the personalised cards, the jewellery, perhaps the tooth fairy pillow is a bit different?
I'm always looking for new ideas, so if there's anything you fancy but don't see here, let me know........
I'm happy to do bespoke pieces. Everything can be drafted out first to see if it works and check if your happy, with no commitment to buy.
Hi, I,m Lisa and I live in a little village near Leamington Spa with my husband, 2 little girls, and 2 mischievous cats!