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Some of you know the story of the two weddings daughter had - she wanted a quiet, personal wedding, away from social media, & fuss; a quiet legal wedding in the family town in Dorset, then 20 of us adjourned to a Castle 'La Bergelière' chateau in the Vendee region in France where they had a celebrant led blessing they planned themselves.
During lockdown when I had a lot of time, I decided that it is time to do the Vendee entwined hearts as a reminder of that happy event for daughter & her hubby. Sometimes the planning takes up more time than doing it - it took ages to get the plan sorted in my head of how I wanted to do it.
I used a printed pattern from a Vendee desk flag I had ordered from France. It gave me the outline I needed & I then made a cardboard template from that. Once inspired I decided to do two complimentary but different versions because it was so interesting interpreting my ideas - one in pink, one in blue.
I used French toile fabrics & drew a family crest outline which was done in a soft cream fabric, & the other in a faded vintage floral fabric.
For the pink version I couched the heart outline in various gold threads - couching is a new technique & this project was the perfect choice for it. The cross shape at the top was beaded with gold beads ....
I added two dogs as their two precious Vizsla’s accompanied us to France & they are very much part of their lives.
I added these initial charms because that is their combined initials now with their little one & it is daughters name too ....
Sewing details of the processes to make the pink / raspberry one
The pink one had hand beading all around the lace edge ....
Details of the process on the blue & gold crest, again there is a lot of hand stitching with the outline having a bold blue blanket stitch outline . The beading had not yet been done around the shape ...
Two different weddings, two very different outfits - their Dorset wedding
A personal celebrant celebration in France - spot the dog who I added to the pink crests ...
A fairytale dress for a fairy tale chateau
The completed crests on the bought cream canvas flags / pendants
Thank you for stopping by & gifting me some of your time. I hope you have enjoyed the process of creating a unique gift. Do you have a preference from the above?