Sunday, September 13, 2009

Other creative mediums

Since our profile says our creative mediums may change, I thought I would share some of our other creativeness.

One of my favorite things to do, when the weather here in sunny Arizona allows, is woodworking. I built this solid cherry dining room table for Kirsten as a wedding gift.

At the same time, I was also making Kirsten's wedding dress, complete with hand beaded bodice. I wanted to get a photo of her in her dress with the table, however due to trying to complete 2 major projects at the same time and with a looming due date, I decided it was more important to complete the dress before the wedding than the table. So, while the table was completely built before the wedding, in time to give it as a gift, (and I think I actually surprised Kirsten, which is really rare) the stain and final finish was not completed. We finally got the picture of the dress and table together (a picture of 3 of the best things I ever made!) but as you can see, it was taken in indoor lighting by someone who is most definitely NOT a photographer (ME). But hopefully you get the idea.

And as well as making beautiful quilts, Kirsten is also an accomplished seamstress. She made Zoey's blessing dress, which happened to be made partially out of scraps from Kirsten's wedding dress. (And let's not overlook the quilt that Zoey is laying on, made by my SIL and Kirsten's aunt, Jennifer.)

As Kirsten mentioned, Zoey isn't sleeping in her crib yet, but that's because she has this beautiful cradle to sleep in. This was so much fun for me to build and especially since most of the cradle was built from wood left over from Kirsten's table! This was probably one of my most challenging wood projects so far, since Kirsten picked a style of cradle she wanted and I couldn't find any plans, so I had to design and build it from scratch.

And the cradle is even more adorable with the bedding that Kirsten made for it. And you can't tell from the pictures, but the skirt on the cradle and the skirt of Zoey's blessing dress were from the same piece of fabric. We like to be thrifty in our crafting :)

Come back and visit again as we post more beautiful things that we are constantly making!

1 comment:

Melanie said...

I wish you guys would stop making the rest of us look bad.