Wednesday, 11 May 2011

A gift for Mum.



This is my latest offering on the applique art front.




Inspired by my Mum and Dads house and pretty garden.

I made a little watercolour sketch to help me pick out the important features.


Plants on the patio.


Wisteria over the window.



Leaded windows and a suggestion of brickwork.


Stepping stones in the lawn and shrubs around the pond.


Finished just in time for Mums birthday!

And luckily she loved it, she even shed a few tears.


love Fi x



37 comments:

Wipso said...

What a special gift. I bet she really loved it.
A x

Meu jardim de crochê - Jeanne said...

Que trabalho fantástico. Estava passeando e encontrei o teu blog, entrei e me encantei. Coisas lindas, lugar lindo que tens de fundo para teus trabalhos. Num lugar assim, a inspiração só pode ser farta e com estes resultados belíssimos. Parabéns.
Bjs.
Jeanne

Alix said...

I'm not surprised she shed a tear - what a perfectly lovely present! You'll be getting commissions from your Mum's friends when they see it!

Ashley said...

Wow, that's incredible. :) You're so talented..!
What a wonderful present, she must have really loved it.

Ashley x

Claire said...

Hey Fi, I have been waiting patiently for the 'big reveal' and it was certainly worth it.

What a lovely, thoughtful gift for your mum. It's turned out really well. I love the wisteria and the plants in pots.

What are you going to do for your dad for Father's Day?.........


Have a great day,

Claire :}

Bayside Rose said...

I would have shed a tear too! What a very special gift you have given her ...and from a very special daughter!

It is just gorgeous.
Pam x

**Anne** said...

WOW. Nothing more needs to be said.
Anne xx

glor said...

Oh my goodness! What a magnificent piece. No wonder she shed tears, this is such a gift, not to mention your talent of doing this.

Carol said...

Amazing, no wonder she loved it, what a wonderful, thoughtful gift. Carol xx

Carol said...

Amazing, no wonder she loved it, what a wonderful, thoughtful gift. Carol xx

Sally said...

You are amazing. Beautiful. I continue to enjoy your blog and seeing all your wonderful projects as well as photos of your "corner of the world." Thanks so much for sharing.

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JP said...

it is beautiful - the watercolour is also lovely - clever you

Sandi said...

You are amazing, I so love this and I bet your mum loved it to bits and beyond, I would shed a tear too if I was presented with such loveliness.
xx Sandi

Caroline Lovis said...

Just beautiful and such a lovely personal present to give.

Twiglet said...

I am sure she absolutely loved it! It's a real treasure - and no doubt hours of your time and lots of love went into the making of it. I have had fun with my latest picture but can't show it just yet. I used to make them as gifts and leaving pressies many, many years ago. It seems to be taking a while to get my skills back! Thanks for sharing your inspiring pics. x Jo

lemonade kitty said...

Ow I wish I was your mum I'd be delighted to recieve an "aplique" replica of my home. I've admired your work for a while and I love it, can I ask do you take commissions?? I'd love to have a go myself but it looks far too complicated and besides it's having all the right fabrics etc. Can I show you a piccy of my house? thanks Lucey x

Autumn Mist said...

How absolutely beautiful, a labour of love, no wonder she was thrilled. Did it take long to make?

Pink Milk said...

What a simply gorgeous gift, no wonder your Mum was a little weepy.

Hx

KC'sCourt! said...

That is beautiful
Julie xxxxxxxx

Lululiz said...

You have fantastic talent for this sort of thing, I love your applique work. Your mum must have been so chuffed to receive such a precious gift.

Serenata said...

You are just amazing, painting, fabulous applique, just absolutely gorgeous. A very special gift for your Mum.

Carole said...

hi Fiona,
Your applique art is just gorgeous. I, also, love the watercolour sketch. They are both beautiful, i`m not suprised your Mum had tears.
Love Carole from Rossendale xx

sylviesgarden said...

It's amazing! All those little details...
x

Catherine said...

You are SO talented! The picture is truly beautiful and your mum is sure to treasure it! Cx

Pam J fromthecraftroom said...

What a wonderful gift,
I am sure she was over the moon with it,I know I could be,

Hugs Pam

Linda said...

Beautifully done applique. I love the little sketches, too.

Best wishes,Linda

bibbitybob said...

That is gorgeous! x

jen said...

Fi, your art is beautiful and very inspiring. Thanks. Jen x

potterjotter said...

OMG that is just TDF! Your watercolour is lovely too, but the applique piece is sooooo special. You talented person, you.

melanie said...

Gorgeous and fabulous! :) xxx

Alchamillamolly said...

Gorgeous gift and I love the watercolour as well - have just cought up with Milk Churn cottage blog and I MUST have a look at her shop some time this summer. - Read my blog and you will find what is happening to me at the moment! What a wonderful idea to make the picture for your Mam. I am going to make a book with wooden skewers at Paperlane - a shop in Northallerton - just around the corner from the charity shop I met you and hubby in some time ago - worth a visit to oooh and aaaah! I want fill it with lots of postcards and pics of us whebn we were growing up and with her and Dad so she has some memories for her birthday in July

Felicity said...

its gorgeous, really lovely! fliss xxx

lemonade kitty said...

"Absolutely stunning" I bet your mam was thrilled to bits. I love all the aplique pieses you've made. Do you mind if I ask if you do commissions as I'd like you to "make" my home, thanks Lucey x

Jody said...

Absolutely brilliant, a lovely gift, thanks for sharing it with us.

beadywitch said...

Absolutely beautiful X

laurie said...

I have to tell you,, this is smashing,, i love to do watercolors as well but to take it to the next level in fiber art,, wow,, this is so beautiful,, I'm your newest follower!