I love the name of this blog post because it sounds, to me, like it should be the name of some Inn in 19th century London. It’s kind of misleading that way, buuuuttttt now that I have your attention let me tell you about my friends, Kate and Garrett, and the gift that I made for them.
Woot, woot! Congratulations to my friends Garrett and Kate. They finally got married!!!
To celebrate this auspicious day I decided to force upon my friends yet another piece of my charmingly crude folk-art-embroidery. And to do this, I enlisted the help of my brother so that they would feel more obligated to accept my misbegotten intentions with grace.
Kate, who you know from Fashaholics Anonymous, collects pigs (yep, fashion and pigs-everyone needs a hobby). Garrett, the photographer and web designer for the site, has an affinity for goats. Thus, I got the idea in my head of these two farm animals (pig and goat- not Kate and Garrett) feasting on a tiered wedding cake. Wouldn’t that make a great pattern for a hand towel of tea towel I thought? And so we come to the below project which I made as a part of their wedding gift:
I drafted my idea and went to my brother, Jonathan (I link to his blog as a formality, don’t expect any updates), to polish it up a bit since he is the better sketch artist. For the record: I can draw tolerably well- I just was doing a quick draft to convey the idea. I thought showing people my drawing versus his drawing would be a harmless, inoffensive laugh. However, the people I’ve shared this with thus far have been very concerned and seem to be amazed that it’s author is able to function in adult society (I can do this!). My brother’s drawing on the other hand gets ewes and ahhs galore- pishshaw! I could have done this if I really wanted to…
So after my brother took ten minutes or so to doodle this out it was passed back to me to begin the days-long process of converting it to a pattern and then fulfilling the stiches to create the finished product:
Congratulations once again to my friends Kate and Garrett- we are all so happy for ya’ll