01 July 2011

i'm grateful for 'commissions & custom design'

Greetings all,
The highlight to my week has been this sweet custom design cubby curtain order, commissioned by one of my favourite customers.  Her son Thomas has a little cubby area in his wardrobe - imagine a Hamptons Style home with lots of pitched roofing - leaving funny angled spaces in wardorbes & cupboards, perfect hidey holes for little ones. 
So i fashioned a curtain from some subtle laundry stripe fabric in soft red, added blue cowboy fabric lettering - blanket stitched in red & to match the Cath Kidston cowboy bag which hangs in the walk through robe - i added the matching fabric at the bottom of the curtain (the weight helps the curtain hang perfectly).  
 I really did have to contain myself from going into additional detail with stitching & ribbons, pom poms & fringing even, i mean it says KEEP OUT, i had to keep it butch . . .
 i did coordinate a top ribbon in red, white & blue . . .
 & sneak in some blue ric rac with zig zag stitch to the bottom.
 I made a faux door handle in the shape of a sheriff star . . .
 & Western/ Cowboys = cactus . . .
 what is not to love about cactus, such a weird shaped plant??
I just knew exactly what i was going to create from the moment i saw the space & listened to the brief.  I also love a client who says "i trust you" so fresh in my mind, i made it over night & delivered it the following day.  Not only did i gain bonus squeals of delight & kisses, i was handed a bottle of champagne with the words "beautiful things should be celebrated with champagne".  What a sweetheart!!  I've since had images sent of Thomas sleeping in his cubby house & how the curtain looks from a few different angles, glee!!
There is also a little side story . . . you have to use 3 passwords to get into Thomas's cubby.  To maintain his security, i won't blurt them out here.  However, Thomas has a baby sister, who can't say the passwords, so my eldest daughter & i devised a plan for her - we made some laminated cards with the passwords on them.  They were a huge success!!  I just got an SMS saying mummy & daddy have to use these password cards too - the new proceedure is to slide them under the curtain & wait to be granted access, ADORABLE!! 
Just makes my heart sing that i can create something which can make a family so happy & truly add to their play time creativity & sibling bonding.  Have to say, being told by someone who lives in a particularly stylish home filled with divine furnishings & collectable art, that i've created "the most gorgeous thing they've ever seen" just fills me with pride.  I think we all have a soft spot for the deliciously gorgeous things we have handmade for our children.     
 Finally - the giveaway parcels are done up & ready for shipping, congratulations again you lucky 6 ladies!!
So Maxabella Loves, that's what i'm grateful for this week, the most appreciative clients & their wonderful custom design ideas & dreams which they commission & trust me to create.  Have gorgeous weekends everyone, why not build a cubby house??  The blanket-over-the-dining-table-chairs never fails.  Love Posie

12 comments:

polkadotpeticoat said...

What a wonderful custom order..

Leonie said...

wow!! how cool!! I love the cowboy fabric...very boy!!!

Kellie said...

How fantastic is that! There's nothing better than something you've put great effort into being appreciated. And it does look rather cool!! :)

CHD said...

It's great and nice to see something for boys! Cx

Cate said...

Wow that is so cool - and so fab that you can be so proud of the finished product and appreciate the difference that it makes to someone's home - great job you've got there :-)
have a great weekend Posie
xxxCate

Tammi said...

How cool is that? Very proud of you Miss Posie :)

x

Maxabella said...

That is altogether brilliant, Posie. Love the 'Keep Out' - that's a must-have in a cubby house. I think you should make cubby houses out of fabric for your shop.... yes, ANOTHER idea! x

Tas said...

Given the rainy day we have had here, an indoor cubby would have been a good idea. However, cabin fever set in and we went and trashed...er, played at some friends' house instead.

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

oh it's forecast rain all day tomorrow - cubby house over the dining table it is! Your custom made sounds DIVINE!!! how cute is that story. It really is stories like this, that i love, that connection, that handmade is alive and strong, and that people don't want mass produced rubbish that proscribes what and how to play. it's open ended fun that kids want so they can create their games (and passwords!!)

have a great weekend Jennie xx

Taylor Made said...

How lovely to have such satisfaction....that will be something that stays in the memory of that little boy for a long time I am sure.

yaga said...

<Oooh, what a sweet story! the piece looks lovely - just the thing a self-determined little boy needs! :o)

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