Why I Love Custom Orders

One of my favorite things about being an artist is being able to encapsulate other people’s creativity by creating something they don’t necessarily have the skills to make themselves. Custom orders allow me to really cater to my customer, and I think this is absolutely invaluable. I love being able to make something specified to an individual.

I do many custom orders for my Peels and Posies shop, and I love getting custom order requests. Recently, I finished four large tapestries for a workout room. They are by far the largest scale custom orders I have made, and though they took me FOREVER to finish, I really had a great time making them.

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These tapestries were particularly challenging for me because I had never made something this large before. I used the same general technique as my regular tapestries in my shop (find them here) except multiplied. Although every stitch isn’t perfectly straight, I am still very pleased with how they turned out. (Thanks to my husband Grant for being a wonderful model!!!)

I’ve made all sorts of custom orders, from bookmarks to wall hangings and everything in between. Please contact me with any ideas you have for a personalized piece of decor, purse, or anything else you can think of. While I obviously get much pleasure in creating things want, there is something immensely satisfying about creating something for someone else.

In other news, if my presence on the blog is rather spotty it the next few weeks, it’s because I am preparing for my next craft fair, Behind the Picket Fence, on April 18th! I’ve got LOTS to do and not a lot of time to do it! If you’re in the Sheridan area in two weeks, please stop by my booth!



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