I just finished a neat commissioned sewing project. A local college asked me to make sashes for the Nursing Department mentors who would be graduating. They needed seven white sashes for the mentors and one for the Vice President of an on-campus nursing group. The purpose of the mentor sashes was to recognize the hard work put forth by the students, so they asked for each sash to have a gold star for each semester the student acted as a mentor. I used bridal satin for the sashes and a beautifully textured gold satin for the letters and stars. The letters and stars are fused on then stitched over with matching thread. There were many little steps towards getting them finished, so it took longer than I anticipated. But I'm so glad I accepted the commission. As soon as the student mentors and the nursing department saw the sashes they "ooh-ed" and "ahh-ed" and said how beautiful they look. The students wore them for graduation last Friday. This is the first time my work has been on display for so many people to see. There is a certain thrill that goes along with that, of course, so I will definitely be accepting commissions again. If you know someone who has a custom order, drop me a line.
Hi. My name is Carley. I love to sew, craft, and create. As a Jane-of all-crafts so to speak, I enjoy sewing, writing, cooking, drawing, photographing. But the constant thread (if you'll excuse the pun) throughout my weeks is needle arts.