Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Frog and Bunny

My daughter, Angela is a graphic designer in New York City. She is getting married soon. For her invitations, wedding website, etc., she made a family crest for herself and Austin, her fiance.

Austin is a jewelry designer, so one side of the crest has his tools. The other side has a quill to represent Ang's profession. Ang has always wanted a bunny and she and Austin have a pet frog. I used the bunny and frog at the top of the crest to make hot pads for them.

The "a" on the hot pads is from a font Ang designed when she was a student at Western Michigan University.

Instead of loops to hang the hot pads, I made a small sleeve at the top to hold a magnet. Ang suggested that to me a few years ago. The apartments are so small in NYC that there is no place to hang hot pads. If they have magnets in them, she can hang them on the front of the stove.

I also made Ang and Austin a table runner. They chose Fiestaware in a variety of colors for their dishes. I used those colors in the hot pads and table runner.

I changed the string quilt back that I showed earlier on my blog. I like the symmetric look better.


mrsquarles said...

how nice I just love the bunnies and frog you did a fabulous job! I bet Angie and Austin will just love these gifts you made for them.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

How fun. Art runs in your family. Those projects of yours are quite artistic! Really love their crest.