However – I didn’t ever get around to making a portrait of St. Lucia for myself. The original was part of a seasonal giveaway and I hope the family she lives with still love her and think of her on her feast day. So this year – with party preparations and celebrations finally over – I settled down on Friday and Saturday and at long last created a St. Lucia portrait for Bootville.
She’s a cushion! I used one of those lovely feather filled cushions from Ikea and the prettiest blue velvet cushion cover from Ikea as her background – along with a bit of grey check from Ikea. The applique is in pure wool felt from Winterwoods and the pleated border is a sweet floral seersucker print from Spotlight. It was such sheer delight stitching her and I am very pleased with the finished goods.
For her introductory photo shoot – well, Abby says I need to shake things up at block-a-day – add a bit of quirkiness – reflect where WE are and what WE’RE at right now – and folks, despite my day dreams and wee vegetable plot, it is urban all the way to the back teeth. So, needing to hit Ikea today we decided to take St. Lucia along – we knew she’d feel right at home.
And do you know – it was the most delightful and giggly way to spend an hour or so with my girly. It’s so true that you don’t need to do something complicated, time consuming or expensive to have a good time. I mean, check out the smile on St. Lucia’s face!