This was a labour of love. One of my best friends from the UK was getting married, and I wanted to make them something as a wedding gift.
I had a little something in mind, but it was a project that I knew was going to take a long time, so I was initially kinda apprehensive about starting it, it only took pretty much every bit of my spare time for about a month and a half……. but in the end it came together with at least a few days before we flew out to England! Wooo! Go me!
They both love VW Camper Vans (as an engagement present we got them the Lego Camper Van) and when I originally saw these patterns in the July 2012 (!!!) issue of CrossStitcher Magazine, I was going to stitch both camper vans as his and hers sometime for this couple as a gift……
Yeah, that didn’t happen. But when it came to a wedding present, I thought I would adapt the original pattern into a wedding day cross stitch!
The original colours were either blue or orange, but I adapted the van itself to be yellow (the Bride’s favourite colour), and then used the colours from the wedding (mint green and coral) as the accent colours.
Once the main stitching was complete, I added the surname as the license plate, and then put their names and wedding date to finish it off. I did wonder if it wasn’t quite wedding-y enough, whether perhaps it needed something a little extra like cans off the back etc, but in the end I thought too much might wreck it, and it looked nice and simple and modern as it was.
In the end I mounted the fabric using this sticky card that I have used before, and framed it using an inexpensive IKEA Ribba frame, which just happened to be the perfect size!