Since The Housewife/Mother of the Bride was in on the secret I had a little project up my sleeve, thanks to Pinterest.
I found a map of the destination...
drum roll please....
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
A romantic return to the beach where he proposed. Remember?
And because I love maps.
I do not love hearts, but the bride does so I put my own aversion to them aside to do this sweet project. It's really easy. here's a walk through:
Next I sprayed the canvas with the adhesive and proceeded to wrap the canvas as I would a present, tucking corners, etc.
I cut out a template of a heart and lightly traced the outline on the map.
Using embroidery thread (in red, of course) I began to stitch an outline of the heart.
This is the back of the canvas.
This is the finished product. I gave it to the bride this morning.
She did a happy dance.
Nothing starts a day off like seeing your child do a happy dance.
I have a lot of wedding related projects to share with you that I've been documenting as I've done them. So post wedding, this blog will be one project after another for a while.