Thursday, January 29, 2009

Coat of Arms

If you are of English descent most likely you have a family crest. My maiden name is Evans. There was always a family crest hanging in our house. I never gave it much thought,it was just there. When I married 100 years ago.(not really it just feels that long, some days even loooooonger lol ) Any who, I learned there was no family crest for my new name. Okay I can live with that, and I did. Until I found Heather's blog. That got my creative juices flowing and decided I would come up with our own personal family crest.
On the wire tree, hangs a charm that represents each of us. Golf clubs for hubby. Music note for son. Shoe for daughter. Me, I get the scissors. At the bottom is a dog. The hearts are for our love for each other.
This was fun. Come up with your own family crest. If you don't sew use paper and glue. I usually work in a neutral pallet. For another idea check out Maija's

9 comments:

Tina said...

That's a great idea Becky! looks super.

carlene federer said...

Love you coat of arms Becky! Getting ready to start mine today...did you just freehand the sheild part?

cindy said...

This turned out sooooo cool! I need to do one for hubby...he WANTS to be scottish. Guess i would have to tweak our last name a bit...LOL. Put an MAC on the front of it. Love the crest.

c

Road Trip With Ruby said...

Wow, Becky. You never cease to amaze me. Very clever.

Laurie in Maine said...

Intriguing! I remember looking for a family crest when I did some genealogy a long time ago. Will look into it again now that you've jogged this memory!
I'm off to visit your link and have just signed up for your giveaway. Must leave a comment here as well :)

Dawn said...

What a fantastic idea - you have so got me thinking now... there is a pirate in the family linked to Blackbeard so how cool to do something with this as the basis and then tie it in to my family

THANKS!!!!

Sue said...

Hi Becky, thanks for visiting my blog, I love your coat of arms!!! I am English and I never gave a thought to a coat of arms before, might have to now though!!!

Jendy said...

This is a fantastic piece! I found your blog by way of the Awfully Big Art Adventure. I am amazed at your talent. Your coat of arms is beautiful! Very inspiring.
My mothers family has a coat of arms, but my husband's does not. Perhaps I should make him one...

Jendy

Maija said...

Oh Becky!!! I just love it!
Wasn't it fun to do????
Now I'm working on my Pam Garrison Sew Sweet sewing machine cover!