Love is Crewel

If you’re looking for a stellar gift for your sweetie/s this Valentine’s Day, have I got a treat for you!

Before Christmas, my friend Katie profiled an artist named Liesi on her blog. Liesi makes one-of-a-kind needlepoint creations and had recently finished her first embroidered portrait. Isn’t it cute?!

I emailed Liesi then and there, asking whether she’d be interested / able to complete a commissioned portrait before the holidays. Her answer? YES!

I wanted a family portrait – not just my husband & I, but our two daughters and YES, the pets too. We agreed to a price (a very reasonable $10 per person / half price for animals) and I sent photos to her for reference. Within days she sent a “work in progress” for approval and three days before Christmas the finished portrait arrived!

If you’d like Liesi to make your Valentine’s Day truly special, let her know! Liesi (pronounced Lizzy) can be reached via her blog, Too Crewel, her etsy shop & toocrewel @

Huge thanks to Liesi for her loving artistry & to Katie for sharing the love. 🙂

0 thoughts on “Love is Crewel

    1. Thanks C! There’s nothing nicer than helping someone out – especially when it’s a win-win. I really hope Liesi gets some V-Day orders out of this post. She’s so talented & such a nice person.

  1. Adorable! What a great idea, including the title of your post. I love that you included all the animals in your family portrait. Supporting the arts is always a good thing. All this makes me smile!

  2. Love it. A perfect Valentine gift for the whole family that everyone wll adore and treasure for many years to come. It brought a smile to my face . It’s so nice to look at each face…playful, happy, chid-like …just inspiring! Happy New Year my friend. Wishing you and your family love, joy and peace for always…

  3. OMG! Lovelovelovelovelovelovelove! I can’t believe how much everyone looks like themselves! Especially Roxy! And you! The animals are sooooooo cute. And I’m not usually the type of person who goes for animals-as-family things (like those stickers people put in the back windows of their cars with a head for mom, dad, baby, and eighteen dogs). Man. I want this. Maybe with Kamran and me instead of your family. But with your animals.

  4. Hi everyone, Liesi here!

    I just wanted to mention that there is a price change from last year’s Valentines. I now have a set cost of $30.00 per person (half price for animals still). However! Since I am still getting many inquiries off of this post this year I will offer a special of $50 (vs the usual $60) for a couple. Just let me know you came from the wonderful Daily Dish!

    ps. Christy- you’re the best. still!


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