JC is godfather to young Henry today. Henry is the little boy for whom I made a applique blanket about 18 months ago and so it seemed appropriate to also make him a picture to mark the occasion of his christening.
I started it way back in March when JC was first asked to perform this incredibly important roll in Henry’s life and it has been finished for what feels like an age. I have been very excited waiting to hand it over but the christening has finally arrived and I feel like I can talk about it now.
I’ve had the idea for a number of pictures in my head for a while now that were inspired by images in our village but also our wedding and the image of our village church. Henry’s christening has proved to be the perfect opprtunity to make one of these pictures.
What I love about it particularly, are the references to some of the images on Henry’s blanket.
There are some that I favour particularly and have found myself reusing them in other things that I have made but it seemed particularly fitting that they reappear in Henry’s christening picture having been created originally for Henry’s blanket on his arrival into this world.
The ones that come about more and more are the sun with clouds, the apple tree, the twin bunnies and the bee buzzing about in the background.
What I think makes it special for Henry has been the inclusion of Henry, his Mum, Dad and adorable Big Brother William in the foreground.
I love it and I’m really pleased with it.