Stitched with Love.

So … I’ve discovered candy canes are a good deterrent for morning (night) sickness. Awesome.

Also awesome … this amazing family featured below! Meet Christine Taylor and her precious family. Christine is the incredible brains, talent and beauty behind Christine Taylor Designs. Her work is **amazing** and I have fallen in love with so many of her products …

Christine brought along her great, great grandmother’s handmade quilt to the session, a quilt that was tucked away in her memories as a child. About 10 years ago, Christine asked her mom to help recreate such a quilt like the one she remembered from her childhood … and lo and behold, her love for hand-sewn treasures was born!

Fast forward a few years when Christine’s mom found the treasured quilt tucked away – they painstakingly patched the beautiful quilted masterpiece … and now, we incorporated it into our session …

“Our lives are like quilts – bits and pieces, joy and sorrow, stitched with love.”
~Author Unknown

And now the fun for you … leave a comment here on the blog and you have a chance to win a $30 gift certificate to be used on any of Christine Taylor’s products …! 😀

Pop over to her facebook page, take a look at her amazing handmade items and then leave a comment here on the blog. I’ll announce the winner by the end of the week.

Happy posting!

November 5, 2011 - 8:47 pm

Marissa jessup Beautiful!

November 5, 2011 - 8:36 pm

Jennipher Larocque I love Christine’s creations! The gift certificate would be awesome because I’ve been eyeing a number of things on her page 🙂

November 5, 2011 - 8:35 pm

jenn Such beautiful pictures! Love how you incorporated the quilt!

November 5, 2011 - 8:33 pm

Jenn What a beautiful idea to capture memories with precious items that are dear to our heart.

November 5, 2011 - 8:32 pm

Karen Thompson Great photos Gillian!!!

November 3, 2011 - 7:51 pm

Tara I have been looking all over for a beautiful vintage or at least inspired quilt. Gorgeousness 🙂

November 2, 2011 - 9:39 pm

Melanie Robinson LOVE her work, what a beautiful story about the quilt how nice to work it into family photos 🙂 And the pictures look amazing as usual.

November 2, 2011 - 5:57 am

Natalie My Grandma used to quilt. The time and heart that goes into it is incredible. Christine must put so much of herself into each piece and that is something lacking in purchased products these days. We buy local/homemade whenever it is possible and love to be introduced to talent in the area.

November 1, 2011 - 10:17 pm

Lori Amazing, both her work and yours always! I am not sure what else to say that has not already been said!

October 31, 2011 - 3:21 pm

Heidi Siegel Love the family pictures and Christine’s work is so beautiful! Did you see the Christmas pillows!! Wow!!!

October 31, 2011 - 1:19 pm

Alison Jordan Pictures are beautiful! I love the family shot

October 31, 2011 - 12:43 pm

Carry What lovely pictures and such a beautiful quilt!

October 31, 2011 - 11:03 am

Rebecca McLaren Love the photo’s and I love Christine’s stuff!!!

October 31, 2011 - 10:26 am

karen Love the 9 patch quilt. Quilts that hold such wonderful memories are priceless. Like the photos that you capture. Just beautiful

October 31, 2011 - 9:07 am

Samantha Fizzard Your pics are beautiful as always Gillian! And I love Christines work! This would be a great blog prize to win since I placed an order for one of her awesome half aprons last night! 🙂

October 31, 2011 - 8:31 am

Stephanie LOVE LOVE LOVE! the pictures! I have many of Christines items, and so do many friends/family! She is always my go to person for hand made things for ourselves, and gifts. Her work is absolutely fabulous, and so is yours!

October 30, 2011 - 11:34 pm

Becky Keller Love the quilts!!!

October 30, 2011 - 11:28 pm

Candace Reid Beautiful pictures, I love both of your work. Blessed with amazing talents!

October 30, 2011 - 11:22 pm

Mich Christine is amazingly talented. I too, love so many of her products and her creativity to keep designing more useful products that I am so anxious to have ( the iPad case…oh wait, I need an iPad first!). I love her quilt and how it was brought into her family’s pictures that tells a beautiful story. Great job again Gillian. The pictures are beautiful 🙂

October 30, 2011 - 11:18 pm

Amanda Rowe Beautiful pictures! Love Christine’s products, super quality. Will definitely be picking up more for Christmas gifts!

October 30, 2011 - 11:04 pm

Kim Bovaird Beautiful photos as always!

October 30, 2011 - 10:55 pm

Nancy Love the fact that the quilt was incorporated into the photo session…shows you how time can stand still and the love of something so special can last generations…beautiful as usual Gillian!! <3

October 30, 2011 - 10:48 pm

Amy Cowan Nice pics Christine, good job Gillian!

October 30, 2011 - 10:44 pm

Teresa Love it when people bring items of who they are into a shoot and you capture it so awesomely 🙂

October 30, 2011 - 10:35 pm

Crystal Scott Love Christine’s work i have bought many things!!! Love the pictures!!!!

October 30, 2011 - 10:34 pm

krista oh my gosh, CHRISTINE!!! GILLIAN!!!! these are stunning pics!!! Love them! Beautiful family you have—love the one with the quilt–nice touch of what you do! 😀

October 30, 2011 - 10:34 pm

Rebecca Hall Stunning images of a beautiful family!
(love Christine’s products!)

October 30, 2011 - 10:33 pm

Amanda Moore Wow…absolutely gorgeous..the quilt, the family, and the pictures 🙂