Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Birthdays and gifts

OK, so when did I get old enough to have an 18 year old daughter?
She's only about this big right?
Apparently she's this big. When did that happen? Did I blink?
This is our (semi) local pub,  not nice enough to sit out on the terrace and watch the sea on Sunday though.

It's been a good couple of weeks post-wise. I was lucky enough to win a follower of the month giveaway from Beverley at  Flamingo Toes (if you aren't familiar with Flamingo Toes, I definitely recommend a visit) and here are all my wonderful gifts. A pearl, leather and lace bracelet ( I absolutely love this, it's so me), a pink ribbon rose ring,  gorgeous swarowski crystal earrings in shades of turquoise and white opal, an elegant black ribbon bookmark with dangling keys
and this beautiful appliqued tea towel which is now hanging on my oven door with the family fully aware that it is for decorative purposes only and anyone who even looks as if they are thinking about drying an actual dish with it will be sleeping in the shed!

Finally, here is some vintage French style bunting I made for my friend's birthday.
I cut some flag shapes from red stripe ticking, using pinking shears, and added vintage French typographic images which I got from The Graphics Fairy, using iron on transfer paper (these ones are old adverts for coffee and chocolate, but she has tons of them to choose from). I made some more flags from toning polka dot and fleur de lis patterned fabric, and added some vintage crochet doilies, stitching larger ones to some of  the flags, and placing smaller ones in clusters of three between the flags.
This picture is not so clear, but shows the whole string.
I'm linking this post up to Think Pink Sundays on Flamingo Toes and Brag Monday at The Graphics Fairy


15 comments:

Hazel said...

Wow how they grow! Great gifts and bunting! x

Daffycat said...

OMG I remember her just turning like- 14??? How time flies when you aren't looking. Mine is 24, a college graduate and is thinking of getting married ~ WTH?

Happy birthday, Sweetie!

viv said...

Belated best wishes to the birthday girl. Love the bunting, too.

stitcheranon said...

Ha ha, love the sleeping in the shed comment..really made me giggle. My daughter is now 24..and I have a 17 year old and 11 year old. After my dance with the big c, part of me is glad they are older but a part of me weeps for the fact they are not my babies any more. I love the bunting and the gifts are beautiful.

milly said...

Hi

Happy birthday to your lovely daughter!
Lovely gifts and your bunting is really pretty!

Kate said...

It goes by in a flash doesn't it?
Great giveaway and I love the bunting.

Rachael G said...

It is scary isn't it my eldest will be 18 in less than three years which isn't long Eeek!!

Julie said...

She's a very beautiful young lady. I call my granddaughter Amy all the time, I still think I have a baby daughter lol.
Congrats on the win, lovely prize.
Love the bunting.

Carol said...

Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter--time does go by in a flash, doesn't it? My oldest turned 30 this year--sure felt very old myself :)

Your bunting is perfect, Christine--great job! And enjoy all those goodies you won...

Sally said...

Belated Happy Birthday to your DD!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Happy 18th to your Daughter, she's lovely and you must be so proud!

Christine as I constantly say it, you are super creavie!!!

Gillie said...

Ooh, should never have come to look.....lol, love the bunting, happy belated birthday to Eloise and mine are MUCH older, lol!

DUSTY said...

Happy belated birthday !! Time does past fast. My GRANDDAUGHTER is getting married in July -- how is that for time passing. I didn't even see it coming. LOL

Heidi said...

Belated happy birthday to your beautiful daughter. Time does fly by...

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Mylene said...

Belated happy Birthday to your daughter.