Thursday, 7 March 2013

Birthday


Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my post about Nell. Yesterday it was my birthday. My sister sent me, along with some other gorgeous things, a bag of shiny Liberty coins to spend in store - isn't this the most amazing form of gift voucher. My son's eyes widened when he saw them as though I'd opened pirates' treasure and declared them too lovely to spend. 


What did I do for my 36th birthday? We bathed Nell so that she'd be sweeter smelling; I bought brownies from our favourite cafe; I made gnocchi with a blue cheese sauce; and I played football with the dog and children in the garden as it was an unseasonably warm day. I also signed up to be a photographer for (Domestic) Ali's compound word project.


It was a low-key birthday as one of us had to be at home at all times with Nell, but my day was already made when I opened this bundle of cards from my daughter in the morning - when I looked inside one of them arms sprang open and I was greeted by a wonderfully designed top too - look at that gorgeous yoke! Her cards go down in my mental list of favourite presents ever (the lego sewing machine remains they made me for Christmas several years ago remains my most treasured).


My husband made his own wrapping paper and tied my presents with string from his greenhouse.


And the cat sat on the bed in her usual place looking gorgeous. Nell has nearly outgrown the Liberty print covered bed that Polly left at our house, so I think it may be necessary to make her something new soon...I am drawn toward using Liberty prints again, but first I must attempt to set it into my mind that I will need to sew with an awareness that my work may be eaten or gnawed upon. That is not the easiest of tasks.

Florence x

15 comments:

  1. Many Happy Returns of the Day, Florence! Haha, was a less-smelly dog one of your birthday wishes?! I hope you're going to make a top to your daughter's design - are those stars on the sleeves? x

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  2. Wow belated happy birthday, what a great birthday gift ideas coins instead of a paper voucher

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  3. Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday. Wishing you many happy returns of the day!
    When I first made a dog bed I got quite upset about all the dirt on it but I soon got used to the idea and now try to pick fabrics that don't show the dirt too well.

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  4. A belated very happy birthday!

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  5. Happy just-past-your-Birthday, Florence! Handmade cards are greatest treasures, aren't they?

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  6. sounds like the best sort of birthday filled with family and love! many happy returns!

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  7. Happy Birthday. Wow what a fantastic present from your sister. She really does give you the most fab presents as does the rest of your family. How special one must feel. Enjoy the day x

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  8. Wow, Liberty money - what a fantastic idea! Happy Birthday!

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  9. Happy Birthday! Those Liberty coins are just fabulous. If it wasn't for the store being full of even more faboulous items I would be holding onto those coins simply for display purposes :-)That is one lucky cat having a Liberty bed and possibly even two if you make another one.

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  10. Oh my! Liberty coins! wow they are just too gorgeous.
    Happy Birthday xxxx

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  11. Happy birthday! What lovely thoughtful gifts your family all gave you - a lot of time and love invested into each one.
    It's my (35th) birthday on Monday and I did drop some unsubtle hints to my hubby about Liberty coins but I think they may have fallen on deaf ears! Enjoy spending yours :)

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  12. Happy birthday Florence. Your family has been so sweet and thoughtful. It must have been a very happy day.

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  13. Happy belated birthday wishes.

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  14. Belated Happy Birthday!
    That husband of yours never ceases to amaze me with his talents, the wrapping paper is great. Your daughter doesn't seem to be far behind him in the talent stakes either.

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  15. That FABULOUS wrapping paper your husband made! I am beyond impressed.

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Florence x