While I prefer a rather less lacey style for myself now, I gladly dug through my lace stash to create some birthday gifts for my dear friend Marie over at Lost Bird Studio. Marie and I have exchanged gifts for several years and it was not so easy to come up with some new ideas.
I sewed her a lace covered fabric basket she can use for example in her studio to store fabric scraps or doilies. The French label is one of many beautiful free vintage images you can find at The Graphics Fairy.
Marie has a lovely shabby chic garden shed and I thought she might like to hang up a romantic bunting there.
Finally I sewed a little keyring pendant with her initial M stamped on the front. It is a small padded cushion, so that it can be found in the maze of a woman’s purse. A little bit of luck assumed, of course :).
I thought I throw in some pictures today I took around the house.
These are our views to one side and back up the hill. The pictures are some weeks old and the gorse has withered in the meanwhile.
Here is Barney with one of many, many turtles.
One of two toads we see frequently. This one likes to take a bath in the bird bath you can see in the background of the picture of Barney and the turtle. Afterwards she disappears somewhere underneath the rocks.
Cecily all grown up. I had found her last year in a tree, injured and starving. It had taken over 5 weeks until Barney accepted her. Now they play together and sleep snuggled up to each other.
I will be joining these parties:
Saturday Sparks at Pieced Pastimes
Vintage Inspiration Party at Knick of Time
Share your Style at Common Ground