June 29, 2011

Birthday Gifts For My Friend Liz

Last week was my dear friend’s Liz birthday. I think I can tell you that she became 50, because she had revealed that on her blog MOMENTS.  Liz loves to sew and so I didn’t have to think long about what kind of image to put in a fabric collage for her.

collage Liz detail 

collage Liz

Liz enjoys her garden and that gave me the idea to use some rose images to create a paperweight, a soldered charm

paperweight and charm 

and a little pillow.

pillow Liz

Liz is having a wonderful birthday giveaway until July 9th.

If you would like to celebrate with her and win a beautiful sewing kit in a lovely box, please hop over to her blog MOMENTS and leave her a comment.

I’ll be back soon because I would like to show you as well the gifts for two other dear friends who had a birthday last week.





Unknown said...

What a gorgeous present.

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Those gifts are stunning but they are also so special because you created them with your friend in mind and all that she loves in life.
Thank you for sharing.
Have a wonderful week.

Viola said...

Da hast Du Liz wunderbare Sachen gemacht, Julchen!! Passt einfach perfekt zu ihr. Klasse!! :o)))

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi dear Julia,
the collage is beautiful and I love how you used the zipper to frame the image.All the other gifts are beautiful as well and I'm sure your friend loved them.
Wishing you a wonderful week my friend.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh my goodness Julia those are absolutely beautiful gifts!
What a precious blessing for your sweet friend~


Paula Parrish said...

Hello Julia,
Your handmade gifts for your girlfriend Liz are just so amazing! I am going to head over to her blog and check out her giveaway and wish her a Happy Birthday!
Smiles, Paula

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Julia, how beautiful!! You create such beauty :)

I hope you have a wonderful day!


Jane said...

Fabulous birthday gifts!! I LOVE the collage! The zipper detail was so cool and the vintage sewing machine image was perfect. Love the colors too!

Cindy said...

What pretty gifts! I'm sure she will cherish them.

Leanne said...

such lovely gifts! how did you make it look all so neat? I mean in the way the lace fabric is framed by the pink fabric. Is it a quilting technique? I don't see blocks around the outside, so I'm curious! (and plus, it's been something on my backburner to figure out how to do)

Robin said...

Your gifts are absolutely fabulous! Love how you used the zipper in your fabric collage!! Have a wonderful day.


Sonya Badgley said...

Oh Julia, she will love them all! They are so beautiful and you can tell they were made with love.
Thanks for sharing with us.

My Creative House said...

Dear Julia thanks for your sweet birthday greeting, you have made some gorgeous gifts for your friend, I'm sure she will love it all, now it rains - nice after a few days with very hot weather, and good for the plants in the garden.
Kys og knus fra Anni

Jingle said...

These are absolutely beautiful!!

Pretty Ragged Threads said...

The gifts you created are gorgeous. I love the way you used the zipper! I am sure she will love these special gifts.
Hugs, Jackieli

Lululiz said...

Your friend will be absolutely delighted with her beautiful gifts, they are so gorgeous.

Unknown said...

just gorogesu b'day treasures for her! lucky girl. i will head on over there now!

Catherine SIWCZAK said...

gorgeous projects !

Garden Cats + Crafts said...

Liebe Julia,
zunächst mal: Dein neuer Header gefällt mir jedes Mal besser.
Eine traumhaft schöne Collage hast Du da für Liz gezaubert. Wenn sie so gern näht, ist das Motiv ja wohl passender als jedes andere. Auch die rosigen Sachen sind zauberhaft schön geworden. Sie wird sehr glücklich sein über ihre neuen Schätze.
Viele liebe Grüße

Dorthe said...

Julia, liebe- how very beautiful all the gifts for Liz are- I also love the zipper detail, and the sewing machine- and all your rose items, are so wonderful-the paperweight is fantastic,too.
I can see you have spoiled us all liebste freund- and so fitting images is used for us, :)
I just posted your gifts ,Julia .
Viele liebe knus, und kys,kys, von Dorthe. ooxoo

DeeDee said...

I am totally drooling.. beautiful to my eyes....

Carole said...

Liz must have been overjoyed when she opened up her gifts. I know I was. You always seem to know exactly what to give Julia. I love the little zipper you used. It's the little added touches that makes it that much more special.


Beth Leintz said...

Everything you make inspires me- love to see your new work.

Karen Valentine said...

Liz is a lucky friend! Your gifts are lovely. I always find something fun to look at when I come over for a visit. Have a great week!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Julia,

Liz is going to be so happy to get her beautiful birthday gift.
You have made everything with such love and she will cherish each treasure.

Happy day

Cyn said...

that is a beautiful collage!

MOMENTS Designs said...

Ahhhh, it is good to be the receiver of this lovely gift! LOL
Thank you Julia...you know how much I love it!
Big Big Hugs,
Lucky Liz

Alexandra said...

Das ist alles wunderschön geworden Julia am besten finde ich aber dieses entzückende Rosencharm. Das ist so süß.
liebe Grüße Alexandra

Lynn Stevens said...

Another Beautiful Birthday gift. How thoughtful for you to remember your blog friends.
Hugs Lynn

Ineke Original said...


Guriana said...

The fabric collage is breathtaking!!:))

Textile and Stitch said...

Beautiful gifts, Liz is one lucky lady :) I'll have to pop over and visit her blog too!