July 01, 2011

A Bottle, a Lavender Pillow and a Collage

When I started to create the birthday gifts for my dear friend Marie of Lost Bird Studio, I didn’t have to think long about the themes.  She loves everything French and so I soldered this bottle for her, added a French label and a fleur de lis charm.

bottle Marie

The label I used for this lavender pillow is Belgian but the French language counts, right?

lavender pillow Marie

Another theme Marie loves is “birds” and so I came up with this fabric collage for her.

bird collage Marie 

bird collage Marie detail

 The beautiful label images as well as the pretty bird image were provided by The Graphics Fairy. Thank you, Karen for all the fantastic graphics you always have for us!

Next week I’ll be back to show you the gifts I had made for my dear friend Dorthe.

Have a wonderful weekend!





Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi dear Julia,
ohhhhh, you spoiled me rotten and I'm still on cloud 9 with all my treasures:)Thank you again sweet friend!
I just posted about how much you spoiled me today and wish my photos would have come out like yours.Have a wonderful weekend.
Sending big hugs and love,

Tina said...

Hi Sweet Julia
You sure have made some awesome gifts for your friends. Everything is so pretty. Some lucky gals.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend sweet friend
xo Tina

Catherine SIWCZAK said...

oooh these are fabulous projects ! so charming ! I love the bottle !!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey girl, you don't know me, but can I be your FRIEND? WOW, what nice gifts you make for them!!!! Love your blog, gorgeous art.

My Creative House said...

Dearest Julia your gifts to Marie are all so beautifully made, you have been busy making gift. Have a nice weekend my dear.
Knus og kys from Anni

Garden Cats + Crafts said...

Liebe Julia,
ich glaube Marie wird total aus dem Häuschen sein! Sicher hast Du mit diesen mal wieder traumhaft gelungenen Schätzen genau ihren Geschmack getroffen. Wer könnte da schon widerstehen?!
Schönes Wochenende und viele liebe Grüße, Birgit

Sandi said...

Hi Julia,
These gifts that you made are exquisite! I just love each and every little detail! I really need to get more creative as I have been slacking a lot lately!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful items with us.

Dorthe said...

Hallo meine liebe Julia,
So schöne päckschen für liebe Marie, hast du gemacht- I love the collage with the birds print and your bottle is beautifully made, with the fleur de lis.Did you wax some of it I think ?
Also the petit pillow is so beautiful with the old price-mark and the roses.
You have created the most fantastic gifts to us all, my dearest friend.
Kys og knus und liebe grüsse von Dorthe

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Julia, you are so inspiring! I am in awe of your work.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Rika said...

Das sind alles wunderschöne Geschenke!

donna!ee said...

hiya julia. i just came across your blog thru lululiz AND what a wonderful blog you have here. thank you much for sharing your process. i will be following you :)

Rhonda said...

They are so wonderful, what fabulous gifts for Marie.

Cindy said...

Such beautiful gifts. I especially love the bird collage. All the bits and pieces look so great together.

Jann said...

Everything is just beautiful!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Julia,

You have made such beautiful gifts for Marie and she will be able to treasure them. The bird collage is darling.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend, dear friend


Alexandra said...

Was für eine süße Bottle und so ein schönes Lavendelkissen. Glückliche Marie :)
liebe Grüße und dir ein schönes Wochenende Julia

Barbara Jean said...

all so so lovely.
and love your banner, but then I have probably said that before.

hugs and blessings
barbara jean

Unknown said...

Two of my bloggy friends were singing about you and I had to com say hi! Your blog is simply, stunning! I love everything here and Im totally staying around to see more of your gorgeous work! :)


Robin said...

Absolutely beautiful gifts for your very lucky friend!! Have a great weekend.


Bente Fagerberg said...

Love to look at all the treasure on your blog. So many things of beauty to admire. Tfs!

Lululiz said...

Anybody who can call you a friend is a very lucky person indeed. You have gifted Marie with some wonderful treasures.

Lynn Stevens said...

How wonderfully generous you are. I saw these on Maries blog and I know she will cherish each and evey piece!
hugs Lynn

Martina said...

Du lieber Himmel, wie wunderschööööön! Marie ist sicherlich total aus dem Häuschen, oder? Ganz entzückend kann ich nur sagen, liebe Julia!

fannipauline said...

What a delightful blog

Bunty said...

You love to spoil your friends with beautiful birthday gifts Julia - they are very lucky ladies! Beautiful work, as usual.


Sugar Lump Studios said...

wowsers! I love all your gorgeous creations! Each one is such a treasure. I hope you are enjoying your summer so far! thanks for sharing your art with us!

Angela Richardson said...

Hi Julia,
Such beautiful gifts that you are sending around blogland.
I have been so lucky to recieve one too.
You creations are divine and so very inspiring.
Thanks for poppping over to see me.
Rose petal hugs,

Charlene said...

WOW! Your friends are blessed indeed to get these beautiful creations from you!!!! One is more stunning than the next... Have a safe & fun 4th. Thanks for sharing all your treasures with us.

Lynn said...

Beautiful creations for your lucky friend, I especially love how you altered the bottle:)

Okio B Designs said...

Coming over from Brag Monday and I must say Marie is one lucky lady! What beautiful work you do! I'm so happy to be a new follower!


chariji said...

Te ha quedado muy fina y delicada! enhorabuena!

Inspired By June said...

You do beautiful work, Julia! Thanks you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Wow Julia, i dont know how you collect so much gorgeous lace. Your lace collage pieces are so stunning.
If you get chance to pop by my dezinaworld blog please do, and grab the magical midnight background freebie and check out the challenges etc.
Have a wonderful day
hugs June xxxxxxx

BEARKIS said...

Прекрасен блог и творения!!!Поздрави!

June said...

Deart Julia, thank you so for your lovely message. I have missed you!
I think Marie was over the moon for her beautiful birthdday gifts!!! They are absolutely perfect for her. That bottle almost stopped my heart, it was so pretty!
I went back to read the posts I had missed and loved seeing the beautiful things you made for Liz. I don't know Liz but I know she loved her treasures too. Your collages are always so beautiful!
sending big hugs from here...

Ineke Original said...

Just love this!

Old Paper Roses said...

Love,love,love the bottle and the pillow!
They look just perfect!

have a nice day,

Anonymous said...

You are so talented, these are beautiful! PS- Love the picture of Cecil to the right ;) Cute!
-Jessica & Holly

Shabby Chic Inspired said...

Hach, seufz, sabber und schon wieder so klasse Teile, Julchen! Marie ist bestimmt ausgeflippt! Einfach wunderwunderschön!! Wünsche Dir ebenfalls einen wonnigen Tag. Ganz liebe Grüße, Viola

Guriana said...

Dear Julia, You inspire me again and again!!:))

Anonymous said...

These are stunning, so chic and beautiful. This is my first time here and how inspiring all your creations are.

Have a blessed day.

The Sparkly Fairy said...

I love the fabric collages you have made - beautiful. Thank you for leaving a kind comment on my work too!

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Wow! What beautiful gifts! Those ladies are very lucky!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

I always love seeing your beautiful art and gorgeous blog. Thank you for the sweet comments on my blog. Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

Shabby Jen said...

OMG all of your things are so beautifuL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!