Thursday, July 26, 2012

Happy Birthday, Felt Flower Bouquets, Handmade Cards

Good Morning,

I hope everyone is enjoying their July so far. So far we haven't  done anything to exciting, I hope to go to the bay area the next weekend not this one. This weekend we are having everyone over to celebrate four birthdays. It is easier that way then doing them all separate since they are so close together. 

Steve did buy some tile to put over the counters. It is the small squares that I have wanted for about four years, so I am pretty excited for him to get that up.

He is still having knee problems and will be having surgery most likely soon. He says he will wait until November. He does not want to do it right now. I cannot change his mind, he is just like that so hopefully he will be okay, I do worry about him.

I have made the gils my daughter Kirsten and DIL a bouquet of felt flowers using the pretty vases I bought. It did take some time to get these flowers all done. I cut like 100 of them using my Vintaj BigKick, thank God for that cutting machine, I can't imagine cutting these out by hand. Though back in the day I did cut out 200 yo-yos to make a table runner and then sew them all together by hand that did take awhile. If you don't know what old fashioned sewn yo-yos are you can check out this page to see what they look like. They are super cute.

The birthdays are for Brandon my step grandson, my DIL, Morgan and Kirsten. Morgan is 14  now I can't believe it. She has a boyfriend. It's hard to see her with a boyfriend it was just yesterday she was a little girl.    

Here are the flowers I made for the skinny neck purple vase for my DIL purple is her color.

Here is Kirsten's flowers for her wide mouth vase her color is teal.

  I got a nice shot of the flower vases, the ones on each end are mine, I do not have any flowers in mine except the middles size one I showed off in another post. I need to add more flowers to mine though it is sparse compared to the ones I made for the girls.   

I also made some handmade birthday cards for them.

Here is Morgan's card I just love this card it is from a stamped image from My Favorite Things Pure Innocence. 

Here is the card I made for my DIL it is also from a stamped image from My Favorite Things Pure Innocence. 

They stamped using Cling Stamps, those clear stamps.

This one is for my daughter Kirsten, also from My Favorite Things Cling Stamps Pure Innocence.

I made the girls some handmade hand stamped jewelry as well and paper bead bracelets. These were super fun to make. I will show these things in another post. I must get busy doing my shopping for the party on Saturday. I am making homemade ice cream, angel food cake I notice I noticed I started with Dessert here so that reminds me of the saying "Eat Dessert First Life is Uncertain" well my grandfather did almost that every day he had to  have fresh fruit pie with his dinner.  
I am also making fried chicken the healthy way, mashed potatoes with gravy, corn on the cob, coleslaw and my special recipe cornbread. It's so good it melts in your mouth. 

It will be nice to have another family dinner I get to see everyone at once in one place. We do this about once a month and it's great. But it's a lot of hard work for me, but that's okay I can do it once a month.  

Have a great day!


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  1. Hi Kat!! I love those birthday cards!! I am sure everyone will have a great time. The fod sounds wonderful!!! Have fun!! ((BIG HUGS))!!

  2. Hi Kat! Happy Birthday to all the upcoming birthday girls and boy! That's like our September and October! Hope you get to have a nice little vacation. We're going up to Carmel/Monterey next month for the Concours d'Elegance at Pebble Beach. The gifts and cards you made are adorable! Have a great weekend ahead! (((Hugz)))

  3. You did such a gorgeous job on the flowers Kat, how special for the girls. The cards are too cute also. Sounds like a great meal to celebrate!

  4. Hi Kat,
    I love those birthday cards too! So cute! Happy Belated Birhday to all! I hope you can take a little trip I guess this weekend? I am going to Scottsdale,AZ for my childhood friends 60th Birthday 8/12 she lives in ShowLow, AZ which is about 2 hours from there so she will pick us up at the airport and we are going to stay for 4 days and go to dinner shop and get massages :)) Have a wonderful week ahead. Hugs, Dru

  5. Those flowers are beautiful! What a creative idea! My hubby and I both have birthdays in July. Your cards are cute also! Enjoy your day and enjoy the meal together!

  6. Yum! I wish I could have attended that b'day party. Your dinner sounds delicious. What cute cards and flowers. I know the girls loved their cards and gifts. I bet it was a great celebration. Thanks for stopping by my blog. You asked about a cross-stitch I have on the wall. I have done a lot of cross stitch, but I didn't do that one. I purchased it at an estate sale. As I've aged, my eyes don't allow me to do any more cross stitch. laurie

  7. Yes, family gatherings are the best. It is such a good thing to do. It sounds like a very yummy menu. The flowers are so bright and happy. You such a good card maker! They will love them, for sure! It is weird how fast we watch children grow up. Mine are both almost as tall as me!

  8. Wow! Hard to believe that Rylan will be one year old already! Yet another birthday! Have a great rest of the week!


Have a wonderful day! ~Kat