Greetings dear friends & readers & Welcome to July!
Gosh - half of the year gone already!
Last Sunday - the very last day of June, I celebrated another birthday!
59 years around this clock of life 💗!
I had the most special day indeed.
My daughter in law Sarah invited me out there for lunch along with my other son & his family.
Sarah put on a beautiful finger food lunch.
I even had a chocolate birthday cake with 5 candles on it ... & I also got some help to blow those candles out 😉
Best of all - I got to laugh lots & spend time with my precious grandsons.
I received some beautiful gifts from my dear friends & family members & was rather spoilt indeed.
All to soon the day was over ...... but I had another friend celebrating a special birthday last Friday
so I wanted to make her a handmade gift.
This padded coathanger kind of came together quite by accident - I was just playing around with my vintage laces & the idea came to mind.
I spray painted a wire hanger cream & then padded it out really well underneath before slipping the lace cover over it
I added a small lavender bag tied to the top & then - at the last minute, I stitched some Mother of Pearl buttons on it.
My friend Sandy was delighted with her gift.
When my dear friend Leeanne sent my birthday package, she managed to squeeze in these 3 books that she had offered me several months ago whilst decluttering her bookcase.
I was So thrilled - I have read Dewey the Library cat already & am just beginning A Cat called Norton.
So it seemed appropriate then to receive this email card from my dear friend Willie 😉
These hanging lambs are a pattern from the Tilda Book "Homemade & Happy"
My friend D asked if I would make the pair for her - they are plain teadyed calico, each with a small green polka dot heart in their hands.
D has yet to collect her Order & I am unsure whether she will want the feather wings, which I have just pinned in place - or leave the lambs plain, without wings.
|Large Size Lamb Small Size Lamb|
The Lambs in the pattern book have glittery gold Tilda wings.
I have been having Sid extra days while his other Nanny is away in Europe (the lucky, lucky girl!!)
Miss Pippi has been most annoyed about this new arrangement & when Sid went home last Wednesday she lay on the couch & miaowed at anyone that went past, whilst doing her best to look neglected & uncared for ! 😹
The house smells wonderful today dear friends, I am burning a new waffle bar - Cinnamon & Spice fragrance 💕
I hope the week ahead is good to you all dear readers
Thanks SO Very Much for your visits today - be kind to yourselves & to each other,
With much love & friendship,
Julie & the (spoilt) furry ones x0x0x0