Monday, February 13, 2012

Turning Fifty

No.  It's not a new quilt pattern.  Turning Fifty is my idea for a birthday card.  I think it would work for any big ZERO birthday.

I started with a purchased birthday card that is made for a 10th birthday.
I attached a bunch of tens to the card, with a piece of ribbon and staples or tape.

The extra tens are hidden in the card, but fall out as the card is opened to be read.

I traced the numeral "10" onto a piece of white paper
 - and cut it out, to use as a pattern.

Then I cut out 4 more numeral "10"s out of different colors of paper.
(Scrap-booking paper with patterns and bright colors would be phenomenal!!) 
I traced around the edges of the numbers with magic markers.

And then I taped the ribbon to the back of the tens.  I left some ribbon in between each ten so they could fold up into the card.  I have used staples before, also.

I slightly altered the interior of the card...

Folded the extra tens into the card.

And I have a card that brings a laugh to my OLD friends, 
but is not as insulting as some of the 50th birthday cards can be.


Saturday, February 11, 2012

I (Heart) Embroidery

Oh yes.  Now I remember.  I love to embroider.

I can't wait for Valentine's Day!


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Winter Coat

Winter Dress Coat
Promised Christmas 2009
Started December 4, 2011 (See the start here)
Finished January 28, 2012.

Love the color
Love the warmth

Love the buttons
Love the pleat in the back
Love the Brocade lining

Love the collar

Love the girl
Love the Finish!

Daughter said it was completely worth the wait.
Now we just need some winter!