August 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Shelley!

Yesterday was my mom's boss's birthday and of course she created something fabulous for her. I actually got to help her on this one and I am so pleased with how it turned out! Shelley is a "Junk Artist," so my mom wanted to create something that reflected her artistic and eclectic taste, while showing off her love for birds. After thinking through a variety of options, we decided to create a bag using leftover fabric scraps.
I rummaged through my mom's stash, then cut and laid out all the pieces. She pinned everything and sewed it all together. Here's the back of the bag:
We teased, each other saying that I was a fancy designer and my mom was a minimum wage laborer. Then, when I decided to make a matching card, I "hired" my little brother to "work" too. He helped to punch and apply adhesive to all the Itty Bitty flowers. He is quite the scammer though, trying to convince me that he had cut his finger (he didn't) and needed worker's comp as well as overtime while he helped me clean up the mess afterwards. Aren't little brothers fun?
The DEEtails are very simple:
I started with a Poppy Parade card and added an Early Espresso mat to a Very Vanilla background. Then, with the help of my brother, I punched and adhered a bunch of Itty Bitty Shapes flowers in So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzaz, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, and Early Espresso to match the colors of the bag. I added a ruffle of Striped Grosgrain ribbon (also used on the bag) and an Early Espresso bird with a Poppy Parade wing. Then I stamped the sentiment from my Upsy Daisy set and added a Poppy Parade mat.
Happy Birthday Shelley! I hope you enjoyed your day!

1 comment:

  1. Again, you make that little flower sing . . . yes, your brother deserves Worker's Comp . . . it's probably one of those injuries that's difficult to see but debilitating at the same time. LOL. Hugs, M