During the summer we have quite a few festivities that come our way in the form of birthdays. Birthdays for grown ups and for little ones.
Just about every summer the little one who won't be little for much longer if she keeps up this rate up, is graced with sunshine and warm weather... allowing for an outdoor party.
I wish I was that lucky. But in my case spring showers more or less rule that event...
I made some presents. Have a look.
A tote bag for storing library books.
Some patchwork -rather imperfect but let's not split hairs-, a cute button, some lace ,
and some pink kittens embroidered on top.
Also wrapped up for the birthday girl, a cover for a small map in which she can keep all of her little notes, scribbles, drawings and art work. As requested by the girl herself, I incorporated bright colors and a little lamb. It's in full, daily use right now so I guess the client is a happy one in this case!
And last but not least, a notebook with a soft fabric cover. In fact, the little sister also got one. That's in fact the reason why I embroidered the initials on the cover. Makes it easy to distinguish them as they are exactly the same in every other aspect.
Using 1 inch hexagons I made a flower that is the central focus of the cover. A grayish cotton as a neutral backdrop brightened up with a board of blue flower fabric works nicely with the bold colors of the hexagons. Each hexagon is machine quilted for sturdiness. I added a quilted border along the outline of the flower using the same embroidery floss as I did for the initial. This is a pure decorative border however.
And to finish the cover of I added a trim of delicate antique lace. It's an ivory color and adds interest without being too overbearing.
So that was one birthday in the bag. :)
Better start to contemplate what to do for the next one...