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Thursday, 30 June 2011

Happy Birthday Mum!

It's my mum's 70th birthday today.  I made her this card, using one of the fashion illustrations that I bought recently.  In the bottom left hand corner someone has written in pencil, "this dark green velvet hat is plumed with coque feathers".  I wonder where it came from originally.  

And this is one of her presents - a sweet little footstool with a painted base, little bun feet and a tapestry top.

I also found a cardboard box and covered it in old sheet music.  The inside is covered in bright pink tissue, and wrapped within lay some luxurious little treats - some bath bubbles, body silk, handcream and handmade soaps - all tied up with a spotty ribbon and a printed luggage tag.

We are off out for a family meal tonight. 

Happy Birthday Mum!

Don't worry, I haven't given any surprises away - she won't read this until after the event!

Last week my Mr was 50!  More about that when I have a little more time but a big thank you to Mr, Mrs and Miss E for a lovely, relaxed evening on Friday.  Beautiful cake Miss E and quite delicious too!

Some good news last week (and a follow-on from this post) was that Ai Weiwei was finally released from captivity, albeit on bail and forbidden to talk to the media.


Liz said...

Love the card - it is beautiful. Hope your Mum has a lovely birthday.

*Maristella* said...

Hi carissima!
Buon compleanno alla tua mamma...settanta anni sono una bellissima età ed un traguardo fortunato!
I doni sono meravigliosi!!
Buon compleanno anche a Hubby! ;o))
Un caro saluto, *Maristella*.

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Gorgeous card and I love the footstool. Love the idea of the cupboard box. Well done you. Hope your mum enjoys her day. Mmmmmm, the cake looks scrumdiddlyumptious.

Vintage Sunday said...

Oh such loveliness for your dear Mum ~ and a very Happy Birthday to her too! The card that you made for her is just gorgeous, as is the little footstool, and I'm sure she'll be so blessed by your loving kindness! Glad that Mr VJ had a wonderful day too! Love Brenda (Thank you so much for your lovely comment too! Oh, if only I could get over to the UK, I'd be only too glad to help you with your chairs :)

Anna said...

Buon compleanno alla tua mamma anche da parte mia!! Bellissimi i doni..la scatolina ricamata è un amore!! Buona giornata,Anna.

The Pea Pod said...

Say a big Happy Birthday from The Pea Pod. Your Mum is going to really love her card and gifts, they are beautiful. Have a wonderful time tonight xx

Mum said...

Your mum is one lucky person - wonderful card and such beautifully wrapped presents.
Love from this Mum

My Spotty Pony said...

Your Mum is sure to appreciate the time you have taken to make her card and beautifully wrap the wonderful gifts. I hope you all have a lovely evening. Abby x

Rose H (UK) said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous gifts! Hope your Mom has a splendid birthday :o)

Cor! Hubby's cake looks gorgeous :o) Belated wishes.

Anonymous said...

Oh I love the card you've made here..and that box covered in vintage sheet music! Ooh la la! It doesn't get any better!

thanks for your visit!

ciao bella

Creative Carmelina

gillyflower said...

Wonderful card, and lovely thoughtful presents - lucky Mum!