Hello, and welcome!
Do you remember that I posted about my granddaughter, Olivia, turning 7 this week? I'd mentioned that my camera had "swallowed" the photos I'd taken of the card I'd made her......and it was such a work of art......really.....haa!
Anyways, her birthday was Tuesday, and as we usually do, the family gathered together for birthday cake and giving of gifts and cards to the Birthday Girl....all good an' well.
This afternoon, Olivia had a sewing party, and had invited 12 of her girlfriends to come to her house and make a pretty monogrammed cushion, and a lovely headband, complete with felt flowers and buttons......lovely.
Mummy had used Grandma's Big Shot to cut half a ton of felt flowers, and had
stolen asked for a pile of Grandma's pretty pastel buttons, to sew onto the layered flowers.......still with me?
Grandma, in the meantime, thought she had an afternoon to herself, and had planned to use it to prepare the lesson she has to teach, at Church, tomorrow........cue phone call from Olivia's Mummy, Leigh-Anne (aka Daughter #3).....sayin' that Olivia really wants her Grandma to come to the party.......Grandma dutifully drives through a hailstorm so as not to disappoint her much-loved Granddaughter # 4....is met at the door by said blonde, blue-eyed teeny beauty......and is led to a sewing machine, and a l-o-n-g line of giggling, excited teeny girlies, each clutching the makings of a flowery, monogrammed cushion!
Another, poor, unsuspecting "guest", (aka mother of a teeny guest) was already ensconced at a table, starting on putting together headbands........
Really!......talk about slave labour.......I had each teeny sit on my lap while I showed her how to sew a straight line, on a piece of scrap fabric, then they moved on to Daughter #3, who helped them to sew the seams, and place the monogramme, before they stuffed their cushions....then back to me to slip-stitch the closings.
At some point, I was thrown a piece of KFC boneless chicken, but have you ever tried to eat chicken whilst hand-sewing?
All this, accompanied by the
warbling singing of Justin Beiber, beltin' out at 3 million decibells.........where's the aspirin?
Wish I had photos to show you, but I was a little busy.......
Here's a photo of Olivia, taken a few months ago.......
This a very quick card that I made, last night, using a freebie from Pink Gem........
I used a green spotty card base, and layered on a journal card (love those bright eggs!), rounded all corners, and inked with fluid chalk.......a piece of bright Easter paper behind........
Isn't she a sweet girlie? Love the ickle butterfly........
Used letter stickers for the "happy", and a small tag for "Easter", and cute flower brads......can't remember how many years I've had those, and still got tons...what on earth did I think I needed so many for?...haaa!
Half a paper doily, behind the journal card, and a pretty diecut butterfly to remind us it's Spring!
Very quick and simple....that's all I seem to have time for, these days....sigh......
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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