Monday, July 5, 2010

Birthday Boquet

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If you haven't figured it out yet, I really, really, like to stretch out my birthday for as long as possible. I'm getting an early start this year! I made myself 2 gifts already.



The first is this adorabl little hair pin. I used one of the few little slivers of fabric I have left that used to be my Great Aunt Bertha's. You can find the super easy tutorial at Poppy Chic Designs. She used a 4 x 4 inch square, but the biggest size I could cut was 2 1/2" x 2 1/2". It turned out the perfect size. When I was finished, I just hot glued it to a hair pin with a little disc on it.




The second, I finally got around to making myself a scrabble tile pendant. I just love the design on this one. Actually, I love just about anything vintage, especially fabric. This was a fabric swatch I saw online this morning and just fell in love with it. Granted the original is much prettier, but, $18 a yard is just slightly out of my price range, so I went with this instead. I still have to wait 3 days or so for the glaze to dry, but it will be ready before my birthday!


8 comments:

Karen said...

Love both of your birthday treats, especially the scrabble tile pendant.

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

They're both super cute! Happy Almost Birthday! Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

Leslie said...

oh i love it that hair pin is so cute

Carla said...

Great way to dress up the hair pins.

Sheri@childmade.com said...

Very sweet! Thanks for sharing ... I've posted a link. I would love it if you joined my link party sometime.

Anonymous said...

This one looks so cute in person! It's the perfect size for an adult, without looking like you stole your daughter's accessory.

Donna

Dayna said...

These are lovely, and it's so nice to make something for oneself from time to time. Happy Early Birthday. :-)

p.s.phyllis sews said...

Oh, I love to find someone else who likes to stretch out their birthday celebrations. Cute accessories!