Friday, May 31, 2013

It's my birthday and I'll craft if I want to!

Morning ladies, just, I had meant to post yesterday, I had everything ready but again I got distracted.  I had a day out with my best buddy Gill.  We did a good impression of "ladies wot lunch!"  Followed by a couple of trips to garden centres for some bedding plants, now I've just got to get them in to my pots.

On the evening hubby and I had a good walk with the pup followed by a drop in at the local pub for local people for a wee drink. 

Why all this fun?!

Well, today folks it is my birthday.  Yippee, another year older!
I'm at work early tomorrow so won't be doing much this evening, but my son is having a party tomorrow night after work, that I want a swimming party but we are having a nice meal afterwards, which should be fun.

Today I have a couple of bespoke cards to make and it's the school fair tomorrow so if I get chance later I better bake.  We will see.

Back to my crafting....remember I told you I was making memory boxes with a lovely family? 
It has been an honour to work with this family who are going through a very tough time...if only I had a magic wand or that wishes came true and I could change their future.
Unfortunately this is not the case and bad things happen in life, I only hope that the time we have spent together has helped in a small way.
First the youngest memory box, this one is nice a bright and cheerful.....

The older child's to love a bit of Cath Kidston...
Finally Mum's....I love the sentiment on this one and I think it's very apt.

I have started off their boxes by making a wee matching mini book of our day, time spent crafting with mum.  x
They've all had a couple of coats of varnish so that they'll stand the test of time and hopefully last well into adulthood.

That's all for me today.  I hope to get these cards finished soon so I can have a relaxing afternoon.  Have a super weekend and as Arnold would say, "I'll be back!"


Kat said...

Happy Birthday Erika, hope you have a lovely day.

Love how you've decorated the memory boxes and mini boxes. They're really lovely and will be really good for the children to keep.

Kat xx

Hazel said...

Happy birthday. Hope you have a great day.

Your memory boxes are beautiful and it was wonderful of you to make time to make these with the family, they will be treasured.


Unknown said...

A veryhappy birthday to you, age is jut a number, so forget it. Love your memory boxes. You were so kind to help this family.

Enjoy your day.

Wilma xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! Hope you had a lovely day.

The memory boxes are lovely, gorgeous papers and those little books are just beautiful. pleased you had such a good time working along side this family, kate x

Shazza said...

happy birthday lovely, hope you had a good day and enjoy your meal. These boxes are beautiful x

Lau W said...

Hello Erika ! Happy birthday to youuuuuuuu !! :-))

These boxes are superb, very nice work, love them all !

marion said...

Lovely boxes and three cheers for you, happy birthday !!! HUgs, Marion

Juls said...

oooooh wow fab!! great to see the finished projects!! Hugs Juls