Saturday, January 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Robin

Tonight I am hosting a cocktail party in honour of Robin's 50th birthday. I did one for her 40th too. I made her this mixed media piece, using many scraps of fabric that she had given me (plus some of my own) and on it I sewed 50 buttons into the shape of a heart. I gave it to her a few weeks ago on her actual birthday. I hope that she liked it.....

9 comments:

Leslie Jane Moran said...

Adorable. I love this idea.

artbeth67 said...

I'm sure she loved it!!! You are so sweet to make it for her :)

Maija said...

That is such a lovely gift, Martha! I just know she will treasure it!

A bird in the hand said...

Of cour she's going to like it!!! I love it.
xoxo

Sanja said...

what a great idea!lovely piece!

Jacky said...

What a fabulous idea Martha...you are so clever.
Love the idea of the 50 buttons and those reds are scrummy!!!

Jacky xox

p.s. Congratulations on your being published in Somerset...you do black and white so well!

Joanne Huffman said...

It's a beautiful and thoughtful gift...and I plan to "borrow" the idea.

Joanne

Pam said...

What a wonderful birthday gift. Love the idea of using her fabric and the buttons. I'm sure she will cherish it.

My sister is having a 50 this year. We are having a party in Palm Springs. I may just steal your idea. Hope you don't mind.

Cindy McMath said...

Martha, this is gorgeous! If she didn't like it, I will take it. :)

I had a good snoop around your blog - I know exactly what you mean when you talk about the struggle between the fun and funky and the darker more vintagey - but can't we do both?!

Thanks for dropping by my blog the other day and leaving such a nice comment - the bird thanks you too!

Cindy :)