Birthdays... IF a girl has to have one nothing takes the sting out of it like sharing it with a
While at Joy's Sandy & I shared our BDays (mine at the first of the month & hers at the end).
AND presents of course really help!
A MERMAID Necklace from Joy & Laurie (found while they were at Round Top I believe). Joy put the pretty turquoise necklace part together. LOVE HER!!!!!
That AMAZING Necklace of bling was made by none other than Ms Sandy! And I adore the cabinet card of the little girl that she used to display it on. Presentation, Presentation, Presentation!
And the beautiful burgundy flower was made by Vickie Orlando as well a string of Miriam Haskle pearls (so she said). And that darling little mermaid on the left is a chocolate lollipop made by the infamous Cynthia V. She does such detailed, beautiful, yummy creations. She also made me a sand castle cake but, darn NO ONE got a photo of that. Loved it Cynthia.
These beauties were made by Diana Salvucci Smith. She & Vickie took a class from Arlene Baker & hand made/formed those flowers from velvet. Hours I'm sure. While out in California last summer Vickie took me to Arlene's house & I got to see students working in a class as well as being able to shop among all the velvet, patterns, molds, buttons, & findings. HEAVENLY!!!!! And that mirror... a vintage hand mirror that Diana use the "Laurie Mika clay technique" on. I would sooooooooooo love to learn to do this! Below you can see the crown she made for each of us using clay & the same technique.
How can I thank you girls for spoiling me this weekend & helping me celebrate my birthday? Now that it's September I can't believe it was so long ago. But, soon I'll share a post of the BDay celebration we had for Sandy in San Jose at the end of June... Never enough time for friends! Come back soon!