This fabric card was made as a keepsake for my little friend Matthew who is 2 and a half (we went to his baptism today). I actually put the finishing touches on his card this morning before leaving! Last night at 11 p.m. I still had no clear idea of what I wanted this to look like, but a little pressure really helped I can tell you :o) After midnight I didn't think twice about cutting into the antique lace trim , but I had to hunt through all my stuff to find just the right buttons. I finally quit looking and went to bed with a headache (uh-oh!) around 2 a.m. I think.
I found the last vintage mother of pearl button this morning, just sitting on the desk right next to my bed (very odd, that). The bird is from this image pool on Flickr , and is one of my favorites as you can see here. I thought it would be cute if he had a little charm dangling from his beak by a golden thread this time. Anyway, thank heaven (indeed) that everything came together and that my idea worked out. On ne sait jamais... My good friend Mandy, Matthew's mum, loved it and wants to frame it! I'm so glad. The above slightly cropped photo isn't that great because I was trying to take pictures of the card on my lap in the car (no, I wasn't driving!), before giving it away. Did I mention that "last minute" is my middle name btw? That's me alright.