Thursday, September 20, 2012

A Shabby Chic Birthday

I can't believe that Janae is 23. Where did the years go? I couldn't be more proud of her. She has turned out exactly as I had hoped she would.

I have been busy working on some birthday gifts for her. I can't afford to buy a lot of expensive gifts...but I can make her pretty things!

After seeing these type of Angel wings on several blogs I came up my own version of them. I am so pleased with them! They took me awhile to make...but now I want to make some for me!

I can think of like 100 places I would like to have these for myself :)
Now I need to make some for me!

I decided that since Janae's birthday is right before halloween decorating time I have decided to "primp a pumpkin" for her every year. Last year I made one that will look good with this years...pretty soon she will have a pumpkin patch!

Now I want one of these too!

My favorite gift I made for her was this dreamcatcher...

I think Bella likes it!

This was inspired by Tausha at Simply Me. I have adored her dreamcatchers for a long time and she was sweet enough to let me know where to get the hoop and stuff. If anyone wants a tutorial sometime let me know. It was really fun to make and I am so happy with how it turned out. If you want to buy one I suggest contacting Tausha. Hers are gorgeous!

I want to make a blue one for my bedroom--I want to make a bunch actually--really love it!

Chantel made Janae a bracelet and bought her a ring, also some pretties for her hair. Wyatt got her a shabby chic clock and Gage got her some of those beautiful peony like tulip bulbs.  Jerry and I also got her some Simply Shabby Chic British rose pillows for her guest bedroom--they came today, just in time!

Tonight boyfriend Sidney took her out. Tomorrow night her and I will continue the celebration with sushi and a movie!

Janae and I in 1990

Happy Birthday Janae...we love you!
For those of you not familiar with Janae's blog you can find it here
I hope everyone is enjoying the end of summer. Thanks for visiting!


Tracy ~ If I Knew You Were Coming I'd Baked A Cake said...

Oh how grand would it be to be 23 again and what lovely gifts you made for her this will have more sentimental value than any high street gift. You are a lovely mum and I am sure she will grow to love all things shabby chic like her mum. Happy Birthday to your lovely girl. Tracy x

Heirloom treasures said...

Happy Birthday Janae. Lovely presents. You got everything that I would like, especially the dreamcatcher.I going to try and make one too.
Sandy I love that pic of you and Janae in 1990 you are so pretty. xx

Janae said...

I am such a lucky girl! Thank you so much for all my wonderful gifts, I love them all soooooooooo much!!!! THANK YOU!!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!

Simply Me said...

HOW WONDERFUL!!! LOVE LOVE IT!!! You did an AWESOME job!!! Your daughter is Beautiful !!! Love the last pic...sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooCute!!! Have a Great Weekend!!!

Grandma Carolee said...

Sandy, your gifts all turned out beautifully! Have a fun time going out to dinner & a movie with Janae' tonight.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Happy Birthday Janae! Such sweet gifts...all from the heart!~Hugs, Patti

Katherines Corner said...

my baby turned 32 this year. Where does the time go? The gifts you made are lovely. The angel wings are just beautiful. Happy belated birthday wishes y=to your lovely daughter. hugs and happy weekend wishes

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

How fun! What a lucky girl - happy birthday to Janae.
You've done a wonderful job on those wings, pumpkin and dream catcher Sandy!

Noble Vintage said...

so sweet! what great gifts!

Victoria said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter! The gifts are so lovely and I think you did a great job with the dream catcher. I'm lucky enough to own one of Tausha's beautiful creations but I have heard she's not making them anymore...not sure though. That would be great if you posted a tutorial:)

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter. She is gorgeous.. and YES PLEASE for a tutorial on the dreamcatchers. Love this..and of couse the angel wings are so soft and lacy! are so talented.

Unknown said...

Janie is adorable, love her
r pups too.

Off to check out her blog.

Your are very talented!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Love the angel wings and the dream catcher, you did such a lovely job with both of them. Beautiful pumpkin too, just the right pastel colors and feminine look!

Your daughter is beautiful. What in the world happens to the time?!

Happy weekend!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the dogs too. Every home needs at least 1 or 2!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great gifts, Sandy! Gosh ~ 23 . . . I had my daughter at 23. I can't even imagine being that age anymore {what with 49 just around the corner!}. You should just make doubles of your gifts! Love the pumpkin and those angel wings are precious. Wouldn't they look great on a Christmas tree?

Anne said...

Janae is a beautiful girl!Wishing her a happy birthday! She is lucky to have such a wonderful family! Looks like she received beautiful gifts!Sweet photo of Janae as a baby.Where does the time go?!? My daughter is soon to be a teen.I long for those baby years!

Karen said...

Those are beautiful gifts. Janae is lucky to have such a loving mom and I'm sure she is an equally loving daughter. Have a great time on your mother daughter date.

Cindy said...

Those are beautiful beautiful gifts! Oh my gosh the angel wings are precious... and the dream catcher and the pumpkin, and the bracelet... they are all treasures!
Janae seems like such a sweet girl, i know you are so proud of her. It's so cool how all of you love animals, and she has that love for animals too.
And, is that the wonderful rose in one of the photos that i love so, now i can't remember the name of it!


Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Wow, what beautiful gifts. They are all so lovely and Janae is so sweet! I'm sure she loved every single thing and especially you for making her birthday special!

Anonymous said...

nice post thanks for sharing looking for to visit more..blessings

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Beautiful gifts you made for your beautiful daughter...and made with love, which is the BEST kind of gift to receive!!

Have a great weekend!
Warmest hugs, Brenda

Lady Pamela said...

You did an amazing job on Janae's gifts. Handmade gifts from the heart are always so very special. My personal favorite is the angel wings. I would love to find some on Etsy someday for my home.

Anonymous said...

She's beautiful...and so are the wings!
Thanks for sharing.

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Peggy said...

You are an amazingly talented woman Sandy! Love all your gifts to Janae and she's a lucky gal to have you for a Mom!
Peggy @ The Painted Pear

Olivia said...

Hello sweet Sandy~ Your creations are gorgeous!!! Happy Birthday to Janae!!!! You are an awesome mom!!!

The Charm of Home said...

Happy birthday to your daughter! She is very pretty! Love all of the things you made. That is the prettiest dream catcher I have ever seen!

ShabbyESP said...

Hi Sandy,
I love ALL the beautiful things you made for your talented!!
Love the dream catcher and the angel did you do the angel wings? I so want to make some for myself. How lucky you have a daughter to make all the lovely things for her. I have 4 boys and 2 grandsons...don't think they would appreciate those kind of gifts too much :(
I enjoy visiting your blog along with Janae's you both have a beautiful home!!! Love your taste in decor.
Suzann ~xoxo~

Donna Heber said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet Janae! You have made her such lovely gifts. The angel wings and primped pumpkin are gorgeous! Treasures she can always keep. Your blog is so pretty.

Fishtail Cottage said...

your daughter is just so cute! love every gift you gave pretty! thank you for sharing this post w/me! so fun to come over to take a peek! xoox, tracie

Honey at 2805 said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful daughter's special day at Potpourri Friday!

Sweet Melanie said...

Awww, this is just so sweet! You really know how to spoil her with such beautiful you have me wanting to make some! I know my Mom loves to find the unusal in pretty things for my's 4 days after Christmas and I actually like my birthday better since she does so well. She always saves the best gifts for then, she always has made my birthday very special.

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

Just found your blog. Happy Birthday to your Beautiful daughter. Lovely blog, New Follower.