Monday, June 11, 2012

Rainy Day Fun

Rain?  Did We Say We Needed Rain?
Yes, we did! 

Birthday Bee Basket

It does seem a little excessive, though, to have SO MUCH rain all in the same week!  However, it's much better than drought, so I am not complaining.  In fact, I've been busy as a bee.......

I had to buy this cute leftover Easter basket when they were marked down. Knew just what to do with it!

Love this cute birthday tissue paper - doesn't have anything to do with bees, but all these birthday cakes are lovely.

At least one of the little gifts is bee-themed: cute little memo pad!

Doll Ornament  from The Small Object as shown on

Along with a gift certificate for afternoon tea, there's another "little person" to add to a special garland I made for the Birthday Girl's important birthday a couple of year's ago. 

She still has the garland hanging up and asks for another one to add each year.  This little paper doll is a bit more dressed up than some because she's celebrating the Queen's Jubilee, complete with flag! She's right in style with her 'fascinator', but I think I put her earrings just a little too far up. Maybe she wears them at the tops of her ears rather than on the earlobes! 

The cute frame I used for her portrait came in Michelle's wonderful "stash" swap from my partner, Leann, of The Old Parsonage. Still finding new things to do with all the goodies she sent!

And what does this have to do with the Birthday Bee Basket? Well,  I think it's stopped raining now, so that'll have to wait!


  1. Love the bee basket and the picture of the children kissing!! Your birthday tag is just perfect!! And where did you find the cute carton with the flag on it?

    XXX chris

    1. World Market, Chris - I went to see if they still had any Jubilee biscuit tins, but that was all I could find.

  2. Gah! That card is adorable! Well done.

    At the 11th hour a miracle has happened. I knew it would :) He is ever faithful. Details will follow soon. Thank you for your encouraging friendship.


    1. Oh, so happy to hear that, Laura!

  3. Your bee basket of birthday goodies is BEEutiful! How fun to fill it with special gifts. Rain is a very good thing. I was thinking yesterday while hand watering that it would be so good to have fresh rain at least once every month. Happy week to you dear...

  4. I hear you about the rain here!! Our backyard is getting flooded, but boy, our grass is growing nicely!