Monday, November 28, 2011

Happy Birthday Lily

My darling daughter is 9 today! Wowza! How did that happen? Where did the last 9 years go. I don't feel I have very much to show for them except the sweet addition of a darling son! She celebrated it at the weekend and had her bff come stay over which turned out to be a lot of fun and no bother at all. She is growing up so fast. Lily had said she wanted a dolphin notebook for her birthday and seeing as dolphins are her new obsession, I decided to make her birthday dolphin themed. Dolphin earrings, a book on dolphins, a personalised dolphin pencil case and a dolphin cake! I hunted around everywhere for a dolphin notebook but could only find a small one and she had specifically asked for a large one to write all her stories in. So... you remember the secret "aida" stitching I was doing a few weeks ago?? Well this was it! Did anyone guess??



Stitching on aida is not my cup of tea but I needed a quick result and fast! I found an old dolphin design in one of my old Cross Stitcher magazines and changed all the background to half stitches and Voila! A quick fray of the edges and some glue to stick it down and there you have it - a large, dolphin notebook! Not my colours, or my kind of design but is just perfect for my dolphin loving girl. It just goes to show, you never know when those old magazines will come in handy. I don't think I am quite ready to throw them out just yet.

A dolphin cake was in order so I asked my good friend if she would make one for me and she did a grand job!



Nine candles to blow out....



...and got them all in one blow!



Happy birthday sweetie. I love you lots and lots.
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

31 comments:

Cristina said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter and may she have a very happily life.
The cake was very lovely.

Lesleyanne said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter. I love the dophins you stitched her. Great photos and a lovely cake.

Lee said...

Aww! Neat-o! It looks like Lily was having a very special birthday.

Rachael xx said...

Happy Birthday Lily!!

lily said...

Happy Birthday wishes to Lily, looks like she had a fun time with her bestest friend.

The dishcloths are very simple to knit.......I used a double knit 100% cotton yarn and size 4mm needles, cast on 40sts and knit 6 rows of each colour in garter stitchuntil it looks big enough, then cast off

Let me know if you make some. x

Maggie said...

Happy Birthday to your Lily!

What a great idea for the note book :-) and i love the cake too, looks yummy!

Cole said...

Happy Birthday to Lily! A beautiful birthday celebration for sure!

Christine said...

Happy Birthday Lily!
Great job on the dolphin book

Margaret said...

Happy happy birthday to Lily!!

Mel said...

What a cute cake!
The dolphins are just lovely as well. :)

valerie said...

Happy Birthday Lily!

Kate said...

Lots of lovely dolphin-ness - great cake.
Happy Birthday to your daughter.

Carol said...

Happy Birthday to Lily!! That was so sweet of you to stitch her a dolphin themed piece--love that cake, too, Hazel!

Alix said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter, belatedly! The notebook is sure to be treasured and the cake will be a lovely memory!
x

KnittingDays said...

Happy Birthday Lily!
Hazel,this is beautiful notebook cover. You are so talented.Thanks for sharing. Love and blessings to you and your family.

Carol said...

Happy birthday to your little one.
Brilliant idea with the cross stitch dolphins - and that cake! Wow. Lovely photos.
Carol xx

Julie said...

Great cake and super special gift from mum.
Happy Birthday wishes to you Lily

Jane said...

Ahhh so sweet, I wish I could go back to 9th birthdays again with my trio! Good job superMum with the dolphin notebook, bet she was well chuffed, no-one else will match that! Gorgeous cake too xxx

Joysze said...

Happy Birthday to Lily. Love the dolphin theme, and the cross stitch and cake are fabulous. :D

mainely stitching said...

Best wishes to your wonderful daughter!

Louise said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter!! Your dolphin stitchery is fantastic and LOVE the cake! Fabulous!! :)

Catherine said...

Happy Birthday to Lily!! Your project and the cake are fantabulous!!

Giovanna said...

Many Happy Returns to your daughter!

Carla said...

Belated happy birthday to your little girl! The dolphin notebook is awesome,I'm sure she loves it :)

Maggie O said...

That must be what all 9 year old girls are into (kook my GD (9) to see the movie Dolphin Tales). I just loved the cake but the cross stitch was absolutely fantastic. How creative are you!! What a great Mum you are. Memories made!!

Mangogirl said...

Happy Birthday Lily! What wonderful gifts! that notebook is gorgeous and the cake is stunning!

Margaret said...

Congratulations to Lily on her 9th. What a lovely celebration it must have been. She's a lucky girl to have such a talented mom.

Sally said...

Happy Belated Birthday Lily!

Measi said...

I hope it was a wonderful birthday for her! (I want that cake! So adorable!)

Thanks for joining the WIPocalypse - it's wonderful to be meeting so many stitchers from all over the world! I've added you to the participant list and to my personal blog reader so I can peek in and see what lovelies you're stitching.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Happy Birthday and way to make it special! What a great theme!

Suz said...

oh Happy Birthday Lily..sorry it's late
The Dolphin cake and embroidery looks wonderful x