Friday, 22 July 2011

Birthday girl

It was my birthday yesterday (patch courtesy of my sister) and what a lovely day it was too.
Breakfast in bed followed by cards and pressies from my family and friends. A trip to Gunwharf Quay for a spot of mooching in the CK outlet shop and lunch with G. Home again for cake, visits from friends bearing gifts and then finally more cake when my mum and sister popped round with yet more gifts. I shall photograph other gifts to share another day but I wanted to show what G had bought for me.

Last month whilst visiting a local museum I was looking through a bunch of old Ladybird books and saying how much I loved the illustrations, especially in the Going to School one which I used on my last blog post.
Well G bought a copy, which was in a very state of disrepair as it's spine was broken and the pages were falling out, for 1p on Amazon. He then searched the shops high and low for suitable frames and this is what he made.







To say I was thrilled would be an understatement!


He wasn't sure which pictures I would prefer to use so nothing has been permanently put in place and we may have pictures in all of the aperatures rather than some with text, we need to have a play around with them to decide.


G said he was so relieved I liked them as he wasn't completely sure on the idea.


But I do love them ever so much (as I love him too) and they are going to look fabulous in our newly decorated dining room.

22 comments:

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Happy Birthday Lisa!

Sounds like you had a fab day.

What a great idea your DH had, look forward to seeing them in situ in your new lovely dinning room.

MBB x

Lydia @ Twelve said...

What a fabulous idea from G... So glad you had a lovely day...

Lx

VintageVicki said...

Brilliant idea - what a thoughtful man :)

topchelseagirl said...

What a great present. Happy Birthday!

Mac n' Janet said...

How sweet! Happy Birthday!

Louise said...

what a great idea G had... it's my birthday next month and I bet Dave won't even get me a card, so you are very lucky to have a thoughtful man!!

Happy Birthday!

Simone said...

Belated Birthday Wishes Lisa! You have a really thoughtful husband. The gift looks wonderful. I have to get my own present from my husband! Have a lovely weekend. x

Diane said...

Happy Birthday!!! Wow! G is on fire with ideas like that! Thats so lovely. xxxx

Victoria said...

Happy Birthday. Sounds like you had a lovely day - spread it over the weekend too! x

Sally said...

Happy Birthday! What an amazing present, its soo lovely!!

Me and Tilly Too said...

Happy Birthday Lisa, sounds like you had a fab day and what a very thoughtful gift. Lesley x

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you!
Whar a lovely idea!
xxx

whatshappeningatmyhouse said...

Happy Birthday, Lisa - glad you had a lovely day x

bellaboo said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous day Lisa...belated birthday wishes to you!..and what a special and thoughtful present from your lovely man.You've got a diamond there! :0)

Michela said...

Happy belated Birthday dear Lisa! I hope the celebrations are still going on!
xxx

Louise said...

Clever G to have come up with that one. I would have felt tickled pink too. Happy Birthday Lisa. x

Jo said...

Happy belated birthday, Lisa, it sounds like you had a wonderful day. What a fantastic present, G has certainly put a lot of thought in to it, which makes it all the more special.

bad penny said...

Wow ! that IS a fabulous present ! well done that man !!!!

Happy ( belated ) birthday xx

Florence and Mary said...

Happy birthday!! It looks like you were given the perfect present!

Victoria xx

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Ah lovely Lisa, happy birthday to you, a birthday patch? magnifique and as for the lLadybird thoughtfulness....a triumph, you deserve,

Love Sarah x

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Happy belated birthday wishes xo
Carolyn xo

Catherine said...

Happy birthday for yesterday - sounds like you had a lovely time :-) xx