June 26, 2014

A French Bag and a Tag

Thank you very much for your sympathetic comments on the loss of our Cecil. It’s always hard to lose a furry family member but I wouldn’t want to miss the wonderful time we had together.
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My dear friend Marie has received my birthday package and now I can show you what I made for her.

Vintage Inspired Purse with French Labels
I have been in a bag sewing mood lately and thought I would make one for Marie too. Since I know that she enjoys French graphics, I used some on the front along with some lace and buttons.

Vintage Inspired Purse with French Labels
Vintage Inspired Purse - Lace Back
The back is a lace collage and could actually as well be used as the purse front.

White Fabric Tag with French Ad

For the tag I chose a French theme as well.

French Tag Detail

All the the pretty graphics I have used for the bag and the tag were provided by The Graphics Fairy.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a sunny and relaxed weekend!

My French creations will join these great parties:
Saturday Sparks at Pieced Pastimes
Sundays at Home at Thoughts from Alice
Show and Share at Coastal Charm
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch To Yours 
Knick of Time Tuesday at Knick of Time

June 07, 2014

Goodbye sweet Cecil

Our sweet Cecil had gotten old and we had the feeling that he would leave us this year. However, it was still unexpected when we found him on Thursday morning, fallen asleep forever. We got Cecil four and a half years ago. He had been a starving stray cat with a very bad ear infection. We nursed him back to health and decided to keep him. He was a quiet cat with a very likable character. He had a cute voice and sounded more like a kitten than a full-grown cat but he didn’t talk a lot. Cecil was pretty cuddly and enjoyed sitting on our laps. He loved food and always followed us in the kitchen to see if there would be a meal or at least a treat for him.

Cecil

Cecil 1

Cecil 2

During the last months he had spent every pleasant day outside, resting or sleeping in the grass or on a chair. When we walked through the garden, he followed us.

Cecil and Turtle

This was the last picture I took of Cecil about three weeks ago. He was curious and sniffed on a baby turtle that had shown up in the garden. Don’t worry! Nothing happened to the tiny turtle. As long as we knew him, Cecil had never been fond of hunting or catching anything. He was always calm, very relaxed and preferred his food served bite-sized in a bowl .

Goodbye, sweet Cecil. We are very sad but also grateful that you shared your last years with us and brought us so much joy. You were a wonderful companion and enriched our life. We will deeply miss you ♥.