Thursday, August 16, 2012

It's My Birthday!

So I'm having myself a little party in the fairy garden to celebrate! 

Care to join me for some cake and a spot of tea?


Charms from the local bead store work great in the mini fairy garden
Small charms from my local bead store are perfect for this party. Naturally, I had these in my stash, they came home with me years ago!

I whipped up this little cake for myself last night, cutest darn cake I've ever made! Such a simple and quick project too, a bottle-cap pincushion in the shape of a cake. There's so many possibilities for these types tiny pin cushions, the last one I made looked like sushi

This wee birdbath is the latest addition to the garden, it holds just a few drops of water, I love it.

I made the little bunting out of some felt scraps from another project (yet to be revealed), easy peasy.

Here's the cake in my grubby little mitt so you can get a better idea of the size.

A vintage hankie makes a great picnic blanket if you're 3 inches tall.

The fairy garden has filled in SO much since first planted it a few months ago! You can't even see the rock path that was once so prominent. I have to trim it back pretty regularly and rescue the little furniture before it's completely grown over, it grows so fast! 


I have another reason to celebrate too, my fairy garden was chosen as one of the winners of The Magic Onion's 2012 Fairy Garden Contest, yayyyyyyy! There were 153 entries, can you imagine having to choose? I'm so honored to be one of the winners! I've won an adorable, hand-stitched fairy from Alkelda Dolls, and I couldn't be more pleased, I've admired her dolls on Flickr for some time. 


I think the garden at night is still my favorite, it's its own little world in there. I want to shrink myself down like Alice and stay the night in my cozy fairy house. 

Tonight my husband and my mom are taking me out to dinner at my favorite Italian place where they have the most amazing, fresh tomato salad during the summer months. The tomatoes are grown right there in their own kitchen garden, it is wonderful, I can't wait!

Have a great day, dearies!
oxo,
Lisa

23 comments:

moleymakes said...

Happy Birthday Lisa! Hope you have a wonderful day :)

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Happy Birthday!
I love your fairy garden. I just LOVE it!!

Shirley said...

Happy Birthday Lisa, It sounds like you are going to have a wonderful day. We could almost celebrate birthdays together. Mine is on Sunday. I love your birthday cake. It is so adorable. Have a great day. Your Missouri Friend

kittykill said...

I want to live there! Whoot! Whoot! Birthday!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Happy Birthday! :)

Your fairy garden is so adorable! The cake you made is so cute. I truly love the picture with the lights on at night.

You are so talented with such a vivid imagination!

Wishing you the best birthday ever!

suzitee said...

Happy happy birthday to YOU, my sweet friend. Hope you are thoroughly spoiled, and totally enjoy your special day xxx

olisa said...

Let's get ourselves shrunken down and go to your birthday party in your lovely fairy garden! It looks just amazing. Happy birthday, Lisa!!

wrenandstitchy said...

Happy Birthday!! and Congrats on being one of the fairy garden contest winners =).

Love your birthday cake!! My birthday's this month too and I might just make myself a lasts-forever cake too; thanks for the idea! Enjoy your birthday dinner with your hubby and mom =).

Glenda

Crystal Rhew Staley said...

i love your fairy garden! happy birthday!

Sandy Kramer said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY GIRL! I made you a tiny fairy bunting too! Can't wait to add it to your garden tonight. See you soon! Loves....

Nicole Follow the White Bunny said...

Happy Birthday! Love your tiny fairy garden, I want to sit in that garden and have some tea and nibble on some cake. :)

sewphie said...

Hope your birthday was perfect!

The little cake is adorable and I now want to make a fairy garden for my little boys- your photos are sooo beautiful

Becky said...

Wowsa! Your fairy garden is getting more amazing and beautiful!!

Such cute stuffs you added to it too.

Happy Birthday Lisa!

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

Yes, this tea party certainly looks ready to entertain Alice and the rest of her mad crew. Love the sweet array of miniatures you found. The twinkly lights are a superb touch. Happy birthday!

Bonnie said...

I am seriously impressed and so smitten with your fairy garden! It is just about the cutest thing ever! I am admiring the little birthday cake you made...that is absolutely fantastic. You've got me thinking that I should attempt to make a tiny birthday cake for me little 3 year old niece for her doll house. It's a pretty nice doll house...her mother, my sister, made it. Thanks for the inspiration! I also love the bunting and the lights in your garden. Seriously, I am in love with this...to the max!

Charlotte said...

Happy Birthday!Found you on Craft Gossip.

Angela McRae said...

LOVE your cake and accessories in the fairy garden--utterly delightful! Hope your birthday dinner was awesome!

ruby murray said...

Gorgeous I love this, so prety, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Chrissie said...

Your wee cake is what drew me to your blog. I lovelovelove the fairy garden! If the weather here in West Texas weren't so absolutely brutal, I'd build one of my own. What a neat place! I wish I had a bit of the potion Alice used to become small enough to go through the wee door.

Lady B and Dame Ruthie said...

I have a fairy garden too. Yours is top notch and charmng. Have you seen the book, Fairyopolis?
Please come visit Lady B and me. We are having a tea-themed giveaway at : http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com
Ruthie

Kira - oopsicraftmypants.com said...

Happiest belated birthday to you, Lisa! Your teeny tiny party is absolutely perfect. I simply adore the wee cake!

parTea lady said...

Your fairy garden is lovely. Hope you had a wonderful birthday celebration.

Beedeebabee said...

Happy Birthday Lisa! I wish I could shrink myself down and join you in that precious fairy garden. It's just the most adorable thing...along with that tiny cake of yours!!! Too cute! xo