Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Some birthday love for Aunty Lib Lib

After my recent mammoth effort on this quilt and still looking for a distraction from the pain of shingles, it was nice to whip up a quick project for a very dear friend. Having met in our teens on a dance floor on London, Liberty and I have worked together in tv, lived together and shared life's ups and downs (thankfully mostly ups!). She is now married to a fabulous fella and studying midwifery in New Zealand. She is going to make an AMAZING midwife. An all round inspiring gal, Aunty Lib Lib is well and truly part of our family.

So it was great timing with her being in Oz to be able to show her a bit of love and make her something bewdiful for her birthday (albeit belatedly - anyone sensing a theme here?!). I used the Ruthie Clutch pattern by the talented Anna Maria Horner:

Fortune from Anna Maria Horner's Good Folks line from Brusselsprouts and some gifted purple fabric for the lining (thank you Sheryn & Bec!) matched perfectly with a vintage leather covered button from my stash.

Love ya Lib, happy birfday!


  1. It's beautiful. You have quite a flair for choosing and matching fabric. But I must admit, I have slight button envy. xx Bec

  2. I have one more, I will save it for you. :-)

  3. Love it! your energy is boundless too!

  4. Gorgeous (the gift and the birthday girl!)