First posted at Rebel Yell
Isn't he a handsome devil? And what Southern Matriarch wouldn't love to share a birthday with him?
This one that is who! Happy Birthday to me! This is one of the very few pictures I have of myself as a child. I assume it was taken around 18 months old since I am in a sleeveless sundress. I love the sepia tones of the picture.
Do you stitch for the children in your life for their birthdays? I still have a button on suit that I made for my godson's first birthday 19 years ago. The outfit on him can be seen here.
I will admit that the smocking looks a little wonky, and my bear is listing to the right. Another example of we get better the more we stitch. He loved it, I am amazed those little balloon "strings" survived. He worked them to death. This is an old Ellen McCarn plate called Birthday Bear. I don't believe it is in print any longer. But some other options are:
Found at Bessie Mary
This is Ellen McCarn's Happy Birthday
Also found at Bessie Mary
These cute little cupcakes are by Cross Eyed Cricket.
Both found at Farmhouse Fabrics
Again both of these plates are by Cross Eyed Cricket.The first is called Birthday Bears and the next is aptly called Happy Birthday.
In honor of my birthday today, pick up a needle and smock. And remember Robert E Lee while you are at it!