Sunday, March 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Abby - Happy Spring

My oh my, it is hard to believe that our

Dear Abby….

is 29 years old today!
Still styln' in funky glasses.

We all met in Des Moines for a birthday dinner celebration.
I remembered my camera - but the battery was dead - again!
I wish my camera has some sort of warning system that the battery is about to go dead.
I had used it right before we left for Des Moines and no dead battery then.

I made this crazy shoe for Abby - Abby loves shoes more than I do - if that is possible.
To avoid the flood in my inbox.
I will tell you a little about this re-purposed shoe.
It is an antique shoe last.

The heel is an old doorstop

The vamp strap was pocket trim that I had taken off of a pair of jeans.
(I do not wear sequins on my butt!)
The bling is two earrings and a pin from the thrift shop.
The heel strap is a piece of saved ribbon.

She plans on setting it on her desk and putting her business cards in the V of the last.
She has a new job as a Wellness Coordinator for Easter Seals.
Abby's Birthday means...Spring has arrived.
We received a nice rain last night which usually pulls the frost out of the ground.
And that means things will soon be turning green. Yippee!

Needing to wear your rain boots is a sure sign of spring.
Abby's new rain boots
They are so Abby.
Even her rain boots have heels!

The robins have arrived..

another sign that Spring is here.

Happy Spring everyone.

From my heart,


  1. I hope that little painted Robin is a sign of fabric to come?!?!?!

  2. That shoe is TOO Cool!
    How fun! I love your Sassy!
    Can't wait. (I think that about all your fabric!)

  3. Happy Birthday to Abby! and Happy Spring too! :)

  4. Ah, Sandy, you are the absolute best.

  5. Fabulous! Your daughter is as stylish as you are! Love the shoe and the robin.

  6. Such a sweet shoe....oh to be a talented designer!!

  7. How can Abby be 29? You are not a day over 35.