|Red Velvet Cake - Photo from Wikipedia|
Mom's birthday is Saturday. She will be 77! We will have a small family celebration at her home. We all love Red Velvet Cake, so I suggested we have that! It has a butter cream frosting! My Mom would always make it for my brother's birthdays in April. It was really a special treat, as it was quite a process to make it. It is not your basic cake. I am not going to make one. We have found a place to buy it. Remember I quilt and sew --- I don't bake or cook! But I do like to eat!
This is a Birthday card I made several years ago for a friend. I used my embroidery machine to make the words for the card and then tore the edges, so it would look frayed. Then I stitched them onto the card with a zig zag stitch. I placed a small piece of double stick tape behind each one to hold it in place when I was stitching.
I shared these today, because you can go to a store and buy a card for someone, but when you make something ... you give away your heart...
My Mom and I would spend hours making these fabric cards on our weekends together. It was always fun to see how they would turn out. Sometimes I would think they weren't perfect and my Mom would say they don't have to be perfect. That's what makes them unique.
On this card I used a feather stitch and another type of feathery zig zag. I stitched around the edges and on the fabric pieces too.
This one, I used a leaf embroidery stitch and the feather stitch.
I really enjoy making the cards for family and friends.
I hope this inspires you to use all your little scraps and give your heart to your family and friends on their birthdays.