Monday, 23 March 2009


Saturday my eldest sibling – my sister Susan celebrated her 60th Birthday.I remember her walking me to school on my first day. She was in Grade 6 and I was in ‘Bubs’ that is now called Prep. She has been a very supportive and loving sister.
As part of her birthday gift I made this collage.

It was fun to create it for her.

I put a penny from the year she was born on it too.

She entered her birthday party in style – on the back of a Harley ridden by one of her sons.


12 days to go until the wedding. Still making some decorations for inside the marquee but other than that I think we are all ready for the big day. Oh no I just remembered we have to copy the music for the bridesmaids and then for Amy to walk down the aisle. One last working bee at Amy and Ryan’s next Saturday and we will be ready for the big day. It is amazing how relaxed Amy is with it all.


Lori said...

Alison, i can't believe it's almost time for the wedding, you must be so excited!!! the collage you made for your sister is so pretty...i love the rosette you made at the top, the penny makes the cutest center for it, what a great idea!!!

Connie said...

She's got STYLE, honey, s t y l e! Entering on a Harley-Davidson is my kinda woman! Wooohoooo, chick. I'm old enough to be her MOTHERRRRR but I love her already!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Sis really entered her wedding in style! LOVE that penny. The collage colors are perfect!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

The collage for your sister is lovely Alison. Hope your pre-wedding week is relatively stress free.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Anonymous said...

ohh my goodness, you must be sooooo excited!

love the collage you made for your sister, very nice and how lovely that she has been there for you

now that Harley ride is how I wanna get to my 60th, kudos!!!


bluemuf said...

Hi Alison, What a lovely collage you made for your sister. I really like the penny in the centre of the flower. Her party entrance was wonderful and I'm sure the party was lots of fun.

Just one more week til the big day. After working so hard you will have to make sure you craft your little heart out.

Hugs Karen

Stephenie said...

I just love your collage...Tell your sister Happy Late Birthday. What fun showing up on a Harley! She really arrived in style. I love Harley's. My hubby just bought one this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Hello Alison,

Thanks for letting me know about this post. It's so cool! Loved it!

~ Gabriela ~

Faye said...


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a pretty sister & I love that collage you made for her. She really knows how to make an entrance!! Gotta love that!

Can't wait to hear all about the wedding.

Happy Pink Saturday a little late!

Angelic Accents

Tara said...


Good wedding wishes to you! Love the header, very Citizen Kane!

Monica said...

cant wait to see all the gorgeous wedding pics! you have worked so hard , i know it will be beautiful!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful gift for your sister!!! Happy birthday to her!

Thanks for your very kind words on my blog today! They brightened my day!

The Pink Poodle said...

dear alison...

OH i wish I had a sister..
(or a brother was killed when he was just 33..)..he was 8 yrs older than me..I was 25 yo at the time..!!
so he would have been 60 yo this year..

So miss that little bit of interaction..especially from an older brother!!

BUt how wonderful re your sister..
looks like you had a great night..



Unknown said...

Love the penny - what a great touch!

Laura Bray said...

I love your sister's entrance! Love the gift you made too. As a big sister of three, I know how much it means to receive such thoughtful gifts from the little ones you once walked to school. What a good sister you are!

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Beautiful birthday present...I am sure you sister loved it....and very how you added the penny

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for dropping by. I consider you a friend in blogland and miss getting over enough.

Love the frame you made for your sister. Doesn't time pass too quickly?

Am anxious for the wedding picts!

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Alison
How exciting - the big day is nearly here!! Really looking forward to loads of photos

Loved the card you made for your sister - I can certainly see she is your sister, as in you like alike

Cindy said...

Love the collage you made for your Sister, just lovely. And she looks like a fun gal, love that entrance! :D


Rosy Inspiration said...

Hi, Alison,

That collage certainly looks cool, it's good to have a creative sister, I reckon. I love your blog's new look, you must've changed it a long time a go, but I haven't been able to visit many blogs. Have a great time at the wedding.

Paint Me White said...

Allison love the collage and the Harley ride would have been a real thrill for your sister. My mum did the same on her 60th birthday and loved it.
Sandy xo

SweetAnnee said...

It is getting close.. Oh the wedding will be glorious..

and I love what you made for your sister...
she rocks too!!!!

Deena said...

Fantastic collage Alison and what an awesome sister - love her grand entrance, must remember that! You have so much going on at the moment but sounds like well on track for the wedding. If you don't post again til afterwards I am sending you the very best of wishes for a beautiful day in every way. Take Care - Rachaelxo

Katrina said...

Hi Alison, not long now until the wedding! Hope you have lovely weather and a lovely family day :)

I had to laugh when you emailed about the wine bottles! We don't even drink wine hahaha....but my husband has always wanted a wine rack so he got one! We now have boxes and boxes of wine to fill it up and I guess we can offer it to our friends. But if it was vodka or beer we would have had to make a larger space haha!!

vicki archer said...

How fabulous is Susan on that Harley - what fun. You are a lovely sister to make that beautiful collage and I am sure she was deeply touched by your sentiment. Have a wonderful weekend Alison, xv.

Debbie Egizio said...

What a lovely gift. Sounds like you and your sister have a wonderful friendship and bond!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

How fun that party must have been! Love the collage you created for her - the penny was such a clever idea!


shabby*vintage*dreams said...

WOW what a woman entering her party like that!!! love it!!
hoping she had a wonderful birthday!!

Natasha Burns said...

What a lovely collage you created for your sister! The penny from her birth year is a really special touch. Love the harley entrance. Better not show my hubby. he wants one...... badly!
Hope all goes well with the wedding, wow, already??!

Rosemary said...

Hi Alison,
Just getting around to all the blogs.
Happy Birthday to your sis!!
Happy wedding too!

Unknown said...

What a lovely thoughtful gift . I hope your sister had great day .
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