Monday, February 14, 2011

A Belated Birthday to Me!

In my mad rush to get mums birthday present and cake together (post to come soon), I forgot to mention that it was my birthday a few weeks back. Consequently it fell on the hottest day of the year, with temperatures hovering about mid 40's! yikes! It wasn't the most eventful birthday, I had some celebrations with friends and family, but spent the majority of my day sipping ice water and hugging my fan. On the plus side, however, I got some fantastic gifts! A few which I'd like to share with you.
My lovely friend Kit, from My Candy Castle, made me this adorable mini bunting, that currently adorns my fabric shelf.

Kit spoiled me rotton. She also bought me a copy of Frankie Magazines Sweet Treats, all wrapped in spotten tissue with a multi coloured confetti suprise inside. I'm dying to get in the kitchen and whip up a confectionary storm with this book.

And the piece de resistance - A sewing box from my mom. She found it at an Op Shop and snapped it up real quick. Not only is it an amzing vintage sewing box, it came filled with vintage haberdashery and notions. It was a sewing wonderland in there, I found wooden spools of brightly coloured threads, old tins of buttons, cute traveling sewing kits, zips, binding and strangly enough an old $1 Post Office bond from New Zeland. I also found a packet of sew in name tags for Faith Wilkinson - Could this be the previous owner of the sewing box? I hope so. I love it when items come into my posession that have a history, have lived a life with someone else first, its fascinating.

This is my sewing box - 

Cool, Huh?

So all in all, despite the unbearable weather, my birthday was a success. Thanks guys!


  1. Happy Birthday m'darlin!! That sewing box was indeed an amazing find, lucky girl xxx

  2. Happy birthday! It's been boiling here too - I've spent most of my time lying down eating ice cream ;) That sewing box was an amazing find!

  3. All Moms are great, It's axiomatic.

  4. That is a very cool sewing box. Happy Birthday! I hope you had a fantastic day. We have been getting crazy hot days here too. Hopefully it starts to cool down soon.


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