It's been ages since my birthday and have kept meaning to take photos ever since. Found the time today.
My lovely husbands present was face cream, eye creams, cleansers and scrubs etc, plus a day of being pampered, and actually walking around craft, beauty and book shops with me, followed by my favourite carrot cake.
Found this pic online somewhere, seemed suitable for the face creams, lol.
More pictures to follow - stlll having blogger and comp problems.
Having to add bit by bit
My friend Lisa from the States sent me the biggest parcel ever full of mixed craft materials for my birthday. Then a few days later the beautiful sculpting set arrived.
The parcel arrived a few days before my birthday and decided to wait until the day.
Opening the parcel was like Christmas morning as a child, and Patrick my middle son whom is ever so nosey joined in. It was so exciting not knowing what was to be found! Patrick had no patience and did so in a hurry, while i was carefully looking at everything... in amazement!
I'm still in shock at how much Lisa sent and love everything! Thank you so much Lisa for your friendship and kind heart. xxx
I don't think I'll ever run out of clay in a whole life time now!
Lisa makes the table runners and i now have 3 in my collection. This ones for christmas and love it! I wish i had these skills!
Gifts from Michelle at http://wwwmichellesmadworld.blogspot.com/
Michelle put this package together for me towards the hat tables i love to make, plus some fibres for felting too. Michelle you are such a treasure and thank you so much! xxx There is nothing i can not use and love everything!
Gifts from NickyCC at http://nickycc.blogspot.com/
I met Nicky at Miniatura over a year ago, and only recently have been chatting through Facebook. Nicky is so lovely and one of the nicest people i've ever met. So happy she is now a friend too.
The merino woll is beautiful and so soft. I've already used some to make mini blankets. There should also be a blue one in the picture but forgot it was in my felting box while taking the photo.
The little birds are so cute ad will go in my witch house... one day i will owrk on it again.
Gifts from my dear friend Kat the Hat. The mannequin is beautiful and has inspired me to make some witch and fairy clothes. Spent a lot of time recently looking at fashion and fairy couture, and have some wonderful ideas in my head. Just hope what's in there works!
Thank you so much Kat! xxx
Treats to myself from some birthday money!
My old sewing machine broke, and can not be fixed, so treated myself to a basic machine in hobbycraft. They are half price there at the moment for £20 and there were loads left last time i visited the shop.
Its ever so basic and does just the one running stitch but perfect for mini sewing. Plus its nice and compact and not heavy.
Really doesn't look much, but it sews like a dream, although a little slower than a good quality machine. Its perfect for my minimal sewing needs and pleased with it.
Bought lots of new brushes, inks, clay, materials, dyes and even some cards. Hoping to make some Halloween cards with mini decorations attached.
Treated myself to this beautiful fairy tea set by Lory at http://www.etsy.com/shop/64tnt?ref=seller_info