I'm so happy! What a great birthday - and it's not even over yet!
Breakfast with Amy and Dave, lunch with my mum and sister and dinner tonight at the Japanese restaurant with Maria, Am, Sasha and Alessia. Aren't I lucky?
Oh the loot - check out these gorgeous cards (can you guess which one Amy made? Isn't it just too cute? Do I only think that because she's my kid?)
And these fantastic books - can you believe it? Two Japanese crafties I've wanted forever. My heart is a flutter. There's a whole one on making things from socks and gloves - how cool is that?!
And a knitting book (my first!) and this crochet book which forever puts to bed the image of old fashioned lacey acrylic crochet. There's slippers and a floor cushion crochetted out of leather - how cool!
And two cook books - one for fun cupcake making and the other for some serious culinary expansion. Just right.
This Russian caravan tea (my favourite) and a new tea caddy.
And this amazing felted hat - I would love to see them made. It's really thick and stiff to hold it's shape and looks totally stylin' on me. I love the way the coloured fleece peeps out from the brim.
And even though it wasn't intended as a birthday gift, this fantastic shrink plastic swap pack from Julie K arrived today so I'm counting it as part of the haul. Thanks so much Julie! I see hours and hours of shrinky fun on the horizon.
And lots of lovely birthday wishes and phone calls and emails and my work conference call was postponed till tomorrow, so really I'm just blessed :-) Thanks everyone for making it such a great day!