Thursday, 27 May 2010

Are You Ready??


The big unveiling is about to take place.  Just look at the goodness bursting to get out.  The red spotty ribbon is good enough on it's own.

See I told you it was impressive didn't I?!!  Just look at all these lovely gifts.  Four wonderful fabrics, red embellishment cords and laces, ribbons for Africa, a needle booklet and lip buttons.  And I wonder how she knew I liked red?!

The tape measure is really quite sweet.  My girls are also quite taken with it.  It rolls back up when you push a button so that's the big attraction.  It's perfect for popping in my bag to take out with me.  I'll need to keep that one hidden.

But I've been holding out on you.  Naughty me!  I'll let these gifts speak for themselves as I'm still feeling quite overwhelmed by her generosity and talent.  And speechless for a change too!

The prettiest tea cosy and two coasters that match my mugs so well.  Now I just need to find a red tea pot with white polka dots to match.

I am in love with all of it.  Lucy, No.2, was home from school sick and she willingly helped to unwrap all the parcels.  She was also blown away with all the gifts.  We ended up laughing so hard we had wet eyes.  She thought it was funny that I was so amazed with how lovely everything was.

Now I am making another jolly wall hanging to go with the tea pot theme.  I'm having such a good time with it too.  I do love to make things.

In all the rush with birthday shopping, renovating, daily life, sickness and the usuals, I totally forgot to post a photo of No.1's cake she decorated for herself.  Life must be tough around here when you are expected to decorate your own cake!  I thought she'd enjoy it.  I think she did in the end with No.2 and I supervising and redoing the numbers a bit.  Honestly she's so slap dash at times!  Oh well it turned out pretty in the end and she had a wonderful day.

Happy Birthday for the 20th May Molly! Where did those eleven years go to?

19 comments:

Pam said...

Wow!! That's all so amazing and so, so pretty Sarah! How lucky are you?!! All that red piled in together looks stunning doesn't it? and don't you just love packages that are wrapped with useful things? :))

winnibriggs said...

What a great parcel, such beautiful things. You are very lucky.
belated birthday greetings to Molly and congratulation on the cake. She did a good job.

Chavah Kinloch said...

Sooo gorgeous! Love the ribbon packaging too :D

makeitgiveit said...

Ok so I'm pretty sick with jealousy just now! But great scores. Love Molly's cake my No1 turned 4 on the 20th. It's a good day for a birthday.

Lululiz said...

Molly's cake is fantastic! I think she did a great job decorating it.
And you lucky little ducky, your fabric swap partner was ueber generous to you, what lovely gifts!

Lululiz said...

Hey, I have only just noticed, your header has changed! Cool!

bekimarie said...

Cake looks fab, well done Molly, love the icing colour!
Lovely package, tea cosy is gorgeous, lucky you.

B xxx

Maria said...

Lovely gifts sarah. Molly's cake is fantastic, she has done a really good job, I hope she has a great birthday..

Nettle & Brier said...

Wow look at all that gorgeousness. How delightful and the cake looks yummy too.

Pixiedust said...

Just found your blog through Em's Shabby shack. I love the goodies you got the tea cosy and coasters are gorgeous. xxx Pixie xxx

clare's craftroom said...

Look at all that beautiful stuff ! The coasters are just gorgeous .

TheMadHouse said...

What stunning gifts and the cake is fab too

Heleen said...

Whauw I love the tea cozy!!!!
I almost finished your apron.. I hope you'll like it! Think it will be on its way this saterday!
groetjes Heleen

Serenata said...

Wow, wow and wow! Beautiful gifts you very lucky girl!

Cake looks yummy.

Floss said...

That was a remarkably pretty package! And happy birthday Molly! Our big birthday month is Juen, of course...

Lace hearts said...

Happy birthday Molly - what a lovely cake. And what a wonderful package.

Mrs. Cozy Home said...

Love the cake colors, I want a slice!!!

Oh please tell me where that tea cozy came from, it's AMAZING ... did she hand make it or buy it?

Lien said...

What a great swap,lucky girl, have a great weekend

Aunt Spicy said...

the wrapping alone makes my heart skip a beat! what a great swap!