Saturday, 2 February 2008

Happy Birthday To Me!

It was my 38th birthday yesterday and I got some lovely cards and presents. Gary took the day off to spend time with me and at 7.20am Livvie woke us both with a cup of tea and all my cards. Then she came in with a home made chocolate and banana cake with lighted candles. After this I was treated to a very loud rendition of Happy Birthday To You accompanied by the drums from her bedroom next door!

Here's Livvie's home made card. Isn't it lovely?

This one is from Tina. All the little concertina presents open to reveal peel offs inside them.

And here's Leeta's. Isn't it a gorgeous colour scheme? :0)

As I said, Livvie made me a cake. Mum got me something and I'm not telling you what as it's for making presents and I don't know who I'm going to make for so it's a secret! Babs and Mo gave me some squidlies which I'm saving with my other birthday money for a trip to the NEC in March. Mo also bought me a gorgeous lighted twig sculpture thingy. You stand it in a vase and it lights up with tiny LED lights. :0)
Emily bought me an exquisite gift box with a collection of red fabrics in it. I have a project in mind for that already.
Gary bought me 20 local craft lessons. I shall be:
*Making bags & boxes from card
*Using Fimo modelling clays as card toppers and embellishments
*Using paper folding for decoration
*Creating a variety of cards using different techniques
*Working wit mulberry papers
*Scrapbooking techniques
*Decorative painting used as embellishments for paper and cards
For me the classes are as much about getting out and meeting people as learning new techniques. I am very much looking forward to the classes which start in April. :0)
I broke my strict diet for a Pizza Hut lunch and shall try and claw back some points during the rest of the week.
We didn't do much as I have had a very bad back these past few weeks and couldn't stand a day out, but I'm sure we'll make up for it another time!

8 comments:

granny grimble said...

Didn't you do well Sindie. What a lovely lot of surprises. The best must be Happy Birthday on the drums!!!! I quite like the sound of the craft lessons though. Where are they based? Surely not local as in stocksbridge? I hope you will pass your new found knowledge on to your Mum and poor old crabbit aunties! I really think it's a smashing idea for you to get out and meet new people and no doubt you will be teaching the teacher a feww bits !!!

Spider said...

Ooh Sindie what a wonderful time was had by all. I am very envious of your craft lessons, please pass on any juicy titbit's to us. What a funny word that is TITBIT'S. Is that correct?
Tinaxxx

Cream-Team said...

Glad you had a lovely time. You didn't go to the Chinese then? The squiddles was for a drink with your meal, still as long as you enjoy what ever it's used for :O)

weechuff said...

You didn't tell me about Gary's lovely present! That is just perfect for you:0) I couldn't get over Leeta and Tina's cards having seen them in real life. Very professional. It made me feel really guilty that I didn't make you one, but then all my stuff is still packed away. It's been too cold in the garage to get it sorted out for my new drawers!

All Bear said...

Happy Birthday to you ..ooooooooo!!! Hey, guess what, your birthday is only 3 days before mine, which must make you an Aquarian too, apparently we're:

Friendly, humanitarian
Honest and loyal
Original and inventive
Independent and intellectual

Can't be bad eh? ;o)

Jeanette Spain said...

A very happy birthday Sindie enjoy your craft lessons, what a lovely present.
Tea and cake in bed as well can't be bad, hope you had a really wonderful day.
Jeanette Spain

Laume said...

Happy Birthday! Craft lessons - what a great gift.

GoldAnne said...

It sounded like you had a super time and great pressies what a good idea craft lessons, oh and the cake sooooo yummy
love anne xxx