It wasn't the 'big one' but the decade before the big one (30). I am starting to dislike those two numbers together '3' and '0'. There was balloons, a banner, badges (plural!), cards....all emblazened with the number 30. I much preferred the numbers starting with a '2'!
My other half arranged a surprise meal on Friday night and all of my friends were there, it was great, we all had a lovely time. (I HATE surprises, but I did end up liking this one!)
I didn't get any craft/sewing books for my birthday so I decided to treat myself to some from Amazon. Hopefully they'll arrive on Monday. (Unfortunately I won't be home though as I'm being treated to a day out at a Spa...can't wait!)
After a lot of deliberation, I decided upon 3 books.
Quilting In No Time (Emma Hardy) -
I already have one of the author's other books 'Sewing In No Time' on loan from the library and I really like her style and the projects in the book. They're all very pretty, so hopefully I'll like this book just as much. It's full of 'weekend' projects, lots of things that can be made in anything from 1 hour to 2 days. My kind of projects!
Pretty Little Patchwork (Lark Books) -
I like patchwork. I like pretty. Hopefully the book says what it does on the cover!
The last book I chose is Applique for Little Ones (Sylvie Blondeau) -
This book has some amazing projects - I don't think they need to be confined to 'little ones'! The range of applique ideas in this book is fantastic and will give me loads of templates for things to make for my little one as he gets older, I'm already thinking about a fabric counting book, lunch bag, placemat....the list will become endless.
I did also get some sewing bits and pieces from my mum for my birthday. Bias binding, snaps, fabric, Bondaweb, and some self-cover buttons.
|Birthday goodies |
What pretty fabric. I only have a fat quarter though so I'll have to use it wisely!