I know that as a (nearly) grown woman I'm supposed to start having a more adult attitude towards birthdays and be, you know, poised and stuff. But I'll be the first to admit it: I love presents. There are so few times in your life that you know, for certain, that as soon as you do something (open the box or bag or envelope) something nice will happen.
Some of the best ones I got this year were ones my family made for me, so I thought I'd show them off.
In case your curious, Rae says she got her inspiration from one in Amy Butler's new book (link with small pic of said apron here).
Watercolors, by my Mum:
Embroidered Pillowcase, by my little sister Kricket:
Er, yes...that would be my nickname. Why do you ask? Focus on the sheep. See the sheep?
And if that weren't enough, I also was the recipient of a really fabulous swap package from Philippa:
I am now the proud owner of my very own British hot water bottle, complete with hand-drawn instructions on how to use it by P's little sister (this was the item that got the swap started...don't laugh at me), French tea and soap (you have never smelled anything so delicious), beautiful vintage knitting needles for my collection, and some v. cute polka-dotted lightweight corduroy fabric to play with. Thanks so much, Philippa!