Sunday, 26 September 2010

Birthday celebrations!

I have had a lovely week off, It's flown by though!! Probably because it's gotten a bit busy around here again! I had a really nice birthday though, it was great to get away for a few days, it was relaxing and the Cotswolds are beautiful. We stayed in Stow-on-the-Wold which is a lovely little town, some nice little shops, cozy pubs and gorgeous countryside. I was drooling over many of the stunningly pretty cottages around the Cotswolds. We stayed in a great hotel too, called The Royalist, one of the oldest inns in England, I'd recommend it if you were planning a break away in that neck of the woods, it was a great base too, we only seemed to be 10 miles from anywhere, so the travelling didn't take long. Here are a few pics.

Thank you to my better half, Adrian for such a lovely break, it was refreshing!! I was spoilt on my birthday, I really was. Thanks to my family and friends, you are the best!! Here are my goodies, lots of Papertrey goodies from Adrian, othe
r crafting goodies include new nesties, magnolia dies, Basic grey and October afternoon papers and some Greeting farm stamps, doesn't get much better than that for a paper crafter does it!! ha ha. I had some lovely decorative items for our little cottage too, will enjoy finding a home for these! I also had a fab cupcake stand, I will have fun using that!! I had some pretty jewellery and a cozy jumper too. I also had some money, gift vouchers and lovely flowers. I'll get some nice snuggly autumn/winter clothes with my vouchers and what money I have left, as it's definitely gotten chilly the last few days.

I also was very touched at the gorgeous gifts that my friend Gemma and her lovely mum, Jan sent me, I was really spoilt here, look at the amazing items Jan made me, she is a fantastic sewer/quilter and I now have this really pretty matching set, including a sewing bag, pin cushion, needle case and scissor holder, how cute are these?!! All in my favourite Tilda fabric too. A big thank you to Gemma and Jan for their thoughtfulness and effort, I love them!! I just need to get sewing now!

I was also lucky enou
gh to have some gorgeous handmade cards, nothing nicer!! thank you to Debbie, Grace, Gemma and Annika for these! When I first started crafting I didn't really know many who shared my hobby, it's so great that I have made such fab crafty friends!

I have got a few cards etc that I've made to share and will do over the next few days. I didn't do as much crafting as I intended to but spent some time with family and caught up with friends, which after all is the most important thing you can do! I was at one of my best friends hen parties yesterday, which I helped plan, we had a fun day and I really enjoyed my massage too!

I'll be back soon, don't forget to enter my Papertrey Ink blog candy!

Big hugs,