Monday, 17 January 2011

Birthday, bunting, ribbon and posh nosh.

So far being 31 isn't that bad :) thank you for all the birthday wishes and to my family for the gifts and Chris for the most quirkiest gifts as always.

A huge thank you to Rachel for sending me a card and gifts including this beautiful bunting, thanks Rach. I plan on putting it up in my studio tomorrow :D

My quirky gifts from Chris consisted of:
a potato ricer, a gourmet grater, a days cup cake making course and he took me out for a very posh meal at one of my fave restaurants (Darley's) on Saturday. (I've always wanted a potato ricer ever since I saw the lovely Nigella use one on TV).

I also treated myself to a selection of ribbon from I'm not addicted, I do actually use it and not hoard it away like a squirrel ;)

The photo's in this post were taken with my new all singing all dancing Nikon D5000, I have lots of links and books to read as I have no idea what I'm doing with it at the moment but I hope to be able to progress off the automatic settings and start taking some fabulous product shots.

You would laugh if I told you what I have been making today but I will save that for another post, don't forget you still have until Midnight tonight to enter my giveaway!!


  1. Oh, I have a potato ricer, it makes the best mash (not that I eat it, but the kids love it!!) Glad you had a fabby day, but I'm intrigued to know what you've been making, do share!
    R xxx

  2. I have a potato ricer to. They are fab.

    Your first 'product shot' of your ribbon is fantastic. I'm sure you'll have no problems with your new camera.

    Ruthie x

  3. Glad you had a great day - the bunting is gorgeous - lucky you!

  4. Oh Happy Belated Birthday... sounds like you had a lovely day!
    Loving that Ribbon... I have a weakness for ribbon lol

  5. Oh! Sounds like you had a lovely birthday!
    We like Darley's - we used to go when we lived in Derby (we lived the other side of the river from Darley Abbey)


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