Donderdag was ik jarig en kreeg ik een aantal cadeautjes. (Een wish list op Pinterest is daar trouwens superhandig voor!) Maar de schattigste surprises waren de talrijke kaartjes -één voor één ingepakt- die ik van m’n nichtjes en Poppemie kreeg. Natuurlijk is het de gewoonte om te trakteren wanneer je jarig bent, maar dat is voor volgende week. Dus hou zeker deze blog in het oog want er ligt nog een leuke giveaway in’t verschiet!
The second party was on Sunday and we celebrated the 2nd birthday of my twin nieces. My mum and I made a cake: she baked, I did the decorating (they love Pingu!) Their present was a play kitchen. My dad built it, I was responsible for the painting and accessories. You can find the pattern for the little oven mitts here, the tea towels are just a rectangular piece of cloth. Hopefully they’ll enjoy it for many years to come…
February is a busy birthday month for me and this year there was even more to celebrate about: On Sunday my niece gave birth to a beautiful baby girl: Feye. Yesterday I went to the hospital to pay her and her very proud parents a visit. She is such a sweet little baby! In Belgium it’s tradition the parents or godparents give out chocolate beans to family and friends. The ‘Feye’ cups (filled with the sweet treats) were all hand-painted by Feye’s very talented godmother.
Each year we have to make a wish list for Christmas, so that the chance of getting an ugly or useless gift is brought to a minimum. Mine included:
- gift vouchers from here and here.
- this book or one of these.
- a good hairbrush.
- or these cool glow-in-the-dark pins. (which at first I found hilarious, because who sews in the dark?! Later I found out they glow so you can find them easier when they fall on the floor. Quite clever really. In the dark.)
- I also put Gütermann thread on it and look at what my mum gave me. It was one of the best gifts.