I have been meaning to do this post for my birthday for a while - truth is my birthday day didn't go so well. We locked our keys in our apartment and our body corporate and our property manager did not do a single thing to help us to get back into our apartment, despite that being part of their job! Also we had planned to go to the zoo, but it ABSOLUTELY poured down ALL DAY! The perils of having a birthday in the middle of winter I guess.
But I did manage to have a great brunch with friends and later on I had a high tea at Martha's Pantry.
Also I got loads of amazing presents from friends and families - include this epic package of cupcake goodies from my Mum and Dad.
I also got a few books from my family - first up - a vegetarian and a pasta cookbook from my little brother Jake.
I also got a book from my brother Josh and his family - its a really sweet craft book full of all kinds of amazing projects. I want to try out the soap making and candle making.
I also received a book from my friends Nankz and Paul "The Crafty Girls Road Trip" - its a book which outlines craft stores throughout New Zealand and also 10 craft projects.
They also gave me these passive aggressive post it notes - perhaps I shouldn't take these into work!
I also got a wee package in the mail from Alicia - a cute cupcake painting and also a My Melody pez dispenser and candy!
I got some cute cupcake paper clips from my friend Matt as well as some goodies from The Body Shop (including my favourite lip gloss).
My friend Jaimee gave me these adorable watermelon earrings - so cute!
My friend Hiliare bought me this relaxing tea - its in the cutest tin and the tea bags are made from silk! How fancy!
More baking goodies - this time from my friends Kai and Diane - an awesome letter press cookie cutter set. I'll have to bake some for our next movie night.
My friends know me so well - so many baking or sewing related presents. I got a voucher for my local fabric store, Arther Toye fabrics from my friend Celia. Just in time for their half price sale.
Ross and Shelley bought me macaroons from their favourite chocolate store in Petone - the picture isn't the best, but the macaroons were delicious (yes, I did share them with Rich!).
I also got a vintage pattern from Ria as well as my waffle ring - I will upload a photo of the pattern soon and Rich's parents gave me a voucher for Farmers. But finally tonight - ALL OF THE CARDS (well almost).