28 December 2010

Lovely prezzies!


I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. We spent a busy few days cooking, hosting, visiting various family groups and eating lots of scrummy food. Today we're doing bits and bobs around the house and ticking things off our never ending to do list. But before I get back to it, do indulge me for a minute while I show off some of the lovely prezzies I received...



My brother and sister-in-law got me this adorable Cath Kidston sewing box. I went extremely high pitched while examining its features, which include cute little felt apple trees and a pin cushion chimney!



My step-sister gave me these incredible vintage swim suits. Can't wait for the lido to reopen so I can get posing!




My mum got me this wonderful book on Edith Head, and my boyfriend's parents got me this delightful Sublime Stitching book, which I've already read from cover to cover.


I now know what it's like to be on the receiving end of a homemade gift - wonderful! My sister-in-law's mum knitted me these fingerless mittens. I feel so honoured that she spent all that time creating something lovely especially for me.


And finally, my dad got me an overlocker as a joint Christmas and birthday prezzie (birthday in a few days' time). Yay! Although I haven't quite mustered the courage to take it out of the box yet. I think I'll wait until my brain has woken up after the post-Christmas slump.

What a lucky lady I am!

24 comments:

  1. Great presents! I went "WOW!!" when I saw that one-piece bathing suit. Adorable, I want! And I got a dress form as a combined Christmas/birthday present too as my birthday is New Year's Day. I guess having a birthday close to Christmas comes in handy every once in awhile for a SUPER present :)

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  2. Wonderful presents! The swimsuit is gorgeous!! Look forward to see how you get on with the overlocker!

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  3. That's the cutest sewing box ever, and I'm so jealous of those beautiful vintage swimsuits!!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  4. I have the same serger! I love it, his name is Sigfried :)

    ape-z.blogspot.com

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  5. I was looking at that very sewing house in John Lewis today! Gorgeous presents, especially the swimsuits, and an overlocker - WOW! x

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  6. Love love love love the sewing box! It's just too cute! And the swim suits are lovely.

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  7. Wah!!! How awesome is that sewing box??!! I've been coveting one for ages! I love the overlocker (wow!) and the books, too. The swimsuits are a great find and your fingerless gloves look so cozy. :)

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  8. I LOVE that sewing box!!!
    I have the same serger. There's a video inside that will make threading and using it SO SIMPLE. Seriously take that thing out and start serging!

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  9. Hi! I LOVE that sewing box, and I got the same serger for my birthday!

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  10. I WANT the sewing box! so jealous

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  11. Wow, your family and friends know you well. They all look absolutely perfect for you. Love those fingerless mittens and an overlocker... WOW! Can't wait to hear how you get on with that.

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  12. That sewing box is the cutest, and you are so lucky getting an overlocker!
    I absolutely love the yellow swimsuit - I could do with that today as it is summer here!
    Also, that quote from the Edith Head book applies equally to bridal designers - I can vouch for that!

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  13. That Edith Head book is on my wishlist, what a great present. Also really love the swimsuits :)

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  14. Awesome gifts! Those vintage cozzies are incredible. Yays! You've got an overlocker, it'll change your life.... Happy christmas and Happy Birthday Tilly xxx

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  15. How lucky you've been this Christmas! :D I'm very jealous about the Cath Kidston sewing box... I've been lusting after it ever since the new shop opened up in Leeds!

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  16. Oh my goodness, wgat amazing gifts...I honestly don't know which one to covet more!

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  17. Wow you got some amazing presents!

    Enjoy your overlocker - they make such a difference to the quality of the finished garment. Although I have to say mine is extremely temperamental, so we have a love-hate relationship :)

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  18. That is the most adorable sewing box I have ever seen! Great presents!

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  19. Oh gosh how cute is that sewing box? You totally cleaned up with those goegeously thoughtful gifts.

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  20. O.m.g. I desperately want that sewing box! I think I need to set a goal so I can get one for myself as a treat.

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  21. Ooo, such great prezzies! And congrats on the serger - just whip it out of that box and start serging. Read the manual! Tihi. Good luck!

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  22. Sasha Step Sister12 January 2011 at 11:27

    Can´t wait for piccies of you in those gorg swimsuits, you will look amazing xx

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