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!