Monday, February 28, 2011

I had a little birthday

Firstly, a big thank you to Blandina at La Griccia who put me up for a Stylish Blogger Award. It must be true, because Blandina knows style - check out this gorgeous cardigan she knitted, all ready for spring. Or these fantastic curtains (I adore the last photo). She even got to attend a jacquard weaving workshop and weave her own fabric. Très chic. Thank you Blandina!

During the week I turned a year older. Can't believe I'm now thirty *mumblemumble*

Sadly the mister had to leave for Paris very early that morning so he missed the day. But he made up for it by bringing home these gorgeous flowers the night before.


The morning of the day itself, the kids didn't wake up until quarter to eight. Not bad, eh?

The kids had their individual French lessons with a tutor and each whipped up some crafty goodness while the other was away.


I scored a car park right in front of my favourite bakery, and the bread was just out of the oven. It was so hot I had to carry it to the car by the corners of the bag. I love it when that happens.


The two big kids and I baked a cake together. The 6 year old cracked his first egg.


The cake ended up pretty good given I turned it out too early and the bloody thing broke in half.


It was a gorgeous pre-spring day in Provence, so the kids frolicked outside in the afternoon while I sat in the sun and worked on this:


And I even got the chance to finish off the last blocks for this one:


That night we all ate left overs (no cooking, yay) and then cake with strawberries and the best vanilla ice cream in the world.


I love this stuff, I wish they sold it in Australia.


I may have had a second piece of cake once the kids went to bed. You don't turn thirty *cough* every day, you know.

I'll be sure to show you my birthday fabric purchases once they show up in the mail (be kind France Post).

Hope you've all had a wonderful weekend and are ready for a top week!


THIRTY SEVEN, dammit! Unbelievable.


Susan said...

Oh to be 37 again!!! You know that 37 is the new 21 don't you!!!? HAPPY BIrthday! Another Aquarian, I knew it! Your Cathedral Window is lovely and the quilt top in pinks and yellows is great! Happy days!

blandina said...

Happy birthday, Kirsty, and thank you for your nice words.
Oh, I nearly forgot: yes, the salivating camel was quite disgusting, but I was reminded of when I used to take my last one to the circus, sweet memories indeed.

Keith Eckstein -A Taste of Garlic said...


You're 37?

I wouldn't have put you a day over 25 (I always suspected that you were a bit of a child bride!)

Happy birthday and pig out on the Carte D'Or while you can - in a few years time you won't be able to do that without each mouthful showing on you waistline!

All the best birthday wishes from

Keith (and Jilly)

Marg said...

Happy Birthday Kirsty, sounds like you had a very nice day. Enjoy the Carte d'Or.
The cathedral windows and the yellow and pink quilt are looking fabulous.

P.S.Thanks for the photo of freshly baked baguette so I get to see it first thing Monday morning when there is no hope what so ever of me having one!

Selina said...

Happy Thirtieth (again!)!!!! Here's to many more (thirtieth birthdays that is!!)!!!


michelle said...

happy birthday old girl. you are but a slip of a thing. trust me i cant even remember 37. it sounds like it was a well deserved lovely day. the W'sIP are looking stunning. good on you for sticking with the cathedral window. it's beautiful

DianeY said...

A beleted Happy! Glad it was a good one!

diana said...

thirty what? :D oh, but you look so 20ish. oh, wait, i have no ideea how you look. maybe because you don't put pics with you? :D

and happy bithday, K :) and take a good advice here :) :

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Best wishes for your birthday Kirsty!! Your Cathedral window project is looking magnificent.

Lindy in Brisbane said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like a very nice way to spend a birthday to me. Craft, kids and food. What else is there? Well grog of course, but obviously that's not on the menu at the moment. Glad you enjoyed your 30th.

Aidan said...

Happy Birthday Kirsty. Your number's not so bad...and the cake looked delicious.
Have a great week.

Deborah said...

Happy Birthday! I'm so glad I found you on my blog-travels through the south of France. Beautiful pictures here!

A Treasured Past said...

Happy Birthday! Your quilts are looking spectacular and the cake and ice cream don't look so bad either. It sounds like you has a lovely day, Tamara x

Dianne said...

Happy Birthday Kirsty! you've had a great day and that little on has cracked his first egg... Yay that's an achievement.
"All Things French"

Mary (asmallhandinmine) said...

I have to say, you seem so much younger, though Ive never seen a picture of you! I am going to de-lurk in order to wish you a Happy Birthday. Love your blog and all of your crafty creations. Carte D'or truly is the best vanilla ice cream there is, I cant believe they dont sell it in Austraila, scandal!

Karen from Sew Many Ways... said...

Happy mumble mumble Birthday!! You don't look a day older than mumble mumble LOL!! I turned 46 last month...after a while they don't count any more!
I just love all the projects you're working on. You are my sewing inspiration.
Happy Birthday again,

Eva said...

Happy belated birthday, Kirsty! :-) It sounds like you had a great day!!! The WIPs looks great and I love the little patchwork rug you put under the vase! :-) I wish you all the best for this exciting new year! xoxo

P.S.: Thankfully the corner shop next to our house sells Carte D'Or! I see a box turning up here in the near future! ;-)Camel-like drool!

Pinky said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! It sounds like you had a lovely day :) the cathedral windows table runner is GENIUS! love it! As for thiry-*muble*, you're definitely not the only one in denial! Someone asked me how old I was the other day and I was about to say "thirty" before I realised that this was no longer a true statement! whoops! ;)
p.s. thanks for the giggle!

nato said...

Wish you all the happiness you can get.
I bet you don't look thirty 'mumblemumble'.
You have hands of gold.
what are those quilts that you keep making (that are soooo beautiful )
I just have to get me one. Do you do orders?
Here in Lebanon quilts are not fashionable and i can't find hand made ones.
Vintage or new.
I have a headband to send for you (did not forget, just the time pass so quickly).
And want to send you a small something for the hands of Gold.
So a kiss for the birthday girl.
Bye bye , Nathalie.

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