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It was my birthday at the weekend and we braved the weather and went up to Alnmouth for the day. I had a super day, but it was a little bit bleak as you can see! That didn’t stop us having a wander on the beach though – I love Tom’s expression on this photo!

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My wonderful friends and family were very generous, and (not surprisingly) my gifts had a craft or an owl theme 🙂 Helen made me these super socks – she knits them with extra pointy toes as I have very long big toes!

 

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Daria made me this amazing 3D papercut birthday card – you can find out how she did it (and how you can make your own) on her blog, Fox and Flamingo!

 

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This owl cake was made by our friend Kimberley, and it was a joint birthday cake for me and Tom 🙂 It was the most chocolatey cake ever – amazing!

 

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The last bit of birthdayness that I’m going to share with you is my present from my Mum – it’s this gorgeous fabric envelope, complete with embroidered postmark and stamp!

 

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It has one of Madge’s vintage buttons on the back, and was full of embroidery threads too!

 

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I’m really excited to try out the cutting blades (from Tom) to make my first rubber stamps, so watch this space…!