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Babies, Bunting, and Books

16 Jun

What a wonderful day it’s been. My good friend Amy of Purple Thread Designs is fit to pop with her first baby, a little boy. He should be arriving in the next 3-5 weeks and I can’t wait to meet him. Today was the day which we chose to spoil Amy and her lovely (and lively) bump, with a bit of a baby shower type knees-up.

We declared the day as a good excuse for some cake and we weren’t disappointed. Guests showed up with an array of homemade goodies which were duly demolished in double quick time. I unfortunately didn’t have time to bake anything so I set about making a baby out of fruit which seemed to go down well!

I knew that Amy wanted to keep the day fairly low-key, and also that she already has most of the baby stuff which she needs so, what with our mutual love of children’s books, I declared a book theme for the day, complete with little baby book bunting.

I asked the guests (in secret) to bring along a gift of a book which means something to them. The ladies did me proud and we had an amazing array of books from Each Peach Pear Plum, to Dogger, to Aliens Love Underpants, and everything in between.

I chose to give Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories. I racked my brain to try to think of the story which I remember most fondly from my childhood. I was tempted by the monstrous Not Now Bernard, but then remembered the rhinoceros with the skin full of stale, itchy cake crumbs and the decision was made.

Star Wars fans among us will appreciate this fantastic gift knitted for the baby by the ever creative Emily. Illustrator, plush artist and all round talented lady. Amy and her husband are huge Star Wars fans so this baby hat complete with Yoda ears couldn’t have been more appropriate, SO CUTE!

It really was a great day, and it made the fact that we will have a new little man in our lives very soon, seem so much more real. Amy will make an amazing mum, and thanks to todays shower, he will be a well read, and well dressed little boy!


Spreading Some Monster Joy.

6 Sep

The very lovely Laura Hunter of I Love Crafty – a beautiful boutique in Bristol selling handmade gifts and jewellery, has kindly featured me on her blog today. You can check it out here.

One of my favourite pieces of jewellery which I wear often is a necklace from Laura’s amazing range of ‘cake’ jewellery which has to be seen to be believed.  It always makes me a tiny bit hungry when I wear it and always attracts comments and jealous glances!

I am currently coveting her ‘yummy cake selection’ necklace – How delicious does this look?

Yummy Cake Selection