Sunday, 19 August 2012

Two Weddings, Two Birthdays and A Baby

I'm not sure about your part of the world but in Naphill yesterday it was sweltering. But that made it great party weather. Not a day to sit in a traffic jam and due to this I sadly missed out on a friend's wedding. Obviously yesterday was a very special day - two friends got married and one gave birth!

Firstly I'll just show you what darling Tam from A Treasured Past sent me
it's a beautiful necklace - one of her amazing stamp jewellery collection - this is one of her many Japanese stamps! Go look at her other work! 

Then I got a wonderful parcel of joy of Circus Ringmistress Desiree
Number one was this amazing Sassy Vamps headband (I added a couple of butterflies, hope you don't mind Des!)

She also sent this gorgeous crisp cool orange dress - with a great dagger collar
I'm still knackered from yesterday...

and this sexy blue gyspy dress
ooh and this gorgeous ring


On my birthday morning I also got a parcel of love from the Queen of The Jumble
plus a hilarious card which I forgot to photograph!

My birthday went thusly
having got changed out of my wedding outfit, I was just so hot that I put my hair up and my coolest clothes on. We played a bit of boule, ate some food, drank some iced tea made from posh tea bought with Lakota and some punch
playing boules, amazing flump marshamallow ring from my sister, grumpy hot dog, my sister and another grump hot dog



I was sharing the day with my dad as it's his 60th next week and he'll be away, so most of the guests where his, though I knew them all. I had a couple of my own friend's round

fur baby, lovely Steph stealing my headband, Lisa and her boyfriend, my 3rd cousin Angie, sporting a gypsy dress with blonde hair, we're so alike!
playing giant connect four, dad opening the electric guitar I bought him, me lounging




mucking about with Mike's bubble maker bought at Wilderness (see this post for more fabulousness)

Aunt's amazing legs (she's over 60) with fantastic 80s shoes, me pinning up my skirt using a brooch given by other aunt, sister's amazing Pheasant print dress, Monty getting more attention
So later I tried the shisha pipe brought along by my cousin (the one in the gypsy dress)


teehee!

I also took a photo of a recent ebay purchase - a silk bolero

The evening ended in a drunken impromtu photo shoot



Just a quick note on my presents - I was thoroughly spoilt! But I do have to show you a video of these hilarious wind up toys Mike's bro and sister in law gave me!

video

Mike bought me amongst other things  - the Bandai Badge Maker - which I've just used and it's amazing!!

my first badge!
ps - in case you were wondering - I'm 31 - arghhhh
Thank you all so much for your birthday wishes! It means a lot, especially those of you who made me feel so special!
XXXXXX

31 comments:

edie pop said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

OMG this post is the winner of the best party award ever!! First of all I loved the amount of pink that you are adding to everything with your stunning new hair like a pink King Midas!! Second: your amazing sassy vamp re-vamped headband is the best and all the people and relatives at your birthday seems very happy and awesome!Next time remember to invite me!
Great presents, the wind up toys are adorable and I must find one of those badge machine for badging everything!
Your first work is super!
Lots of love and greetings!
xxxx

Vix said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a fabulous party! I didn't mind sacrificing the sun so's it would shine on you!!! How brilliant of Mike to get you a badge maker, he certainly reads your Facebook posts, bless him!
Love Desiree's frocks and your pimped up garland and you look such a hippy goddess in your gypsy gear puffing on your hookah pipe, I love them. Your Dad is so cool and your Auntie's legs are to die for, in fact everyone there looks like a right good bunch, I'm gong to gate crash next year!
Glad you had a wonderful time! xxxxxxxx

Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

ahh a badge maker... i have to get one! i love your floral headband thingy it's so cute xo

Melanie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a stupendous party. Everyone looks so happy, and you are shining so brightly! Birthday hugs again. I can't wait to see all the different badges you make. I love the first one. The wind-up toys are a brilliant gift. You gave your dad an electric guitar? That is awesome!! I'm feeling the love over here.

Sparkle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

oh my, seems like u had amazing party!
btw love ur pink hair :)

xx

pastcaring said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That looks like a great party! Everyone looks like they had a ball. You have a chilled out bunch of family and friends there, Clare.
Great frocks from Desiree, and everyone needs a Sassy Vamp to add a little oomph to their outfit - especially with extra butterflies.
You look all Flake or Timotei outfit in that white ensemble, but then you ruin it all by smoking a hookah and looking more 60s drama queen in your leopard print coat!
So pleased you enjoyed your birthday, congrats to your friends on their wedding and baby, and to you for being, well, just fabulous really!
PS. Think we are going to be seeing LOTS of badges! xxxxxx

Lucy Nation said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

OK, I NEED that badge maker now! Is it good? I'm so going to get one. I also love that flump ring and the dresses Curtise sent you. Aren't you a lucky thing getting so may prezzies. The stamp necklace is so pretty and more Barry M is always a good thing. As is giant connect 4! Looks like a lovely time was had by all. I meant to ask, where did you get the leopard coat? Congratulations to the newly weds and newborns. Hope you have a great week dea\r xxx

Bella said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Happy birthday! I am glad to see you all had such a great time. I, too have a piece of stamp jewellery from Tamara (A Treasured Past). She does such lovely necklaces and cuff links.

thorne garnet said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Note to self, add badge maker to birthday "I want list". 31? For the life of me I can't seem to remember that one. Yuck, just did the math on that age. Love the blue dress and the big-ass ring!

grunge-queen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Happy Belated B-day! You're still a spring chicken! It looks like you had a blast at your party. I love the frocks, the headband, and your auntie's legs and shoes! xoxo

Helga! said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Darling,how frigging GROGEOUS do you look in that white outfit and seaxcious floral headband?! EEEEEEEEK! The butterflies are an inspired touch!
YAY for having a grand birthday!!
Nice to have some steamy weather, and all that marriage and childbirth?? Scary!
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Phwoar - great coat.

Loving the puppies, so cute.

Pull Your Socks Up! said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Isn't it awesome when you birthday falls on a weekend? It's 2-3 of hard partying - wooooooooooooooooo!!!! And party hard you did dude, LOVE the pics of you with the shisha, doggies and friends:)). You've got one HOT auntie there and your dad is adorbs, what a lucky guy having a daughter who buys him a red guitar!!!! It's wonderful to see you frockin' the frocks and my god you got some awesome pressies!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

delia hornbook said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow looks like you had a wonderful great your photo's are smashing ;-)) Love you in the orange and white dress it looks gorgeous and so does your flower headband. Happy birthday to your dad, dee x

Julie liverpoolmrs said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Looks like you hada fab birthday Clare!You got some amazeaballs prezzies and welcome to the 'over 30s' club!!!
I deleted my blog somehow and had to make another one with Blogger but it isn't as easy as wordpress - it's in its very infancy at the mo!
Take care,

Julie x (mrsmarsa)

Melanie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Looks like a wonderful birthday! And you got some lovely gifts too, I love the headband and orange dress that Desiree sent you!

CityScape Skybaby said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You and your family look like you know how to have a great time alright, love that you got your dad an electric guitar! And you got so many fab prezzies, your headband and orange dress are beautiful and really suit you, I love pink and orange together. Glad the sun shone on you all and your auntie dies have great legs! xx

Miss Magpie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

every good party ends with drunken photo shoots! Glad to see you had such a good day, I bet those pooches thought it was all for them.

orchid said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Dearest Clare,
Oh, your new necklace with Japanese design is so wonderful♡♡♡ I always love to see how you are having enjoyable life. What fun days you had! Haha, the last shot of you is gorgeous for me.
I am trying to catch up with my friends now. Thank you very much for the comment, my new lovely young English lady(^_^)v
Lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Joni James said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

31? You're still a young babe, and a beautiful one too. Your family looks like they can have a lot of fun together. An idea which would not work in my family. ;) You bought your dad a guitar for your birthday? Man, you are generous.
You look so sweet with that white dress and little bolero jacket purchased on ebay. It's a really great look on you. Feminine, soft but still unique and a little edgy.

Krista said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Happy Burfday babygirl! What a blast you had OMG. You look smashing and totally happy! I love the presents from Desire and the little robots are too cute! My favorite picture is you smoking the pipe! ANd you cuddle your lil doggie like a baby, I do that to Peetee! I LOVE IT! Your family looks like a blast and I can't wait to meet ya soon!
XXOO
Krista

Miss Sultana said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! lovely photos :)

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Misfits Vintage said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

BIRTHDAY GIRL!!! SORRY I'M SO LATE TO YOUR PARTY! I bring pear cider and drugs! (No, no drugs! Drugs are bad!) You look so beautiful in your gorgeous breezy dress and your family are all supermodels... I love Desiree's orange frock, and all of the hot dogs, your leopard coat, the enormous bubbles and just EVERYTHING! So glad you had such a fun birthday, darling! Love! Sarah xxx

Lisa G said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I look like a pale daddy long legs in those photos!!!!

xx

A Treasured Past said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ooh, I love your ring, and the giant connect four and the bubbles, looks like you had a great day!

You look so pretty with the headband. T x

Marisa Noelle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

A badge maker!!!! How many hours of fun I would have with that thing! Looks like you had one fabulous birthday. Your floral crown is va va voom! How I'd love to get my hands on that as well- stunning! You and your friends and family always look like you have the most stellar time in the world! I just love a gal who knows how to celebrate :) xo Marisa

karensomethingorother said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Happy birthday Clare! You look so beautiful all in white with the flowers in your hair! I love the orange & white dress on you too. Fun photos by the way. I need a back yard party with lots of booze. Hope you've been well. I haven't been here in too long, and I've been missing what you've been up to.

Young at Heart said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

love that nexklace...just beautiful.....and the silk bolero is a treasure!!

Sara said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

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Follow u, my name in GFC is: sexy_paige_cucu.

Hope u follow back :) :)

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Brenna adecentliving said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the blue dress!

Kitty said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi and thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog- yes, I *always* notice!

At 31 you're just a baby, the age thing is only an issue when you're young.

What was in the pipe BTW??