Tuesday, December 09, 2008

My birthday in pictures

I've been spoiled rotten for about five days now. I've always been the advocate of the Long Birthday, but this is getting ridiculous.

I didn't get a lot of pictures of my birthday, but I did get pictures of some of the nice things people have made for me, and I wanted to share the ingeniousness of my friends with you:

First off: Chris's magnificent cake!
He made a chocolate cake, poked it full of holes, soaked it with a caramel spread, iced it with whipped cream, sprinkled on Skor bits, and called it "Turtle Cake." You are jealous right now.

Here is a silly picture of me blowing out the candles:
And then people sewed me pretty stuff! My friend Christina (you may know her around here as "C") made a custom tea cozy for my Bodum, and it looks all pleasant like a Hawaiian shirt for my teapot. She posted it on her blog, and so I'll just link to it here. (Update: I just realised you can see it in the background, in the above picture. See, Christina? I'm using it!) Isn't it adorable?

And then my friend Andrea made me a reversible apron! Chris took some pictures of me where I'm pretending to be the one to have made tonight's pasta sauce:Adorable! And flattering! The best part is, if I get a stain on one side, I can flip it over.

And so, in summary: I associate with very talented people. And then I reap the benefits.


Ky said...

I ADORE that apron. ADORE. When I meet your friend Andrea, I'm going to give her a high five.

Also, when I finish making my present for you, you'll have to take a picture of yourself as a street performer.

Queen of West Procrastination said...

I'll play my flute while wearing my busker outfit!

crazy mom said...

The apron is ADORABLE! You could wear sweats and a tank top, and still look fabulous while baking. Soo wanting the pattern for the apron.

LynnieC said...

That apron is completely awesome. I love it. I want one.

The History Enthusiast said...

Heavens! That is the cutest apron I've ever seen.

C said...

yay! your teapot looks very cute in his little shirt. so. jealous. of that apron! andrea is awesome. also very jealous of the cake. genius! i am so sad not to have been there for birthday fun week! =sniff=

Anastasia said...

lovely apron! I covet it.

Queen of West Procrastination said...

You guys should check out Andrea's own apron, which she sewed first. Completely adorable!