This is the year penguins will fly.

Posts tagged “birthday present

A Wild 24th

It was my birthday a few weeks ago and to celebrate I decided what better way than with Zoo Lates at London Zoo!

I am obsessed with animals (especially Lions and Penguins) and felt that I just couldn’t pass up this opportunity.

The zoo was filled with exciting things to see and do, we started with the animals, in particular the Africa area. We spent probably far too long laughing at an Okapi’s tongue, watched a graceful giraffe, braved the nocturnal section, searched for the illusive sumatran tiger, partied with the penguins, longed after lions and much more!

Penguin Pose!

My favourites, of course, were the Lions and Penguins. The Lions we’re so close to the glass I could’ve touched them! The penguins unfortunately stayed towards the back of their enclosure, but then again it was right before they closed so maybe they were all tired. I pulled a penguin pose for the camera and then tried to steal one of the cardboard cut outs…Or at least thought about stealing it…

Sleeping Lions

They also had lots of bars, all with a different theme such as the playroom where you could have a wrestling match, hula hoop, play jenga and even twister! There was a silent disco where everyone wears headphones which the music is played through, hilarious to listen too when you take them off and hear everyone singing out of tune. There was also a big international food market with lots of tasty delights to sample.

So excited, even though it was just cardboard…

I wore a bright, high waisted, tribal skirt to to give off an African feel and matched it with a bright orange crop top and sandals. I felt quite…naked. I’m not used to going out in such little clothing, but it was really warm and so i didn’t regret it.

I even painted my nails to match with the animal theme!

The whole event was very well run. There were loads of things to do, not just seeing the animals, the staff were extremely helpful and the atmosphere was electric! The animals started going to bed (or so we were told) at 8:30 and gradually the enclosures were closed off until everyone was in the ‘entertainments’ area for the last half hour.

Afterwards we carried on the party in Camden, always a fun place to go.

Sisters and their boyfriends 🙂

The day after was my actual birthday. I decided what better way to celebrate and recover from the night before than by having a bbq! We borrowed a friends garden and bbq and then had a nice, relaxed afternoon chilling in the sun (if you ignore the random downpour that stopped as suddenly as it started!)

Brii (south african bbq) master Ashley flipping some burgers!

For the bbq I decided to dress up a bit still and wore one of my favourite dresses. I bought it at a festival and have always loved the way it poofs out in the skirt. The fabric is also really pretty, I fell in love with it at first sight!

Red accents

Dress with a view!Belt and pattern

I kept myself warm with a cute, batwing cardigan from warehouse.

Super comfy!

Batwing

I made these earrings ages ago and found they matched perfectly! I really like the little red and blue beads and was experimenting with using suade, i think they turned out really nice.

Handmade Earrings

The bag is from Zatchels and was a suprise birthday gift from my sister! Zatchels are all handmade and just exquisite. I absolutely love it and it even has a little space for one of my business cards to be on display! They come in a wide range of colours and patterns too.

ZatchelBusiness card

It was a really great birthday! Hopefully next years will be just as good!

Funny face

Advertisements

Kids Apron Set – A gift for my Aunt

I’ve finally listed a new Item on my Etsy shop! 

This Cute Apron set for the kiddies!

Its made in a cute pink and blue stretch fabric and fully lined with a shiny pink material.

It comes with a child sized rolling pin, mr&mrs cookie cutter (also UK made) and whisk. Perfect for making your own cookies. A good festive snack for the little ones!

I’ve even sewn my own handmade label onto the back!

You can find the listing here

This particular Apron used for the photographs was made to give as a tombola prize for a coffee morning my Aunt is holding for the downs syndrome group she runs (as she has a child with downs herself). She just received her package today and seemed very happy with the items I’ve sent her (I also sent a small tote bag).

This was my first time working to a deadline. I said i’d make her something on the 13th knowing that the coffee morning was this saturday (the 20th) and I would also be working a 40+ hour week so knew i was cutting it very fine. But I was very good at keeping myself motivated (watching project runway helped a lot) and managed to get it sewn and sent just in time!

I have proved to myself that I can stay motivated and work to deadlines which was one of the things I was worried about with accepting custom orders, but now I feel much more confident in my abilities!

I really hope she can send me some photographs of the event!

Until then I have some paint balling to do (we’re going tomorrow as a belated birthday present to Ashley)! And more pictures of another project to upload!

Busy busy busy!

‘Till next time!