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The Sister's birthday....

Posted on: 08 February 2009

It's my sister's 20th birthday today and she arrived home from Liverpool (she studies Law at the uni there) and I presented her with my gifts! One of my favourite things to do is make cards for people. I have drawn/painted many before and collage is always a fun one. Plus you have probably noticed the enormous collage that are my wardrobe doors....which is ever changing.
I found this box on sale at Paperchase. It's an Easter gift box apparently but it did the job, plus it was cheap at only £1.75! I wrapped everything in yellow tissue paper and attatched little labels on them with little accompanying notes.
I got a little bag of the best flavoured Jelly Belly's- Chocolate pudding...plus a few other favourites. I stopped by Miss Selfridge on the way and found this bargainous bow in the sale. She is a huge fan of gossip girl and this is Blair Waldorf's little gang all over. I know she might now wear it, but at only £1 I couldn't resist.
I knew she had been after some of those lace leggings for ages but trouble is, both of us are so short they would never have fitted right. So I bought some lace footless tights from Asos. Though upon arrival, they are more of the fishnet variety but still workable!

Lastly, I got one of the Alphabet tees from AA! I wish they would do a 'Ww' one but I guess it's not all that popular. She recently bought some high waisted denim shorts and I thought this would look awesome tucked into them. I must photograph her when she wears this combo!

I love love buying presents for people, making the cards and wrapping it all up. It's even better when I am buying for my sister as it is very much like buying for myself! The only problem I find is sticking to a budget....

How huge does this slice look?

My mom went to the Chinese bakery and ordered this amazing Hello Kitty cake. We haven't had one from there in a while and it was nice to buy the cake from there instead of Druckers (of course their cakes are amazing too) Chinese cakes are much lighter, less buttery and decorated with fruits (melon, kiwi, peaches etc) and have a fruit or a sweet chestnut filling. Though there is a serious amount of cream! I'm guessing the light consistency of the cake might reflect the fact that traditionally, Chinese cakes were always steamed due to the lack of ovens.

I'm off to eat more cake!

36 comments:

  1. Happy Bday to your sister and what a lovely gift! Gift parade!

    xoxo and hugs: Janet

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  2. What lovely gifts! This looks like such a good time.

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  3. the card and the hello kitty cake are fabulous darling! what flavor is it? now I want cake! lol! :)

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  4. thanks - I'm linking you now... =)
    ♥ Hannah
    ((london--rose.blogspot.com))

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  5. That is so cute. I wish I was so good at putting together gifts :)

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  6. Great gifts--the packaging is so nice. I really like getting gifts for people too, I usually end up collecting a lot of small things for them in the months before their birthday arrives. :)
    The cake looks yummy too!

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  7. that cake looks like a dream come true!!!

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  8. My, jelly beans! They look so delicious!

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  9. Hi there-what lovely gifts you gave to your sister, you are soo kind and thoughtful!! The cake looks divine, yummy!!

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  11. Oh what a great cake - looks so delicious!

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  12. Your sister shares a birthday with me!!! 9th Feb is a good day! Happy Birthday to her! :)

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  13. chinese cakes ARE the best in the world. just the right sweetness and lots of cream!!

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  14. hey, I love your new profile pic!

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  15. the card is fabulous! cute box too, filled with so many cool presents, the cake looks so yummy, I so miss chinese cake (the sponge is the best!)

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  16. First off, totally stealing "bargainous" from you. Second, what a generous, thoughtful sister you are! Hope the sibling appreciated this shower of great gifts.

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  17. I love the card you made and all the lovely presents you got for your sister, I like buying and wrapping presents too! That cake looks amazing! Char x

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  18. I want one of those for my b'day too! i would feel bad for eating kitty though!!!

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  19. Your an awesome sister!! The card looks great and the presents are awesome

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  20. how cute! what great gifts!!!!

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  21. Lucky your sister! That card is so cute, and the cake looks delicious!

    Thanks for tagging for on your last post :)

    x

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  22. Aww, so sweet! I want to be your sister. Hehe. :)

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  23. oooh she got some sweet pressies, and I want to smash my face into that cake. YUM.
    xx-LJ from SOS!

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  24. This is such a sweet post- what a lucky sister! I absolutely adore your hand-made card!

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  25. You would be such a wonderful sister to have, so thoughthful! Beautiful imagery and words too.

    Wish a Happy 20th to your sis!

    Luv Eeli xx

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  26. that cake is just the sweetest thing, hello kitty cake! that brand's the biggest. looks like a fun bday :-)

    *bisous*

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  27. Happy happy birthday to your sister! That cake looks oh so yummy :) The card looks fantastic and I'm seriously thinking of buying some of those lettered AA t-shirts.

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  28. that bow tie looks fun to experiment with. yeah def try to take pics of her when she wears it!

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  29. mmm that cake!
    and what an amazing presnt giver you are..i like buying for people as well!
    x

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  30. mmm that cake!
    and what an amazing presnt giver you are..i like buying for people as well!
    x

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  31. Your sister is an lucky girl!!
    xoxo

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  32. Those lace tights are amazing! As is your outfit below!

    xx

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  33. awww....you are such a lovely sister!! i love that card...
    you should make them and sell them online...

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