Happy Birthday to me and my blog

Another year has come and gone; I am a year older and so is my blog. My blog is turning 2 today, I on the other hand am turning 38. And no, I am not worried that I am closer to 40 than to 30. Becoming older is part of becoming wiser and learning new things; and I love to learn new things!

Last year I celebrated my blog’s first birthday with a give-away. Sorry, no give-away this time, just me sharing a surprise gift I got myself from the lovely Beth at Koru Tumi. She has a Birthday Month box subscription which is a once-off subscription in which she sends you a surprise box in the month of your birthday.

koru tumi birthday box october 2016

In the October box there were a lot of small threats all gathered around a “Calendula” theme. In the box was a mini fudge slab from Winifred’s Homemade Fudge, a handmade and all natural Calendula balm from Herbal Harmony, a wax melt sent from Butterfly Scents, a cheerful yellow mini yarn skein from Devon Sun Yarns, a crochet hook created exclusively by Beth for this gift box, a Calendula flower stitch marker that I just adore handmade by Beth, no less than 3 meters of birthday chain, and a broach pin holder. All of this neatly packed in a flat box so that it would fit through my mail box and decorated with dried flower petals. Oh, and almost forgot, there was a pattern too to make 3 Calendula flowers.

 Birthday box koru tumi

I tucked in immediately! I set myself a cup of thee and I can tell you that fudge is heavenly. I spend a relaxing morning making 3 cute little flowers. The yarn is just perfect for this project because it has a very slight color variation which makes the flowers look very natural. After all, no two flower petals are ever exactly the same.

I glued one of the flowers to the broach pin which in turn I will connect to my jacket when I go to yarn and crochet fairs. The two other flowers I left with a yarn tail to connect to a future project, possibly a purse or a bag.

finished calendula flowers

I am taking a small holiday break with my family, so it will be a little quiet on my blog the next week or two. After a short rest I will be here again to start a new year with new energy and new ideas.

With love,

Esther

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21 thoughts on “Happy Birthday to me and my blog

  1. Baie geluk met jou verjaardag Esther, n mooi dag en n geseende jaar vir jou. Baie dankie vir jou hulp met Sophie…ek het niks geweet van hekel nie, maar danksy jou videos is ek al op ry 85! Lekker verjaar. Groete van Suid Afrika

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  2. Happy birthday! Remember… a birthday is only the first day of a 365days trip around the sun! Enjoy your trip!
    Thanks for all your great work to crochet community!

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  3. Congratulations ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​ lot of health and creativity, thank you very much from the bottom from ny heart, for your all donation to ​Knitting community. respectfull pnina yakir ​

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  4. Happy Birthday Ester! It’s my birthday month too, tho I have a “few” years on you. I want to thank you for all your help in the last two years. I was a complete newbie when I stumbled upon your site. I wanted to make Sophie, but knew it was not possible with only the pattern. I have made beautiful things thanks to your help. Especially the little things that don’t seem to be answered anywhere, like exactly where to join a slip st. Again, Happy Birthday, Ester and Ester’s blog!

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  5. Happy Birthday Ester and Ester’s blog!!
    I also have a birthday this month. I want to thank you for turning a newbie into a competent crocheter. I stumbled upon your blog when I wanted to make a Sophie.

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