July 30, 2009, 7:26 am
Filed under: pretty paper by me

happy birthday to us!

I know some people don’t like birthdays, but I say, any excuse for festivities!  In fact, I’m a big fan of having a birthday week — or a birthday month, when I’m feeling expansive.   Since my birthday is one week from today, let the celebrating begin…

Wherever I have lived, I’ve always had at least one friend — but usually two, or three, or four friends — sharing my birthday week.  {People really must need to get cozy once November arrives.  Or perhaps it’s more about Halloween??}  The more the merrier for a party!

Now in London, the tradition continues.  So to kick off my birthday week, I thought I’d share the invitation I designed for this year’s festivities — a Sunday lunch picnic, with rain or shine location options, so very London in many ways — shared with my friend Cathy.  She just returned from her annual family holiday in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, so a preppy vibe inspired the pink and green…



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[…] the baby pinks and greens rather than the richer colours I had originally intended to mirror the invitations.  Once I started down the path, it just seemed, well, icky to add chemicals like that after making […]

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