Today I’m 29. Happy birthday to me!

Today’s my birthday, I’m 29 today. One year away from the big 3-0! (Why do people like to remind me?) It doesn’t matter to me though, I’m not afraid of getting older. This is my year! Big things are happening, and I’m excited to see what the year brings me.

Birthday dinners with family brought me many lovely treats, including Fabricana gift certificates! Nothing warms my heart like more fabric…unless it’s shoes! Mr Sewaholic has agreed to take me shoe shopping very soon for my birthday. Does he know the way into my good books, or what?

He looks thrilled about the shoe shopping in this picture, doesn’t he? I also wanted to show off his Christmas shirt again, it looks so nice on him!

I’d love to say I’m putting my feet up today, relaxing, and taking it easy while celebrating my age. I wish I could spend the whole day sewing! But instead, I’m working on school work, getting ready to launch the next pattern, and maybe if I’m lucky, squeezing in a little sewing time. I’m happy to say my business plan is finished, and the first draft is in the middle of proofreading by two talented business people. Just need to make final edits tomorrow before handing it in Thursday!

Here’s to another fantastic year, the last of my twenties! From what people tell me, it only gets better once you hit 30. The way things are going, I can see how that might be true.

Hope you all have a wonderful day – treat yourself to a piece of cake or chocolate for me!

66 Responses to Today I’m 29. Happy birthday to me!

  1. karen February 22, 2011 at 6:05 am #

    30s are WAY better than 20s. I’m still finding out about the 40s… Happy birthday!

  2. Ashley0107 February 22, 2011 at 6:08 am #

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day :)
    Ashley x

  3. TanitIsis February 22, 2011 at 6:10 am #

    Happy birthday! I just may have some of that chocolate… ;)

  4. Mandy February 22, 2011 at 6:11 am #

    Happy birthday Tasia! My 29th year has been nothing but good to me so far, I wish the same for you!


  5. Laura February 22, 2011 at 6:26 am #

    Happy birthday! I’m 29.5 and am actually looking forward to 30 :) If you’ve got this much so far, imagine what the next year is going to be like!

    Good luck with school and the new pattern – the preview looks awesome!

  6. Tasha February 22, 2011 at 6:29 am #

    A very happy birthday to you! :)

  7. Jali February 22, 2011 at 6:31 am #

    Happy Birthday Tasia! My 28th year started less than two weeks ago (or was it that it ended, I celebrated 28 at least). I feel there is a lot yet to learn about so many things at this age. Like we are all still students, still learning. Wishing you a year filled with happy experiences!

  8. Portia February 22, 2011 at 6:33 am #

    30’s are fab, don’t worry! Until then, have the happiest of birthdays and enjoy your 20’s!! Well done on all your success this past year and long may it continue. :)

  9. gina February 22, 2011 at 6:42 am #

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! I remember 29! It’s a great year for sure. I am praying this year be a year of discovery for you and that you will sew even better and learn so much more! Thanks for your blog and everything you pour into it, it’s been such a blessing to me, Enjoy!!!

  10. sula February 22, 2011 at 7:04 am #

    Happy birthday!! I turn 29 on Thursday, so I wish we could celebrate together. Maybe next year we will celebrate our 30th birthdays with a Sewaholic sewing marathon (pretty pretty please do pants and a coat? For your sewing birthday twin?). It’s going to be a good year.

  11. Becky February 22, 2011 at 7:09 am #

    Happy birthday! (And I sure hope the 30s are good…. I’m only 4 days away from starting them! Eeek!)

  12. shivani February 22, 2011 at 7:10 am #

    Happy Birthday! I shall treat myself to some cake in your honour!

  13. sallyann February 22, 2011 at 7:32 am #

    Happy Birthday. 29 – what a great year for you – so much to do do – so much to gain. You are an inspiration to all of us.

  14. Marie-Noëlle February 22, 2011 at 7:35 am #

    A very Happy and Special Birthday to you !!!

  15. Claire (aka Seemane) February 22, 2011 at 7:39 am #

    Ahhh…. another February child (me too ;))! Many Happy Returns Tasia :) :) :)

  16. CGCouture February 22, 2011 at 7:40 am #

    Happy birthday! With all the amazing stuff you are working on, it’s sure to be a fabulous year! :-)

  17. christine February 22, 2011 at 7:42 am #

    Happy Birthday Tasia! I agree that your 30’s are even better than your 20’s, but enjoy the last year while you have it! Have a great day!

  18. Erika February 22, 2011 at 7:49 am #

    Happy birthday! I’m also closing in on the big 3-0 (29 years old in May), but I’ve realized that for me the best age is always the one I have right now. I don’t long for when I was younger, so why should I dread getting older? I’m sure it will all just keep getting better! =)
    Have a great day shoe-shopping! You’ve found a very good man, and he looks so handsome in his shirt =)

  19. Samina February 22, 2011 at 7:51 am #

    Happy Birthday, Tasia! May the birthday happiness follow you through the year!

  20. Mary February 22, 2011 at 8:03 am #

    Happy birthday young lady! I vaguely remember 29, but I can vouch for life getting better with age…I won’t disclose how old I am, but let’s just say I’m old enough to be your Mother! :) Have a great day!

  21. HipDroppedStitches February 22, 2011 at 8:08 am #

    Happy birthday, Tasia!!! It’s true, the 30’s are awesome!!!

  22. Ana February 22, 2011 at 8:10 am #

    Happy Birthday!!

  23. Dei February 22, 2011 at 8:23 am #

    Awesome, awesome, awesome! Happy Birthday, Tasia and you’re just 29! Good, Lord, you’re still a baby. Have a great one and you’re pattern launch will be a great success.

  24. Sandra February 22, 2011 at 8:23 am #


    Unlike the gal who could be your mother…I could be your grandmother! I am so grateful for your blog and the talent that you share with us. You truly are an inspiration to me.

    Thanks Tasis ~~ have a great one!

  25. Karin February 22, 2011 at 8:56 am #

    Happy birthday! I agree with Dei- you are still a baby at 29!

  26. Kathleen February 22, 2011 at 9:11 am #

    Happy birthday! I’ve been 29 for a number of years now! Enjoy!

  27. Amanda February 22, 2011 at 9:23 am #

    Happy Birthday, Tasia!! I turned 29 a month and a half ago, so I’m also benefiting from these “30s are better” comments :) I certainly feel like life has gotten better every year. Enjoy shoe shopping!

  28. Nancy February 22, 2011 at 9:29 am #

    Happy birthday Tasia! May the coming year bring you much joy and many fantastic times – I know it will!

  29. Trisha February 22, 2011 at 9:51 am #

    Happy Birthday! I just turned 29 in December. I’m also excited by 30!

  30. Kerry February 22, 2011 at 9:52 am #

    Happy Birthday Tasia! I hope you enjoy a very happy and successful year!

  31. Sewingdina February 22, 2011 at 10:06 am #

    Happy birthday Tasia! This certainly is going to be a good year for you. It’s fascinating to follow your journey and it’s great that your sharing it with us.

  32. Lizzy February 22, 2011 at 10:20 am #

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Tasia!! My best wishes for you, as you said, this is gonna be your year!
    And belive me….I’m in my 30’s………in fact i’m holding the 30’s with my fingertips hehehe, BUT I thing 30’s are MUCH better than 20’s!!……………and however, I think age is in the heart and the attitude!!
    Big hug for u!!

  33. Ashlee February 22, 2011 at 10:33 am #

    Happy Birthday! My 27th was yesterday, and I got some fabric store gift certificates, too! :) We have this haaaauuuuuuuuge store in Winnipeg that’s a complete dream, but kind of in a grittier area, so I can’t wait to go spend several hours wandering the three stories! Enjoy the last of your twenties!

  34. Clare February 22, 2011 at 10:44 am #

    Happy Birthday! I will definitely toast your day with some chocolate cake. Have a wonderful year and don’t worry about the numbers xx

  35. PattM February 22, 2011 at 11:02 am #

    Happy Birthday!

  36. Nancy H February 22, 2011 at 11:04 am #

    Happy birthday!

  37. Susan - Knitters Delight February 22, 2011 at 11:27 am #

    Happy happy birthday Tasia!

  38. Venus de Hilo February 22, 2011 at 11:42 am #

    Happy Birthday, Tasia! Once you get into your 30s (you have a whole year for eager anticipation, so enjoy it!) you will realize how awesome they are.

  39. Corinne February 22, 2011 at 12:48 pm #

    Happy Birthday and best wishes for a wonderful and creative year ahead!

  40. Mel February 22, 2011 at 12:54 pm #

    Happy Birthday Tasia!
    As my 30th comes up (this year ÓÅñ), I can honestly say that I feel everything is falling into place. Maybe it’s my outlook or maturity (snort) but the 30’s do seem better.


  41. Misty February 22, 2011 at 1:26 pm #

    Happy Birthday Tasia! No need to worry about that next birthday — I’m 30 and doing just fine! :)

  42. Sewing Princess February 22, 2011 at 1:37 pm #

    Happy Birthday! Don’t worry well after 30 life is still great! Enjoy every moment to the fullest and eat cake!

  43. LizaJane February 22, 2011 at 1:48 pm #

    Happy Birthday, fellow February baby! I just turned 29, too. Hope it’s fabulous!

  44. Jaime February 22, 2011 at 2:08 pm #

    Happy Birthday!!! I’m 30 in a few months so I’ll be sure to let you know how it is. ;)

  45. Kat February 22, 2011 at 2:48 pm #

    Happy Birthday! I hope you have a fantastic day.

  46. Sherry February 22, 2011 at 2:50 pm #

    Happy Birthday and a big virtual hug from me!
    I loved being 29 – still am actually, ha ha!

  47. Gail February 22, 2011 at 2:52 pm #

    Happy birthday. At my age, 29 seems so young! Enjoy it.

  48. Tilly February 22, 2011 at 2:58 pm #

    Happy birthday, Tasia! I’ve probably said this before, but you have SUCH amazing skin. A birthday compliment for you.

  49. Aminat February 22, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

    Happy birthday……. Wishing you many more

  50. Mav February 22, 2011 at 4:12 pm #

    Happy birthday! Hope you have a fabulous year!

  51. Molly February 22, 2011 at 4:27 pm #

    Happy Birthday! Have a good birthday week, that’s what I’m doing since my b-day is tomorrow! It’ll be a great year!

  52. Katie-Kate February 22, 2011 at 4:34 pm #

    Happy Birthday!! I admire your positive attitude!

  53. Kristie February 22, 2011 at 4:39 pm #

    Yay! Happy Birthday! Yesterday my daughter turned 2 so I have some cake here that I will eat for you too :) The thirties ARE great, you’re right, but enjoy your 29th year! Great things are ahead.

  54. Sarah February 22, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

    Happy birthday, Tasia!!!

  55. Sue February 22, 2011 at 5:52 pm #

    Happy Birthday Tasia!

  56. The Cupcake Goddess February 22, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

    Oh Happy Birthday! You completely deserve a fabulous one! I’m turning 29 in April, right on your heels lady! Have a really wonderful day!


  57. Pam February 22, 2011 at 8:03 pm #

    Happy Birthday!!

  58. Shannon February 22, 2011 at 10:05 pm #

    A very happy birthday to you Tasia! and many blessings in the year to come!

  59. Rachel February 22, 2011 at 11:37 pm #

    Happy B’day Tasia – and don’t worry about 30 – I’m having a fabulous time!!

  60. Alessa February 23, 2011 at 3:15 am #

    Happy Birthday, Tasia! And hell yes to the chocolate! :)

  61. Casey February 23, 2011 at 4:23 am #

    Happy Birthday, Tasia!!!! :) Yay for fabric gift certificates and shoe-shopping! ;)

    ‚ô• Casey

  62. Andrea K February 23, 2011 at 6:08 am #

    Have a most excellent birthday and I hope all goes well with your business plan!

  63. Cindy February 23, 2011 at 8:47 am #

    Happy Birthday Tasia! Hope you have/had a great day! I am also 29 this year, but unlike you I am dreading the big 3-0! ha ha!!

  64. Shalyn February 23, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    Happy Birthday!

    So glad to hear of a smart lady who takes aging in stride instead of freaking out unnecessarily. I hope year 29 really will be your year. I’m only recently started reading your blog, but really admire you and your work. Plus it is nice to know you are a fellow Vancouverite!

  65. Alana February 23, 2011 at 9:35 pm #

    Happy Birthday, gorgeous!!

  66. The Sew Convert February 24, 2011 at 2:00 am #

    Happy Birthday!!!