Wednesday 8 October 2014

Birthday Wish List

It's nearly my birthday.
That time of year where I spend way too much time thinking about me and asking myself questions such as "What am I going to do when now I'm grow up...?"

So in the spirit of thinking about myself I've put together a little birthday wishlist. I've cheated slightly in that I know I'm getting one of the things below (I was here when it was delivered...) but here are a few things I quite fancy treating myself too. Or maybe rather than a treat I should look at it as a consolation prize for still not knowing what I want to do when I grow up.

1. Kaleido Trays by Hay
I bought three of these for myself recently (and used them for my September 'styling the seasons' post) but I'd love a couple more. They are just so pleasing and the colour palatte is delicious.

2. From Here to There
In quite a standard move for this time of year I've started a new course. It's on skillshare and it's about map making... this is one of the recommended items on the reading list...

3. On The Map
... as is this book - which I'm pretty sure I'll like as I really enjoyed Just my Type which was also written by Simon Garfield - which was a book about fonts - but it's got such good stories about the fonts and the designers and it really makes you think about all the type around you in a new way. Honestly. It's good.

4. M. Hulot Cross Body Bag
I spotted this bag at Design Junction but didn't buy it... (I did spend quite some time umming & urring about buying it) but I'm still thinking about it...

5. Merino Wool Jumper by Uniqlo
I'm wondering about having another go at designing customising some clothing (like I did here) and wondering if I should take on some wool. What do you think.... bleach? Liberty print patches? I'd quite like to have a go.

6. Large Peg Board by Block
Somewhere else to put stuff. Enough said really.

If, on the other hand I had a fairy god-mother who could grant me some birthday wishes I think I'd be going for the following:
1. More patience - am finding myself losing my temper with my children a little too often at the moment (I blame the stress of not knowing what I want to do when I grow up)
2. To be organised! I fantasize occasionally about having a PA for a few days - the nearest I'd get to a fairy god-mother, someone to help me get on top of the muddle and chaos...
3. To have a finished house. Yep, never going to happen, because, well... lack of organisation and patience.


  1. I could have written all of this myself. It's my birthday in October, I love all the things on your wishlist and my house is unfinished, I'm disorganised and impatient and I still don't know what I want to do when I grow up. Must be because we're Librans right? (I wish I could blame it on my star sign but I've got to take a little bit of responsibility sadly). I hope some of your birthday wishes come true! x

  2. I think I may have to add the trays to my Christmas list. And customising the jumper? I've wanted to try elbow patches to something for ages, but I'm liking the idea of bleach, too. Bleached elbow patches?! (joking)

    Can't wait to hear more about the map making course.