Friday, May 29, 2009

It’s My Birthday…

And I’ll wear what I want too!! Well, actually, its not today, it was yesterday - but I am now officially 24 years old.


28th May 09 3


28th May 09 2



Hair pins from David for my birthday.


Yesterday was spent not at work, eating pancakes, relaxing, reading blogs, eating yummy dinner, eating yummy home made gluten free chocolate cake with chocolate ganache and just generally not doing an awful lot (except eating it would seem!!).


Birthdays and new years always get me thinking about what I’ve done in my life to get me to where I am, and what I need to do to get me to where I want to be. I have lots of ideas and ways in which I would like things to go, but things hardly ever turn out as planned, do they?


So, here are just a few small things I would like and not necessarily tomorrow or in this order:

1) I would like my own house with my own little sewing studio. I want a big vegetable garden, I want lots of different fruit trees. I want chickens, and a doggy (mostly for David because I wouldn’t mind another kitty or 5!!).

2) I want to work for myself. I’ve only been working for others full time for 2 ½ years and I’m already sick of it. I want to work from home, I want to sew for a living and I want my Etsy shop to take off. I want to be able to work when I want to work and I want to be creative in what ever I choose to do for a living.

3) I want to travel. Anywhere and everywhere! I want to eat chocolate croissants in France, I want to drink beautiful wine and eat yummy cheese in Italy, I want to explore the packed streets and open spaces of Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam…, I want to find mummy’s in Egypt and learn to belly dance in India, I want to explore the castles and my family history in Scotland and Wales, I want to meet old friends and make new ones…



XX


Jen


PS) What is up with my font? I think I have a small selection of everyone avaliable!!

40 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday!
    You look stunning I love your outfit.
    ♥Darla

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  2. Oh my goodness. Happy Birthday!
    I've come across 4 bloggers today who's birthday it was!

    My birthday is next week. Looks like It's bloggers' birthday week! :)

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  3. Your dreams are very achievable, and I'm sure they will be reality one day for you!! :)

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  4. Happy birthday (yesterday)!! That little cape is *adorable* and it sounds like a lovely day! Those are very good goals, and with your talent they're definitely within reach. Working full time for someone else is so hard, especially if your heart's not really in what you're doing. I'm sure your Etsy shop will definitely take off! :)

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  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    You look so cute in today's outfit.
    That little cape is just darling.

    Oh my gosh those sound like my dreams! Though I've already traveled the travel bug never really leaves you.
    I want my own house purely so we can get a dog, well ok, maybe there are a few more reasons than that :P

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  6. Happy Birthday!
    May all your wishes come true!
    x.
    Mel

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  7. You capelet is so adorable, you look like a dainty little butterfly. But perhaps that is just me ;)

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  8. awwww you look adorable! Love your hair clips. David has very good taste. Happy birthday!

    PS I think all your ambitions are also mine! Am even considering quitting uni to become a cat breeder! Kitties are so gorgeous.

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  9. Hi there-So pleased you had a wonderful birthday and I hope a lot of these life wishes come true for you!! I love the travelling part, its great to see other different places around the world!

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  10. Happy Birthday for yesterday! So young, but so stylish!! I wish I had had a fraction of your fashion sense you when I was 24 :)

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  11. Happy birthday ! Keep believing in your dreams...one day, they will come true!

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  12. Happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!! You look really pretty in those pic. Something 1900´s about that I love (probably the cape hehe).

    As for your wishes...woooo...so do I! I want all of them...really. I have been dreaming and dreaming about sewing and felting as a business. :) And the house with the garden, yes. Don´t mind the 5 kittens. And...travelling........yees please.

    :) They are wishes not at all impossible to come true for you....so I hope they will.

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  13. Chocolate ganache is always a good thing! Happy birthday. I love your dress, hair pins, and cape. You look beautiful.

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  14. Happy Birthday! Great little cape, lovely colour - I think we are staging a come back of the ever versatile cape

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  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog and a very happy birthday!

    I tried to find your etsy shop, but couldn't find a link!

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  16. You look so pretty! :) And happy birthday (again--I know I commented over on your Flickr too!)!!! :)

    I love your little wish list; especially about the house and garden. :)

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  17. Happy birthday! Your ambitions sound an awful lot like mine *high five* minus the chickens. My family use to own them and I hated it. I however highly suggest a free-range rooster, which is what I myself had.

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  18. Happy belated! Sounds like you had a lovely birthday yesterday, and I'm so glad ...

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  19. Happy Birthday! It sounds like you had a wonderful day :)

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  20. Happy Birthday, beautiful!!!!

    And may your wishes come true!!!

    Luv

    xoxo

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  21. Happy happy birthday! I love that little cape :) And your life's to-do list looks a lot like mine!

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  22. Aw, happy belated birthday! I love your outfit and your list sounds so lovely! (By the way: I just realized I haven't added you to my links. May I do that now?)

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  23. Happy B-day!

    Your dress is beautiful!

    Saludos,
    Clau!

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  24. Happy Birthday!! I adore that caplet!

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  25. Beautiful dress and capelet, and happy belated birthday! I hope eventually you're able to accomplish all of your goals, I have similar ones! :)

    Thanks for the comment!

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  26. Happy happy happy birthday! You look lovely for your special day!

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  27. Happy birthday! You look oh so sweet in that outfit, like a gorgeous porcelain doll!

    x

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  28. Thanks for your comments :) I live in Christchurch. We have some great places here, but it tends to be in other places that I photograph shops and things. I'd love to hear about your favourites! I also wanted to mention that the little cape you are wearing in this picture is so cute. I actually have a little 1940's bedjacket that is almost exactly the same colour! Mint green is probably my favourite colour.

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  29. Happy birthday (and happy anniversary for the other day too)!

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  30. I'm a few days late, but Happy Birthday!

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  31. Happy belated! Cute outfit too! But a word of caution (not that I would know anything I'm too young haha) but um, I have relatives who tried to work for themselves too soon and it failed. It's a lot harder than it would seem!

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  32. Sorry for being a bit late... Happy birthday!!
    You have great goals. Hope they all come true :)

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  33. Happy belated birthday! I loved reading your list of goals. Mine are very similar :)

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  34. Happy birthday and thank you for commenting on my blog!

    (This list sounds so much like the one I made on my 21st birthday on the 18th! :D)

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  35. Congratulations!
    This dress is to die for!

    xx

    Aline

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  36. you looked lovely in your birthday outfit!

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  37. wonderful outfit! i love the caplet. happy birthday to you and your blog!

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  38. happy birthday!! you look so pretty in that capelet. :)

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  39. Happy belated Birthday! :)
    I love your green capelet!

    Your list of things to do sounds great. I'd like my own house with a vegetable garden someday, too.

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XX
Jen