Thursday, November 15, 2012

It's almost my birthday and I'll post a wish-list if I want to

First, let me say that I know that there are real, actual problems in the world and I am...not doing my part to address them here.

However, the cold I've had for a week and a half has almost certainly morphed into a raging sinus infection, so I hope you'll indulge me for a few minutes while I distract myself by making a fantasy list of Nice Things.
Source: via Sarah on Pinterest

Source: via Sarah on Pinterest

I love Nigel Slater and am a sucker for cookbooks that aim to be encyclopedic and authoritative.

Fat quarters of the new Liberty of London quilting cotton collection. All of it? Yes, since we're fantasizing. I would like to make it into an x and plus quilt -- a pattern from Japan via Australia, featuring not-quite-Union-Jack blocks. Doesn't that seem appropriate, somehow?

Source: via Sarah on Pinterest

A quarter-inch presser foot. I'm told it will change my life.

Speaking of changing my life: I feel that I should learn to wear red lipstick before I turn 40. Time is running out.

This dress is no longer available, but I have to include it because the woman who designed it was clearly working from inside my head.

Clog boots that do not exist. (Mine would have a lower heel, and a natural wood sole. Why must you taunt me, Swedish Hasbeens?)

If I'm going to make birthday cakes for the rest of my family, I ought to have the right tools for the job.

Source: via Sarah on Pinterest

This would help too.

Source: via Sarah on Pinterest

But one cannot live by fancy birthday cakes alone--one also needs fruit buckles and crisps. And cornbread.

Ahhh, thanks, all. I'm starting to feel better already.

What's on your winter holiday list?


  1. If I win the lottery as planned, I will get you each & every one of these items, since I think they are all justified.

  2. The offset spatula is so awesome. And totally attainable (hey you can even use a 40% off coupon for one at certain large craft chains). As far as red lipstick goes, I suggest finding and trying Lipstick Queen Medieval - it looks intense in the tube, but goes on quite sheer and wearable.

  3. Aw, thanks Victoria!

    anotheryarn, thanks for the lipstick recommendation. I like your idea about the offset spatula...and I love how "a certain large craft chain" will remain nameless!