I don’t know how many old readers are still here after my three, almost four year departure from blogging after I had Edith. I’ve never actually told her birth story here have I? Things just kind of went a bit quiet really. I tried to keep things limping along, but I’ve had four years of super career UX design woman and I just can’t do it any more.
So today I sent off a proposal to do the branding and design and creative work for a new skincare brand – I’ve put my favourites here in the picture. And that makes me the happiest woman in the world. I remember the beautiful design work I used to do for my own clients and I so want to do that again.
I tried to quit my job this week but they asked me to stay on. So today I’m going to do it again. And mean it this time. No more nannies. It’s time to be a mother. The girls are both at school now so I have a whole day to work on my projects and then pick them up and be their mum. It’s what we all want.
I’ve signed up for a stall at the School Fair this year. I’ve got a deadline now- weeeeeh!!! Mid-December to have at least one book done, with a few copies printed. I’ve got a few lovely duvets to make, the kind I’ve made for the girls. Dolls blankets. Some cards to print on my Gocco. Little treasure purses and other small wonders for the fair, which is a beyond words beautiful piece of Christmas Magic in an old church in Hackney. It’s truly a magical fairytale Christmas fair – and I can’t wait to share what I’m going to be making with you.
Some friends of mine run a business consultancy for creatives – you go to them and tell them your ideas and they tell you how to run your business, write a business plan, or take your idea forward. They are magic! And they’ve asked me to put together a little pack and run some sessions, so I’m going to hire a London training room and run workshops for creatives on how to get online, either with a blog or a shop, and then how to have a social presence and how that all works.
They have some lovely creative clients – artists, designers and makers so I’m really looking forward to that. I’m no Tim Ferriss but I think it will be fun and the past four years of serious UX work should be put to good use so I can pass some of that knowledge on.
And in between all of this I am blogging again. Which I so love because it means I get myself out and about and taking photos, meeting people, eating gorgeous food, and making new friends.