Monday, 30 January 2012
Some days I miss having money to spare and colleagues to bounce ideas off, I even sometimes miss my rush hour cycle ride into town. But most days I just feel incredibly lucky and happy that I've made the choices that have led me to where I am now. Today was one of those days. This morning I did some work on a wholesale order my small Luxembourgish business, Silk & Burg, received, I've only just started selling in shops and it's so exciting. I had a lunch time meeting about a very exciting crochet project I'm working on here in London (I'll write about it in more detail soon), afterwards I cycled across London Fields to the Lido. It was freezing cold today, but the sun was out briefly and it was just so lovely. Afterwards I treated myself to a coffee and croissant and the E5 bakery - they make the best bread!
And then these type of days lead to days where I'm terrified my business and my plans wont work out, and I'll have to give up days like today! Life is funny like that...
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Sara from Tangled Happy very kindly posted a link to my butterfly tutorial - thanks Sara!
The butterfly pattern is one of my favourite, I'm not sure who originally came up with the pattern, but it's a great one. I often frame them in a box frame and give them as gifts or attach pins to them to make a brooch. IKEA do a great box frame.
I really hope you all enjoy making the butterflies and I'd really love to see some of your creations and maybe do a post with them, so please send me links or photos to mariesmaking at gmail dot com
Friday, 20 January 2012
For the last three weeks Ben and I were dog sitting our friend's dog Ralph. We had so much fun, both loved every minute of it. It has definitely confirmed that we would like to get our own dog some day soon.
Ralph is such a little character, he made me laugh all the time. He is the only dog I ever met who doesn't get excited when you get his lead out to take him for a walk. He wants to go for a walk, he just doesn't understand why he shouldn't be allowed to go without the lead! We had to chase him around the living room to get it on him.
I put his blue blanket out on the sofa so he could sleep on it, I thought I was being quite generous letting him stay on the sofa, but Ralph much preferred my blanket, so whenever I wasn't looking he would move onto the tiny bit of the sofa which wasn't covered by his blanket.
At the end of the evening when Ben and I would be cleaning our teeth getting ready for bed, Ralph would get up from the sofa and casually stroll in to the bedroom and get comfy on our bed. Like it was the most natural thing in the world that he would be spending the night there! We're both such softies that we would let him stay there for little bit and then Ben would carry him back on to the sofa when he was asleep. If we get our own dog we definitely need to toughen up a bit!