Saturday, September 6, 2008

September Salutations!



Well, it's been a bit busy here of late! Busy in a really good way, but naturally I'm feeling it.
Sienna, (I'm not sure if I've already mentioned?), has two teeth! She's also moved onto solid foods and quite literally weighs a tonne!!
I'm typing this on the laptop so don't have any recent photos on file, but will post some up soon :0)
We're off on our jollies, (holidays), in just under two weeks, and I have a lot of work to do before I go. The projects I'm working on at the moment are just gorgeous. I sometimes just cannot believe how lucky I am to be earning a living doing what I do. I'm not saying it's easy, it's alot of hard work and it took me a long time to be in the position I am now. I just hope it continues! And obviously looking after a small baby and keeping a house straight is a job in itself. Above is a very proud me, having found a book I illustrated in Waterstones!
So, I'm putting Erica's Attic on the back burner until after our holiday. This is incredibly frustrating, but I need to give myself a little bit of a breather. I'm going to spend my evenings sewing and scribbling, and when I have a good body of work I will re-stock the shop. If I were to try and do it now, I would be rushing it and I simply don't have the time to put my all into it at this time. I'm finally coming to realise that I just can't 'do it all'. Something people have been telling me for aaaaages, but being the stubborn Madame that I am, I only wanted to prove them wrong! So, I'm going to store all my stitching ideas into little jars, next to all my buttons. I will archive all my sketches and patterns in the manner of a bonkers old librarian. And there they will stay. Not for long...they'll find a way of being made...into something!
The Ottaline dolly givaway is still on, so leave a comment to be in with the chance of re-homing one of these strange little girls. I picked up a piece of winter tweed in the habedashery (spelling?!?) at John Lewis today, and am already planning some 'English Country' Ottalines.
So, I'll leave you for a little while...

a bientot!

Erica
xxx

13 comments:

Rosie said...

Have a great holiday, and I hope you come back refreshed.
Rosie x

tlc illustration said...

I'm glad you are taking care of yourself and your family and are getting a holidy!

Enjoy!

Galaxy Girl - my Stamp Galaxy Blog... said...

Sorry, I haven't got an email address for you. Would you be interested in illustrating some stamp designs for us. Our blog is www.toodlesandbinks.wordpress.com

Looking forward to hearing from you.

PG said...

We have been illustrating similarly themed booky things! Your colours look gorgeous.

The Fairy Glade said...

Hi there hope you have a lovely holiday and come back refreshed and raring to go again. It must be a fantastic feeling to walk into a shop and see something that you have made sitting on the shelves..sigh!

Jess said...

Erica, you're amazing to be doing so much with a litle baby in tow too! I was in Waterstones this very morning looking at picture books. I'll look out for yours next time. How exciting that must have been to find it there on the shelf! Enjoy your well deserved break! Jess x

Amongst The Oaks said...

How chuffed you must be to find your book at Waterstones! And rightly so; it isn't easy juggling a baby, house, and job. Good job.
Laura

Du Buh Du Designs said...

Enjoy your holiday! I think we should have mandatory blog breaks anyhow as life just keeps getting busier:)

Jess said...

Hiya again!
Just to say I've given you an award over on my blog :)x

Joanna said...

Have a wonderful holiday, we have just got back from our holiday in france. I'm totally amazed with how much you get done and not surprised you need time out. How exciting finding your book in waterstones, safe travels.

Gail said...

Hope you've had a good break Erica and have returned refreshed. You really deserved a break ...

We've got a break for a week from tomorrow and with all that's been going on (it's a loooooooooooooong story), we really need a week away from it all ;-)

Deb said...

hope you had/are having a great holiday! congratulations on the book! dx.

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