and here’s why: This morning began with the awful realisation that I had sent a lamp to the wrong client. I had to grovel profusely on the phone and beg for forgiveness as well as postal redirection. Plus, I spent the next four hours trying to prime a pump and hoover water out of an air blocked tap.

At 12.30 water was running (pathetically) out of all taps and I was set to continue my journey to freedom/studio, when Kirsty (the 13 year old daughter of the water starved family) quietly asked if she could come too! I have to admit, my immediate but hopefully disguised thought was ” Bum bum bum…please not today, not today…I have so much to dooooo! ” but then I said “OK, come on then.” And do you know,I’m glad I did!

Krsty was delightful, ABLE and very, very useful

I did offer her a chair, honest!
I did offer her a chair, honest!

She cut Lavender love heart strings, collected pebbles from the beach, bound  the pebbles with waxed linen and sewed each one carefuly on to the felt hearts. She filled the hearts with lavender, strung buttons on to the boxes and packed and labeled the sachets.

Go girl!
Go girl! Oh jeezo,my studio really needs a tidy.

And by the end of it all she still said she wanted to work in a studio when she grows up! Mine please.

So actually, all this help meant I acheived a bit more than expected. OK, so the hares, hens and pin cushions must wait until Sunday…but there’s a flock of sheep on my ironing board and a stack of lavender love on my cutting table. I’m happy.

Clarris Monroes' at the limp stage.
Clarris Monroes looking a little limp.
Button nest brooch in a button box.
Button nest brooch in its box. Etsy order for vivian.
Posted by:mogwaii

Born: 13th March 1969 in Edinburgh Star sign: Pisces Where do I live? An beautiful island called Lismore Who with? I live with my gorgeous man - Yorick, and my beautiful boys Ruben (currently 14) and Tom (10) and we also have cat poppy, cat Bashy and cat Spyro. What do I do there? Water veggies in the polytunnel, loads of mopping up, picking up clothes, cooking and washing dishes. The rest of the time I'm in a blissfull state in my studio making things out of wool and designing the next must have (in my head!) and a lot of cycling to and fro My favourite Books: Right now...empowerment books like "The power of now" and "The Secret", but also John Fowles "The Magus" and "The kite runner" and I love the "Tao of Poo" My Favourite films: Babettes feast, Wings of desire and The colour of Pomegranites. My favourite music: Bach cello suites for designing, Dolly parton for making (especially her album Little Sparrow), Teddy Thompson and loads of other stuff! What did I do before moving to Lismore? * Went to school in Edinburgh (South Morningside primary then St. Mary's music school and then George Watson's) * Went to Brazil for a year, fell in love, learnt Portuguese and spun a lot of wool * Studied foundation in visual arts in Manchester poly and then went on to study BA Hons in textiles at Goldsmith's college * Made felt hats, sold them at Camden market and then eventualy Liberties and had Ruben in the midst of it all - moved to Pathhead * Tom came along and I stopped making hats. sung lots of Jazz, taught Brazilian and samba singing, recorded an album and started singing with La Boum * Tom went to school and I set up Mogwaii * Moved here in 2006 There you go!! xx Sarah (from left) Ruben, me and Tom (from left) Ruben, me and Tom

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