Sunday, 22 June 2008

My holiday over








Well that's it, my wonderful holiday has come to an end and I'm back to work tomorrow. I have a commission to do some medical product fitting instructions and a bit of garden design to get stuck into this week. So today I needed to cross some things off my list before normality starts again. I made up all my birthday thank you cards this morning, using some of my favourite flower images of the moment. I got some beautiful flowers for my birthday and took some time today photographing them so that I can work on them later this week.







As I was snapping away today I realised that during this whole holiday I haven't made a thing, I have had loads of ideas, but not sat at this desk and created. I was shocked at first then it dawned on me that some of my favourite things to do are creations of sorts...cooking. And I have done a lot of that this holiday, creating new little concoctions of delight. This amazing bean salad was an adaptation of a receipt I found but was missing lots of the ingredients. So I made it up, and it is yummy and summery. And as a perfect accompaniment my Bo made me amazing wholemeal bread! He has his faults but all is forgiven.




I want to share this with you. I received so many beautiful and thoughtful gifts last week but this little vase or jug is bringing me so much pleasure right now. I love it so much, I love the delicate looking flower and the chunky handle. So it has taken pride of place for me to gaze at and is filled with one of my favourite flowers, freesia.

So, here I am left thinking of what my future holds and what directions I want to go in with my work and creations and try to work out a plan to grow my business to allow me to support myself. All suggestions welcome!

10 comments:

Andreya said...

Among flowers, rose is the most beautiful one. Rose is a symbol of love and passion.

blazedanielle said...

What a great new chapter! ;) First off, welcome back! And as for new creations, that's funny because I have been thinking the same thing! I think I've realized that the more I create the more new stuff comes out! I love your cards and stuffies, and I think you're great!! I look forward to seeing more from you!

katydiddy said...

I always feel all fired-up after a good holiday. I am so glad you are back. Your posts always brighten my day & it's always exciting to see your beautiful creations.

bunzi said...

love your cards! :D all the colors are so pretty. :D i want to go on holiday..

Wendy said...

Hi Laura! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Freesia is one of my favorite flowers too - I love the way it smells. Good luck in working out a plan for your creative endeavors! :)

Florence said...

Glad you had a nice time off. On the suggestions front...I have no ideas myself, but have just read Lisa's latest Craft Boom post which I thought was interesting in terms of how to expand a business and branch out into other areas (i.e. magazines).

mushroommeadows said...

Your little gift is finally done! I'll be sending it at the end of this week!!! :)

By the way, love your cards! :)

littlebird said...

happy belated birthday : )
Your thank you cards look lovely.

Nora said...

Laura, I didn't know it was your b-day. I won't ask how many, I hope you enjoyed and come on, get some energy and come back to work. It;s so good to have you as a member of the FDL team and see your comments posted in my blog is a pleasure,thanks
Nora

blazedanielle said...

Hey there! Thank you for your inspirational comment yesterday! I'm totally bookmarking it! ;)

I hope you're having a great Thursday!!