tidying up

Monday Moments

Monday 27 August 2012 These are all moments from my Monday, always a busy day juggling many balls.

Spring is almost upon us and I'm very happy about that. I spied this beautiful blossom after finishing pencil sharpening at school this morning. The bees were buzzing busily, the sun was shining and the blossom was blooming. Perfect!


I've been really busy knitting up linen throws for my summer range. I'm going to have these dyed. My original plan was to do this myself but I have realised that I can only do so much. There are simply not enough hours in the day and I'd rather leave the dyeing to people who actually know what they are doing. I promise a beautiful result.

This is a close up of the throw folded over. My kind-hearted and very helpful Mum sewed the linen strips together to create a seam. I then deliberately frayed the linen to the seam. To say that this process takes a while is an understatement in the extreme. It takes hours and I have often asked myself "what are you doing girl?".

You see, this kind of time input is a cost I can never recover but I do it because I love it: I love the process and I love the end result. I am incredibly patient when it comes to certain menial tasks. I love working with my hands. I have whiled away days filling in worm holes in antique French chairs (a long story). As a child, whether it was playing with putty in my Dad's workshop, gardening with my grandfather or looking for crystals in the rocks in our driveway,  I could devote hours to my handy pursuits.


I'm making cushions using the beautiful hand spun wool recently featured in Country Style Magazine's Wool issue. I'm trying to get a stock pile together before I show them to you. They will be a limited release though.

True to the Little Dandelion ethos, each cushion will be a one-of-a-kind. I really could do with more hands.


My Husband and I often joke about the "cleaner" in our house because they never seem to show up. This is the current state of my desk. Those that know me best will tell you that this sight is totally in keeping with my "form". But, I think I have come along way in the domestic department. I have moments of tidiness and organisation. I really do. They are just a bit randomly spaced that's all. Life is too short - that's all I'm saying people!!!!!