Friday, 23 April 2010

It's been so long...

I know, I have been away for such a long time. But I'm trying to sneak in now and again and check out what's happening out there in bloglandia. You have all been so busy!

I've been busy too!

Eben came and went. Our time with him passed all too quickly. He was here for a week but it was great to see him after a two year absence. Who knows when we'll get to be together again.























Nilo hugging Eben.


















A rare picture of us all together.























My boys ❥

Shortly after Eben left, my design partner Megan Houseberg arrived. We have spent the whole week dying cloth (exhausting stuff!) and working hard to figure out the direction of our small label Bainbridge&Houseberg. Finally, today, we may get to work on some of the bag designs for our Fall/Winter collection. It's been very hard work, but lots of fun.























One of the patterns I've been draughting recently.


















Logwood purples.



















bainbridge & Houseberg...























at play ;)

I hope to have more images to show you soon.

In the midst of all of that, and quite unexpected, I was offered a full-time job, supervising the landscaping of a 30 hectare garden on a property owned by one of the richest men in the world... but can't tell you who!;) I took the job! I start next week. As if my life weren't crazy enough! I'm still be going to be continuing with my design work and all of the plans that go along with it (getting women involved, etc) and I'll be blogging when I can. Guess I'm going to be busy!

Hope everyone is doing well and I send my best wishes to you all :)

And one last thing. I have to tell you about Couture Millinery Atelier Check out this amazing blog and all of the fabulous creations featured there. I adore it!

11 comments:

jude said...

ice to hear from you again... and i thought i was busy!

neki desu said...

ah! logwood!

Sweetpea said...

Congrats on all those wonderful goings-on...I feel l-a-z-y compared to your activities! Had to chuckle - I live on a small island that has a southernmost peninsula "owned by one of the richest men in the world"...but I can't tell you who it is :>/

Enjoy your creative time, all looks beautiful!

Kaye Turner said...

Goodness, you have been busy, even by your standards! Congratulations on the new job. How will you ever find the time to work full time?!
Great to see you back again -your blog posts are just like reading a lovely letter from a friend.
Hugs x

Jacky said...

Hello there...lovely to hear from you .... life sounds very hectic for you at the moment. Lots of changes.
Lovely to see what you have been up to, the fabrics, they draughting. Love the purple hues of the logwood.
Beautiful, beautiful photos of your two boys together. There is nothing like that connection.
Take care and look forward to hearing all about your new adventure.

Jacky xox

Suzanna said...

Glad you're back, and congratulations on your job and all the amazing happenings!

gleenn said...

i love to read stories from designers and to have a glimpse on the lovely but tough world of designing. :)

Puddleduck said...

Catherine! So lovely to hear what you've been up to! What a score! .. and what a dream job!!!

I love my exclusive Bainbridge & Houseberg Tulip bag! Apologies for not emailing you direct to say I'd received it! [I blogged about it though!] - Yet to post your parcel ;)

You're going to be such a busy girl... and I know you'll thrive on all the creativity!

Best wishes.. Sandi xo

Dee / Cloth Company said...

congrats on your job -- I garden for money, too (but more part-time)...so I know how consuming it gets. I'd love to hear what you do to keep your hands in relatively good shape -- all that dyeing and digging must be hard on them! Sometimes I resort to those spa gloves at night, just to get an extra jazz of moisture.

your boys are darling. thanks for sharing their pictures.

Sandra said...

Oh this is such good news. I'm glad your fine. That all is well! I love your new designs.
And what a wonderful job offer you've got!!! Congratulations! I'm sure this is going to be a very great garden. Have fun and... take care of your self.

XXX

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

It is so very wonderful to have you back!:-) It sounds like you had a very busy time and enjoyed it too!This is a really warm and sweet post and I can not wait to see more from you! Welcome back to the Blogosphere!:-)))

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