Friday, October 01, 2010

29 and feeling fine


a Happy birthday in the studio

Today is my 29th birthday, and I have to say that it's probably the best birthday I've ever had.

Not just today, but life in general. I'm feeling so lucky to be surrounded by such fantastic friends and family. I get to come to work every day and work alongside an enthusiastic and gorgeous team of ladies, building a business that's actually starting to feel like a "real business".

And tonight I'm being taken out for a fancy dinner at a surprise location by a very lovely man.

I don't for one second take any of this for granted. I know life can be really hard. I know that my life has had it's ups and downs and will again in future. I tend to struggle to be content when things are good. But today I'm just going to enjoy it :)

I also want to say a huge thankyou to everyone who reads this blog and has left such supportive comments along the way. I know my posts a few and far between and I never get a chance to comment back (the irony that my blog has made me too busy to blog), but it means so much to me that you're reading and have helped make Ink & Spindle what it is today.

Oh, and in other good news - I got a DSLR for my birthday!!! FINALLY! After 4 years of blogging I finally have some decent equipment for the job :)

Anyway here's some pics from today. It's been a fun day even though we're still madly preparing for the Finders Keepers and Bowerbird markets!

29th Birthday - pressie from Lara D!


A bunch of Gorgeous Waratah's from the lovely Lara D


Cutting and folding - ooooh dusty pink Wrens!


Teegs working on an awesome secret new project - ooooh!


The gorgeous Lou. Who always looks hot, even when doing stupid things with string


Lou and Mikaela (our new Swedish intern! More on her soon) working hard


Out to lunch with the Younghusband crew


Out to lunch with the Younghusband crew - a gorgeous sunny day


Out to lunch with the Younghusband crew

32 comments:

jonahliza said...

oh, yay! happy birthday... its always so nice when you're in good company <3 have a great weekend!

cannella said...

happy birthday from Italy :)

http://lasoffittadellestoffe.blogspot.com/

yardage girl said...

Happy Birthday to you, lovely Lara! See you next week at Finders! Nic

One Flew Over said...

Happy Brthday! Enjoy your dinner and the last year of your 20's x

Belinda said...

Happy birthday Lara!
Thanks for all the beautiful inspiration your blog gives.
Hope your date is extra special :)

Mookah said...

Happy Birthday old girl! Fancy being 29......

lili.constanta said...

Happy Birthday, lucky you! >:D<

patchworkoncentralpark said...

Happy Birthday Lara, have a wonderful year.

Bec Hem said...

happy birthday! looks like a fabulous day xx

rabbit and the duck said...

Happy birthday Lara! Oh to be 29 again : )
See you on Sunday at FK! x

Kathryn Mitchell said...

I've just seen your rooftop pics on Twitter - oh my goodness. I was alway envious of the amazing creative community you have at Young Husband, but beers on the roof?! That's just too freaking awesome. Me = jealous. I hope I'm lucky enough to work in that kind of environment one day. I have to say, you and Teegs are kind of role models to me :) Enjoy your weekend (esp with your bloke) x

Thea said...

Happy Birthday! Lovely to see you enjoying it with good company. x

Christina said...

Happy birthday! Lovely photos and such beautiful flowers. It's nice to sit back and realise how well life is going at times. Good on you for giving it some perspective. :)

SewHum said...

Happy Birthday - I remember 29 - it was great!

Jacinta said...

Happy Birthday Lara!!!
SO glad to hear that things are going so fab for you. Enjoy!
lotsa love.
Jacinta (JacRan)

www.modelmumma.blogspot.com

sooz said...

You are entirely deserving of a time of loveliness, and I am really glad you are finding a way to be content with it. Have a blast!

Fer said...

Happy Birthday!! Just wait till you get into your 30's, life gets even better!

Caroline said...

Happy Birthday! What a great post. I know you don't post much but I love how sweet and homey your blog is and its so good to read when you have the time to post. Keep it up! Here's hoping for a Saturday sleep in too...

co•co•marro said...

Happy Birthday! Felicidades (in spanish) continue blogging and being happy!

Emily said...

Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy your day:)

anna said...

Happy birthday!

I've loved following your story and seeing all that you're doing -- and the behind-the-scenes peeks at the studio are fantastic. I swear, you're living the dream :)

Have a great day today!

Billy said...

Happy birthday! May this new year bring you plenty of good news and success!

Cheers!

Amber said...

Happy Birthday Lara! So glad you had a fabulous day!
And ooh aren't those waratah's stunning... maybe a waratah design next?? :)

Renae said...

Happy, slightly belated, Birthday! What a gorgeous day you had!
xx

Jenny said...

Happy birthday!! I've always liked your photos, so can only thhink they will be even better now!

Yana said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! looks like you had a wonderful day!!!

Mapie said...

Happy Birthday Lara!

My name is Marie-Pier Labelle. You don't know me, but I have been a loyal reader of your blog for years!

I am originally from Montréal, but moved to Adelaide six years ago. I have taken the plunge and started a little creative business a few months ago, making jewellery out of recycled and repurposed materials.
(www.turnlefthere.etsy.com)

I have always been a big fan of your work, and the way you have built your beautiful business has really been an inspiration to me. Where you are now is where I hope to be some day.

I am writing you today because I am excited you are coming to Adelaide for the Bowerbird Bazaar. I have ordered some of your fabrics in the past, and I can't wait to see some of your other products in person. (I am looking to get one of your drum lampshades for my new workshop!)

I hope I will get the chance to meet you!

Warm regards,
Marie.

Suz Hinton said...

Yay! We're so glad we could share in your best birthday ever :)

Here's to more beers on the roof each Friday of Spring/Summer, and hopefully I'll beat my fear of heights in the process ;)

Juicy Roo said...

Love these pics. (PS tell Teegs: that hat ROCKS girlfriend) Larz I'm really stoked for you and ya gotta admit there's nothing better than a great bloke in your life, especially one that likes surprises. xo

Laura said...

A very Happy Birthday to you Lara!

I've been a fan for many years and have followed your blog and ink and spindle regularly - but quietly from a far (I think that's called stalking!?! Sorry!)

I got a bit star struck meeting you briefly for the first time at the Fed Square Design Market last year! Riddick...

Anyway, just wanted to say congrats on your thriving business, your success and reaching a point in your life where you are happy - I've been through a massive break up and a career change too - its a struggle sometimes! But worth it when you can enjoy the risk paying off.

- Laura

PS Good luck at FK this weekend - I'll be dropping by to check it all out.

elisabetha said...

happy belated birthday fellow libra! as always you're inspiring and bringing a smile to my day :) cheers,lisa

enterrement de vie de garcon Paris said...

Très beau bouquet... j'aime beaucoup cette fleur...

Julia