Friday, September 21

ceci n'est pas une souris



i just finished another dachshund, and have added her to my etsy shop if you're interested. her name is mouse and for a little grey dachshund, she looks an awful lot like my black whippet-mix, bowie. bowie looks just like a fruit bat when her ears pop up greyhound-style.

i was reading gracia louise's blog the other day and found a polaroid she'd posted of a strange, but beautiful flower called blushing brides. i had never seen them, or heard of them before, and i'm sure you can imagine that googling "blushing bride" and "flowers" did not yield the results i was hoping for. does anyone have any idea if they're known by another name? i'm usually really good with knowing my plants, but this one has me stumped. i might have to go hunting for them this weekend.

i've been working from home all summer, and while mostly everything about it is great, i've been suffering a bit from cabin fever lately. so yesterday morning i had a meeting with a client at the local coffee shop. i was pretty happy to be out of the house, and got there a little early - just in time to witness a huge fist fight! it was actually more of a clumsy cat fight between 2 slurring drunks. i think that being staggeringly drunk by 9am shows a great deal of commitment. or something... tables were knocked over, faces were scratched, and i retreated into the kitchen to stay out of the way, until finally one guy agreed to give the other guy back the $5 he'd stolen. i didn't think it was possible, but it looks like gastown is taking a turn for the worse(r).

11 comments:

robyn said...

Nice story... Iove the pic of the flower, I'm going to try and figure out what it is ? Really lovely blog.
~Robyn

erin said...

thanks robyn! if you do find out what it is, please let me know. i didn't get a chance to go to any florists over the weekend, but there are 2 that i can think of that might know. if i find out, i'll be sure to post about it.

boobook said...

Hello sausage dog lover. I love your dachshunds!! they are simply beautiful!! And your name is robyn. My mums name is robyn. So many things to like about ya.

erin said...

hey boobook - thank you! my name is erin though, not robyn. that said, i like the name robyn!!

boobook said...

ha sorry erin.
I can't keep away from your dachshunds. I've been looking at them for the past 30mins. they were even in my dreams last night! they are just beautiful!!
i'm going to start saving for my very own mouse or gracy.
xoxx Brooke and Moca

summer pickles said...

Hello! Just popped in here via Brooke & Moca's blog... your daschunds are so delightful! Such sweet little faces.
xo

summer pickles said...

Oh bother, a typo/spelling mistake, sorry! dachshunds. they're lovely xo

erin said...

summer pickles, i make that spelling mistake pretty often myself!

thanks so much to both of you for your sweet comments, and thanks so much brooke for featuring me on your blog!

em.s said...

do you hand make those toys? they are fabulous. so well done! i found you through onegirl and stayed for a read - i will have to thank her!

erin said...

hey em, thanks so much! they are hand made. i crochet them entirely freehand, because i am so new to crochet that i'm not very good at following patterns yet.

TokyoBunnie said...

The toys look so adorable!!!! Well done!