Friday, February 27, 2009

Love Fridays, There's Always A Reason

I was struggling to think of a post for Love Fridays today. It's been a topsy turvy kind of week and I've been feeling a little tired and uncertain. Balancing life, the show, work and everything in between is pretty challenging. I feel like there's never enough hours in the day to do what I want to do, to be as creative as I want to be, to write all the things I want to write. You know how it goes. It's no different for me than anyone else even though in self-indulgent moments of self-pity I feel certain that other people somehow magically have so much more time than me.

So faced with Loving Fridays today I was at one stage thinking something along the lines of "if I could go home and curl up in bed for a weekend of sleeping, comfort food and doing nothing" I might be Loving Fridays. A weekend full of things to do for the show and TinnieGirl is another story. In other words, woe is me.

Then I read this post from Courtney at The Inner Stitch. I popped a Tinnie in the post to her last weekend and it arrived during the week. Every time I read things people post about my Tinnies my heart fills with pride and happiness. I had an idea and I made it real. Not only did I make it real but then it grew. I am living a creative life. I am making a living as a creative person. What's not to love about that?

How about you? Have you got a reason to Love Fridays? It's a Meme and you can play along. You just have to post a story about something you love today or something you're looking forward to on the weekend. That sounds nice and fun doesn't it? There's a pretty button for your blog if you'd like it and if you want I'll put you on the list.

If you want a Tinnie grab one now. The shop special is on until end of tomorrow.


  1. Gorgeous tinnies. Great post. I agree that I always think other people must have more time than me! Have been struggling with a love friday topic as well - but you have inspired me - something fun on the weekend. Hope you have a good one.

  2. What a lovely post by Courtney. You should definitely be proud and happy of what you've achieved in such a short space of time. It can only get even better!

  3. I smile every time I see my tinnie, it brings me so much joy and is always filled with lovely things. What a wonderful post and beautiful tinnies. I have my eye on the little petite france one. It is so adorable! If you would like to do a little trade just let me know :)
    Sophie xx

  4. Tired and uncertain = you and me both, sister!

    I hope you are having a splendid Friday night, and have a great weekend too. Your tinnies are gorgeous. You should be very proud!

  5. I think you've described how most of us feel. Most people I know seem to be juggling more than they feel they can handle - and lack of time is certainly my most constant complaint.
    Uncertainty - yup.

    I guess we have to feel the fear and do it anyway ...and not worry too much if we don't get it ALL done!! Oh... and have a glass of wine on a Friday night!

  6. Very inspiring post Cathy.
    There's always a reason to keep going, to keep seeking, to keep stoking the creative fire...

    Love those tin pix!

  7. Could relate to everything you said in your post...and yes you are doing good things..making a difference..
    ps every time I visit an op shop now I see 'tins' everywhere and wish you were closer!

  8. hey sweet...i read this quote the other day...makes sense for all of us so busy and time poor!!

    Learn to pause…or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you.” ~Doug King

  9. Tinniegirl, I have found the best source of tins for you - you'll have to travel, but I guarantee it's worth it. I usually play LoveFridays but didn't this week because I'm visiting Mildura ... you've got to get out here! There's a nearby town called Merbein, and it is filled to the rafters with all manner of very reasonably priced vintage tins which you'll adore. You really will! I coiuldn't believe the variety of shapes and sizes and the great old brands that are represented. If I had a spare suitcase I'd have brought a pile home with me!

  10. I second the glass of wine on a friday night, and remember chocolate is full of energising properties (at least that's what i tell myself!)...

    what i'm saying is just remember the little everyday treats and take a few moments to really appreciate them... it does wonders for clearing your mind and keeping you happy and energised... :)