Tea for me.

This week itself jut felt like forever, every hour it felt like two. I was quite poorly at the beginning of the week, pretty much unable to function. I had to take tuesday off work due to exhaustion, you are probably thinking one day isn’t enough to recover, but its the only day I had spare and what with exams and teaching at school I couldn’t really take to many off ( I am the worst ill person i feel too guilty to be ill). But alas it is now the half term break and I have some rather wondrous things coming up. 

But first off enough talking about work, my favorite thing this week has been a surprise gift from my mum, Chai tea, i use to drink gallons of the stuff, when i was at university it was my indulgence. I hadn’t had one in over a year and a half, so i pilled two sugars into my favorite tea cup and i just sat and enjoyed ever warm sip, the spicy sweet tea reminded me of all those things in that year and a half that I had forgot that i held dearly once upon a time. Work I find can sometimes consume me, i turn into a shell, a sort of uncreative normal person. In my head I have a million projects going on and absolutely zero time to reach my goals. So you know what I did after the warmth of the chai tea had worked its magic I got creative, I just put pencil to paper and let my thoughts flow, and then it was there on paper,  a whole knew clothing line for RubyRaeLove. I sat at my desk and I just drew, then i ordered fabric with my illustrations on and I taught myself (briefly I did textiles at school and sixth form) how to make a dress prototype, it was just made of left over fabric from an old duvet cover but it worked, all in the space of four hours. My is traveling as we speak to me ready to be turned into beautiful dresses, I am so darn excited. So to all the lovely people I have emailed over the last week for fabric advice,  books on sewing and printing people thank you, i really just love how giving people can be, how helpful and warm my readers and fellow bloggers are you are wonderful. 

All I need now is to get myself a new sewing machine foot and prototype number two shall be in the bag exciting stuff! 



  1. June 1, 2012 / 11:07 pm

    chai tea is my favourite, and your sketches are adorable! loving your blog

  2. June 2, 2012 / 7:01 am

    Hi Ella, hope you feel better soon. Have you tried spiced chai latte from 'tea pigs'? It's delushious! Looking forward to seeing your RRL dress collection. Take care, Danielle x

    • June 5, 2012 / 9:08 am

      I haven't tried spiced chai latte from tea pigs sounds delicious πŸ™‚ thank you lovely x

  3. June 2, 2012 / 8:27 am

    It's so lovely that you're doing this, very happy for you πŸ™‚ I look forward to seeing the finished products, I know they'll be gorgeous!

  4. June 2, 2012 / 9:00 am

    Glad you are feeling better now πŸ™‚ have a great half term! Sounds like rrl has some super exciting things to come xx

  5. June 2, 2012 / 4:20 pm

    I'm a terrible, guilty ill person too!
    Glad you have lots of exciting things to look forward to x

  6. June 2, 2012 / 5:56 pm

    mmm chai tea is the best! i'm really excited to see your clothing line, the sketch looks great xx

  7. June 2, 2012 / 9:16 pm

    oh miss ella, i think we must be twins. i am exactly the same as you with illness! i was off on tuesday and slept all of it. and then on wednesday i still felt poop but didn't dare not go in, so off i tottered to work.. then got sent home! i think people think i'm faking it otherwise. look at us silly bananas!
    i hope you're feeling better now, and drinking lots of lovely tea, from this beautiful cup!x

    • June 5, 2012 / 9:09 am

      haha we are silly bananas πŸ™‚ i am indeed feeling alot better now making the most of my week off πŸ™‚
      i hope you are feeling better x

  8. June 3, 2012 / 12:22 am

    Chai tea always solves everything! I hope that this week is much better for you! xoxo

  9. June 4, 2012 / 1:58 am

    that tea looks soothing. i hope you rest up πŸ™‚ and I wanna let you know that I'm having a Summer Fun Giveaway : ) Hopefully you enter!

  10. June 4, 2012 / 5:57 pm

    Adorable blog, hun! Just found you & spent the last little while playing around the site. Excited to see more of your clothing line, as that sketch looks lovely :]
    -Best of luck!
    -Zie Darling

    • June 5, 2012 / 9:12 am

      Hi Zie
      thank you for your kind words i hope you liked what you saw on the site πŸ™‚


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