Thoughts about pants on Mother's Day
Whilst hanging out the laundry yesterday I reflected on how much the family wash had changed. Long gone were the days of tiny pastel baby-grows and socks for feet as soft and sweet-smelling as fruit. At even greater distance was the memory of a line with lingerie or the 'thrill' of washing his clothes!I came across this old etching of mine recently and recognised how far along that washing line I had travelled myself. Certainly long past the time of huge family washes where the output of dirty laundry always threatened the danger of a clean-pants famine, but hopefully not quite yet at the era of sad and grey sensible knickers. Perhaps I have reached a place of wash-equilibrium, a long pause between nappies and incontinence related washing?
This is the F••• Weasel I made for my mother a while ago. (My mother is the original Odié, who we named our business after.)
Her solution to any domestic panic is to cook extravagantly which is why this one is armed with prawn-pistols. I accidentally made this one with a too-strong spring which means the weasel pops out it its pot and terrifies the cleaner - so I inadvertently captured another side of my mother's personality!
What Our Customers Say About Us
We love to get feedback from customers to hear what they think about our designs and how those products fit in to their individual lifestyle. This week we received this lovely email from a loyal customer which we wanted to share with you:
In the studio with Louella Odié
Party Time! Join us to celebrate Louella Odié's 2nd birthday!
We will be show casing our new collection for Winter 2015 and partying the night away.
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Weasels Words: Tackling Hassle With Humour
Over the next several months Laura Dunn will be exploring what the F*** Weasel means to the creators of Louella Odié, their friends and followers. We’ll be sharing stories of overcoming hassle with humour and how to find our inner grit at the darkest of times. The F*** Weasel is an expression of our personality and we recently asked our followers for stories of how they have called upon their weasel at times of great stress.We have received great feedback about our F*** Weasel story, and with over 100 F*** Weasel pins sent out to followers around the world we hope our little friend will bring you luck and courage! One of our most dedicated Louella Odié fans, Jade, has taken the plunge and is sharing her story of how she tackles hassle with humour.