Wednesday, 31 October 2012

About me...

My name is Antonija. I turned 40 this year. I have a husband and two gorgeous boys and I live in the most liveable city in the world. I am lucky!  It is fair to say however that I am minority in our house; they constantly try to talk over me and make fun of me. Luckily I am a tough cookie and I fight for my rights!  

In May last year I made a huge decision, probably the biggest in my life. I resigned from my job. For months before I did that, every day I felt more and more left out of the family life and guilty at the same time because I basically lived to work. Work was demanding and while I tried to find a better work-life balance it was just not happening. There was always another event, another drama… I felt like I was on one of those travelators you see at the airport and I sew life passing by and I was looking on it from the outside. 

One Saturday night I wrote my resignation and I pressed Send before I had time to change my mind.  

So there I was. I lazed around and read books like they are running out of fashion and then I started getting back to what I love but for a long time didn’t have time for. That off course is craft, crochet and knitting in particular. I also always wanted to learn to sew. So I bought a sewing machine and signed up for sewing lessons.

Some12 months into my tranquil, pleasure filled life my husband stoped hinting I should go back to work and started openly asking if I was ever going back to work. My friends, at the same time were saying “you should sell your bags”. I kept making them… .
And Black......
And some with flowers....


Isn’t everyone’s dream to do what you love and earn a living at the same time? Well it certainly was mine. So when I turned 40 in May this year I promised myself that I will follow my dream. 

So not to bore you with all the technicalities but one thing lead to another and I am in business! Hurray!  I make handbags (predominantly decorated with my crochet pieces), purses and crochet jewellery. 

I have to be honest with you. While I wanted to start my Blog at the same time I was petrified. This is largely because my very dear and close friend always picks on my spelling. Well I grew up in Europe and while Australia is home unfortunately English is my second language. So please forgive me if I do make spelling mistake or my sentence is not structured quite right. 

It is like anything new I try to do, I get anxious but after I achieve it I feel really good! I feel that already. 

Well, now you know who I am, I hope you will come and check out my blog, introduce yourself and say hallo. 

Stay safe until next time. xxx