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



  1. Love your work!

  2. Congratulations on your first blog post. I'm looking forward to reading more.

  3. This is fantastic Antonija !
    Well done x