Monday, January 23, 2006

Monday morning

I managed to finish one of the bags yesterday and I´m really happy with it. I have been wanting to use this birdcage material for ages and it goes really well with the orange and red tea towel. It´s quite large so I can use it for shopping or going to the library or swimming or as a picnic bag...the list goes on. The lining is a striped material with different colours.
Here is a list of questions from Connie and Rob that will help you all to get to know me better, here goes!
What were you doing 10 years ago?
My children were 4years, 2years and 6 months old at this time and we were living with my parents in law on their farm as my husband was working in Africa and our house wasn´t finished so I was going a little crazy...trying to bring the kids up my way with my traditional Austrian in law´s looking over my shoulder with raised eyebrows and no husband around to back me up - I´m not sure he would have anyway.
What were you doing one year ago?
I was enjoying my new harmonious life with a new man, Erich.
Five snacks you enjoy: Cheezels, cheese on toast, mozarella cheese with tomatoes, chocolate
cake, fruit.
Five songs to which you know all the lyrics: All Abba, Electric Light Orchestra, The Style Council, Eagles and Everything but the Girl songs. I practically listened to nothing else in my teens.
Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:1.Have a makover with a professional hairdresser, stylist and wardrobe consultant.2.Spend 18 months living abroad with my family in Sweden, Italy and Australia.3.Buy a shop with an apartment upstairs, paint all the walls bright colours and have only beautiful, usefull objects in it.
4. Open a café and craft shop in one, with international newspapers and magazines, arts and crafts made by local artists and wonderful, melt in your mouth things to eat and drink.5. Invest some money for each of my children so they can one day fulfill their dreams.
Five bad habits:1.Too much daydreaming, not enough doing. 2.I´m a bit too bossy at times. 3.I say "yes" when my thoughts are screaming "NO, DON`T DO IT!!! 4.I go shopping on an empty stomach. 5. I buy too many home magazines.
Five things you like doing:1.Daydreaming.2. Collecting, looking through and reading magazines.3. reading all the amazing blogs out there.4. Going to Trash and Treasure markets and thrift stores. 5. Cooking and baking and ofcourse - crafting.
Five things you would never wear, buy or get new again:1. Leggings or tights. A mini skirt, hot pants, pale blue, icey eyeshadow, jeans worn low on the hips.
Five favourite toys:My sewing machine, my computer, my lock-up diary, my sled, my miniature gardening tools.
Have a wonderful week everyone!!!


Connie and Rob said...

Your list is wonderful!

I would really like to be around you for your opening of your cafe and craft shop. It sounds very nice.


megg said...

HI! I just found your blog and was reading through it. Only a little while ago you asked for tips on motivation and look at all of the things you've shown since then! I think it's you who need to give advice on motivation! You bag is lovely & I loved the honesty in your answers - thank you!

megg said...

I just linked to your site, I hope you don't mind!

Alexandra G said...

Hello! I've just found your site from a comment you left on Megg's, and am really enjoying reading it thus far! I live in Portland, Oregon where there is an open crafts fair ten months of the year. One girl there named Chary makes amazing purses and barettes and other handmade treats from old sweaters and ties that I thought you might enjoy too, looking at the beautiful purse you posted. I think its . In any event, I just started my own online journal too and am so amazed at how many creative, expressive souls there are out there, including you! I'll definitely be back!