She makes so pretty jewelleries and I love how she photographs them! So yummy! Have a good Friday and visit the shop :)
My town, Stavanger, is on the West coast of Norway,
and we don’t normally get much snow here,
but this year we’ve had snow since Christmas.
All the houses on our street look the same.
We built the foundation walls ourselves,
in teams with our neighbours a few years ago.
It’s my most cherished handmade project ever!
I live here with Sjur, and our daughter Nene, aged 6
We got up at 6.30 this morning.
I’m not a morning person,
so my only tasks in the morning are coffee drinking
and getting myself ready for work.
Sjur makes the coffee, breakfast for everyone,
and walks her and her little friends to their school,
2 kilometers away, while I have my coffee.
I eat my bowl of oatmeal and spend a half hour on the computer
checking my etsy shop, stats, answer convos, renew a couple of items,
and I bring with me some etsy orders to drop off
I've been doing this for 10 years,
and I can't imagine doing anything else.
I can't access etsy from work (too many firewalls),
but etsy is nevertheless all around me.
My office is decorated with art bought on etsy
-prints from madelaine.etsy.com -and on the other wall
prints from a calendar by labokoff.etsy.com
and a print from Badbird.etsy.com.
That bird print was the first thing
I bought on etsy when I joined!
My first task this morning is to welcome
a new employee.
I was made a manager a few weeks ago,
and this new employee is the first person I have interviewed
and hired myself, so it's a special day for me.
I did bring my camera to work today,
for this blog post,
but decide to leave it in my bag after all.
I'm pretty sure the new girl would think I was mad
if I pulled out my camera at lunch and photographed my soup.
The rest of the day is spent in meetings,
but I get a few minutes to sit down with a cup of tea
I leave work at 4, which is a bit early,
but I want to squeeze in a bit of exercise before I go home.
I go to a nearby lake, and try to run around it.
The conditions are less than ideal with all the snow,
As I get in the car to go home I get an sms from Sjur which reads
“your kid is cranky”.
and Nene is indeed cranky and I hear myself mutter something stupid
about jello for dessert for people who aren't cranky.
At this point the doorbell rings,
and her little friends come to visit ,and all is well and she forgets
At 7.30 when she has finished her supper and brushed her teeth
and is ready for bed, she suddenly remembers the dessert she didn't get.
The fridge is empty, but a promise is a promise,
Sjur goes to the fitness center, and I spend an hour doing housework.
I try to do a little bit every day.
I need this quiet time in the evening, all by myself.
I keep knitting and relaxing for a couple of hours,
and go a bit to and from the computer to check etsy
and twitter and all the blogs I follow,
before I go to bed around midnight.