Monday, 10 January 2011

Happy New Year 2011 and a giveaway

This is a big year already! In exactly 2 weeks I turn 40, in a month our youngest will turn 3 and soon start in daycare and I need to decide what to do with myself!
As in what kind of job will I look for? What would I LOVE to do? Well, those of you who really know me, know that I would really like to just be mrsmacolsson, with a successful etsy shop, supplying lovely non massproduced items, and converting Sweden to be a nation of tea drinkers from teapots, thus required my gorgeous tea cosies.....

With all that in mind, I move on to resolutions. I have never been a fan of those. First, because its incredibly hard to keep them, and the usual ones like being a kinder person/losing 500 pounds by tomorrow/clean the bathroom daily/find my inner self today just sound plain daft. I KNOW I should be a kinder person/should lose a few pounds/clean the loo/and I know what and where my inner self is - believe me, she needs working on, but that's a daily resolution, not an annual one!

So, what about resolutions then? Well, I will try to build up mrsmacolsson into something more viable, and I will try to find a job which allows me to still be wife, mamma and me. So now that decision is made, let's celebrate!

A friend posted a payitforward idea on my facebook page. That gave me the idea of a giveaway! One lucky person will win a mrsmacolsson cloth shopping bag - no restrictions on location! In order to enter you have to do the following:

1. mention me on your facebook page (say something nice, please :))
2. like my facebook page and
3. post a comment on this blog when you have done the above! (on the actual blog page, not on the facebook note link!)

I will then use a fabulous random post number generator to pick the winner. Don't worry if you already won my facebook pay it forward, you could just double your payitforward surprises!

Closing date.....well, let's make it January 24. I'll be away on that date, but as soon as I come home from my secret romantic birthday trip, I'll be generating that number.

Good Luck!


  1. Great idea and great NEW YEAR blog message. You are so inspirational Anne-Louise - 2011 will be YOUR YEAR... Forty and fabulous! I have linked you on my FB and already "liked" your pages... BIG HUGS from your very bad friend in Stockholm x x x x

  2. Great idea Anne-louise :) I think I did it right this time :) I love all you make and seeing pictures of your work!

  3. Great Blog Anne-Louise! I had no idea you were SO creative! Definitely up my alley! Good luck with your resolutions this year, I know I need all the luck I can get reaching my goals!

  4. hey sis in craft! happy new year to you, too!it is not a matter of giveaway, but the matter of sharing and helping and guiding and speading the beauty of hand-made stuff around! have a spendid journey wherever you're going and come back soon to create!
    Jenny MacDonald, Facebook

  5. Hello Anne-Louise. Thank you for your kind comment at Tangled Happy. I would be flattered to see my Granny Stripe Boutique bag in your Etsy shop. Feel free to sell the finished product where ever you like. I would appreciate you citing me as the pattern source.
    I am also a mom to three and have tried to build my working life around my kids and family as well. You have all my encouragement going forward in your efforts. It really is hard to find a balance when it comes to being a wife, mama, and working girl. I wish you all the best. As for this giveaway I would love to win and help you spread the word!

  6. I tried the facebook link but it gave me an error? If you send me a new link I will give it another try. Thanks!

  7. Uh-oh, how will this work if people post as "anonymous"? I did your steps above and also "suggested to friends" in Facebook. Hope your numbers shoot up quickly!


  8. Like the blog and happy birthday...ur so crafty!


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