Saturday, June 06, 2009

More Shoes

I know I have said it before, but I love comfy shoes. These were a present from Chris for my birthday last week. Not only are they comfortable, but they have hexagons on them!

I was going to write a witty and insightful look at turning 35, but sleep did not happen last night. I can't even blame Evie. She had the best sleep she's had for months. No I was thinking about the Stitches and Craft Show in Sydney. It seems like I really am going. Everything anyone has said makes it seem like the most fun, amazing thing. I hope so because at the moment it is the scariest thing I have ever said yes to. I have been fairly anonymous and have hidden in this blog for a few years. I sew and I show things on here, but I have met very few bloggers and crafters face to face. This is definitely so far out of my comfort zone. Not to mention all the other things in my head like, getting there, staying there, sorting out the children to stay back here, making enough stuff to take etc etc.

I used to be really good at adventure, Chris and I taught all over the state, travelled for 6 months overseas with no real plan. We would change the course of our lives with a split second decision. So when the opportunity came up a few months ago (and August seemed like soooo far away) I made one of those split second decisions. If nothing else at the moment I will have some comfortable shoes to wear.

27 comments:

Kris said...

Yeah, you have great shoes so it will be all good! I know going off to Sydney etc is a lot more than meeting some local bloggers, but the thought of that really freaked me out. I can honestly say I have never meet a nicer group of people and have had nothing but good experiences. I'm sure Sydney will be the same for you. I think that behind your anonymous blog you are much liked and respected ("famous" in a blog way I think!) so how could it be anything but wonderful? I would love to meet you and am now sorry that I won't be there!!! Have a great time! (Be a "big brave dog" as Chuckie from Rug Rats always says! If you don't know rug rats ignore this childish remark!)

willywagtail said...

Just the cutest shoes! I sure the adrenalin will kick in and help you out with everything. Just be warned that as you get over 40 you can't keep expecting so much of your body, it will go on strike.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Well done Kate! I am sure you will have a ball and how fun it will be to meet loads of different bloggers face to face! With your gorgeous range of softies and bags, your patterns etc - I am sure you will do well. Shame they don't have one in Perth!

Jodie said...

You will definately need those comfy shoes Kate. I heard a blog rumour that you were going to be there. Trust me -you will have a ball !

One Flew Over said...

Good for you! I think you will have a fabulous time and do so well at the show. If only I was going to be in Sydney...but no...moving to Melbourne where the show has already been and missing the Sydney show - disappointed! You will have to blog ALL about it!!

Ali said...

Oh good for you. I somehow feel the chances to step outside ones comfort zone become fewer with offspring and responsibility. Sometimes it's good to do something a bit scary.

Ali said...

Forgot to admire your shoes - very funky.

Novi On The Go said...

Nice shoes! (socks too) To go along with what looks like an awesome show. This is so exciting, I'm happy for you. Hope you have a blast!

Renee said...

great shoes Kate! I'm sure the craft show will be lots of fun

pixiepants said...

oh then i will have to come along and meet you!!! Love your shoes too!

Sandrine said...

Kate, I am sure it will be a huge reward to actually take this extra step and getting outside of your comfort zone...Good on you to be a brave lady!Take care now...

Mette said...

How nice shoes! I´m sure you are excited about that show =) But you are very skillful and you´ll make it! By the way, you have been tagged =D

thetwowindmills said...

congrats on turning 35! It's fab your coming to Sydney for the show. If I get there I'll pop by your stand.

fi said...

oh my dear i can promise it will be the best fun, it is scary and i have done two already!It is full on and your feet get tired but you will meet the most lovely peeps and talk till you lose your voice!I have found being brave has bought the best rewards, i cant wait to meet you:)LOVE the shoes i must have the pink ones i think!love fi xo

Meredith said...

Nothing like a good adventure! I took three pairs of shoes on our Europe trip but lived only in the most comfortable pair!

Stephanie said...

Well you'll certainly need to wear those cute comfy shoes. Your work is lovely, cute, pretty and I'm sure you'll be a success, outside of your comfort zone. It seems hard to take the "next step." That's me with pattern writing now. Happy Belated Birthday. Oh to be 35 again!

Bianca said...

You'll be fine at the show Kate! I'd offer to bring a bunch of people along to hang out at your stand and make you look popular but I'm pretty sure you and your ace Dr Martin's won't be needing any such assistance. I'll still pop by and say hi though.

Amanda said...

You'll do terrific. I love looking at all of your sewing projects all the way over here in America. Just think you are famous world wide!

kirsten said...

those shoes have my name on them! quite literally! ha! i guess i need them...

Thimbleanna said...

Oh, your post just made me grin from ear to ear. I hope you have a fantastic time at the show!

Jenny said...

Love those shoes! And lucky Sydney to have you there-good luck getting your head around it and how very exciting!

Anonymous said...

Oh poop, we fly out of Syd on 18th!!! Wow, I was so close to meeting you on our annual trip home from NJ.
Don't worry, you are a big girl now , you will be fine, you do great work, are supa cute and have the best shoes. You continue to be a huge inspiration to me. I would never have believed it a year ago , but I can now leave my sewing out and no one touches it!!! One day soon I'll start a proper blog of my own...I may have to call mine TWo Little Ratbags.
all the best
Corina

Suzy said...

Happy birthday!
So glad to hear you'll be at the show in Sydney, I'll be there for at least 1 day helping out on the Burdastyle stall, so look forward to meeting you properly.

Sarah said...

Oh, nice shoes! I really love that style of shoe but it seems really hard to find them in adult sizes! Happy belated birthday.

Philigry said...

you will have so much fun. i am sure once you get there the nerves will fade away. what a nice vacation it will be for you!
love the shoes, by the way!

Teegs said...

Don't worry, Kate - it really is such a fun thing to do! We're looking forward to meeting you in August (only 10 weeks to go!)
xx

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Kate you will rock!! After all you are a complete star! xox