Thursday, October 1, 2009

About Me

I have decided to join Blogtoberfest and todays little job is to tell you all about myself....Well thats one dam task in its self.....where do I start and what bits do I tell.

Ok......here we go....hold on, its a bloody roller-coaster I tell you!!!



I am truly an idiot....I love to laugh....it's one of my favorite pastimes!!
I have been introduced in the past as someone's "UNIQUE FRIEND" (which was one of my proudest moments!)
I have a hubby, Dave....love him!
I have 2 Free-Radical Kids, Finn is 8 & Asha is 3.......love them to!
I am passionate about Family, Friends, Flowers, Food and Fabric.
I am a pants maker....bag maker.....pincushion maker.....actually I make all sorts of things...



My environment is vital to my survival (no shit you say!). I have found my home, in the bush with all our animals, our veggie patch and orchard. I hope to die here with my gum boots on! (not yet people....maybe when I'm oh....about 105!!)

I am sober.....arhhh you didn't know that bit did ya.....had a little problem with the grog so it had to go.
I have lost a baby (miscarriage).....gained an Angel! Lost the plot (post natal depression)......found my mind! At one stage I almost lost the will to live......found my spirit!!!

Recovered.....got some help from a professional....it worked!!!



See for all the fun and laughter I am as deep as the ocean, I will hold your hand when you are in trouble, I will kiss you goodbye on your death bed and I will wrap my arms around you when you are cold.

I love my life....I am one lucky lady!!!

36 comments:

Kylie said...

Such a beautiful post, Leonie! You have been through a lot - I have a theory about how the loveliest people are often those who have known the darker side of life and come out smiling. Thank you so much for sharing this. It is hard to put things out there on a blog. I think you're a good egg... :) K

m.e (Cathie) said...

Leonie, that's fantastic, great to get to know you! I kid you not, I started an 'about me' last night wanting to post it but was hesitating...thank you, you have inspired me to do it

Punky's Mamma said...

Naaaaaaaaawwww....!

Love those photos! I don't know if I'm brave enough for this... not for my first post anywho... I've already don it... ;)

Kate Bruning said...

Leonie - I loved your post and makes it me realise what a wonderful thing it is to be vocal about who we really are - and I never knew we had so many things in common but more of that on another day. I think you are a superwoman (in the best and most human way possible). Love Kate xxooxxooxx

kellie said...

Truly inspiring Leonie. A fabulous, poignant and eloquent summary.

kello said...

I am lucky to call you my friend and have been richer for the ride. luv ya! Life would be boring without all the ups and downs- it gives life light and shade! Kel xx

Amanda said...

You started the fest off with a blast..Great post!!!!

Kate said...

Beautiful, inspiring, honest post Leonie. Lovely to get to know you. Love Kate XX
ps I must have missed the rules, where does it say to introduce yourself today?

Lauren said...

What a warm, wonderful and inspiring woman you are, Leonie. Lovely post. x

One Flew Over said...

What an amazing lady you are Leonie. Thanks for sharing such an inspirational story and I really am looking forward to getting to know you better during Blogtoberfest!

M* (Melanie) said...

It's a great post Leonie and that's probably because you are a great woman. We often forget that behind a sparkling smile even lies complex tales that have shaped who we are. It never ceases to amaze me what people go through to become who they are. Thanks for sharing.

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

So pleased to meet more of you Leonie! We have quite I bit in common you and I. PND and fighting the darkness is part of my story too :) And I too think I am a better human being for that too.
Great post and look forward to 'hear' more xox

Andi said...

What an incredible auto biography!!!
The photos each tell amazing stories all by themselves.
Good for you for sharing such intimate 'stuff'. Brave!!!

Alicia said...

Wow, what a woman! Love your photos, we share a passion for the earth, sewing, fabric, flowers...

Thea said...

How lovely for you to share more about yourself. I love the photos that truly reflect your wonderful spirit!

CurlyPops said...

Wowee you truly are unique!
I wish I could go and live in the country and wear gumboots....

Mel said...

*sigh* well bloody hell now I am in tears! You caught me by surprise tricky lady! You just KNOW I hear you x

I am going to go and hug my pin cushion (perhaps after taking the pins out) so I feel like I am having a Leonie hug ... hmmm not that hugging you would be like hugging a pin cushion ... you know what I mean ;)

Selina said...

fabulous post! love your cheeky smile too!! you look like a barrel of fun!

Selina :)

sophie said...

What a beautiful first post, thanks for your honesty and those great photos - your family must be well proud of you!

Michelle said...

You're amazing Leonie!

Nikki Cardigan said...

Thankyou for writing this post and being brave enough to click on publish Leonie. xxx

Alisa said...

And you can right a fabulous post!! It makes me want to hug you! You sound like a truly lovely person.

Clair said...

Leonie. I think Kylie is right, it's only through trial and error that we grow as people and you've definitely grown to be a lovely one x

Heids said...

Thank you for sharing. What an inspiring post to remind us to love life.

Sandrine said...

Your photos are gorgeous thanks for sharing your story very inspiring, I came via Cathie and glad I did;)

Cath from chunkychooky said...

I love those gorgeous pics of you.

You have lived a life.

I agree with the gum boots- I want to die in mine too- such practical footwear for the next ( maybe?) life.... and you also, as well as making pants- you make people like me cry with your genarosity.

Kirsty said...

Power to you Leonie. xx

Cat said...

This is the first post of yours I read and I love you already Leonie! :) I wonder if it's too late to catch up on the Blogtoberfest activities? :)

Megan.K. said...

What a brave, honest, inspiring and heartfelt post!
And, what a great smile to go with it :)
Yay for you Leonie!!
x

Corrie said...

yep I'm doing blogtoberfest too and hope I last and I have a finn too! Love your pants, need to save for some but they are just what my post twin baby belly need!!!!

thank you for your honesty! its sometimes hard to reveal the hard stuff but you're a star for doing it!

corrie;)

Anna Bartlett said...

Fantastic. More people should introduce themselves like this. So real, so wonderful. If I actually 'knew' you, I'm sure we'd be friends. Now I'm going to look in your shop and get myself a pair of those cool pants!

Cee said...

I've just found your blog, and have immediately added it to my daily reads. I love your projects, am adding every pair of pants in your shop to my Christmas wishlist, and I can't wait to see what else you're working on. Take care and best to you, Cee

Tania said...

How the bloody hell did I miss this blinder of a post? I have patently been living under a rock lately. Loving the honesty, the humour and the warm stuff.

Polka Dot Rabbit said...

What amazing honesty xx

Kim and Ro said...

Just found this post, and I just had to say that I loved it. I love hearing about peoples personal journeys through life, and I reckon the fact that you love to laugh must make you pretty damn good company. x

Adele said...

Oh Leonie, I have just found your blog and you are bloody awesome! I've got tears rolling down my cheeks, you're blog has made me laugh and made me cry... you are so honest and so wonderful. x