Monday, September 28, 2009

10 days to go...

...until I fly to Melbourne. *Eeek* it's getting so close, all my tickets/accommodation are organised, but I still have heaps of packing to do...clothes, workshop tools/materials, camera, computer...hopefully not weighing more than the airline baggage allowance.

Meanwhile, I've just finished re-stringing this necklace. The lampwork beads in it are my very first, from the workshops I did to learn bead-making. I had strung them temporarily & was always 'meaning' to do it properly, but it somehow never happened...until my tempory necklace broke (the beads were to heavy for it)... I can wear it again, yay :)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Etsy weekend deals...

this weekend some of the talented people from the DUST team are participating in the Etsy weekend deals promotion. Everyone participating is offering % off their prices, from 5% to 50%. You can find all the participants on the Dust blog.

I am also participating...10% off everything at

I finally got some photography done & listed a few pieces:

& a sneak peak at the next few things waiting to be listed on etsy:

Friday, September 18, 2009

Happy Birthday to me...

It was my birthday was last Saturday & I had an awesome day. My brothers drew this amazing card for me, there are lots of different characters, including Mario, Tintin, Monkey & even Archie.

Mum baked me a cherry cheesecake & decorated it with dark chocolate...this shot was taken after we all had a was very, very delicious.

My sisters organised my presents...all beautiful handmade goodies from etsy...

these beautiful cotton bracelets from easternsky

this leather brooch from tmStudioDesigns

& three prints from matouenpeluche

aren't I an extremely lucky girl?!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

spring blooms...

Spring has begun & our garden is full of flowers. Actually, it's been kinda like spring here for a while (the almond blossom photos are from early August). Thought I'd share some blossoms with you all, some from our garden & some from around town.