Thursday, December 30, 2010

photo mosaic take one...

Some photos from a recent trip to adelaide...
there had been lots of rain

trying out posting a mosaic instead of individual photos (muratti & glenelg will probably get their own posts shortly). Rather pleased with my first effort, although I hope to improve.
Inspired by Alice & Kathryn :)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Although it’s been said many times many ways...

Although it’s been said many times many ways...

to you & yours, hope you're having a wonderful Christmas, full of many good things :)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

christmas treats...

This year we have made chrusti for a special christmas treat...

Chrusti are a Polish 'biscuit' - sweet pastry, rolled thin, twisted, deep-fried & then covered in icing sugar.

They are very light & easy to eat (possibly not such a good thing ;)  & these are coming to adelaide with us - part of Babcia's christmas present.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

all wrapped up...

spent the afternoon wrapping christmas presents...

Do you like the little gift tags I made? My stickers weren't sticking, so I needed an alternative. I'm quite pleased with the result.

sadly those chocolates are for presents - I didn't get to eat any

Sunday, December 19, 2010

hair today, gone tomorrow...

...ah, sorry for the lame title, it's all I could think of  0_o

So, anyway, last week I got my hair cut:

IMG_5394 ed

I've had it this short before, but not for ages - I think the last time was 2007. Every now & then I just get sick of my long hair & get it cut.

Before: anything I've ever felt before...


I'm rather pleased with the result & getting used to washing short hair again - it's always so weird the first time :)

Friday, December 17, 2010


This piece was supposed to be a copper button...but instead evolved into a brooch (it's a gift for someone special, but I'm not sure if she reads this blog, so I won't say any more).

I still plan to make some buttons - I think a handmade button would be a wonderful finishing touch to a jacket, vest or bag.

this last shot includes a sort-of-peak at some of the other pieces from this batch of copper. The rest of the pieces were only fired yesterday & are currently getting nice & shiny in the to come :)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

some work-in-progress...

just some ArtClay Copper pieces I am currently working on (& my carving tools)...

they are all sanded, carved, filled & ready for firing...

please excuse the grainy photos, the light in the kitchen isn't the best for photo taking :)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Pretty Pink Tuesday returns...

Once upon a time there was a group on Flickr posting pinkified photos to a set theme every Tuesday.  It was a lot of fun but eventually the group ran out of steam & closed :( 

So, imagine our delight when a certain (slightly) mad Englishman decided to revive Pretty Pink Tuesday, giving us an excuse to once again upload (slightly) mad photos to Flickr.

222/365: Pretty pink (phooning) people.

& to try sneaking in the occasional flower ;)

PPT is alive! The legends have to survive.

top photo by me
middle photo by Amy
bottom photo by Kathryn

Saturday, November 27, 2010

just in time for christmas...

gifts for everyone...

some wonderful specials on beautiful metal clay...

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Participating members are offering free shipping and/or various discount on their handmade arts. Check them out on the blog

I am also participating: 10% off everything + free shipping.
Simply use my coupon code when you check out: MCHBLK10

Monday, November 22, 2010


Thanks to my sisters, I've found a new way spend time on the computer - Pinterest 

You can create galleries of beautiful images:

Or cute things:

Or magical places:

or browse galleries created by others

So check it out - it's lots of fun, but ever so slightly addictive :)