Thursday, 30 April 2009

My Laughing Dog

I just love this photo of our Springer Spaniel, Spice.

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

JET Team Mothers Day Special

The Etsy JET (jewelry on Etsy) team are holding a Mothers Day Treasure Hunt. The hunt will run from Thursday April 30th to Sunday May 3rd.

"Free jewelry to be won with sales galore in the stores".

To give you an idea of the creations available within the JETs here is a sneaky peak.Desert Sands Gemstones Toggle Bracelet by Designsbycher.

Turquoise Wafer Necklace by Capitalcitycrafts.

Pink Tower Earrings by Malves1009.

And this is just for starters. Go check out the JETs in the JET store.

Keep an eye on the Etsy 'promotions' forum for the starting thread.

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Trip To Lake Macquarie

Today we had to travel a few hours to pick up my new toy in Swansea. That's Swansea, New South Wales, Australia not UK.

We had never been to this area and once we arrived and saw the views we had to make a day of it. What an awesome place, the wind was a nightmare though but was soon forgotten with the beautiful scenery.One small suburd that we stopped at even had a small market, plenty of wine and song too.
And here's me, back home with my new toy. Unfortunately I can't use it until an electrician has wired it in to it's own circuit. At the moment it is also stuck in the Ute as there is no one to help hub carry it out.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Wishlist Wednesday

Well it's that day again so what can I find. Or more like what do I choose this week. There are so many goodies about that I want.All natural, natural African Amethyst, India Ruby & rough uncut Diamond from Seababejewelry.

Cranberry Sparkle sterling earrings by Silvercanyon.Pink daisies large clutch with gemstone charm by Mabellecherie.
The forest from the trees by Jemsbyjbandcompany.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Managed To Get Another Skirt Finished

I am so pleased with this one and I love the material that I teamed together for it. Made from black chino and black and white flowered drill fabric.Not too sure at the moment whether to take it up a bit more but i love it. And it actually fits. In between work, going out and housey things this took me a week.

Sunday, 19 April 2009

6th Sydney Vintage Show, 19th April 2009

So today we get up early - ish, bacon and eggs on the barbie and set off for Canterbury Racecourse and the Vintage Show.I have never been to one of these shows and was totally amazed at the clothing and jewellery for 1940's, 50's and 60's. I definitely want to go again.
Did I buy anything. Urmmm couldn't help it!! Just a few vintage patterns and fabric. i have so many projects waiting to be started now it will take me a life time. Times like this I wish I didn't have to go to work. Hubby had a giggle when I decided to have my hair done. looking at the pics now I can see why. I was complimented a few times though.Sunday has quickly gone by and another work day is looming.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Wishlist Wednesday

Cute hairclips by VanillaPixie
Blue wrens clutch by PocketCarnival
Unbrushed mini tunic dress by Lyptis
Vintage chenille rag patchwork quilt by Leahkl

Monday, 13 April 2009

Months Of Decorating - Just Finished

Over the Christmas holiday season we decided to decorate one our spare bedrooms. I titled this months of decorating but it was a few days but took months, LOL. It was rarely used, only when we had visitors and was quite drab as you can see.
After going to Thailand in October I wanted to give it a Thai/Bali theme. I say Bali as a few of the pictures I have up came from Bali.

Well here is the completed room. We actually managed to paint it in December 08 but just put the finishing touches on today - the wall decal from ScribbleDecor on Etsy.Still need to source some Asian style bedside cabinets and drawers but haven't really found any I like or my price range.

Sunday, 12 April 2009

A Buddy In Mind

Spotted these crochet balls in the local craft store and straight away thought of my team mate and buddy Designsbycher. She has such a love of crochet and felt that these are just for her.
Great comment from EmotionalOasis "Pic looks like bewbs". Now looking at them I totally agree. So the title is apt 'An Ode To Cher' or should this be 'An ode To Chers Bewbage"???

Friday, 10 April 2009

Completed Project

Hmm well I managed to get it on and with breathing in slightly got it zipped up. Now this is my inspiration to get off my butt and loose some weight. Ewww and brown sandals, I haven't got any black ones. Maybe when it's colder my black knee high boots would look good with this skirt.

I just love the colour of this skirt, the contrast material goes really well. Only change I would make is to use the same material. Polyester is a nightmare to sew.

I am definitely going to do this pattern again but longer. My next visit to the fabric store will be looking at black with a contrast again ready for the winter.

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Wishlist Wednesday

Magical Unicorn with Dove of Peace by TheMagicSleigh
If Only It Could Last Forever by Delphine Lévesque Demers Fantasy and Horror art

Fleck Fo The Earth Clan by ElementalDragonsDragon Warrior by FaerieMajikk

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Next Stage Of My Work In Progress

Well the main part of the skirt is all together and actually looks like a skirt now.
For completion I need to do the waistband, put a hem on and, the worst of all, put a zip in. Why, oh why, do zips hate me so much. They never stay in the right place or the material moves. I have to hand sew the zip in first then machine stitch it. Can someone invent iron on zips LOL.

I know all you guys want a fashion show on completion but I have realised I don't have anything to go with it. Topless fashion show??? Nope!

Thursday, 2 April 2009

My Skirt - Work In Progress

Thought I would give the beads a break for a while and do a bit of dressmaking. Well I found a great Simplicity pattern for a skirt but change it slightly.

Using burgundy cotton and a matching flowered polyester together.

The skirt has 8 godgets and 8 separate pieces for the skirt. Instead of using the same fabric all over I am using the polyester flowered material for the godgets. Just had to experiment, if this works out OK then I may try some different colours.

So far so good. If all goes well I should be able to update you all further.