Saturday, 23 May 2009

Rain Rain Go Away

Although we very often pray for rain to fill our tanks but when it becomes driving, torrential and basically a pain in the butt we just want it to go.

Many areas in Queensland and parts of New South Wales have been evacuated due to flooding. Luckily we just have a dribble running from the top of the house and to the bottom. Nothing we can do at present coz it's still raining.

Early this morning I glimpsed a smidge of blue sky and managed to capture this beautiful rainbow but now the rain is back. Oh well a day of doing what i want in the house - cut glass, read a book, chat with my JET buddies and be plain lazy.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

First Firing

Last night I sat and nursed the kiln for about 2 hours. Burnt the sensor on the pyrometer as I was testing the temp too often. Top temp was 1630F.
This is the first batch and a bit of a woopsie so they are back in the kiln tonight for more firing. The edges are too rough and need to be more rounded. My first batch on randomness LOL.

You learn by your mistakes.

Monday, 18 May 2009

What Now??

Electrician has come and gone. My kiln is almost ready to use. Just really need to vacuum the dust and bits out.
Hmmm! Come on girl you say, get on with it. Yep, now I am scared to fire it up. How many boobs will I make? How and where on earth do I put the pyrometer probe thingy? Will everything flop like my cake below? LOL.

I need to move it slightly to the left away from some wood panels just in case it gets too hot. Don't want to put my firey training in to action on my own home. Now where is that fire extinguisher???

Cake Flop

Hmmm this always happens to me and never turns out nice and fluffy and big!!
Look at the picture on the box and at my finished creation. looks more like a slice of bread. Sprinkle a bit of icing sugar on and it may look like a pancake.
Oh well, it all ends up in the same place.

Sunday, 17 May 2009

New Additions To The Fish Tank

My husband went to feed this fish tonight and noticed that we had quite a few additions. Mum Krebensis seems to be keeping watch over them and Dad is nearby. How cute is this?
We are hoping that none of the other fish eat the babies.
I wish I could get a better photo of them. May be better when they are a bit bigger.
You may be able to see them better on my Flickr account

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Wishlist Wednesday (Early)

I thought I would enter a search on Etsy using the word 'sexy' to see if I could come up with anything I wanted and here is my top 4.
Apocalypse Angel print by RichterFineArt.

Angora Lingerie by BelleCheri.

Midnight Orchid - A Vintage Bustier Make Over by PinkPurse.

Telephone Trixie Vintage Pin-UP Girl Pendant by LittleBrownBird.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Blog Giveaway

The Glamorous WHAM blog is holding a giveaway.

This daring bracelet of mine is up for grabs.Just got to the Glamorous WHAM blog and follow the instructions. So easy, just visit a store and make a comment. Hard work eh?

Monday, 4 May 2009

Swarovski Crystal & Freshwater Pearls

Swarovski crystal and freshwater pearls have now got to be my favourite gems/beads. Beautiful sparkle from the crystal teamed with the lustre of the freshwater pearls.
This second design has not yet been listed in my store as I am having the usual problem - can't think of a name????To see other designs just go to my store, and type in crystal or freshwater pearls in the search bar.

Friday, 1 May 2009

Great Idea For Mothers Day

Just listed this lovely Mother of Pearl matching necklace and earrings. What a great set for Mothers Day.

To top it off I have 20% off this weekend on all my creations. Just check out my store at Off ends midnight 3rd may 2009.