Thursday, 28 February 2008

New Collection

Just had to show off my new collection. Just made and just launched on A lady at my local beauticians inspired me as she was struggling to find effective jewelry at a reasonable cost for her oncoming wedding. Firstly I made a clear/white necklace with matching earrings just for her.

Then came the idea of experimenting in different pastel colours. So along came the pink and the blue. Both the pink and blue special necklaces are now listed on my Etsy shop.

Made from Czech Crystals and Glass Pearls finished of with a flower patterned sliding clasp they make a beautiful and economical piece of wedding jewelry.

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

I am in a treasury - Yeah!!

I am so excited. Just browsing through Etsy and I came accros the "gold star". Thank you very much SewMuchDetail.

Love it and one of my favourite pieces too. Big, big thank you.
I would like to add what lovely pieces she chose, what a great way to say "thank you".

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Lightning, Thunder, Hail & Everything is Off

This is a quick post for me. Very quiet on the computer as we have had it switched off and unplugged for the last couple of hours. We have had warnings of severe storms so didn't want to risk a repeat of previous events. The last storms we had we lost our Digi Box, Modem and the pool pump went tits up, all due to a power surge from the storm. We take no risks now, never, anytime, anywhere. Computer switched off and unplugged, telephones unplugged and TV and aerial switched off and unplugged. Me?? I then sit out on the deck (covered), read a book and get withdrawal symptoms from being off the computer. LOL :-)

Sunday, 24 February 2008

Marvellous Mouse Designs

MMD designs handcrafted totes and apparel. She describes her designs as "Retro-inspired creations with a modern twist". Pretty nice stuff I must say. Her inspiration and craft history can be found on her facebook. I love the fact that she was taught to sew by her grandmother on a hand-cranked Singer machine.
E-books are also for sale in MMD's Etsy shop and more items, not just totes, can be found at her blog shop. Check out the Wave Tee with Swarovski Crystals hand sewn on it which is part of her Spring/Summer collection due to be launched in March 2008. I can't wait for the rest!!! Good Luck MMD.

Sold In Hours

As you can see by my last post these items were listed Saturday night. I woke today to find them sold to a fellow Etsian who happens to be another sort of bag lady, offering e-books to make the bags I love. Bags so addicted to bags almost as good as Gloria Jeans Coffee!!

Saturday, 23 February 2008

New items in my Etsy shop

At last I have found some time to make something different and eventually get them listed on my Etsy shop. Even though these items are matching they are available in my shop as separate items. I have described them as an English Tea Set. This idea came from the lady in the shop where I purchased them. As I am a Pom living in Australia the description must have popped into her head when she heard me talk. I just fell in love with the blue and white terracotta beads immediately then proceeded to search her shop looking for other beads to go with them.

Friday, 22 February 2008

JET Is Hosting a Treasure Hunt

The Jewelry on Etsy Street Team (JET) is getting ready for their next fabulous jewelry give away.
The "Lucky" winners will receive a stunning, handmade piece of jewelry from a member of the team. And, you don't even have to be Irish to win! just follow the clues leading through our member's shops until you find our...

The contest begins Friday, March 14th at noon. So, mark the date and get ready for a fun-filled hunt.
What's in the pot you ask????
How about we let our friend the leprechaun
tell you...

"Hey there etsy about I make a big POT of corned beef and cabbage???? Heh Heh...don't think many of you would search for that in our contest. The truth is...maybe I will brew a batch of green beer in the POT. won't search for that either. I guess I'll put a beautiful piece of jewelry in the POT for you to find. Ah, now you'll play eh???
OK, take a look in the JET TEAM Shop and you will see examples of the beautiful artisan treasures created by our members.
I'll tell you a little secret, (don't tell anyone), the team is also going to have "Instant Winners" throughout the contest. But, you have to keep checking the contest promo thread to win those prizes!! So...I'll see you at the hunt."Keep your eyes open for our contest thread in the Etsy Forums on March 14th at noon. It will be in the Promotions section. All the hunt rules will be posted there.
Don't forget.....Contest begins at noon on March 14, 2008. (etsy time)

Jet Team Shop:
Etsy Forums:
Promotion Section:

Monday, 18 February 2008

Dressing Up

Have not really done this before except for Rocky Horror Show. I now really enjoy doing it. OMG dressing up. We went to a friends 40th with the theme of villians and heros so we dressed up as Cruel De Vil and one of her henchmen. For the Rocky Horror Show in Sydney I went as Magenta and my husband wasn't brave enough LOL :-). Rocky Horror Show was held in Sydney this month and I must admit I was not impressed. I enjoyed the show, very different from the shows I have seen in the UK and no big stars in the performance. There was no audience atmosphere, no barracking, no audience role palying and I was probably one of only about half a dozen that dressed up.

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Dad has arrived

Well my Dad arrived on 2nd of Feb 08 and, inbetween work and commitments, we have been trying to show him around. Managed to spend 4 days in the Hunter Valley staying in a lovely log cabin and do the winery tours.
Also managed to look around Cessnock and the Hunter Valley Gardens. Barry took him up to Cabbage Tree to look at the views but it was too wet for some areas. And yes we had some more rain!! Sydney was the last port of call, obviously the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, a boat ride from Curcular Quay to Darling Harbour and the Chinese Gardens. Just managed to fit in a massage and coffee before it started to rain again!!
Another week before he sets back to the UK. Unfortunately we all have to get back to work on his last week. Let's hope the weather gets better and he can relax by the pool.