Saturday, 28 June 2008

Love Thy Neighbour

Had to laugh at my washing today. Hub had a bit of an argument with the neighbours last week and when I put my washing out I realsied the position of his boxers. They was facing right into their garden. Tehehehe I left them there. Wonder if they thought it was funny or have they been tutting all day.

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

What a Set!

I absolutely adore this matching necklace and earrings.

They wouldn't have been possible without the gorgeous handmade lampwork beads by MyCabinCreations. Just click on the link and check out the array of lovely lampies.

Both contain royal blue lucite beads with the earrings having the added touch of filigree bead caps and silver tone bicone spacers. The chain for the necklace is put together with 100+ patterned silver plated jump rings.

And yes I have gone blue again!!!

Click on my pictures to see these beautiful creations in my Etsy store.

Saturday, 14 June 2008

The Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair, June 11-15, 2008

Got up a bit late today but managed to head off for The Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour,Sydney at 10.00am. Weather was yuk, very windy, big grey clouds and cold. At least the halls were warm and there was plenty of coffee places. Not sure what time we arrived but we left at about 3.00pm. My feet ached like mad but it was an enjoyable day.
Not only did I get a good little stash but a new toy to play with - drill and coiler mandrel set...yaaayyyy.
Now what did I get? Many coloured glass beads, czech glass, silver metal fancy spacers. many sizes of silver wire, gorgeous pendants, head pins, eye pins and ribbon and string necklaces. I think thats it. Oh some semi precious stones. Best of all is my new toy drill and coiler mandrel set.
Oh, and this is where we ended up before we headed off home. The Belgian Bar on Sydney Rocks. Last time we went to Sydney we knew about this place but couldn't find it, must have spent a night walking The Rocks looking for it. Barry had curried mussels and me, pork, mash and sauerkraut (I think that is how you spell it but I didn't like it). To be boring I had a diet coke and barry a glass of Leffe.

No drinking for me I have to be up bright and early tomorrow morning at 8.00am for a day of fire brigade training. Ouch!

Saturday, 7 June 2008

Seeing Red

At last I have managed to get out of the blue and green moods.
Now I give you lucious reds LOL. Both these items can be found for sale in my ETSY store.

What does red mean???

Red is the color of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love.

Red is a very emotionally intense color. It enhances human metabolism, increases respiration rate, and raises blood pressure. It has very high visibility, which is why stop signs, stoplights, and fire equipment are usually painted red.

Light red represents joy, sexuality, passion, sensitivity, and love.
Dark red is associated with vigor, willpower, rage, anger, leadership, courage, longing, malice, and wrath.
Red-orange corresponds to desire, sexual passion, pleasure, domination, aggression, and thirst for action.

Interesting! I wonder if our creations represent the moods we are in at the time of making them!

Monday, 2 June 2008

Gorgeous Kookaburras

Don't you just love these birds. They look so fluffy and cuddly. And to hear the noise they make, they actually sound like a load of monkeys. We have quite a few in the bush around us and love to hear them chatter away.

And not forgetting the nursery rhyme about them.

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree.
Merry, merry king of the bush is he.Laugh, Kookaburra,
Laugh, Kookaburra, Laugh.
How gay your life must be.

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,
Eating all the gumdrops he can see.
Stop, Kookaburra,Stop, Kookaburra,
Leave some there for me.

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,
Counting all the monkeys he can see.
Wait, Kookaburra.Stop, Kookaburra.
That's not a monkey, that's me!

Sunday, 1 June 2008

A Beading Mess

This must be a beaders worst nightmare. A whole box of sorted beads falling on the floor. Must have been thousands of 4mm bicones.
I am sure it took me at least 4 hours to pick and sort them out again in their relevant colours. Sitting on that cold wooden floor really helped to get a numb bum. As for the silver headpins a few of them still remain in the grooves of the floor.
Another thing for my "to do list" - buy a handheld mini vacuum cleaner.