Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Etsy Front Page 28th Spetember 2008

Yayyyyy "doing the happy dance". This is the first time I have seen one of my items on Etsy front page. Bottom row in the middle is my earthy bangle.You can check out the rest of my item by clicking here > beadsme etsy store

I have also managed to put a few items on my new webiste > beadsme on line
Hope you have all had a great weekend. To come home and see this is fantastic.

Monday, 22 September 2008

Basic Firefighter Assessment

As some of you know I joined the RFS (rural fire service) to be able to learn how to protect the area I live in and my home. On Sunday I completed my Basic Assessment which means I am now able to help provide assistance with fires like property protection, grass fires, bush fires, etc.

The training was vigorous with practical and theory but "little me" and Byron made it through with a lot of help from our trainers Lindsay and Karen Gorrie, not forgetting the assistance from fellow firefighters and our bald captain (that is another story which i will try and post another day).
The day itself was absolutely gorgeous but blooming hot in our PPE (personal protective equipment). Plenty of food and drink was supplied. Oh yeah we had yummy melting ice cream but don't you just love to stir it around until it is a blob, then eat it.
As you can see at the end of the day we were full of smiles, physically shattered but mentally charged.

You can check out my brigades website at http://grosewold.com/. The picture gallery is really interesting. Check out our Captains head and beard shave.

Saturday, 20 September 2008

On The Pond - Bracelet, Bangle

If I have the time I love to sit and practice wire wrapping. After many attempts, cut fingers and wasted silver wire I think I have just about got it.
Here is a newbie for me with a fun froggy lampwork. You can see further details in my Etsy store and a slightly different design on my website.

I think if you have a gift in mind it would go great with Southernscraps "thinking of you" card.

Such a fun gift and a sentimental card to go with it.

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

I Am back!

Woderful internet provider upgraded us but left us with no access for 24 hours. Nice!

So as a thank you to those that still visited and the ecarders that dropped I am posting this beautiful evening sky.

"Red sky at night, shepherds delight".

Monday, 15 September 2008

Entrecard Friends

I am sorry to say that I will not be able to drop entrecards over the next few days. It has just taken me 1 hour to drop 35 cards.

Our wonderful provider, Bigpond, decided to send us this email:

"Dear BigPond(R) Member,This email is to let you know that your BigPond Broadband service has been slowed to 64kbps because you have reached your monthly usage allowance.

Of course, you can't incur excess usage charges on your BigPond Liberty plan - but speeds will remain slowed to 64kbps until the end of the month. "

How wonderful is that. For the first time we have gone over our usage but they never take into consideration all the months over the past year that we have not even used 60% of our usage. Our usage is 12,000 MB. We are already paying $80 a month for this and now have to upgrade to a faster download with 25,000 MB which is now going to cost us $100 a month.

The upgrade is going to take 3 working days!!!!????!!! Is this just to switch a switch?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Please don't desert me, I will be back.

JETs Exposed

What a great series of treasuries these are. Thanks to VickiDiane
Click on the image to make it bigger. I am the one at "The Mad Hatters Tea Party".
To see some of my fellow Jetsters and Etsians is great.

Saturday, 13 September 2008

My Website

After purchasing my domain about 7 months ago I have eventually got it set up. Over the past few days I have managed to add a few items and pics. You can check the progress out on http://beadsmeonline.com

A big thank you goes to Jen of Envisionit Creative for designing and setting up my website. She gave me help and advice on setting pages up and gave me the encouragement to do it myself. Not such a bimbo after all.

I can see this taking me many months to get to how I want it.

Friday, 12 September 2008

A Misty Morning

Speechless! These photographs were taken by my husband on his way to work.

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

More Goodies For Darnell

Please check my previous post all about Darnells tumour and the turmoil his family faces.
Well here we have Silver Canyons beautiful piece.

Woops that is Silver Canyons. And what a gorgeous chick she is and doesn't she look great in her leathers.

Here is her beautiful piece, the proceeds of this will go to Darnells family.
Don't forget if you would rather make a donation please contact krystal.backer@gmail.com

Saturday, 6 September 2008

My Photograph Was Chosen

I was so excited this morning to receive an email from Emma Williams at the Schmap Sydney Guide. I was informed a few weeks ago that my photo had been short listed and was asked if I minded it being published if I was lucky. If you click on the link above you will see my photograph of Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House under it.

The other thing I noticed was that if you clicked on the picture it actually takes you to my Flickr site. How cool is that.

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

A Treasury For Darnell And His Family

This just shows how a team pulls together to try and help someone in need.

Darnell is a gorgeous young man and his family desperately need our help to cover mounting medical bills.

Please check my previous post for full details on Darnell http://beadsme-mandyharvey.blogspot.com/2008/08/pull-together-to-help-someone-darnell.html

I would like to thank evryone for the donations so far, please keep them coming.

This treasury shows items that have been created by hand which when sold the proceeds will be given to Darnells family. To find the items made for Darnell and his family got to Etsy and search Darnell. If you are really not interested in purchasing one of these beautiful creations but still want to make a donation please email krystal.backer@gmail.com