Saturday, 29 November 2008

Two New Creations To My Website

I have been experimenting again by combining standard brass wire and antiqued brass findings. I just love the finished result.
Stones and findings are thread on to the brass wire which is wire wrapped to antiqued brass jumprings. The jumprings are then attached to the antiqued brass chain.
Doesn't this give you the "vintage" feel? Check out the clasp on the necklace. It's awesome.

If you would like to purchase these you can find them on my website

Friday, 28 November 2008

Black Friday Thru To Cyber Monday Sale

Sale? Where? My Etsy store. When? This Friday (Black Friday) all the way thru to Cyber Monday.

Just go to to check out my goodies, make your purchase, pay by Paypal and I will refund your Paypal account with the 15%.

I am offering 15% off store wide (shipping charges not included).

Grab those holiday pressies with 15% discount.

Saturday, 22 November 2008

It's Getting Near

It's now that I start to panic. I need to get everything off to the UK. Two are on the way and I need to get a third out next week. So the frantic shopping has almost finished for me and once this last package is out of the way I can concentrate on my husband and son (who just happens to be 18 tomorrow).

Anyway I thought I would help some of you guys out. This year seems to be hard, financially, for a lot of us. If you cannot afford a present go that extra bit with a handmade card which has been made with joy and love by the creator.
I always like to check out Southernscraps for her imaginative cards, totes, tags and now Christmas ornaments.

Monday, 17 November 2008

Practicng My Wirework And Wire Wrapping

I really enjoy working with wire but I have so many problems getting it right. Could this be due to the fact that I am left handed and find that when I look at instructions I have to imagine them the other way around. Or could it be that I am just a dumb blonde after all!!!
This is what I have been working on this weekend, in between doing housey things, nursing a cold and feeling absolutely poopy.I must say I am quite pleased with the outcome. I have seen so many great wireworkers and their wraps are awesome. Just look at this from Shazzabeth.
Isn't this absolutely stunning.

Friday, 14 November 2008

Vintage Clothes Store On Etsy

Well I found this store owners blog and had to click on her Etsy store, Tialeyvintage.

Maybe this is a sign of age but I just love the 70's clothes she has in it. Here are a few of my faves.

This black and white jumpsuit is totally my number 1 favourite. At $38.00 it is a bargain. Sadly, for me, it is small to medium.
This gorgeous, girly skirt is so me. Guess what? It's small/petite, so again it won't be in my shopping basket.
Now this is so sexy. What a great going out dress. I just love the lace, shape and soft colour. Again not my size. Now I am starting to sulk.Click here for more goodies from this store. I will be checking it out regularly.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

My Wonderful Almost 18 Year Old Son

I just had to post these pictures of the aftermath of my sons Sunday.

He went out with friends and came home, or should I say his motor came home, like this.
Do I need to say anymore? Yes he went offroading and said to me that he had tried his snorkel out.

I must also add that it is now Tuesday and the vehicle still looks like this.

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Beautiful Sky

I will eventually blog some more about our antics in Thailand.

Tonights sky, well what can you say. It's on fire!!!

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Gift Idea #7

Thought I would have a short break from blogging about my holiday and pop another idea in for the oncoming holiday season.

I have now listed a few items on my new website beadsmeonline. Take a peek.

These are my favorites from the necklace section:

And don't forget you need those special cards. Take a look at the cards by Southernscraps and order before it's too late.

More ideas to come.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Our Activities In Koh Samui

Here we go again. Trying to keep you guys updated with our holiday adventures can be time consuming.

We have been back to work for a week now and what a shock to the system that is.

We decided that our 8 day stay on the island would be relaxing and no rushing about on daily trips so we agreed to pick one each and that was that. The rest of the days would be spent on the beach (definitely my kinda holiday).

First activity was chosen by my husband - ATV riding in the mountains. Oh dear, did I really agree to this? It's bad enough off roading here in Aus but dirt tracks on the back of an quad?

On arrival they make you do a practice run around a course. Hub enjoyed this and started stropping coz he thought that was it!! It sure looks as though he made a mess.

The quad and us were absolutely filthy by the time we got to the top of the mountain but it was fun. A few times I tried to look over my husbands shoulder and got a face full of mud (very gently wiping it off on the back of his T shirt).

But what a beautiful view once we got to the top. A great stop off for that much needed bottle of water.

After a little rest we went on to check out the Magic Gardens, only accessible with 4x4 vehicles. What a gorgeous garden someone made and all with beautiful ornaments and tiny houses. More riding followed then a lovely dinner after and back down the mountain. I really think going down is worse than going up!!!