Monday, 30 August 2010

Tomorrow Is The Last Day Of Winter

Once again I can show you one of the signs that Spring is coming. Not only are the days getting warmer but these cute babies are in the fields.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Beads From Aunties Beads

I have been contemplating what to do with a envelope full of beads from Aunties Beads.

They have started sending a few beads out to some designers to create and review.

My first creation was to incorporate a design using some Chinese Crystal Rondelle Strand, Black Diamond AB, 5x8mm These beauties just sparkle and are so easy to match with any design and colour.

For my design I added rhinestone rondelles attached to sterling silver wire fastened to a feminine sterling silver chain. End result a beautiful necklace for a special day out.
And not forgetting to add some great matching earrings.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

My First Play With The New Camera

Well we thought it was about time to invest in a new camera. Unsure of what to buy we headed to Harvey Normans to check out what they had in store.

We actually decided on a Sony Cyber-shot DCS-HX5 and checked out the prices around a few other electrical stores. Well it turned out that it was cheaper for us to get one direct from Hong Kong. After ordering and paying the camera arrived and we found that they had delivered the incorrect camera. We had actually received the Sony Cyber-shot DCS-HX1

After reading reviews and checking out the features we decided we wanted to keep it. Luckily for us the company we purchased it from agreed for us to keep it at not extra cost. It would probably have not been worth it if they picked it up and sent us the other model, considering it was from Hong Kong.Here's a couple of shots that I just took in EASY mode, no fancy set ups for this setting. I love it and can't wait to try out some of the other settings on it.We are taking the dogs off to the park tomorrow and I can't wait to play with the camera again.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

My Money Trees

I had to take a photo of my Money Trees in my garden. In all I have 4 and 2 of them are flowering. I haven't done anything to them nor fed them anything special. I don't even recall watering them that much.
Other than in photos I don't think I have ever seen one in flower. We grew these in the UK but in pots and inside. I don't think they could survive the UK Winter but here in Australia mine are growing at an alarming rate.

I feel like shouting - "look Mum, my money tree has flowers" LOL.