Welcome to my blog. Here's where I write about ~

~ my favourite items made by other artists and crafters from all over the world

~ things that inspire me

~ thoughts of the day

~ general ramblings and ... my own creations. enjoy...

Saturday, December 19, 2015

distractions and instagram

wow ... I feel guilty ... it's been AGES since I've posted anything here ...  Since I've been on Instagram I've been distracted by the excitement of a new social media platform to play with !!  Slowly getting my head around how it works...

My latest piece out of the studio is a mosaic skull ... I'm naming her Claudia after my very first poddy calf (a calf who's mother has died and needs hand feeding) ...   This beauty is also due to be in an exhibition in Townsville soon so very excited to be part of that !  In the meantime "Claudia" is for sale in both my Etsy and Zibbet stores ...

Better get back to wrapping presents ... bye!

meet Claudia - my latest project 

also for sale in my Zibbet store






ready to hang !

~  inspiration everywhere ~

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Limoges hanging heart

I've been making hearts lately ... finished this one today ~  so now it's ready for sale in my Zibbet store  ...


made with lovely Limoges tiles ...

grouted in antique white ...

cute gift idea ...

so pretty !!

ready to hang ♥

~  art = happiness ~


Saturday, November 7, 2015

New mosaic pieces in November

Excited to be showing off my latest mosaic pieces which I have listed for sale in my Zibbet store.  Also sold some pots while I was away with the kids at Mini School!

We've had some good rain about a week ago, so keeping our fingers crossed for more to come!  Happy Weekend to you ...






mosaic magnets - find them in my Zibbet store 






altered art block

mosaic trivet 

altered art block


SOLD 

SOLD

SOLD
SOLD 

~  creative weekend to you ~

Saturday, October 17, 2015

instagram and other things ...

so I've been a little preoccupied lately ... Instagram... the usual house stuff and a bit of art here and there as well as getting organized for the kids Mini School next week ...

Here's some of what I've been up to ...  and see you in a week !  If you're keen to see some 'town photos' keep an eye on my instagram account - dkshopgirl_art ...  and I'll be posting some interesting tidbits from mini school adventures ...

happy week to you all ♥
new notecards in my Zibbet Store and Etsy Store 


New labels in my Etsy and Zibbet stores






sold a set of these this week !

my spoils from the garden ... 


... and the boys swords they made ... they're going as William Wallace (aka Braveheart) on dress up night at Mini School !!  

~  enjoy the week ~


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Instagram here I come ...

It's been a LONG time coming ... but I'm getting there ...

Our daughter has been on Instagram (like most of the planet), but I've been putting it off ... too much to deal with blogs ... school ... making my creations ... photographing them ... listing on Etsy ...  listing on Zibbet .... arrrgh ... so much techno stuff !!!

But today, I got brave and with a LOT of  help from our 13 yr old, now have installed Instagram !!!

Be patient with me ... I'll probably post too much stuff to start with, but anyway, my even BIGGER achievement is that tonight I've finally (through searches, trial and error) have found out how to make sure Instagram is connected to my 'dkshopgirl' page on facebook instead of my personal page !!! wahooo !!

maybe there's hope for me after all ????  in this world of ever changing technology ...

Feel free to send me any tips you think I should know about !!!



dkshopgirl on instagram ... finally 


~  night all !!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Colour in anyone ???

... we just returned from a whirlwind trip away to pick up one of the kids from boarding school ... As usual there were a million jobs to do {ok, slight exaggeration} ... but I was in and out a lot of shops looking for bigger shoes, socks, clothes  {children seem to grow a LOT} ... a new iron {yuck but essential} ... and the list goes on ...

What I DID notice is that colouring in books for Adults seems to be a popular thing now ... have you seen them ??

flowers ... 

forests ... 



animals ... 
Check out this story about Millie Marotta's book here ... amazing craze!!


relaxing ... calming ... well that's how it's marketed anyway !  getting the picture?


... and it would appear lots of other countries are selling them by the truckload too ... 

guess which one I succumed to  ...   no prizes really  ~



Will be interested to see if it can 'de-stress' me when I'm having one of  'those' days ...

Feel free to post a comment if you've got one too!

~  happy colouring ~


Saturday, September 12, 2015

Busy weekend ... embellishments and a new mosaic pot

~  have been finishing off a few things today ... more fabric embellishments as well as a gorgeous aqua and rose mosaic pot ~

New aqua and roses pot ... make with gorgeous vintage Grindley Tiles... aqua and roses ♥  $70 AUD plus postage 










New fabric embellishemnts - listing soon in my Zibbet store 



















and this is a new 'hanging heart' ... should be finished tomorrow !

~  love the weekends ~

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