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~ 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...

Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday ... Friday ....

Much excitement today ...

1.      I'm starting a blog
2.      The lovely Samara from Maddabling has featured me on her blog.  I've attached it below ...
3.      I've made a hair appointment for next week ... things are looking up!



Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday Friends - Dusty Divas Part 5- dkshopgirl

Happy Friday to all of the lovely Maddabling readers out there - I hope your week has been wonderful and you have some fun things planned for the weekend !

It gives me great pleasure to introduce a new Friday Friend this week in Part 5 of the Dusty Diva series - meet the multi talented Deborah from dkshopgirl !
I am a little in awe of the many many talents Deborah has displayed with her beautiful creations. I wanted to share with you some of my favourites.

Are you are feeling creative ? How about an Altered art decorative canvas tile ready to be converted to whatever you wish; "wearable art (pendant) glue or sew onto a journal, card, bag, scrapbooking embilishment - ideas are endless..."

This is so sweet - I love the colours - a Shabby Chic Antique Inspired Paris Heart 3 - hang it over the end of your bed to add a little old world charm to your boudoir

you could dress up your patio with this gorgeous Shabby Chic Pink roses with green filler mosaic pot
or decorate your walls with this wonderfully rustic Original Etching on handmade paper ... Daybreak

or satisfy your shoe addiction (oops or is that just me) with this lovely Shoe Bouquet Collage - Original Mixed Media

Dear readers, I hope that you are intruiged and I invite you now to kick back with a cuppa, to read the wonderful story of Deborah & dkshopgirl.

The Diary of Deborah aka dkshopgirl

Firstly I’m so thrilled that I’ve been asked to contribute to a blog – it was a wonderful surprise and to have the chance to talk about my work is exciting. Last year I decided it was time to get back into doing a little something for me every day – and I’m loving it! We live on a remote cattle property, so if I’m not helping in the schoolroom, office or house, getting creative in my studio is where you’ll find me – usually late at night!

I started making little collages from any bits and pieces I could find. This was the perfect first project – small, simple and fun.

Things slowly progressed to decorating bags and journals, mosaic pots and the ideas just keep coming.

Due to our location, online is where I shop and Etsy is such a fantastic place to 'browse' for supplies. The more I look, the more goodies I find and am continually inspired by other people's work and stories. Getting a 'heart' from someone in New York for one of my mosaic pots can literally make my day.

I was invited to send my work to Bush Christmas in Toowoomba, Queensland in November 2010 (which is a craft fair showcasing bush artisans). That was a great opportunity for me and even better when I sold some pieces!

I recently joined the DUST team on Etsy which has been the smartest move - everyone is so friendly and helpful. I feel instantly like I’m back in the art world again and no longer so far removed. The members of DUST and Etsy keep me inspired and motivated to keep making pieces – it’s wonderfully addictive.

When my supplies arrive in the mail, I immediately want to start planning the next project. Mosaic pots are high on my agenda along with the shabby chic hearts at the moment. There’s something gratifying about making every pot or heart different and special so everyone gets a unique piece.

I get a real kick out of playing around with the tiles, fabric and vintage trims, working out exactly what will look best where and then seeing it finished. Getting back into drawing again is also a must.

At this stage, the focus is to enjoy my projects. For me art really is happiness.

Want to see more ? Here's how. Connect with dkshopgirl by :

Becoming a follower on Facebook :


or browse and buy (go on you know you want to) Deborah's lovely things from :

Etsy :


Madeit :


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