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...

Friday, July 29, 2011

Fabulous Friday

... so today I was featured in a treasury on Etsy - (which is always a great surprise and honour), and then someone discovered my pots on Facebook and have asked me for a custom listing!

Wow ... it doesn't get much better than that.

Life's good.  Do what you love and nice things will happen.

~  find something beautiful every day  ~

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Girl with a Parasol ...

To create original and memorable art, I must stay on track and maintain that focus.

today's thought inspired by:

Vintage Inspired Girls Dress in Shabby Roses - vintageprecious

~  find something beautiful every day  ~ 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

sepia stamping

Have bought myself some stamps and having fun with them.

These are done on cotton sateen (which I tea dyed first) - and I have lots of other stamps as well, so keep checking my Etsy for more listings soon ...  Custom orders welcome. Great for making sachets, embellishments for journals, altered art, scrapbooking, even clothing - the list is endless.

Don't know about you, but I can't get enough of sepia, roses, text and Paris...


~  find something beautiful every day  ~

Friday, July 22, 2011

~ Commission Pieces ~

So anyone who has seen my facebook page lately, you may have noticed that I have been working on some commission pots for a bridal shower. 

I felt so priveliged to be asked  and loved every minute of making them.

I'm off to the shower on Sunday afternoon which will be a lovely 'ladies' day out... just not looking forward to the 320km round trip ...

However ... I will be on my own so won't have to listen to 'The Wiggles' or 'Playschool' in the car ... ever grateful for small mercies...

'House and Garden'

'Ivy and Summertimes Roses'

~  find something beautiful every day ~

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

wednesday wednesday

love sharing my faves ...

Secret Window Print - carissapaige

Muted Vintage Flower Necklace - ThatOldBlueHouse2

Seven spools of cotton thread - marypearlsvintage

Have a Heart - Set of 4 Porcelain Hearts - hodgepodgearts

Spring Blossom Pearl Stud Earrings - rivergum

Cottage Corset Dress - SavoyFaire

Hedgerow Bowl - chocolatefrog

My Fine Romance - Original 8 x 10 Fine Art Print  - Kristybee

~  find something beautiful every day ~

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

~ Gorgeous Lace Shorts ~ DIY Project

I recently found these pretty shorts on Pinterest and followed it back to the amazing blog


I could go crazy with my vintage trims here - just waiting for summer to arrive...

have fun...

click here to begin

~ find something beautiful every day ~

Friday, July 15, 2011


~ so when I was swanning around in the kitchen the other day ~

     ... i was thinking  ... hmmm ... time for another giveaway! 

                           details below   ...

To win a $20 voucher from dkshopgirl (to spend either at Etsy or Madeit) you just have to...

* Join my blog (scroll down and click on the blue google tab under the word FOLLOWERS)

*Leave a comment about what you like to do on Fridays!

Winner will be drawn on Friday 5th August!  Good luck!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Finds and Favourites

~  lovely things  ~ 

Art Candy ...  I Heart Paris ...  Poker Chip Embellishments ... Hand Stamped - thisgoodday

Craft Paper for Artists - Hand dyed silk paper for mixed media and collage - spun pale pink - Sesenarts

Dancing Sybilline Cameo Pendant - Skyhawkdesigns

Vintage Shabby Wall Decor Trellis With Wee Bird Houses -  thisOtherthing

Caragh11 Magnetic Interchangeable Locket Set - Adventure by Polarity - polarity

Antique SE Prussia porcelain salt and pepper shaker set - 5gardenias

4 Vintage Rose Tags with German Glass/Glitter - oversized - creationsbyminda


Bubbly Cream Handknitted Scarf/Shawl - SallyAnnaScarves


Ball Perfect Mason Quart Jar with lid - OldCoot

~  find something beautiful every day  ~

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Marthas Vineyard

For some reason, whether it's influence from a movie, book or a glossy travel brouchure, most of us have a destination high on our agenda to visit,  just once in our life.

I always had a thing for Cape Cod and Marthas Vineyard.

One of my last trips overseas was to New York, (which, by the way,  is years ago now!) so I made sure and organized a trip to Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard to finish the holiday.

It was everything I had dreamed of and more.  So pretty, picturesque, private and a haven for artists!  Here are just some of the images I remember from that wonderful time.  Hope I can return one day...





~  find something beautiful every day  ~

Friday, July 8, 2011


My beloved Birkis...  have had them for about 5 years and sadly have blown out in the toe and are destined for the rubbish.

I thought they deserved a special blog send off     ...     

...  before the kids get to them and do what they've always wanted to do ...

                     ...colour them in !

~  off to Birki heaven  ~
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