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...

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Interesting Wednesday ...

Interesting kind of Wednesday - found a little snake in one of our bathrooms but it keeps popping back into the gap between the mirror and vanity.  I'm hoping to get it sorted before the kids find it.

In the meantime - carry on as per usual ...

Old Memories - 8 x 8 Fine art Print - sunshineartdesign

Mauve Morning in Le Marais, Paris - GeorgiannaLane

Wedgewood Jug - Mother and Child - TheChinaHutch

Roses Roses - Bunch of Pink Roses in Parisian Flower Market - GeorgiannaLane


She was happy with her life - Giovanna Scott


Handmade needlecase - hensteeth


Paris Photo - Modern Roses - GeorgiannaLane

~  find something beautiful every day  ~

Sunday, August 28, 2011

FREE CARD SET with every journal purchase

I only have 3 journals left in my store and would like to offer a FREE set of cards to go with any journal purchase!

I've added the link to each listing so you can see the cards I have available and can print the cards in mini or large size.

Two of the journals are moleskines and the other is an upcycled Harpers Bazaar Journal.

All have blank pages and Harpers Bazaar Journal has those words printed on each page.

If you click on each journal caption, it will take you to the listing.

~ Happy Sunday ~

Paris Journal

Adorable Girl Journal

New York City -  Plaza Hotel Journal

~  find something beautiful every day ~

Saturday, August 27, 2011

sweet saturday

 The kids know that I dream about visitng the Bahamas one day.
 Occasionally, one of them does a 'set up' for me to pretend i'm there.

... sure makes motherhood sweeter on those days ...

that's me under the palm tree ...      

~  find something beautiful every day  ~

Thursday, August 25, 2011

how to create a mood board in picasa

wow - i've just found out how to make a mood board using the free software download - Picasa. 

My thanks for this new skill goes to the lovely Crystal at : The Weekend Homemaker

fantastic!  it was sooo easy to follow!

click here to learn how :-)

Some of the latest pieces in my etsy store

~  find something beautiful every day ~

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

simple things

it's usually the simple things in life that make us the happiest...

photograph via pinterest - melangephotography.blog.com

~   find something beautiful every day   ~

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Today I was thinking birds...

Taming the Seabird - 5 x 7 Print - deepwithinthearmoire

Waiting for you Bird Necklace - GardenofSypria

Thoughts of You - skippydesigns

Repurposed Birdcage Lamp - IntuitiveWhimsy

Kraft Paper Fabric Coin Purse - 51wks

Lace Bridal Birdcage Veil - myrakim

Wedding Cake Topper Bride and Groom Birds - suebeehb

Kraft pillow favor box  - papermoonbyKAT

1930's metal birdcage - lovintagefinds

~  find something beautiful (or quirky) every day  ~

~  find something beautiful every day  ~

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wednesday finds...

Superfine Polyester Chiffon Winged Ruffles Tunic Top - rawhemline

Book Jackets - digital download  - Olive Rue

Lemon Chrysoprase and silver ring - anakim

Vintage Golden Clutch - BeautifulOnTheInside

Wooden Mannequin - flowerpondstudio

Vintage Mint Green 80's Shoes - nemres

  ~  find something beautiful every day ~

Monday, August 15, 2011

Ever feel like this ?

photograph courtesy of pinterest - thebeautydepartment.com

~  if nothing else... one day ... make sure you travel in style ~


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunday Finds

Creamy blue lace carving - happeemonkee

The Piano - firstlightphoto

Vintage Lace Inspired Gift Tags  - Jambo Chameleon

Shoe Clips - sofisticata

Rose Print on Antique Book - moonmothpress

Vintage Science Glassware - Flasks - Klinker


Contemporary Sleek Elegant Necklace - Epheriell

August Moon Card Range 8 - kiwicarole

Twinkle Art Locket - Irene Suchocki

~  find something beautiful every day  ~

Friday, August 12, 2011

inspiration from Wyanne

Recently discovered Wyanne (pronounced Y-Anne, not Wayne) on Etsy.  Her art is wonderful and reminds me of Marc Chagall who also did flying/floating figures.


See the whole range of Wyanne's work in her Etsy Store

~  find something beautiful every day  ~

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Looking up

A couple of years ago, I felt swamped by life - kids, helping run a business, staff, homeschooling, being a mum and wife in general.  It wasn't until late November in 2009 that I realised I had forgotten to look up and notice our beautiful 40 yr old  Jacaranda tree (which had been in full flower in October!)

The following year it was killed by white ants and fell over in one of our storms.   In my lifetime there will be no chance of having another one as spectacular.

Every time I see where it was I feel that twinge of regret. 

Now, I consciously try and make a point of seeing and hearing things around me - whether it's in nature, something the kids say or listening to a good interview on ABC radio ... no matter how 'busy' I think I am; and I think my life is so much richer for it. 

images from pinterest

~  find something beautiful every day  ~

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Creative Sunday


hmmm ... my studio desk ...

~ hope you all had a productive weekend ~
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