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, May 22, 2013

Heather's Story - Part 2 ...

A while ago I did a post about Heather (click here).  She is an amazing woman who has beaten mesothelioma - a type of cancer which is caused by exposure to asbestos.

This is a follow up on that story with a video to watch.

It's so well done and very inspiring.

I had never heard of this kind of cancer before Heather had approached me, so I hope by blogging about it, it will help spread more awareness and give people hope.

Click here for Heather's Video and Website.

If you are also inspired, please take the time to watch and share.

~  never give up ~

Sunday, May 19, 2013

welcome home to winter woolies

... i arrived home yesterday through a few showers of misting rain and today the weather has turned cool!  Will definitely be needing my cardigans, jumpers (or whatever YOU want to call them) ... from now on.

Here's a few favourites to welcome Winter that is almost here for us as well as more FAVES from Etsy ... so ExCitED to be back ...


scarf ...  winter photograph ... vintage winter coat ... fingerless gloves

... and now here are some of my latest faves ...

hairband ... washi tape ... fabric ... chair ... card
~ enjoy your week ~

Friday, May 10, 2013

a week of mayhem coming up ...

... shall be closing my Etsy store for a week while I take the kids to a school function ...  in the meantime, thought i'd show you some of my fave pins i've been finding on Pinterest as well as some great Etsy finds ...

all images pinned to my pinterest boards

... and now for some cool Etsy finds ...

vintage plates

French Children's book

~  seek and you shall find ...esp on Etsy! ~

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Threads Exhibition - Nelia Gallery

Last Sunday the kids and I had a lovely morning (after our hour drive) at the tiny township of Nelia ...

Georgi - (local resident of Nelia) and huge fan of the arts, had organized a wonderful exhibition called Threads.

All the exhibitors were local ladies who work with fabric and yours truly was also invited to exhibit (which was very flattering).

So .... if you or anyone travelling in North West Queensland, make sure you stop in at Nelia and pop into the gallery.  It's directly across the road from the famous Brolga family  - the recent addition to Nelia thanks to Townsville Artist Sue  Tilley.  {I did a blog on Sue's fantastic work last year ... click to see post}

Culture is alive and well in North West Queensland.

... culture vultures arriving ...

Donations were also made to the Qld Cancer Council

... cups of tea in the shade ... and then off to enjoy the exhibition ...

The lovely embroidery work of Alexandra Westlund (Georgi's daughter). Alexandra isn't a local resident but this is the perfect place to showcase her work and we are very proud to have her work in our exhibition.



... wonderful artspace ...


... guess who ...


... I think I would speak for all when I say a big thank you to Georgi for organizing this wonderful exhibition and giving us the chance to show off the many and varied talents of the ladies of the McKinlay Shire.

Threads Exhibition will be open to the public (and it's only about 2km off the Flinders highway!) until  June 2nd.

~ bloom where you are planted ~

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