Monday, August 30, 2010

Fashions On Parade

Yesterday I was privileged to take part in a fundraiser for St Finbar's Ashgrove Primary School. And what a show it was. When I walked into the room I couldn't believe the amount of work that had gone into this. The whole place was set up in a circus theme, with clowns on every table. There were market stalls all around the sides, one of which was me with Designs of the Heart.

Here is the stall after we have just set up. My two helpers, mum and Caitlin.

Many of the fashions at this year's parade came straight from the runways of Mercedes Fashion Week. They included designers such as Jackie Buck, Julie Tengdahl, George Wu and Sam from Sarva. Not sure how much money was raised but they did a great job. Keep an eye out because they will be doing it all again next year.

She desperately wanted to climb this wall.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday #3

Since starting Shadow Shot Sunday three weeks ago I have been obsessed with shadows. I have started taking my camera everywhere, every time I take the dog for a walk, or go to the shop just in case I miss some all important shadow. So far I've founds some good ones. Here's my shot for this week.

The playground on the path where I walk Max. Love the colours on this. It was such a nice sunny day.

Check out all the great shadows on Hey Harriet's blog.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Facebook Fans Feature #13

This weeks Facebook Fans Feature is Jodee from Palettepassion. I had a browse through her gorgeous hand painted silk scarves and accessories, they are just beautiful.

Here are some of my favourites.

Spring Hand Painted Silk Scarf

Uptown Hand Painted Silk Scarf

SALE - Hand Painted Silk Scarf

Foliage Hand Painted Scarf

When I was reading her Facebook page I learnt that Jodee just completed a 60 mile 3 Day walk for a Cure Challenge. Wow, what a great effort and a great cause. Well done Jodee.

Hop along to her store and check it out.


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday #2

Here is the second installment of my Shadow Shot Sunday. This is becoming fun. Head over to Hey Harriet's blog and to see all the other great Shadow Shots. They're incredible.

Park bench on a lovely sunny day.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Facebook Fans Feature #12

This weeks Facebook Fan Feature is Heather from G W Baby Designs. I popped over to her etsy store and what a great idea. I love her catch phrase on her banner "Do your dirty work in Style" - Boutique Baby Accessories.

I just love the idea of these Boutique Baby wipe cases. How boring are the plain white ones that everyone else has. Why be the same when you could stand out with one of these.

What a great gift these would make for the mum to be.


Monday, August 16, 2010

Green Treasury

My Ladybut magnets have been featured by Kathleen in this beautiful treasury. Check out Kathleen's etsy store - Kathco Jewellery

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday #1

I have been meaning to do this for so long, probably about a year now. Well now it's time. Here is my first Shadow Shot Sunday. When I first read Hey Harriets blog and saw her lovely pictures I couldn't resist, I'm just a bit slow on the uptake.

Took my lovely German Shepherd - Max, out for a walk on the local bike track today, took my camera and snapped my first Shadow Shot Sunday shots.

Hope you like them.

Me and Max off for our walk

I love this bridge, the sun had gone behind the clouds a bit

Just an Ibis sitting in the tree, it was screaming at me. Maybe he didn't want his photo taken.

Friday, August 13, 2010

The Life of a Londoner

I thought I would start up this little feature that I will do every now and then. The title is a bit random but what can I say, I'm not that creative :)

Well my sister moved to London a little over a year ago. I didn't want her to go as she was my babysitter, but she left to take on a job of looking after someone else's kids. Her dream job as a nanny.

She started her blog - Memoirs of a T.S.U.N.A.M.I Girl (Thirty Something Uncomplicated Navigationally-challenged And Mostly Independent Girl) before she left Australia and has kept it up all the while she has been away. She takes great photos and I love reading about her exploits, I always told her she should write a book. Although sometimes the little green jealously monster raises it's head when she pops over to Paris for the weekend (as you do) but I am very happy that she is having such a good time.

She is about to leave the job she has had for 12 months and take on another one, this one is even more the dream job. Lucky her.

Well I thought that I would put some snippets and maybe some photos from her blog in here for you to read. You can always head over to her blog and read the whole thing too.

She is an lover of Abba (having just gone and seen Momma Mia, again) and Take That (she's very happy they're back together).

Here's what she said about Mamma Mia.

Mamma Mia

Last night, I went to see Mamma Mia with my friend Lisa and her sister, Mandy. It was brilliant!

I tried my hardest to not sing along to all the songs and embarrass myself, but by the end, I was on my feet, arms in the air, singing along with everyone else.

So much fun!

Check out her blog here.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Facebook Fans Feature #11

Today's Facebook Fan Feature is the lovely Robin Ann Davis of Robins Nest Gallery. I have been checking out some of her photos and they are just beautiful, breath taking even. Here are some that I really loved.

My family and I were lucky enough to spend Christmas in Vermont two years ago as part of our big family holiday. I cant believe how beautiful it was. These photo takes me right back.

There were so many georgous pictures it was hard to just choose a few.

If you would like to see more head over to her gallery and knock yourself out.


Monday, August 9, 2010

First Virtual Lab on Etsy

Last Friday I did my first Virtual Lab on Etsy. It was great fun. Although it was hard to hear exactly what they were saying as the microphones kept feeding back but the chat that was going on by all the others in the lab was awesome.

The talk was on Craft Blogging. I have had my blog for ... oh just let me check ... since the 3rd of September 2008. Wow time does fly. Anyway moving on. My blogging has been sporadic to say the least and I came away from the Virtual Lab with a renewed sense that I could do more in the blogging world. I actually really enjoy it, its just the time it takes. Same with anything really.

I really learnt a lot of things from other blogger's out there, the ones that have been doing it for years and the ones just starting. I jumped on a whole heap and had a look around, there is some really good stuff out there.

Here are a few I met in the lab. Check them out.

Teal and Tea
Night Owl Craft Works

The Crafty Coop!

There were so many more that I haven't mentioned and I spent the rest of the day reading and following a lot of them. If you would like a list of blogs to follow that would sure appreciate it check out this etsy forum.

Happy Blogging :)