Wednesday, June 30, 2010

It's almost lunch time and I am a bit bored, so I thought I would write a post.I finally have a ring finished. My first made in my new space, Purple Jade. I love the colour of this stone. It's a nice n simple piece.

Here is my little apprentice....

I got to spend about an hour at the bench this morning, while my little miss played around near me and in the backyard.

This Sunday, we are going to check out where some markets are apparently on every 2nd Sunday. It's only $10 for a stall there and you don't have to book and it's only from 7am till 11am. I wanted to check it out, as I am thinking if it looks any good, I might sell stuff there. It's only about 5 mins drive away from my place, so it's the perfect spot to try.

I only have 1 month left at the Incube8r store with my jewellery. I didn't make enough to justify keeping my work there. I am going to have to relist it all on Etsy or figure something else out....

I had fun yesterday playing with a photo editing program making my own Etsy Banner.I took some macro's of plants and of the only decent finished piece of jewellery I have still with is what I came up with....
When I have made new jewellery, I will probably change it up again...I like change, I think it keeps things interesting.

There was nothing wrong with the banner set I purchased off Etsy, but it just was boring and a bit lame and it didn't really represent my store properly. Now I just have to get to work on making some nice business cards!
My daughter just had a tanty (tantrum) on the floor, for no apparent reason and I just caught her munching on little dog biscuits!!! YUCKO!!!! (well she obviously didn't think so).

I have a pendant and chains in the tumbler right now, so hopefully tomorrow I will have more finished work.

Okie Dokie all, have a fabulous time whatever you are doing!!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Done & Dusted.

Well we're finally into the new place and pretty much settled in. It has been a long 2 weeks since I last posted, but we got everything done. Moving gave us a good chance to sort through all the rubbish we have collected over the last 5 years and we got rid of as much of it as we could. We gave away what we could, the rest we threw away at the dump.

I almost have the new house together. I just have to set up my craft room and finish setting up my studio (in the garage again).

Because of the way the studio is situated, I have been able to already start making a couple of rings. Here is a picture of where my bench resides....

There are sliding doors at the back of the garage, where I can see out over the patio area and some of the back garden. So when Summer wants to go out and play (she mainly stays on patio) I can go out to the bench and create and still be able to keep an eye on her. It's a fabulous set up!!! Inside the garage there are normal walls and not the brick walls like the old house had. So I can hang a picture up and make it a little nicer. I am going to purchase a nice screen of some kind too, so I can make my space feel a little more separate from the rest of the garage and have it feel more like an actual room.

This house has double the cleaning for me, but as far as I am's so worth it. I actually find myself enjoying the cleaning!! Oh and I have a real washing line too!! I hung out 2 loads of washing today for the first time in 5 years. It was great!! :)

Here is a picture of our front lounge area view, where we watch t.v. The whole bottom area of the house has high ceilings which I LOVE!....

NO neighbours across the road!!! Just lovely Bushy rainforesty area!! It has a fantastic feel and a great breeze comes in and we get to listen to some gorgeous birdies too!!

sigh....I love it here.... :)

Monday, June 14, 2010

I wish.....

That I could just go back to bed and get up whenever I felt like it.

Obviously when you have children/jobs, you don't really get that choice, it's made for you.

We get the keys on Thursday and we move in on Saturday. It's now Tuesday. I haven't hardly got anything packed. I just look at everything and feel overwhelmed, I don't know where to start.

We have sooooooooooooooooo much 'stuff'. (Points the finger at myself)

Yes. I have much 'stuffs'.

I really should just go ahead and get it done, I haven't enough time to dilly dally now :(

Can't wait to get back to blogging about making new shiny things! Can't wait to get back to making them either!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Moving On.

It's really cold today and I am wearing fingerless gloves and will end up in slippers soon. I'm loving it.

Good news....

We are moving! The house we had applied for, we were approved for yesterday!! And wow do things happen for a reason or what??? Cuz the house we are currently in, is going up for sale! So really, things couldn't have worked out better!! Makes sense now, why we weren't given a new lease to sign. Though I am rather cross with our rental agent, as they didn't even tell us. But all's well that ends well eh?!!

So over the next week I have tonnes of packing to do, and hubby has already organised the electrics, phone, internet, pay tv to be hooked up over there once we've moved in. So we will only have a little bit of downtime without the internet, but that will give me time to get the house in order.

My folks and hubbies folks will be helping us with the move/clean up and I will have to try n get the house on the other end cleaned up before we move in as it's been vacant for over a month and needs a vacuum/dust down.

Well I am off to get my little girl and I some lunch, once a week we have a takeout together, she absolutely loves it! Don't we all :P

Take care till next time :)

Monday, June 7, 2010


Waiting sucks.

We have applied for a house.

Still waiting to see if we were successful or not.

Now of course, I am starting to change my mind about moving into it. But that's me in a nutshell. I am constantly changing my mind and I drive myself INSANE!!!! Hubby didn't see it either. So now we think if we are approved, we should probably both go and check it out together before signing on the dotted line. I almost wish they would call me and say we didn't get it.......

I'm hardly making anything, but would love to just spend hours at the bench. I would love to start sewing again in the future. I would really like to start sewing with leather one day in the future too.

I got my order from Monsterslayer within about 5 days. So I have tonnes of bezel now and I am very happy with their service, I will certainly go back for future orders.