Friday, 31 July 2009

More Conde Nast goodness

I spent some time looking lovingly at the images on Condé Nast - I have blogged about this lovely site before, but now we have moved, am more serious about what needs to be mine!

Such glorious images!

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Across the Valley

This is our second to last morning in the house we built, and the valley turned on all charm possible. We are delighted that our lovely girls - Daisy and Hazel, the part-Jersey cows - will be staying with the property, and you can see them in the photos, grazing away happily.

As an aside, this is the most impressive the dam has looked in the entire time we have lived here - it is simply massive!

I will really miss this place.

Monday, 13 July 2009

New Designs

Only a few new designs so far this month, as we are now moving in just 4 sleeps!


I am now so excited about moving - not the actual move itself, mind you - but the unpacking, and starting our new life!

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Wishlist Wednesday

Inspired by Amelie, which my sister Alice will be delighted I have *finally* seen...and loved!

Monday, 6 July 2009

Awards and Tagging...and such

During the time I have been blogging, I've had some generous people distribute awards and tag me...and I've been a little slack in responding!

Firstly, I was awarded the highly coveted Marie Antionette award. I believe it's for generally being awesome, generous and popular...or something like that! ;) I received this award from Anna-Karin from smabla, and Claire from ClairePearse - thanks ladies!

In order to distribute this award, there are some rules to follow:

1. Please put the logo on your blog.
2. Place a link to the person from whom you received the award.
3. Nominate at least 7 or more blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on your blog.
5. Leave a message on their blogs to tell them.

And my nominees are (in no particular order):
Penny from PocketCarnival
Fran from lyptis
Carley from VanillaPixie
Mich from michvanetta
Alanna from Bobishi and Suki-La
Leanne from Rainbow Revolution
Chrisy from Sophism Press

I also have received some "One LovelyBlog Awards", the most recent being from Leanne from Rainbow Revolution - thank you Leanne!

I also would like to pass this on to the following inspirational bloggers:

Gaby from Spokes 'n' Daggers
Sheela from Eclettica
Julia from Drawn to the Sea
Jo from GemHeaven
Ginger from MsBelle
Erin from InnerEarthSoaps
from i♥make-up

And finally (phew!) I've been tagged by numerous bloggers, some of whom are Fran from lyptis, Michelle from gypsyrosedesigns, Tiffany from Owl and Fox, Pippi from Under the Shade of a Bonsai Tree, and Carley from Vanilla Pixie. The rules seem to vary for this one, but I'm going with the following:


1. Mention the name of the person who tagged you.
2. Complete the lists of 8 Things.
3. Tag 8 bloggers of your choice by listing
their links in your blog.
4. Let them know that they have been tagged!

I was tagged byPaula from PickalaPoopa

8 Things I'm looking forward to:

1. moving
2. my birthday next month
3. Leon's birthday - also next month!
4. starting running again
5. unpacking my supplies in my new work room
6. some supplies in the mail which might even come today!
7. enjoying school holidays witrh my lovely kidlets
8. walking the dog

8 Things I did yesterday:

1. was slightly hungover
2. ironed (boo!)
3. washing (boo!)
4. listed stuff on Etsy
5. went to dinner with my parents, hubby and boys - Vietnamese - yum!
6. listened to music
7. procrastinated
8. contacted an Etsy seller about a trade - fingers crossed!

8 Things I wish I could do:

1. build on my successes with my jewellery
2. travel more often
3. lose weight and get fit
4. have more time to read
5. start yoga again
6. be more patient
7. spend more time with my family
8. be more content

8 Shows I watch

1. Chasers
2. Grand Designs
3. How to Look Good Naked (with the one and only Gok Wan)
4. Project Runway (new series soon - woot!)
5. Top Chef
6. Spicks and Specks
7. Kath and Kim
8. Summer Heights High

8 Bloggers That I Tagged

1. Ange
2. Joanne
3. Smeeta
4. Kristy
5. Sue
6. Gosia
7. Karla
8. Susanna

Okay - that's several hours of my life I won't get back. AND...I'm going to be naughty and not inform everyone. Flouting the rules...that's me! ;)

Sunday, 5 July 2009


While searching for inspiration in naming my new moss quartz bracelet, I found this amazing creation on a design site called Coroflot.

The designer - La Chanh Nguyen - describes his living creation:

"This bathroom carpet is made of imputrescible foam called plastazote. Each cell welcomes a piece of moss (ball moss, Island moss, forest moss). The humidity of the bathroom and the drops flowing from the body, water the mosses. This vegetable carpet procures a great feeling to your feet."

An aside - I decided to go with "In a Forest" for my moss quartz bracelet.

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Wishlist Wednesday

We have had extreme weather here the past few days - wind, rain, storms...