Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wishlist Wednesday - 23

It's a beautiful sunny day!

So something for me -

something for afternoon tea on the verandah -

and something just because I like it! -

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

and the september winner is.....


I will be contacting melanie and she can choose a tshirt from BoosTees shop.

In case you are wondering, the results of my survey on tshirt colour are as follows -

Black - 12
White - 4
Sand - 4
Grey - 3
Pink - 3
Brown - 2
Orange - 1

So black is the clear winner!

We'll also continue with white and may try grey instead of sand this summer.
Pink and orange are very unlikey to happen, but we do have lovely pink and orange designs on our tshirts.

It was a bit difficult to be very accurate as some people obviously couldnt decide and voted for several colours, and some people voted for a tshirt design instead.

But that's OK.

I'd like to thank everyone who took the time to look and entered and commented and twittered and blogged,
and hi to all my new blog followers.

Look out for another giveaway next week for the month of October.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Monday treasury

I was honoured to be in one beautiful treasury this week.

This lovely one called 'evergreen' -

It was curated by Olga who has recently opened a second etsy shop called get bagged.

It features stylish bags and purses like this one -

Thanks Olga! and good luck with your new shop!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Huge weekend

What a huge weekend I'm going to have!

An exhibition and a big sale!

The exhibition is the Mountain Makers at Glenbrook, in the beautiful Blue Mountains in NSW, Australia.

And I'm part of the DUST (down under street team) participation in etsy's weekend deals!

I'm mad I know, but I actually have a lot of stock I'd like to see go to a good home so that I can make some new pieces.
Especially since I went to the Sydney Bead and Gem show last night and just couldnt come away empty handed!

So if you are in the Blue Mountains or near the Blue Mountains or in Sydney and would like a nice day out (there are other lovely shops in Glenbrook and great cafes and the National Park is minutes away and the hall is in the same building as the Glenbrook Cinema - the best cinema ever) come to Glenbrook Hall, next to the information centre on the Great Western Highway.

We're open 9am - 5pm Saturday and 9am - 3pm sunday.

Or if you're a bit further away check out all the great weekend deals from fab aussie sellers.
You can see them all on the DUST team blog.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wishlist Wednesday - 22

My daughter would tell you that I dont need another bag!

But needs and wants are different - right?

How about a touch of whimsy?

Or something beautiful to adorn your wrist -

Monday, September 21, 2009

How to post a picture of a treasury on your blog

I have used a couple of different methods.

One before I used firefox and the way I do now - using firefox.

1. Firefox has an add-on called Fireshot.
It's easy to install and easy to use.
It captures the whole page and not just the screen.

2. Click on the S icon to capture the page.
It will say 'save screenshot'
I save it in a folder for treasuries, in amongst all my photos.
I save it as a jpeg.

It looks like this -

3. You need to get rid of all the bits surrounding your treasury.
I use my photo editing program to crop the image so that just the treasury is showing.
Save again.

4. When you do your blog post you can just upload the image from your files.

5. Bingo, you have a pic of your treasury on your blog!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

A new stitch

I like learning new beading techniques but some things just dont seem to work.

For example I have tried working with right-angle stitch, but it is so boring! and hard to get looking right.

Sometimes it just needs the right project to shine a light on things.

And so it was that I found a light in the latest Bead and Button magazine.

A really pretty bracelet design by Cindy Caraway using right-angle weave.

This is right-angle weave.

This is one half of the bracelet.
It is pretty enough to be a little bracelet in it's own right.

But you sew two together and this is what it looks like.

I finished mine with a decorative button from my button stash.

I love it and it was easy!

If you'd like to learn how to make this bracelet go check out Bead and Button magazine October 2009 issue 93.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wishlist Wednesday - 21

OK, so it's Thursday!
Sorry I'm late!

But today is a really hot day, time to get the summer clothes out - or go shopping for some new ones.

I do love blue!

and a fresh new mug for my mug collection -

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

25 years and still going strong

Happy anniversary to us!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

When you're on to a good thing.....

Sometimes inspiration comes when you least expect it.

Other times you pay a lot of money for it!

I subscribe to four beading magazines - Bead and Button, Beadstyle, Beadwork and Stringing.
Sometimes I buy an Australian beading mag, or dear hub buys me one.

I also have quite a few beading books and I subscribe to Beading Daily, an email newsletter.
As well as buying many kits and patterns over the years.

That's a whole lot of inspiration!

I love this ndebele bracelet pattern by Stephanie Eddy.

So I was in the mood for ndebele stich when I saw ndebele using cube beads in an advertisement in a beading magazine.

I love cube beads!

It worked up so quickly and I love the end result.
It feels great and drapes beautifully around your wrist.

Before I knew it I had made four!

All finished with buttons from my button stash.

Plus a variation on Stephanie Eddy's wave bracelet.

Where do you find inspiration?

Thursday, September 10, 2009

It's spring!

My creation
Originally uploaded by planettreasures
Flowers in my garden and around my neighbourhood on my walk today.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wishlist Wednesday - 20

Being a child of the sixties I'm quite excited by the remastered, rereleased Beatles albums.
Mind you I think I still have some of the originals, although they would be pretty scratched I reckon.

So that got me thinking about Beatles stuff and how I could have the fab four on my wall.

beatles wall decal by walldecors

Or I could carry them with me wherever I go.

rubber sole handbag by rocknrecycle

Or out of sheer curiosity listen to them tell all -

hear the beatles tell all album by daysgoneby

Just need to find a sixties dress and shoes and then I'm all set!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Monday treasury

Just one lonely one from me this week!

I was rather proud of it, though

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wishlist Wednesday - 19

This week I wish for a stunning coat -

a stunning bag to go with it -

and of course some arm warmers!

Even though it's spring!
Well some days and evenings are cool.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September give-away

You could win a tshirt from BoosTees!

What you need to do is visit BoosTees etsy shop.
Look at the colours of the tshirts.
Come back here and leave a comment telling me which of the 3 colours you prefer.
Or if there is another background colour you would like, tell me what.

An extra entry for tweeting this giveaway.

An extra entry for following this blog.

An extra entry for promoting this giveaway on your blog.

Just remember to come back here and tell me!

One lucky person will win a tshirt of their choice.

Thanks for looking!
And good luck.

Draw will take place on September 29th.
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