Thursday, January 28, 2010

Come clean...

It is time I come clean about my addiction...

Yep that's right, I am addicted to Inner Earth Soaps. I love opening my bathroom cupboard and doing a lucky dip to see what scent we'll be using next.

Honey Bee Mine Handmade Soap

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

New in store - Rain Drop Ring

Just finished today, my Rain Drop ring is sterling silver with a tear drop shaped sapphire blue cubic zirconia.

Break the drought with the Rain Drop available now in my Etsy store.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

While you were sleeping

I made a rookie mistake today. I put Mr2 to bed, waited for silence to fall, and assumed he was asleep! By assumed I mean I listened at the door on more than one occasion, but I didn't pop my head in to check.

I was in and out of the house, making jewellery, cleaning jewellery, washing my hands, photgraphing jewellery... all the while silence from Mr2's room.

It was on one of my trips to wash my hands, coming from the ensuite in the master bedroom I noticed the strong scent of taboo perfume coming from Mr2's room across the hall. Pushing open the door this is what I found!

There was a gift pack of Taboo on the spare bed in his room, silly place for it of course, but it was waiting for Granny who will be down in Feb to help while I'm having bubba2. Having emptied the whole tube of body lotion over himself and the spare bed (silently!!!) all jewellery making activities had to stop and the cleanup had to begin.

On the upside, before discovering Mr2's mischief I did get one of the pieces I was working on completed.

The Lunar Pendant is now available in my Etsy store. Made from reticulated and fused sterling silver it is one of a kind, and very hard to photograph!

Mr2 is now bathed and in bed asleep - yes I am sure of it this time! Sounds like the washing machine has finished - I had better go hang out the doona cover.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

I spied a spider.....

Hubby was in the garage and picked up a paper bag of heat beads and found a lot more than he bargained for. The biggest female redback spider either of us had ever seen!

Well these ladies are about as Australian as Vegemite, but not something that I really encounter that often, thankfully!

Talk about a close encounter of the arachnid kind!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Place your bets!

Only six weeks to go until we meet the newest member of our family. As per my previous pregnancy we have opted to have a 'surprise', so as the weeks pass I am getting more and more excited wondering what we will get.

Everyone has a theory, whether based on their own experience, an old wives tales or maybe intuition.

So join in the fun, get your thinking/guessing/betting caps on... place your bests and give me your prediction.

To help your analysis here are some 'facts' that people usually use when sharing their wisdom with me:

  • I am carrying pretty high and straight out to the front

  • I have put on about 7-8kgs

  • I had morning sickness for the first 3 months or so

  • I am what people consider to be very small or compact or "all baby" as I often hear

  • I have not had any food cravings or any specific aversions to foods

  • To me my pregnancy feels pretty much identical to my first (which was a boy)

  • My ob is predicting this baby will be just a bit smaller than my first - hmmm interesting... haha

What's your theory and why, and be sure to let me know if you need any more info ;)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hot and bothered...

I am not normally one to feel the heat, in fact I normally tell people I was a lizard in a past life, I love to bask in sunbeams! But this past weekend has pushed even me to the limit, we have had a number of 'stinking' hot days in a row... and a broken down air conditioner!

So now I join the Melbourne masses, eagerly awaiting the elusive cool change...

And while I wait I have been browsing Etsy for some cooling aussie listings by the talented artists of the Down Under Street Team (DUST). Here are some cooling items that have caught my eye today:

shore necklace - amazonite and silver by wing by sea

Soul of the Sea Wall Hanging by Bibliphilia

Ocean Breeze - Vintage Lucite and Vintaj Brass Earrings by michvanetta

Starfish bright soap by Splash Giggle

Summer time Triple Stack of Resin Bangles by bobishi

To find more items by the members of DUST search for 'dust_team'

Monday, January 4, 2010

The home straight

Things have been a little quiet on the jewellery creation front of late, offset by the silly season. That is all past us now, while it would be nice to kick back and relax we are almost at the business end of pregnancy related things.

That's right, in less that 8 weeks we have "Peanut2".

Nursery ART Print - LIMITED EDITION - 'Counting Days' (8.3x11. 7'') by BadliBearART

So for now there is still quite a bit of preparation to be done at home, and no doubt a healthy dose of waiting.... waiting.... waiting....