Finished At Last!

Last night I finished my afghan using the ‘Sunburst Granny Squarerav_link4 I came across this pattern last year, and loved the way the round center becomes a square.  It’s made from acrylics, as our crocheted blankets are used a lot in the colder months, so I find it’s better to use acrylic so it can be washed without too much worry :) I’m really pleased with the scrappy look, and after finishing it last night, I snuggled under it to watch ‘War Of The Worlds’ on Fox, and was as  warm as toast.



I reached a milestone on Etsy this morning. The ‘Creme Brulee‘ stitch markers I listed yesterday sold, making them my 100th sale!


Sunshine On A Rainy Day

We have now  had four days of rain…now I normally welcome rain, but this is a tad OTT! Our lawn is so wet that today the postie parked on the roadside and walked to our mailbox. He’s nearly come to grief before in times of heavy rain, and I guess today he just didn’t feel like the challenge ;)

So, as the weather isn’t co-operating, I searched Etsy for some sunshine!

Like what you see? Check out the seller’s other items…


Crochet Maggie ¤ Alisa Paints ¤ rivulette

Quirky Dame Designs ¤ Adorn Me Jewelry

Mia Sophia ¤ Buttonhead ¤ Jadewicks

Sassy Glass Studio ¤ JuJu ¤ Oktak ¤ Holly Rocks

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All Things Strawberry.

Thank you to Blue Heron Quilts for including my Strawberry Patch stitch markers in her delicious treasury…


Be sure to visit the other shops featured…

7 Polka Dots ¤ Slumptown Glass ¤ Sweet And Light ¤ Mini Toes

Love Laurie ¤ Welcome To Wimzee ¤  Cory Bethy

The Fancy Footworks Pottery Studio

Days Of Jewels And Roses ¤ Art In The Family ¤ The Fakery Bakery 2

Juste Vert

New earrings listed today at Etsy


…glorious Czech window cut beads in opaque green, wrapped in shiny copper wire. Ear wires are hand formed :)


…a desire or longing, a wish. This is the name I’ve chosen for my newest earrings listed on Etsy. I am really pleased with how they’ve turned out.

Raw brass ear wires, made by moi, with Czech glass beads in a lovely light sapphire blue. The beads have a picasso finish top and bottom.

Raw brass developes a patina over time, as does copper. Some people (I’m one of them) love the look of these metals as they age and become darker. For those that don’t, and are concerned with buying brass/copper products because of this, the patina can be easily removed with either lemon juice or vinegar. Simply put the juice/vinegar in a shallow bowl, add brass/copper (the glass beads will be fine to go in too), and swirl it around for a bit. Rinse under cold running water, and hang jewellery to dry thoroughly! Simple >^..^<


DUST Team Sale

The DUST team which I belong to on Etsy is having an ‘Aussie Autumn’ themed sale. Buyers can search using ‘dustteamsale’  or visit the DUST promotion thread to find great sales from team members. I have 8 items in my sale section, which have been reduced by 15%…


Food For Thought

I was given a copy of this verse many years ago. It has been on my wall ever since…and helps me keep things in perspective when life may not be going quite the way I would like :)

Something To Think About.

If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over head and a place to sleep…you are richer than 75% of the world.

If you have money in the bank, in your wallet and spare change in a dish someplace…you are among the top 8% of the worlds wealthy.

If you woke this morning with more health than illness…you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.

If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation…you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.

If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest. torture or death…you are more blessed than three billion people in the wolrd.

If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful, you are blessed because the majority can, but most do not.

If you can hold someone’s hand, hug them or even touch them on the shoulder, you are blessed because you can offer healing touch.

If you can read this message, you just received a double blssing in that someone was thinking of you, and furthermore, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read at all.

Have a great day, count your blessings and pass this along to remind everyone else how blessed we all are.

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