Saturday, April 10, 2010

My New Background

Do you like my new background? It comes courtesy of, there is some great backgrounds, buttons and other stuff there - and it's free! As Molly would say - do yourself a favour - and check it out.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Birds and the Dog

Hope Easter was kind to you all this year.

Today it was back to n0rmal and just another lovely day in paradise today weather wise.

I mentioned in an earlier post about the birds I feed, here are my visitors late this afternoon

My little boy (?) butcher bird, tucking into some steak and the photo of his feet show the claw missing, this is how I recognise him/her.

This is one of the magpies - this is Frederick, he is I think a young bird and is so named Frederick as he reminded me of Fred Astaire, very dapper in his black & white suit.

His partner Margie was not around tonight for a feed. I am hoping they have a chick this year because last year they didn't have one or it didn't survive. Frederick is Margie's new husband as her previous partner Homer was RELOCATED because he was dive bombing the local school maintenance man - never bothered any of the kids, was as gentle as a lamb with me but hated the maitenance man. Margie was heartbroken, I was heartbroken, she called for him mournfully for days, but then being a strong women she got on with her life and found herself a toyboy. Margie, you cougar, you!!!!

Anyway here is Frederick

And here's Jack, the dog

He was sound asleep with one of his favourite toys in his arms, till i woke him up with the flash from the camera

Friday, April 2, 2010

My items have been featured on this blog

This blog belongs to Donna from DZFantasy, she is a fibre fantasy specialist and kindly features other Etsians on her blog.

She has allocated me a small space featuring some of my items, for which I am very grateful. She has many other Etsians featured which showcases the diversity of artists from around the world. Take a browse around.

Thank you Donna!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

New Handmade site for selling

Well, new to me anyway - Zibbet is the name, and has a nice feel to it.

Easy to list items and it's free - for a basic account, and currently $USD8.00 for a premium account, but there are no fees to list items and none when you sell either, other than the Paypal fees.

Worthwhile checking out, can't hurt to look, right!

I have listed 2 cute Bear cards tonight and found the listing process easy and quick.

Here's the link to my shop

And the link for Zibbet itself is

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I'm excited

I have just sold 3 cards & 1 magnet on Etsy to a buyer in Germany.

Sorry, I just had to share!!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

I get so frustrated when ...

things don't work as they are supposed to.

I bought a glue runner thing, it has double sided adhesive in a little cassette thing, a really good idea if it would work how it should, and indeed it did work until I had to put a new cassette (refill) in and obviously I have done something wrong because the darn thing won't do what it's supposed to now.

I am totally over it ... and have contemplated throwing it across the room, but have resisted and will have another go & another go, because this thing ain't going to beat me.

Oh and here is my new card flaunt just listed on Etsy - fabulous finds of handmade goodies from every corner of the globe.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Card making for today

Just a couple of new cards today. This one is for a lady at work who is retiring this week, given that we deal with wood at work I thought it was appropriate, I'm very happy with how it turned out.
These other two I have listed for sale on madeit - a great place to buy handmade items from Australian sellers.

One for the boys & one for the girls

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Beautiful Saturday

Gorgeous day here today - the sun is shining, it's not too hot or humid, just perfect.

Today, like most days part of my extended "family" came for a visit.

The "family" is a group of butcher birds. I have been feeding them for the last couple of years. I call them my birdy boys, well obviously they are not all boys because each year we get a new baby.

This little fellow, who I call my little boy, comes nearly every day and he/she is easily recognisable as one of his talons is missing on his right foot. He is so gentle with me he can take the tiniest skerrick of meat off the tip of my finger without getting my finger in the process.

I also have a couple of magpies visit too and when they come in for their next feed I'll take some pics.

Well, I need to go and make some more cards.

Have a nice morning/afternoon/night.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Well, I've finally done it...

Created my blog, that is. I've been thinking about it for a while now and decided that it would happen tonight.

I guess I'm using this as a tool primarily to promote my online shops on Madeit & Etsy, but as I also like to talk about things in general, this seems to be the way to do it these days.

This link will take you directly to my Etsy shop

I'm having trouble with the button link for my madeit shop, so here is the long link

At both sites you will find handmade crafts from artisans around the world, it's worth while having a browse around both sites to see the diversity in quality handmade items available to you.

Well, it's all a bit of learning curve so I'll attempt to add more tomorrow.