Thursday, July 30, 2009


Ok everyone, now I want your honest opinion here - I can take it. These bangles are my first attempt at creating my very own design - Clay modelled and molded then resin casted. They are BIG and BOLD and very kind of organic looking - Love to know your thoughts.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

T 4 2 - tuesday

So it is tuesday again and time to bring you another T 4 2.....Incase you missed last weeks , I am going to show you a few of my teapots each week in an effort to get them all dusted.

This weeks teapots are very housework orientated!!! blah....
The washing machine -
which is actually on at the moment and will be beeping away at me shortly to unload...

The sewing machine...
and after the chores are done...
An Icecream Sundae..mmm
Thanks - that is 3 more done for the week.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Christmas is Over..Wah...

But wasn't it so much fun - You know I think it was just actually a big excuse for us dust girls to go on a big shopping spree. I wanted to show you some of the things I bought but etsy is down for maintenance so will post pics later. Oh and my friend Maddo seems to have cleaned up in the promo giveaway thread...she won 5 times!!!! Lucky Duck...

Sunday, July 26, 2009

We have a winner....

Well the draw has been done for my giveaway of a resin rose garden bangle , domed ring & square ring.........With the help of my officials Miss 7 and Miss 9 ..THE WINNER IS....

Congratulations to Rocket Girl (Nicky) you are the lucky winner.
But wait there is more.....In the spirit of Christmas in July I have decided to do a second draw

Second Prize goes to Leah who will be receiving a pastel pink resin ring
Thankyou all for your entries and reading my blog

Last chance to enter...

I will be drawing the winner of my giveaway later on today so now is your last chance to enter.
And the big CHRISTMAS IN JULY SALE is on it's last day today so make sure you check all the fabulous stores on sale and start your christmas shopping early... I am taking 20% off everything

Saturday, July 25, 2009




Friday, July 24, 2009

Xmas Treasuries - Time to shop

We are all frocked up and ready for Xmas in July - Time to make those lists and check them twice. Here are some great items all up for sale and featured in treasuries.

DUST XMAS IN JULY by Kazzalblue

Bright and Beautiful by Jewelflyt


Thursday, July 23, 2009

20% Off....

With only 2 days to go until the DUST Christmas in July weekend sale it is time to start browsing the shops and making your lists. To see all the Stores on Sale click HERE.. I will be offering 20% off everything for 2 days - Don't miss this great Aussie Sale celebrating all things handmade.

Also only a few more days to enter my giveaway - don't miss out.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

T 4 2....

If you read my interview this week on the Monday Mention you would know that I have a pretty big teapot collection. Well in an effort to motivate me to get them dusted I have decided to feature a couple each Tuesday - It will be called " T 4 2"

This weeks Teapots are perfect for the winter weather..

The Pot Roast Teapot with recipe book, carrots and tomatoes. Which goes perfectly with my pumpkin teapot. Now that is 2 dusted!!! Thanks

Don't forget to enter my giveaway as entries close on Sunday - Gotta be in it to win it!!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Look..Look..I am having a giveaway.

I have been so lucky in winning blog giveaways lately that it is my turn to return the love. I have made for one lucky winner a beautiful white resin rose bangle, matching chunky square ring and a grey domed chunky ring.

If you would like to be in the running to win all you need to do is comment below with your favourite item from my shop. For extra entries mention this giveaway on your blog and become a follower of my blog.

This week I am the feature artist on Melindas "Monday Mention" over at Here We Go Loopy Lou, so if you want to know more about me pop on over for a look, and while you are there become a follower of her blog for an extra entry.

Good luck - I will draw a winner at random next Sunday 26th July.

Things at my doorstep....

I have just got back from a weeks holiday in the city - not really my idea of a relaxing holiday but got some shopping done and stocked up on supplies . While away the posty has been very busy delivering lots of wonderful things to me.

First up is my custom made business card holder from Jay at Finki -

Then I have been very lucky in giveaways lately and here are some lovely stitched owl pictures from Belinda at Moonmum - hoping to get them framed and on the wall soon. Plus some little hair clips from Sarah at Faith Hope and a Whole lotta Love
And last but certainly not least is this fabulous package from the wonderful Rachelle at MiaHenry. Gorgeous Black and White Cactus print cushion covers (plus she sent me the inserts for them - what a gal) - also a sweet little apron featuring a stunning black and white print of various birds with a handy pink pocket...and some fabric hair elastics plus her new stamp design on a card...Thanks so much Rachelle

This week I will be hosting a giveaway so stay tuned as there will be some funky jewellery up for grabs -

Saturday, July 11, 2009

colour, impact and a little bit of alice....

I just wanted to share with you a couple of treasuries that I am featured in and one that I have curated....Alice peered through the keyhole, Aussie Xmas in July, My Colorful World....

Friday, July 10, 2009

Peaches and Cream

Peaches and Cream

Just listed today Peaches and Cream resin bangle. This is what happens when vintage pearl beads from grandmas collections meets head on with modern creativity....

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Things that make you go mmmmm

Strawberries and Cream, Raspberry Sundae, Ice-cream, Licorice......I don't know why it is but I almost always see some delicious desert in my creations... So serving up to you another one of my Del-icious Designz...The Berry Delight.
It's square, it's bold , it's girly with attitude.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Lifes A Beach

If you are wishing you were lazing on a tropical island getting kissed by the sun then this treasury is for MysticWynd

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Dust Team Craft Swap -

This month I participated in my second craft-swap with the lovely Dust Team (Australian Etsy Sellers). I was lucky enough to be partnered with the wonderfully talented Julie Blanchette who has made for me the most amazing bag. It is just so Me! She has chosen some very fruity looking beach babe fabric which is so bright and fun....but wait what is that in the side pocket??

It is one of Julie's adorable hand dyed and felted pocket gnomes which she has embroidered my name on. She is just so special and I will treasure both of these items forever, thankyou so much Julie - my generous and talented swap partner and new friend.....

And yes, I have signed up for the next round of swaps - they are just so much fun.....

Don't forget to stop by Julies Etsy Shop

Monday, July 6, 2009

The Lovely Blog Award has come my way thanks to Lou at Buttons By Lou Lou and Melinda at Here We Go Loopy Lou. Thanks so much girls...

Here are the rules of this award :
  1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.
  2. Pass the award to 10 other blogs that you have newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
Check out the following blogs that I have more recently discovered (in no particular order - and i have tried not to double up for those who have already received):
  1. Chantilly Boutique
  2. Little Chrissy
  3. The Rant
  4. Sophism Press
  5. Fibre et Coupon
  6. New Earth Soaps
  7. Finki
  8. Epheriell
  9. Mia Henry
  10. Handmaden
Take a look at these wonderful blogs.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Moonmum giveaway

Find it here MOONMUM . Adorable pictures to be won...

Friday, July 3, 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


You know I think this would be a great read for all of us..We all have days where we doubt our talent and seek approval...but hey we don't really need it...IGNORE EVERYBODY.

Here is an interview with the author Hugh MacLeod - Enjoy...

TIME: Where did the idea for this book come from?
MacLeod: It's advice I wish I had when I was in my early 20s that I learned the hard way after many years. I had just finished college and I had a creative bug, but I had no way to make a living doing it. It's addressed to anyone in that position — what do you do if you're working in a cube in some big office building and you want to write a novel?

You chose a provocative title. Why should people "ignore everybody"?
Because nobody else can tell you whether your idea is worthwhile. People can give you advice, but at the end of the day, it's your decision. The more original an idea, the less helpful the advice is going to be.

There seem to be two paradoxical messages in your book. On the one hand, you've written a can-do guide to success as an artist. Yet you repeatedly warn how competitive and frustrating the creative marketplace can be.
I wanted to say, "This is going to be tough, but that's O.K." I don't know a single successful artist who has an easy time of it, because it's so bloody hard. But at the same time, they have the satisfaction of doing something remarkable. I'm not trying to scare these kids off, it's just all about talent, discipline and stamina. They're all really hard to have.

Let's go over more of your advice. You say it's important to "sing in your own voice" and not be discouraged by your weaknesses. For instance, Bob Dylan's not known for being a great singer.
No, he's not, but he has a way of circumventing his limitations. All artists have limitations, and the best way to circumvent them is to not worry about them too much. If you try to do everything, you're going to imitate somebody else.

You also say the best way to get approval is to not need it.
If you have confidence in your work, you send out a different vibe than if you don't. If you're someone who's supremely gifted in what you do, like John Coltrane, you don't need approval. That confidence in yourself has to be built up organically.

Some people naturally have a "pissed-off gene," you say, which makes them generally dissatisfied with their lives. Do creative people need that gene to be successful?
All the people I know who are successful and talented have it. There's a certain kind of itch to them that makes them willing to work 16-hour days.

Because they're pissed off?
Not necessarily angry, but restless, itchy. I'm suggesting that [gene] is a good thing, because that's what gets us out of bed in the morning...

So there you have it - take all that restless energy, get creating whatever you choose ,and take it to the world...


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