Friday, September 25, 2009

Just a few of my new rings in my shop now. I just love the colour explosion in these. Hope you all do to.

Wow, its been so long

Suddenly time has just passed and its been ages since I have been on here. Life has been pretty hectic and mostly all good things had happened in the last months or so...

* My mum and dad came over from New Zealand and I flew up to Brisbane for a week to see them.
* My cousin also came over from New Zealand to stay with me for a few days before going to the Mountain Biking Championship in Canberra.
* Have just brought an outdoor table setting which means a good excuse to have a few beers with friends in the sun.
* I have a new lot of earrings and necklaces to be added in the next couple of weeks to my shop.
* Its Spring, and can't wait for summer
* Have had a few wholesale orders come through
So all in all lots of excitment in my life.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Featured in Treasury

Oh my I just worked out how to copy and paste screen shot of a treasury that I am featured in. Woo Hoo. Finally. Am stoked..

Monday, June 29, 2009

Little Designer Book - Giveaway

Little Designer Book are doing a giveway for me via their website

Below is the post, I love it and they are so great to work with.

It’s Monday and time for our next weekly giveaway. This week’s giveaway is sponsored by Vibe Designs. Vibe designer Rachael Conn is inspired by paper, fabric and color, color, COLOR! I always enjoy hearing how designers got started because their stories are often so different.
Rachael started
Vibe Designs while recuperating from a knee operation and was unable to walk for 12 weeks. Well, what is a girl to do? She couldn’t walk, but she could get crafty! So she bought a small jewelry-making kit and combined her love of paper with her love of jewelry to create beautiful resin pieces.
This Aussie designer promotes her pieces on her
etsy shop, her blog and now on LDB! We are happy to include her in the LDB family!
To enter to win this gorgeous Candyland Resin Ring and Spanish Daze Resin Pendant:
- Tweet this post (1 entry)
- Leave a comment (1 entry)
- Mention it on your facebook page (1 entry)
- Blog about this post (3 entries)
- Link to LDB on your blogroll (2 entries)
- Become a twitter follower
@designerbook (1 entry)
-Become a
fan on facebook (1 entry)
Best of luck! Winner will be chosen at random at 10pm PST on July 6, 2009.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I want a cookie monster cupcake

How cool is this...

Magnolia Sqaure Markets

Are on this weekend at Randwick Racecouse and am so looking forward to it as there are so many cool designers going. Oh my god I am going to find it really hard to hold onto my money as there are so many cool shops....

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Free Shipping

Just to let you all know there is free shipping on all items in my etsy store until the end of June so if you are looking to spoil yourself or someone else head on over and check out my rings and pendants.

New Rings

Just listed a few new rings. I love the new shape.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Owwwww to cute

This is just to cute had to share xx

Monday, June 8, 2009

Manly Food and Wine Festival

Had a lovely relaxing weekend, make some new rings and pendants on Saturday of which I will be posting in my shop in the next few days. Watched a couple of DVD's, ate lots of chocolate and really treated myself to some time out.

To top off the weekend it was the Manly Food and Wine Festival which is held every year down on the beachfront in Manly. There are loads of food stalls selling steak sandwiches, paella, desert plates etc and wine stalls so you just wander around having some food and snacking away. Also caught up with some old friends that I used to work with. We have all drifted away doing different things but isn't it amazing how you can just pick up where you left off again. Ended up at the Boat Shed in Manly which is a dive but i love it and wandered home about 2am, Yes a bit sore yesterday, very slow. The only constructive thing I managed to do was cook a fab vegetable soup. It rocked.

Monday, June 1, 2009

New Designs

Hi everyone have been working like made in the last couple of weeks to get some new designs up and here they are am super stoked with them all love the colours. You can see more in my shop now.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

A few of my favourite things

Just going through some of my faviourites in Etsy and I really want these now... Just need some sales so I can start spending some money. There are so many wonderful sellers on Etsy and so much great stuff.

Have a fab weekend everyone I am having friends over for Pizza and Beer tonight, could it get any better, and Sat night am going to a fundrasing dinner for doggie rescue so all in all a great weekend to be had.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Cake and lots of it

I am sitting here and its cold and chilly and raining outside and thinking about baking a cake, I do love baking but do not do it as much as I should but nothing better than getting a nice big slice of cake and a massive cup of tea and sitting down and watching a movie on a cold wet day....

Well better go now as am very hungry now need to start cooking. Check out these cupcake photos I found while browsing Flikr, I could get really inspired.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Its just been tooo long

Well its been a bit of a long time since I have been here what with working part-time and walking a few dogs and feeding cats, my other little side business pet minding and making jewellery I have not had a lot of spare time. But in the last couple of months have managed to make some more sales on my etsy site, thought was never going to happen, have some new ideas for earrings etc, catching up with friends decided this weekend am going to totally relax and not do any work so me and a friend are driving to Orange about 3 1/5 hours from Sydney to catch up with an old flatmate of mine. Haven't seen him in over a year so am looking forward to having a beer or three.... Anyway just thought I would post this photo cause I love it of me (on the left) and two friends Malin and Ashlee.

Have a great day everyone.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Friday special

As its Friday and am feeling in a good mood, I am having a sale on in my shop just for today only. 20% of all in store now, in note to seller put "peg". I will then refund you the discound back to your paypal account.

Woo Hooo

Sunday, April 19, 2009

And the Winner is

New York Memo

Congratulations and thank you so much everyone for entering my little competition.

New York Memo I will email you today to get your details and look out in the post for a cool new pendant from me..

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Who loves a giveaway

Me me me. To celebrate the fact that I am one very happy camper and love to share I thought I would do a giveaway just for the hell of it. Just post a comment under this blog with details of your favourite necklace from my shop This will be drawn on the 18th April so plenty of time and you can post as many comments as you like.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

New Pendants

Just thought I would post a few pictures of new pendants avaliable.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

In Bloom Resin Pendant

Have just listed this new pendant, I love it the colours are just great and would look nice in summer worn with a white top. I will be listing more pendants in the next few days so keep an eye out.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Not very energetic

I have not been feeling myself lately, have had a bit of flu and sinus and also my neighbours have been partying till late into the night and haven't had a good night sleep for over a week, but finally last night, after calling the real estate to complain about the noise, finally they were quiet and also came and apologised and said they didn't realise how noisy they were. Yay, finally. So I am feeling a little better today and am now a little more motivated to get some more pendants done tonight, can't wait I feel like I have not done anything new in a while and I also have Manly Markets on Saturday so need some more stock. Wish me well and thought I would post a few photos of Manly where I live.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Help, I don't want to go to the Vet

Ha Ha Ha Hope you get a good laugh like I did when i saw this.

Things I love

Well just to contine on from a couple of weeks ago, I know I have been really bad and not blogging for a while, just been taking some time away from the computer and enjoying some me time, going to the beach, spending time with friends and reading lots. .

I am crazy crazy crazy about animals, must be because I grew up on a farm in New Zealand and if I had my way I would have a little animal shelter and care for all those unwanted animals in the world but alas I live in a unit and cannot but I do have a cat, peggy and some gold fish which I am happy about until I win lotto and can buy a farm... Anyway have to share with you some photos I found. I want them all now, how cute.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Things I love - Part 1

I have decided to post a little subject on the things I love just so you can get to know a little more about me. So first up, Chocolate. Now who doesn't like chocolate, not be, I love it but not your ordinary daily milk, have moved up in the world and like the finer dark chocolate, yes I think I am getting old. Anyway my favourite desert for Christmas is Chocolate covered strawberries. I usually do these with all manner of things, I like to use both dark chocolate and white chocolate and I cover some in more chocolate sprinkles, or coconut or slivered almonds which is really nice. Yum Yum need to go to my favourite chocolate shop NOW!!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Hey you am I cool or what

Hi everyone, just hanging around like my new friend the green lizard.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Mars Bar Slice

I just have to share this recipe with everyone. This is the best slice ever and I think I am going to make some tonight. If you don't have any Mars Bars am sure you could use Snickers and it would be the same. Let me know if you try.

Mars Bar Slice
3 Mars Bars
90g butter
3 cups rice bubbles
200g melted chocolate (cooking or normal eating chocolate)

Grease and line slice tin with baking paper
Melt Mars Bars with butter and mix with rice bubbles.
Pour mixture into tin.
Melt chocolate and pour over slice.
Let slice set in a cool place (or the fridge).
Remove slice from tin and cut into pieces.

More Valentines Stories to Share

My first serious boyfriend in college decided to cover my dorm room in roses - my roomie let him in while I was in classes. It was supposed to be romantic but I had never had anyone give me flowers before & I sort of freaked out. I ended up sobbing uncontrollably & my poor boyfriend was so confused. Needless to say I spoiled that Valentine's Day!

The worst present - a plaid denim workshirt from an ex-boyfriend. And the wrong size too.The best present - an engagement ring and proposal from my husband. We've been married almost 6 years now.Great giveaway!

I had to be away from my boyfriend for valentines day (and my birthday which is only 2 days earlier) one year, for a sporting event. When I got back to my hotel after a hard tournament, I found a dozen roses waiting for me in my room. Pretty fabulous. =)

This sounds weird but hubby got the oven fixed one year for Valentines. It was sweet because I bitched about it but not very romantic.

OK, so this was when I was 10 years old... I really liked this boy and I gave him a troll doll with a little heart on it... and so he brought it home and his mom FORCED him to give me a gift... and it was a PEN!!!! LOL!! Needless to say, he was not interested in my romantic efforts
. ;)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sharing some of the Valentines Stories

Hi everyone this week I will be posting some of the Valentines Days stories to share..... Read on

" My boyfriend and I don't really do anything. One year I forgot and felt bad because he got me a Cadbury Creme Egg and I got him nothing. The next year I made sure I made up for my mistake and got him something nice and he got me nothing!"

"the best gift i've ever received for valentine's was a 3 carat platinum diamond ring.from me. to me. and it was actually diamonique. and not real platinum. from qvc. that was on sale for like 27 bucks.oh yeah."

"A blender - 'nuf said"

"um I am unfortunate, I have never received a valentine's day gift. But this year I think that is going to change"

"I once received a Tweety Bird valentine card with red glitter. The caption and inside read "I tawt I taw a Valentine" "I did! I did taw a Valentine and it's YOU!"I was 29 years old, and this was from the man I had been involved with for years. LOL!The best part - he had also given me a red glittery Tweety Bird Christmas card 2 months earlier...and no, there is no inside Tweety joke in our relationship.I am still confused by it"

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Winner Winner Winnner Winner

And the winner is..................................... (drum roll please)......................... is

Marigold with her really very bad Valentines Day Present, I think this is the worst I have ever heard!!!

" I once dated this crazy marine biologist. In retrospect he was a little off, even by my extremely loose standards. Anyone, one year he brought me a dead squid in a vat of formaldehyde for Valentine's Day. Apropos of nothing. He said he saw it and thought of me. Years later, I'm still not quite sure what to make of that"

Thank you to everyone who participated, had such a great response. I think I might do this more often for a bit of fun, so please keep your eyes and ears open for new competitions. In the next week I will be posting some of the comments i have received so we can all have a bit of a laugh and also a bit of a cry so stcik around.
Have a lovely weekend everyone. Marigold please email me at and let me know your address details and I will be posting a pretty pendant out to you.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Cute Valentines Day Piccies

Check out these cute photos....

And the Winner is

To be announced tomorrow for the Valentines Day Pendant.

Thank you to everyone who took part, have had such a great response and some great valentines day stories, some really bad ones and even some sad ones. During the next week I will be putting them on the blog to share with everyone.

Have a fantastic day.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Valentines Day Giveaway

Hi everyone, so I thought I would do a little giveaway for Valentines Day.
To go into the draw to win one of my resin pendants all you have to do is leave a comment telling me the most fabulous, terrible or awful gift you got have ever recieved on on Valentines Day!
The giveaway is open now and will close on the 13th February 2009.

Good luck everyone

Monday, February 2, 2009

Vibe Designs

Just a photo of some of my creations....