Sunday, September 18, 2011


19 Sept 2011

As this is my 95th post and last one for this blog, I would like to thank those that have enjoyed reading my blog & the pics that go with it. It seems like a good place to stop as I know that it is time to move on as I have not been actively posting in the last couple of months.

Liz's wedding shoe clips

19 Sept 2011

Ok so Liz got married on the 12th of April and here is here professional photos of the shoe clips I have created for her wedding (see past blog entries below). Credits go to Josh from White Pearl Photography.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Contagious network for St Ives green tea skincare range

4th June 2011

St Ives... in my mind is synonymous to their apricot scrub that I have been using over the years. So as part of the Contagious Network I was lucky enough to receive heaps of samples of the green tea scrub and a bottle of the green tea cleanser.

It's been many years since I've used the apricot scrub mainly because my skin has adapted to it and haven't found another product that I can use every day to reduce the break outs on my skin.

The good news with the new green tea skincare range is that the green tea scrub contains 1% salicylic acid and the green tea cleanser contains 2% salicylic acid. I've been using it for the last couple of weeks and there has been a good improvement with my skin. It has just the right amount of salicylic acid as the last thing you need is for your skin to dry out, considering it is now winter.

For more information about St Ives skincare, visit their website

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Fascinators -> a working in progress

8th May 2011
Since I have been MIA lately, here are some fascinators that I have been working on. I am in the process of creating 2 of each to sell on Etsy & Madeit.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

IRL (in real life -> forum speak)

20 March 2011

Speaking of forums, regardless of which ones you read, there's always plenty of information & people from all walks of life share that common interest.

Over the last couple of weeks I was looking forward to creating this post. At the time of thought, it would of been appropriate to sum up my observations of the forums that I frequent.

I suppose now, it doesn't matter anymore because it's irrelevant.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Shoe clips

As a request from Liz, I have created shoe clips for her upcoming wedding.

Close up of the box.

Mini hair clips to test out new colour combinations.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Brisbane flood pics

12 & 13 Jan 2011

Water across the Ipswich motorway.

Unfortunately for IP#4...

Blunder Road, heading towards the Oxley roundabout to Ipswich motorway.

Flooding has joined the golf course as well.

And of course, amazing sunsets!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

11 Jan 11
Our thoughts are with the flood victims & their families during this difficult time. Mother nature can be brutal & ruthless at the same time. It's been raining like crazy since Christmas/New year & the humidity isn't helping either. Today our offices in West End were evacuated due to the rise of the Brisbane river & who knows when we can go back to work!?!

Here's a green tree frog hanging outside our window :)

Friday, January 7, 2011

The time to get crafty is now!

8 Jan 11
Here are some creations I have made as per the many instructions below. Just to note that these are my first trial batch.

It's time to get crafty yeah?

8 Jan 11 (Happy new year by the way)
I've been meaning to get serious with my crafts, mainly my art, now that we are settled in our new house. Anyways I've had this fascination with hand made flowers. Below is a few blogs/tutorials I've found during my "research" as I wanted to create something with a touch of my personality.

Blooming headband tutorial via

Crepe paper roses tutorial via

Origami Miura-ken Beauty Rose tutorial via (I'm still trying to figure it out)

Organza flowers tutorial via

Vintage lace flowers tutorial via

Paper peonies tutorial via

Fabric punched bouquet tutorial via

Crepe paper roses tutorial via

Embroidered flower brooch
tutorial via

Tissue flowers tutorial via

Peony flowers with wire ribbon tutorial via

Basic kanzashi tutorial via

Ribbon rose tutorial via

Flower fascinator tutorial via

Crepe paper rosette tutorial via theadventuresofbluegirlxo

Crepe paper flowers tutorial via

Fabric flowers tutorial via

Organza flower tutorial via