Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Christmas Lights = expensive waste = compared to dentist or a hospital appointment ...

post on the gorgeous changing lights ...
reminded me of ...
Sydney Town Hall light show this year ...
the practical me wonders ...
if the money couldn't be better spent ...
by giving the people ...
on dental and hospital waiting lists ...
the Christmas gift of medical attention!!

Surely that would go to making people ...
healthier and hopefully happier ...
than an expensive light show ?

Monday, 28 November 2011

Saturday, 26 November 2011

See You at the ROCK & ROLL Market on Sunday ...


If you are looking for the ultimate Christmas gift, the Sydney Rock 'n Roll & Alternative Market on Sunday November 27 is the place to be. Expect to find a fabulous array of stalls including; Vintage, Rock 'n' Roll, Burlesque, Ska, Roller Derby and Alternative Clothing, Jewellery and Accessories, Record's, CD's, Collectables, Vintage Wares, Art, Comics, Candle makers, Homewares, Handmade Products, Pin Up Makeovers, DVD’s, Hair Pomade, Kid’s Rockin’ Clothing a Jumping Castle More...

Friday, 25 November 2011

Curly Pops Cushion for Bec = a week late = fantabulous ...


The Gorgeous Curly Pops created this gorgeous cushion ...
as a gift for Bec ...
and worried it was a week late ...
she needn't have worried ...
don't you think it's fantabulous?

See heaps more Curly Pops gorgeousness here.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Loving ... the magic of Precious Metal Clay ... a Hector Vera class = excellent ...

Imagine this piece of PMC3 ...
equals 9 grams of clay ...
 
plus a second 9 gram attempt ...
caused much laughter ...

with ten minutes of 'firing' ...

loving this little gadget ...

becomes these 99.95% silver pendants ...

laughing too much ...
not paying attention ...
resulted in me ...
overheating the broken end of my second piece ...

the broken end looked like a bead...
so will be drilled and used as a bead ...
on my beautiful pendants ...
 
this one is Hector 'the maestro's' pendant creation.
Precious Metal Clay is an amazing material ...
it's easy, relaxing ...
giving you a beautiful result ...

Hector is a generous, knowledgable tutor ...
he holds classes in Bellingen ...

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Sunday Snippets = Stash & Treasure Recycler's Market ~ 14 January, 2012 = Decluttering = Stash Busting Sale ...

My Sunday Snippet is all about ...
being pre-occupied, nutting out ...

Why not start the 2012 New Year off by de cluttering ...
recycling and selling off your excess ...

Sell your ...
UFO's (Un- Finished Objects) or un-finished projects ...
(no completed works)
any and all materials ...
related to your Arts & Craft hobby or business....
taking up valuable space.
Like ...
this bulging cupboard of ...
Stash & Treasure at my house ...
that has to go!

Spruce up your ...
sewing basket ...
bottom drawer ...
studio ...
creative space ...
linen cupboard ...
work room ...
art bench ...
garage ...
plastic tubs ...
nooks & crannies ...
anywhere around you.

Re-hash your stash ...
come along, sell your gorgeousness ...
and probably find a beautiful piece ...
to inspire the creative you in 2012.


Tables booked and paid for before January 1 = $40.00 ...
book and pay from January 1-14 = $45.00.
Sharing a table with a friend is fine.

Sellers will receive a complimentary icy cold bottle of water ...
plus a complimentary morning coffee delivered from ...

Setting up will be a breeze ...
drive up to either the seven stairs at front of Marrickville Town Hall ...
OR
use the Disabled Access ramp left of the main entrance!
Getting there is super easy ...
418 bus to and from Sydneyham station ...
connecting with trains ...
on Eastern Suburbs Sutherland Shire line ...
and
426 bus to and from the city ...
stop right out front of the Town Hall.

There's ooodles of on street parking!

plus 
ATM's ...
only 20 metres down Marrickville Road.

Marrickville Library, adjoining the Town Hall ...
will be open.
No need for your family to be bored ...
send them into the library for a browse ...
while you rescue some stash bargains!

We're supporting Miracle Babies Foundation ...
collecting a gold coin donation at the entrance.

Contact for bookings ...
or
or

There'll be music, fun & bargains galore!

I'll be back frequently with more news ...
now ...
I'm off to start de-cluttering my stash ...
back soon!


Saturday, 12 November 2011

FABRICABRAC Sydney = 100 + stairs = ruination of a fab concept ...


Fabric a brac was chockers ...
badly lit ...
wall to wall fabric and ...
all kinds of haberdashery ...

crammed into ...
the smallest ...
'market place' ever ...

that you had to trudge up ...
four floors of stairs.

Not single lots of stairs either ...
even these fit blokes ...
were not impressed.

Fabric a brac ...
a good idea ...
down the gurgler.

The girls I was with ...
refused to carry what they fancied ...
down the stairs ...
so spent nothing!

Of all the places ...
to hold a market ...
in this wonderful city of Sydney ...
why????

Friday, 11 November 2011

ARMISTICE DAY or REMEMBRANCE DAY 11 - 11 - 11 = remembering my Grandfather ...


today I thought about my maternal grandfather RDJ ...
born 1895.

He was in France during WW1 ...
his war record tells me ...
RDJ returned home "gassed".

My Mum was his only child ...
her life was never the same when ...
her Dear Dad was killed ...
on his way home from work in 1935.

He stood to give a lady his seat ...
in the open smoking compartment of a Bondi tram ...
the tram lurched ...
RDJ was thrown into the tracks of an oncoming tram ...
he received herendous injuries ...
he died soon after.

I found this photo ...
in a file on our family ...
in a local studies library ...
whilst researching our family history.

I'd only ever seen photo's of RDJ ...
the older my Mum got ...
 the more she talked about her Dad.

When I saw this photo I cried!

Check out the little dog cocking it's leg on the tent ...
it makes a serious moment fun doesn't it?

One day I'll show you ...
the beautiful pottery and embroidery by RDJ.

Hope everyone spent a minute ...
remembering someone special ...
at 11am today.


Monday, 7 November 2011

Sunday Snippets = Keith Lo Bue Etching workshop + market avoidance + Renovators shop ...

My weekend involved ...
learning how to etch a doiley on to brass ...
taking a squizz at 'the shop' from The Renovators ...

marvelling at the etchings of others ...

a fabulous learning experience ..

my doiley on brass ...

the always amazing Keith Lo Bue ...
 
 
the talented people were more inviting ...
 
plus I was given a beautiful engraved copper disc ...
there's to be a jewellery road trip next year ...
all added to a sensaish weekend.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

My Place & Yours = My Favourite Piece of Clothing = TS 14 + = Toga Sandals ...


My Favourite Piece of Clothing ...
is anything with a 
TS 14 +   label ...
especially their TOGA Sandals! 

They were never off my feet all last summer!
I stocked up ...
now they're back on my tootsie's again ...
it's like walking on a cloud!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

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