Friday, December 27, 2013

Back Again....!

Well, I know it's been nearly 2 months since I said I was back but this time I'm going to try harder - I feel a New Years resolution coming on....

I've been pretty busy over the last 2 months with work, 2 markets, filling wholesale orders and getting ready for Xmas. Now that that's all over I have another 2 weeks Xmas holidays left where I'll be hopefully doing a few things around the house and hanging out with my daughter and partner. Ava wants to update her room now that she's in double figures so I might look for curtains and a new duvet or maybe just some fabric to make them.

I had some more press which was pretty exciting! One of my picture plates is in the January issue of Your Home and Garden (NZ). Feeling pretty lucky!



 
 
I hope you've all had a great Xmas and are looking forward to the new year.
 
xClaire

Friday, November 1, 2013

I'm Back!

 
Oh look! That's my Virgin Mary Candle in October's NZ House and Garden magazine!

I haven't actually been anywhere - just been having a crisis of confidence but I think I'm over it now....






Sunday, September 22, 2013

This Weeks Finds..

 
 
Once again it's actually 2 weeks finds! I can't seem to get my shit together to post regularly at the moment and my op shopping is being curtailed by work/life shizz.
Here goes...
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
If I start making flowers out of shells please shoot me!
 
 
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Sunday, September 8, 2013

School Fair

 
 
Yesterday was my daughters school fair and as I was on the fair committee it was a huge day. We started planning 6 months ago so to have it all done and dusted is fantastic! Earlier in the week the weather forecast wasn't good but as the week went on I felt more optimistic that it would be fine, and it was.
I didn't get a chance to take any photos but here are a few pics of what I made for the craft stall...
 
 
 
 
crayons...





 
(My sis took this -  phew!)


 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 I forgot to take photos of the tooth fairy pouches which along with the animal jars were the best sellers.
 
 
 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

This Weeks Finds...

 
Oops! I missed last week so I'm combining it with this one....
 
 
 
The paint by numbers is for a friend who wants to make a picture wall...
 
 

 
I'm about to start another large scale macrame commission so this apron is rather apt...
 

 
love these...
 
 

 
 
 





 
 
 

 
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Sunday, August 11, 2013

This Weeks Finds...

 
 
 
Not much to show this week and not much to say...
 
 
 
 


 
Denby for my sister...
 





 
Large glass bowl for a terrarium...
 

 
Love these mohair scarves...
 
 
 

Monday, July 29, 2013

This Weeks Finds....


 
Well, we've just had 2 weeks of school holidays here and today was back to normal for the young one in the house - not that she was too impressed! I only got to the op shops one day last week as I was juggling work and the daughter being home but managed to score some great china.
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 





 
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Sunday, July 21, 2013

This Weeks Finds.....

 
 
I've been a bit awol from my blog lately! I haven't been op shopping so much in the last month for various reasons so there hasn't been much to show. Yesterday, however, I got one of those finds that you just don't get so much anymore....behold the beauty that is yellow art glass!!! They were only going to charge me $4 for it! Part of me jumped for joy but the moral part of my brain took over and I gave them $10 as it just didn't feel right. Shit, what's happened to me!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
I've been collecting little figurines for my snowglobes...
 

 
Bakelite brooch...
 

 
Old Lotto game...
 

 
Vintage tapestries...
 

 
Yay! Return of the Jedi pillowcase...
 

 
Love this packaging...
 

 
 
 

 
I'm crazy about birds at the moment...
 

 
 
 

 
 
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Sunday, June 30, 2013

 
 
Yesterday, I took part in the Northern Artery Arts Bazaar. It was a fantastic day with great stallholders, lots of punters and a fun atmoshere! Best sellers were the dolls head and printed fabric pincushions! I also sold a couple of snow globes so that made me very happy.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 




 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
Photos courtesy of the lovely Joanna at Little Minx!