Sunday, October 10, 2010

Little Creatures

The butterfly counts not months but moments and has time enough.

Okay, as you know, I sort of have a fascination with insects.

You can just imagine my delight when I found these
lovely fellows at the Melbourne Museum. 
AND, look what was hanging out on my grey plectranthus near the lichen covered almond tree. I could swear that he is from another planet. Okay, a slight's a leaf/ stick insect trying very hard (and successfully) to imitate lichen on the bark of a tree. SO cool!

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Erica's final major artworks for year 12- I LOVE them!

We've had a lovely spring makeover in the shop this week. I love the garden feel!
Typewriter necklaces and french olive oil soap.
Our beautiful new cushions from Poland on my old miner's couch that I hold very dear to me. It was my dear Aunty Frances'who I lost last December.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Spring is here!

Spring is definitely here!

We've had lovely rain and the plants are putting on a fabulous display this year. If only I had more time to enjoy it. Oh well, I'm having fun playing shops and creating charms so I'm a happy girl anyway. Busy, busy. Just popped in briefly and will stay longer next time I'm around.
Hope all is well with everyone.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Everything is Rosy

With the end of Autumn comes the most beautiful roses in the garden. They are larger and have a depth of colour that they don't get in any other season.
This has been a very big past couple of weeks for us here at Chelsea Blue with our anniversary Sunday before last...23 years and counting...and Erica and Sam's 17th and 15th birthdays this week...including a birthday party for Erica last Saturday.
Now on the eve of Erica's birthday, I am feeling very excited about the new Country Style that should be in shops tomorrow as Cathy and I and our little shop are in it!!!!! I have had a sneak peek but I can't wait to have my very own copy in my hot little hands.
All going to plan, I will post some photos tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

It's About Time!

Please forgive me for being gone SO long.

I have been rather busy with one thing or another.

These are some of the mother's day charms that Cathy and I have been working on and boy have they been popular in the shop.

Although having the shop has made life a little busier, it has been so much fun. There's something so very easy about working with your best friend creating things. I have found that having to man the shop just feels like a lovely day out especially if it's with Cathy, Erica and Kirstie.

We have some very lovely customers and it is always a pleasure to custom make charms that are unique and have meaning to that person.

I have been browsing on eBay again and found these very old, enamel clock faces.....that I couldn't resist.

The garden has been very beautiful with flowers starting to bloom everywhere.

Unfortunately, just as I was starting to do a lot more gardening, I have developed an annoying case of carpal tunnel- NO MORE gardening for me for a while.
I read the information sheet that the doctor gave me- "Most common in middle-aged and pregnant women"- it said! Oh DEAR! I guess that means I'm middle-aged because I'm definitely NOT pregnant!
A happy week to everyone. Take care,

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

New Finds in the New Year

Happy New Year everyone!
Don't you love eBay? I have had a lot of luck lately finding the most wonderful old things on eBay. AND the prices have been right. It is very hard to find some of the older things like clocks, typewriters and signs in our local area so it is so nice to have something like eBay to source them. In fact, I think I have become a bit of an addict. I just have to see what's up for grabs most days.
This dear little early 1900's Jack o'Lantern clock arrived on my door step yesterday. I have always had an obsession with clocks and I find it incredible that something as old as this is still working! It goes so nicely with the Big Ben Westclox that I purchased a couple of months back. They are happily ticking away side by side on my desk as I write. I love that sound.

I am also on the prowl for black and white signs....words and numbers....I can't get enough of them. This sign is actually out of the old Blackall Library. I love when I know where they came from. It makes them even more special.
Excuse me now while I see what's on eBay this morning!
Have a happy day,