Category: Glass and jewels


I’m rarely sick, but this weekend I’ve been hit. It’s good it’s over the weekend because it won’t impact my clients, but it’s a bit sad too. Nothing to be done. It’s nuts to think it’s already mid-November, but easier to believe now that there is snow falling outside my window as I write. Where does time really go?

I finished a simple plus quilt for my friend Adri. Her baby came early so I posted it off pronto for little Beatrice.

I really like the simple cross pattern. It’s a goody if I’m not sure of the tastes of the parents. I’m all about pattern and tons of colour usually, but I definitely know that’s not everyones bag. I always put a little ribbon loop now, for hanging, and a tiny signature too.

I’m super excited to be going back to Australia for the holidays. Lots of family business to focus on this year, nieces to meet, weddings to attend!!

I’ve recently been missing doing glass, it’s been a long time now. I think I’ll try and find somewhere in 2015 to tinker in, wish it wasn’t such a pricey endeavour.

I’ve also been missing Japan. I’ve spent lots of time there over the years, it really is a wonderful place, so much to explore packed into such little space.

Does being sick make you nostalgic? My Mum always used to say, “health is a crown on a well mans head that only a sick man can see”. But I’ll be fine in a couple days, I’m just going to watch tv in bed, drink juice and tea and sleep. It really could be worse!

Necklace sale!

This weekend is Black friday – Cyber monday sale time.  Mostly an American thing, but my etsy store is joining in.  It does seem a little odd that this rampaging day of purchases so closely follows a day of thanks, but I’m thankful for etsy so I’m all in! The promo code for 10% off at the etsy checkout is: MIDNIGHT12

There will be more necklaces added all weekend too.  If you’re American I hope you had a very happy Thanksgiving!

New necklaces

Once again I’ve been putting together a bunch of lovely new necklaces.  I tend to make one for me, one for my etsy store, one for me, one for my etsy store…  I just love so many of these vintage beads.  The colours and shapes remind me of my grandmothers jewellery. Mint greens, bright white, pastel pinks, olive and coral.