Sunday, January 30, 2011

Come Back Winter!!!

I can't stand this muggy I am sure I have told you that mannnny millions of times before lol. It's muggy/humid right now, but I know that down south they are getting it much worse than us. So I am grateful that we don't have a heatwave.

It 4pm and I am in the middle of making Bolognaise for dinner with Garlic Bread. I was going to cook a meat pie with mash n veg, but it's too hot to be hovering round a stove/oven, so I took the simple option.

I sent in my silver scrap to my metal supplier just before Christmas and it took soooo long to get it processed and for me to get new silver supplies (I received them this afternoon). So now I have loads of silver sheet, but no mojo haha...again.

I don't push myself when it gets like that tho...cuz that's how I end up making mistakes or making something I don't particularly like, so it ends up a waste and we all know that mistakes/waste is too expensive nowadays. Below is a picture of what I have made so far this's not much.

I haven't listed any of them yet...but hope to soon, just have to pay my fees tomorrow and then I will. One thing I am finding frustrating about Etsy, is the lack of feedback I am getting from customers. I need that feedback. But I don't want to push people to leave it for me either :(

Below is the cabinet that my hubby and I finally finished a few weeks back. We love it. I am on the lookout now for a dining table and chairs (don't have to be a set) that I can do up for when we move this year. I am hoping for a dining table with Queen Anne legs and dining chairs that I can reupholster the seat part.

I am also on the hunt for a proper but basic jeweller's workbench. I know that RioGrande have them on sale right now, but I don't know if they will post it to me and how much it would cost if they I've emailed, just waiting for a reply. I emailed a Jeweller's Supply shop in my local city too...I hope that they get back to me with something reasonable.

Well that's all for now. I really would like to go and play with my new supplies, but it's too darned hot and it makes me extra lethargic and I just want to flop in front of a fan and not move all day... :P

Hope you are all having a great start to 2011!!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

On their way down...

The rain has finally stopped. How long for? No idea. But lets hope/pray it's not going to come down like it has. The floods affected over 25000 homes in Brisbane/Ipswich. Fortunately the waters have been receding. So much so, that the clean up has begun. Many have lost everything.
Some have lost loved ones.
It hurts all the same and I feel so badly for them all.
It's amazing to think that I have been to those areas that were flooded, some only weeks ago.
Many people in those communities have banded together to help those out who so desperately need it. Thank God for them!
Unfortunately those flood waters have headed down South and are wreaking havoc to more families.
I think the planet is trying to tell us something.......

Monday, January 10, 2011


It's just gone 4pm and I'm sitting here on the couch with my laptop and things are not good over here in Queensland.

Hence the title...

There is flooding everywhere.

Fortunately no flooding where I live .... yet.

Lots of places are going under and many people are missing.

It's been rain, rain, rain and more rain. Normally I love the rain...but now it's just too much. The city in Brisbane is being evacuated. Since all the years living over here I haven't seen anything like this, this close to home.

Some time this afternoon/evening I am going to go out and get a few provisions...'just in case' anything were to happen where I live, we can get by for a bit. I am easy to freak out and I get super stressed easily too. So if I am organised for a worse case scenario, I will worry a 'little' less.

I'm thinking of all of those who have lost their loved ones or whos loved ones are missing....

This world is falling apart.......