Sunday, November 25, 2012

Goodness Me

Its been two weeks since my last drink post. And I don’t really have a great deal to show you.
Kitchen renovations are still taking precedence over everything else, cleaning out cupboards and getting rid of clutter and did I mention the laundry is getting a make over too?
My studio is very sadly neglected and I haven’t cranked the handle of my pasta machine for quite a few weeks, but I have just listed some necklaces that I had made quite some time ago in my madeit store.
This one has been pinned and re-pinned quite a few times on Pinterest so I thought it was time to send it on it’s way to a new home.
Black and white polymer clay hand stamped pendant with a textured hand made bail.


Pretty blue faux ceramic polymer clay pendant with blue sodalite beads and silver connectors.


And another textured and hand painted pendant, with swirled and textured pc beads and spacers and some white crackle beads.


Getting back to the kitchen reno, I’ve bought the sink, new taps and range hood, still have to pick out tiles for the splashback, I’m going for large 600 ml tiles (less grout to clean). The cabinet maker has apparently cut all the cupboards out so with a bit of luck it should all be in and functional by Christmas. Here’s hoping!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Art of Conversation Maybe Dead

I'm in the family room and DD is in her room.

I hold grave fears for the Human Race.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Topsy and Turvy

Things are a bit up and down and topsy and turvy around here lately. We are about to start a kitchen renovation which is exciting and scary at the same time. My kitchen is about 40 years old, very old, tired and dated and in need of a face lift (bit like me really) so I’ve had the unenviable task of cleaning out cupboards. So far I’ve packed up 4 cartons of stuff to go to good sammies and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. We humans just have way too much stuff. So my mantra for culling is “if it hasn’t been used in 2 years I don’t need it”.
This picture has absolutely nothing to do with kitchens, but in between all the madness we celebrated my husbands birthday.

Another occurrence that upset the apple cart was a computer breakdown. So yesterday I had to buy another one. For the last few years I’ve been using Windows XP but this new comp has Windows 7 installed so it’s another learning curve and not just the operating system. I always write my blog posts using Windows Live Writer but Win 7 has a newer version so I’m floundering around here trying to get my bearings. Being a baby boomer I don’t like change!

As far as creating anything in my studio?………nothing, nada, zilch, for the past few weeks. But here’s some photos of beads I made a few weeks ago.



This one below has been made into a necklace but I haven’t photographed it as yet.


I’ve also been very lax in keeping in touch with all the lovely blogs I follow. I’ve been reading but not leaving any comments so I will remedy that very soon and with a bit of luck I may have some before and after photos of the Great Kitchen Renovation of 2012.