Thursday, September 13, 2007

Trying an Aussie site

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Well, I've finally managed to upload two pendants on Madeit

It was a damned sight more difficult than Etsy, and I wish my sales would take off there, but I'm looking into other avenues closer to home ( is an Aussie site). But the sheer painfulness of putting items up on madeit will keep me faithful to my first love Etsy! Plus I lost $3 listing fee because I put in $446 instead of $46 as the sale price, and the site DOESN'T LET YOU EDIT IT! That's right, and you can't edit your categories either. Hmmm.

I love you Etsy! Now make me rich, damn you!

Here are the two pendants that I put up on

Tuesday, September 4, 2007


Tuesday, September 4, 2007
We have bird feeder out on the deck and we put seed out for the native birds. But this weekend............dah, dah daaaaaaaah.......... it was a little TOO exciting!

First one sulphur-crested cockatoo came and squawked a little, so we put some seed out.

Then another came...........

And another (this cheeky beggar appeared upside-down from the roof!)........not that we couldn't hear him coming - clunk, clunk, clunk, clunk - not the daintiest of birds. No, we don't have to be dainty, we've got beaks that'll take your finger off. Just try us! Go on, wave your finger at us and say 'Pretty Polly'!
We're wishing that we'd reinforced the chains that hold the birdfeeder to the deck.


But this is not the end of it......oh no! Now the whole flock arrives! Quick, put out some more seed before they eat the deck (or the camera-wielder)! Cockatoos are reknowned for stripping wood in no time flat!

Even the cats didn't stick around after the first two arrived. Ran away to hide under the bed. And you said they don't have any brains, Mum! HAH!

At one point, there were 12 cockatoos fighting for seed on the deck. I must say that I prefer to see them ONE AT A TIME. From behind a screen door. Or from under the bed with the cats.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Spotlight on SHINE!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Featuring another stone that I got dad to buy for me on Ebay. Once again, I had to very firmly inform him that it was NOT disappearing into his collection box.
Isn't this just the coolest stone ever!? It's called Pulsite, and is a combo of lots of different metals - silver, copper, iron, magnesium, nickel and zinc.
I can never get over how very very amazing nature can be.
I've wirewrapped the pendant in sterling silver to match the silver sheen on the top of the cabochon.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

OMG there's a durian in the house!

Sunday, September 2, 2007
For my beautiful husband's birthday, my folks gave him a day at a Vietnamese cooking school. Last night, he decided to show off his prowess for our guests. And it was absolutely delicious!

However, when one of our guests decided she was going to venture into the kitchen to have a go, look at what happened! See how much attention our guest pays to his threatening manner! Ooh, such a dufus!

He also brought home a durian from the shops. Our conversation went something like this:

Me: Why did you buy that?

Him: Because it was there.

Me: What are you going to do with it?

Him: I dunno, make icecream or something.

Me: You remember when we went to Singapore, durians were banned in the hotels?

Him: Yes.

Me: When is bin night?

Him: *no response*

Me: I'm going to stay with my parents until bin night.

The durian is still sitting ominously downstairs in its plastic bag.
It can't be as bad as all that! Can it?
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