Sunday, 21 August 2011

New Zealand Love

We have just returned from a week in Queenstown, New Zealand. It is on the South Island, Lord of the Rings country.

 What a beautiful place - everywhere  you look is the most mind blowing view.

The view from Coronet Peak ski fields
 The worst snow storm in 80 years meant lots of great skiing and very chilly weather.

The view from our apartment

This was our our second visit and I'm sure there will be more to come. We could quite happily live there - bring on lotto.... oh well, back to reality and work tomorrow.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Beading Maniac

It's been a good beading weekend, making lots of pieces to restock the shops which had been cleared out somewhat by a fabulous wholesale order to a Queensland store, Urban Dweller.  Amanda of Urban Dweller is always scouting for crafty goodies, so we are very happy to be part of that!

Here are some of the weekend newbies. Raining again today after a wonderfully warm week, so please excuse the quality of the lighting for the photos.
Pink Chunky Bracelet

Green Apple and Wood

I also got a lovely package of ceramic components from Nancy of Round Rabbit on Friday, and the earrings all feature her pieces.

Fringe earrings

Plum Raku Earrings

Plum Ribbed Earrings