Sunday, May 31, 2009


Here are some bracelets and flowers I photographed today ... we had a delectable Sunday lunch! Thanks Lynda for the yummy pavlova with strawberries and cream.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

GIVEAWAY grab bag - my Aussie DUST handmade giveaway

Enter the giveaway and win a grab bag which will include a DIY bracelet kit, along with this bracelet and quite a few other yummy button goodies.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Suggestions for my giveaway, please

I seriously need suggestions for the giveaway: I'm on for next week!!
What would you expect from me? (a) A button bouquet? (b) A grab bag of a selection of my items? (c) A necklace? (d) Button bracelet kit?

Here is a snapshop of my etsy DUST life over the past few weeks.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

My first ever 'Wishlist Wednesday'

The things people do with buttons! I thought I'd try to make earrings like this by vividcolors with buttons.

I'm always interested in other peoples' flowers, too. These are from ButtonHole:

These are by letters4lilly:

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

How many ways can you describe trees?

stunted, majestic, spindly, lush, burnt, starved, gnarly, shaven, twisted, dead, half dead, bunched, drooping, bushy, wrecked, wind blown, tall, shady, hanging, globbed, tight, open, fallen, sparse, spikey, reaching, nibbled, smooth, rough, tough, gone, new, old, skeleton, fluffy, upstanding, needly, strong, protective, unwanted, distant, steadfast, grouped, encased, stifled, protected, soaking, sundrenched, homely, inviting, curved, bare, frothy, bent, planted, wide open, leaning, broken, nested, ghostly, scary, figures, old, clumpy, bunched....
and they were only the ones between Narrandera and Tocumwal!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Button flower workshop with Melanie and Jade

We had a creative morning making button flowers such as you've never seen before! I was IMPRESSED!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Black sales

Some of my nicest black pieces have been sold lately.
Just reminding everybody about the great Aussie giveaway!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Good jobs done!

A few jobs have been ticked off the list today. An assignment handed in (Col), a passionfruit planted (Graeme), and the button bracelet kits instructions printed and kits posted (Liz.) Thanks Col for finishing the assignment and letting me get to the printer!

AND... I have a new shop banner and avatar ... what do you think? Thanks again, doodlebug.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

FREE bracelet kits kits all taken!

I allowed for 5 free button bracelet kits, and they've all gone now. The next 5 are offered at 'mates rates' $8 to cover costs. Let me know if you want a kit.

Monday, May 11, 2009

STOP PRESS: NEW button bracelet kits COMING SOON

Today I photographed each step in the making of this button bracelet:
And 4 keen and friendly DUSTers have volunteered to test drive my new button bracelet kit. When it's fine tuned, it will be available in my etsy shop! This is an exciting new endeavour for hundredsofbuttons! WATCH THIS SPACE! COMING SOON!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Brisbane etsy DUST meet up

I've been lucky to meet up with some of the Brisbane DUSTers.

Last Monday Melanie and her daughter Jade and Jade's children Abigail and Kristian, along with Greer met up with me at McDonalds in Coorparoo. Chloe wore her new bubble dress made by Rach. We had a really nice chat! Then today Jackie and Ange and I had a meetup at Carindale. Good fun!

We all agreed that it's terrific to see people in person, when we usually chat in threads and forums.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

etsy DUST craft swap

My etsy DUST craft swap buddy Rachelle ( sent her beautiful item weeks ago, and we've been patiently waiting for the right time to open it. Today was the day!


Sunday, May 3, 2009

Here's our new baby girl!

Born at 12.20am Sunday May 3rd. Our son and daughter in law have a lovely new second daughter. Everyone is doing very well!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Baby is coming!

It's labour day weekend in Queensland. That's appropriate, because we're in labour here! We're off to Mater hospital this morning. Watch this space. Graeme is looking after Chloe while Bernie, Colin & Liz are at the hospital.

And the Bombers are playing Brisbane Lions at the Gabba!

My 'hand model'

Spiffing up my pics to make my etsy bracelets look as good as they really do look, I had a ready made hand model on tap! Thanks Bernie! Bernie frocked up to show off her 'full' figure and, oh yes, my wine necklace too. I've been advised to adjust its price (up!) so I have. Any comments on the new price?

Friday, May 1, 2009

New photos

I had a hand model on tap today, so I got a good new lot of photos of my button bracelets to add to my etsy shop,