Welcome to my blog. I work full time and creating is my sanity. I like to use many different mediums and was a finalist in the Fire Mountain Beading Contest in 2008. I am a passionate blogger, and a promoter of handmade goodness.

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

I love Sundays. It means I have a chance to catch up on things. Like Blog Posts and Gardening. I received a Hoya Plant from a dear friend for my birthday last year and it has just come into flower - how pretty are these flowers ?

I was very honoured to recieve a blog award from Bri over at the perfectly gorgeous Petaliferous Blog - Thank you so much Bri you lovely thing ! I should mention that Bri has two lovely etsy stores - Petaliferous for unique handcrafted jewellery, a little bit whimsical, a little bit fun, a little bit different and all handmade by Bri and Willow & Elm - for Handmade Baby Toys, Nursery Art & Decor!

It has taken me a while to get to write this post but here it is at last.

The rules for accepting this award are to:

1. Thank the person that awarded you - check !

Thank you Bri - you rock !

2. List 7 things about myself - check !

* I love fresh lettuce from our garden - it has so much flavour & is really crispy

2. My favourite literary heroine of the moment is Miss Sookie Stackhouse - star of the Charlaine Harris Novels which are kind of a cross between a supernatural Mills and Boon & Being Human (tv series)

3. My favourite CD at the moment is Triple J's Hottest 100 Volume 18

4. I am fascinated by the absolute beauty of the Australian Made preserved orchid jewellery available from Orchid Treasures

5. I have just invested in a lovely pair of cherry red leather flat "Verish" Orizonte Boots for the coming winter

6. I love accessories and my latest purchase is this gorgeous scarf from Lace and Links

7. I love hand blended teas and my current favourite is the Organic Rooibis Cardamom Cacao Tea from Sage and Mage

3. Pass the award to 15 other stylish bloggers - check !

* Kelsie from My Country Home
* Luisa from dance in my garden
* Del from deliciousdesignz
* Wilma from empresswu designs
* Lindsay from faerie majikks fantasy art
* Deb from Georgica Designs
* Hannah from hannahfaerie
* Verity from joie de tea
* Tasha from jubly umph
* Grace from little arty crafty crow
* Lizet at lizet fritjers
* Laura at lunabella originals
* Diane & Karen at moobeetees
* Karen at new earth soaps
* Tess at planet treasures

4. Let those bloggers know - check !


  1. Wow! You're welcome my dear. Thank you so much for mentioning me, I'm glad you liked getting the award, and its great to know more facts about you too! I love fresh lettuce although we werent able to grow them this year as our vegie patch got infected with a soil disease! Arrgh! I've just gotten into True Blood, will have to start reading the books too now! Nice Boots!! xo Bri

  2. thanks Samara!
    you have such a stylish blog! Love it!