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.

I love : my husband, my fur kids, family, music, sunshine, creating, chocolate, handmade soaps, the DUST Team, gardening, friends, Triple J Radio and photography. Comments welcome, I hope you enjoy the adventure with me.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

And the winner is........

Hi everyone - this is a super special blogpost to announce the winner of the Spring Clean Giveaway !

Firstly a big thank you to everyone who entered. Before I announce the winner, I just have a couple of other things to share with you.

Firstly I wanted to share this set of happy snaps - I went and visited Del of DELicious Designz at her weekend market - the Alison Hartman Gardens are such a stunning setting don't you think ?

I picked up the sweetest little ornament - a seahorse !

I am not sure yet where he will live but I had to take him home !

And have you received the latest copy of *bespoke* zine in the post or electronically yet ?

I was so excited to have an article published "Nanna's Vintage Treasures"  -  I would really love you to check it out for yourselves !

I was equally excited to be to be the lucky *bespoke* subscriber winner of this really cute Hungry Designs Polaroid Camera Brooch - which "has been drawn and coloured by Hungry Designs' very own Amanda Whitelaw and cannot be found anywhere else.Illustrated and then laser cut out of wood, it's funky and unusual." Be sure dear readers to check out the many wonderful treasures on the Hungry Designs site !

I wanted to share these too - I have been experimenting a little with colour editing on some photos I took recently - what do you think ?

Ok now back to business ! I enlisted the help of random org to draw the winner of the Spring Clean Giveaway ! I tallied up the entries which in total points came to 23. I put the numbers into the magic random.org random number generator ..........
and the lucky winner with number 19 is Melanie ! Melanie has a lovely ETSY shop called wiccked, if you like what you see, you can follow her facebook page ! I will be in contact Melanie to arrange to send your pretty things to you ! This was Melanies poem :

                                                Sun shines, breeze whispers
                                               rain falls wet earth my garden
                                                 bursts with new spring life.

Again, sending a big big Thank You to everyone who entered, I loved reading your very creative poems, comments and haikus !


  1. Yay Melanie. So happy you won, you deserve it xo
    Thanks for the mention and the great market photos Sam. Did you pick that seahorse up on the way out? Cute.

  2. Thanks Samara, and Del :)
    How exciting!