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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made with love.........................maddabling xox

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Blogtoberfest - Day 4 - A Painting, Spring Blooms and missIsa Giveaway

 It's Day 4 of Blogtoberfest12, I can't believe that we are four days in already. Today I want to share with you some simple pleasures.

I will start with some photos of the most delicate raindrop covered Dutch Iris flowers that are blooming in our garden...........
and then the beautiful watercolour painting that my dear friend Fay (who is currently residing in The Netherlands) sent to me.......... I have put it in a frame but need to straighten it I think.........
and finally who loves a GIVEAWAY ? My dear friend Rachel of missIsa is holding a giveaway on her facebook page : 

When missIsa reaches the milestone of 1000 fans, she will hold a giveaway and one lucky fan will win a pack of 50 cutlery pieces of their choice, just in time for the party season. All you have to do is "like" and share this page, then write shared underneath the photo on Facebook at this link
to have your name added to the draw. If you want to check out more of the amazing goodies Rachel has for sale you can find her Etsy store here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/missisaau

See you all tomorrow - you will get to meet a Guest Blogger and new Friday Friend - I wonder who it will be? xo 


  1. Those photos are magnificent! Well done! :)

  2. Rachel for missIsaOctober 5, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    Thank you so much for blogging about my giveaway!

    Those flowers are the most gorgeous colour and that painting is so very restful. I love it.