Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Luxurious Jewels and a Puppy

Here is our new little puppy, Hans - short for Hansel (courtesy of the wit of my husband - and yes he'd like a girl puppy down the track and wants to call her Gretel!).

He's eight weeks old in this picture and is now a whole nine and even bigger. He's very gorgeous and sooo good. With me working from home he's been very easy to train. He's been fabulous because he does not go on the lower level of my studio at all - which is super because I wouldn't like my wonderful camera to be fall over or him to put his doggy imprint on anything. I can cope fine with him sitting under my chair or computer desk and I'm thrilled at how clever he is and that he learns so fast.

He's a miniature schnauzer and he doesn't lose any hair around the place and he sleeps all night. A lovely little uplifting soul in our lives.

We've got a fabulous little dog yard and he LOVES playing in there and on such a big property the world is his oyster. Luckily for me he's fabulous about coming when called. There are so many wonderful smells around this place; kangaroos, echidnas, possums, naughty rabbits, the odd fox and all sorts of insects and birds not to mention plants. He loves chasing the rake and sticks are so much fun.

I've been busy listing my new range of 'Luxurious Jewels' stationery on eBay the last couple of days - I'm absolutely thrilled with how good the range looks!

Thanks for visiting.

Suzy :)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Gorgeous Vintage Shell Doll

Okay, now for some nice stuff .... yes, we evacuated for three extra nights since my last entry but today it is raining and quite wet and all is well in this little pocket of the world. People who've been through the worst of the bushfires are getting on with life. I've met some amazing people in the neighbourhood so I'm going to follow suit, albeit incredibly gratefully. *smile*

Today I'm posting some gorgeous pictures, in particular of a treasured find - a sweet doll, possibly circa 1950's embellished with shells and handpainted. Absolutely beautiful. If anyone out there knows about dolls like this I'd be thrilled to hear from you. She is so sweet even with her dirty face!
Today I'm busy listing on my ebay store Fabulous Frau but I thought I'd pop in here with something fun.
Thanks so much for visiting - come back soon for some more pretties.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Smoke in the Bush

Well, bushfires are still the number one thing on my agenda - or threat there of. Last Friday we had yet another night away from home and are very, very grateful that all was well here as the weather didn't end up being as bad as originally expected and the wonderful firefighters had done an excellent job of creating firebreaks with their backburning efforts. It was very disconcerting on Friday morning having the smoke surround our house so thickly that it came under the front door. We were gone by 7.30am.
Today the sky is blue in places with some haze and only the faint smell of smoke. A wonderful respite even though we feel a little flat knowing tomorrow is another scary day. Anyway, I'm posting some photos that I tried to include before.
Before running away the other day I took detailed photos of the contents of our home, with a view to keeping the pictures for insurance purposes. I've taken many treasures 'off site' but when I got to a snap of my dolls I have to admit it made me cry for all the poor darling children who've lost their special toys. Until this fire season is officially over I'm trying very hard to 'not go there' mentally.... otherwise I just freeze up and feel so sad.
On a positive note I've got some gorgeous snaps of my treasures so I'll try and show them to you next time, you know, the original point of my blog!
Thanks so much for visiting.
Suzy :)