Yeah, that's right my eyes hurt. This is my latest creation for my new up and coming business - "DavineRaeDesign". It's an "Inca Puno Chain Maille Bracelet" . I really like it, it has actually turned into a sort of square chain. I spent most of yesterday making it. I think next time I attempt a new design I will make the first sample from larger jump rings - might make it a bit easier on the eyeballs. My brain has gone into overload at the moment with all the designs I want to make to add to my collection. I guess now I need to work out the best way to sell my designs - so many ways - markets - ebay - website - shops - which direction do I go in??????
Friday, June 26, 2009
Tonight I am going to a Creative Memories scrapbooking night with a couple of girlfriends. So from 7.30pm until 11.30pm I will be indulging in some ME time. I best make the most of it cause tomorrow I have to once again clean out my fish tank. It is a beautiful job when it's finished but it is really time consuming and not real exciting. Then next week I have to get into some inside house painting. That's also a job that the work is appreciated once it is finished. So I wish all who read my blog and also those who don't a great weekend and please try and slip at least a little me time into it.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
"Release The Child Within......................................So you can sing... laugh... and play. List the things that you do best, and give yourself a hug. Accept compliments... Dance barefoot... Plan to fulfill a secret wish... laugh at yourself. And above all remember you are loved....".
By Jacqueline Schiff - Think Positive Thoughts
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Last night I went to one of my good friends 60th birthday gathering. Robyn decided rather than have a big night she just wanted to spend the evening with her girlfriends. So we all had a fun night with Alice and my PUNCH, KARAOKE, GREAT FOOD, LOTS OF LAUGHS. I really love to make gifts for my friends as I can really put my heart into their gift. For Robyn I made her this pearl bracelet. I am really pleased with how it turned out and it really suited Robyn. I have decided I am going to start my own small business and sell some of my jewellery. I think it is the time in my life where I start doing things I really want to do and not so much of what I have to do.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
"You never discover new oceans,
until you leave the shore"
Saturday, June 13, 2009
What a nice Saturday I have had. I celebrated Christmas in July (but in June) with some friends I worked with at the
"Tasmanian Travel Centre". Our "Secret Santa" tradition for this celebration is that our gift should not cost any more than $5.00 and has to be really really bad. My gift was a yellow rubber duckie attached to a bath plug. Scary thing is I will probably use it. It's strange how you can work with some people and the only reason you mix with them is that you both work in the same location. Then there are other people you work with and even when people have left and the work place does not exist anymore you still have a connection and desire to stay in contact. I must say I do love this group of friends as we are all so different our conversations are really interesting, but we are alike enough to get each other.
Friday, June 12, 2009
With Shane in Darwin, Dad and I decided to go on a date. He likes to go out for Chinese, but he gets so tired we had to make it an early date. Needless to say we had eaten and back home by 7.00pm - and he was in bed by 8.30pm. It is amazing how much a nearly 91 year old can sleep!! It is strange and a little bit sad when I look at this photo of this lovely "old man" and compare him to the man he was when I was younger. He loved Chinese food then too and Mum, Dad and I used to go and have meals at "The New Moon" in Brunswick. But more often than not he would make us a beautiful Chinese meal himself. He would spend ages preparing all of the ingredients and whip it up just like they did in the restaurant. It was not common practice for Melbourne families in the late 50's and early 60's to eat anything other than Aussie meals. Come to think of it both of my parents were very modern and ahead of their time for the 60's and 70's, although at the time I didn't appreciate it. As with any teenager all I was interested in was my little life and it's dramas, but looking back I realize I had pretty "COOL" parents. I truly thank them for bringing me up the way they did and making me the person I am today.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I knew there was a reason I didn't like housework very much. Yesterday after delivering Shane to the airport for his flight to Darwin (a week in Darwin would be nice) I decided to come home and give the bathroom a good clean (it really needed it). With a white bathroom it doesn't stay clean for long!! Anyway all was fine until it was time to tackle the bath and just as I was finishing, my back decided to do something strange and not let me stand up properly. Thought it might be OK after a good nights sleep and some heavy duty drugs, but no such luck, so there was no pool or personal training for me today and I am now feeling really lazy and tired. Isn't it weird when you do nothing all day you actually feel a lot more tired than if you actually do something. So I am sure after tonights good nights sleep and more heavy duty drugs I will back to my crazy self tomorrow.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
What a great day I have had. I got to the "Festival of Mind, Body and Spirit" nice and early and the first thing I did was to have an "Aura Photo" taken . How cool is it, so much pink and purple, apparently I have three Guides with me, one on the right and two on the left. The theme from this reading tended to continue for the entire day. It was like someone was really trying to get their point across to me. The day actually turned out to be a bit eerie - same advice from varied people all day - sitting opposite a girl at lunch time and we both knew each others face but couldn't work out where, then seeing lots of people who reminded me of girlfriends. There has to be a reason for this so over this weekend I am going to call these girlfriends, just to check how they are. I ended up having a couple of readings and the questions I wanted answered were answered. I bought some beautiful crystals as well as a pack of "Wild Wisdom of Faery Oracle" cards by Lucy Cavendish - yes Michelle I bought some, couldn't resist the beautiful drawings by Selina Fenech. Michelle I also spoke to Scott and he said hello - he is really nice. Now that my day has just about finished I am feeling very peaceful and relaxed. I just want to finish of tonight by telling my family and old and new friends that I appreciate you being in my life. Goodnight.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
For the past 5 weeks I have joined a group of girlfriends in our "Personal Training" venture with gorgeous Carly from "Of The Couch". I must say she works us hard, but it is really a lot of fun. Although I make sure the two ice packs are waiting to put on my knees as soon as I get home. Needless to say by this time on a Thursday night I am very very weary having done an hours personal training and still swimming my 40 laps during the day. As I have said in a previous post the aliens have definitely taken the Davine that does no exercise at all and replaced her with someone who actually is enjoying it. Tomorrow I am of to the "Festival for Mind, Body and Spirit" and I am really looking forward to it. I have a reading booked for 12.30 and the rest of the day I will just wander aimlessly.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
This morning I had another enjoyable couple of hours at my monthly "Angel Gathering". I really enjoy my time there but sometimes, I am not sure what goes on with me but I leave with a really major headache. Michelle can you tell me why this happens? So this afternoon I have had a very lazy - sleepy day. Tomorrow will be a much more productive day.
"I Am The Master Of My Thoughts."
Monday, June 1, 2009
Yes, that is right today I have had my head in the stars - literally. Now that Rachel (daughter 27) has moved into a unit with Luke, I thought it was time to give her room a makeover. The first thing I have to do before painting is get ALL the tiny tiny glow in the dark stars off the ceiling. When Rachel was a little girl we just loved the stars, they were so beautiful during the night when the lights were out and you can lay in bed and stare at your own night time sky. But now that I am sort of preparing the house for sale in the future, I think the stars have to go. Funny, but it was actually a bit emotional removing the stars, it made me realize my baby has grown up and moved out and I have to get on with the next faze of my life.