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New Find! January 19, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — misslainey @ 5:13 pm


Yep, it’s been a while and there has been various legitimate reasons why I haven’t been blogging but I’m not going to bore you with details. I’ve missed it so here we are again…

I had a real urge to visit our local tip shop the other day in the middle of taking my sister and niece sightseeing around Albany.  Apologising as I passed our destination turnoff, I followed the creative pull and was in the carpark a few minutes later.  It didn’t take long to do a quick full lap of the stuff for sale, just about everything was nothing I was interested in APART from this drop dead gorgeous red chair, which I proudly walked away with for just $1.50!  Got to tell you that it just made my day…


Pelican Quilt July 3, 2007

Filed under: art,photography — misslainey @ 3:08 am


I’m in the process of making a “Pelican Quilt”.  I’m really itching to get on with it.  It has been one of the few things creative that I have been able to really focus on lately. Unfortunately this project has been delayed due to my sewing machine chucking a wobbly! I’m just about to chuck it through the window. Breathe deep…..breathe deep…..that’s right!! Wish me luck as I go back to being a Sewing Machine Mechanic for the 43rd time today!


Photo Magnet Card June 29, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — misslainey @ 10:49 am

My good friend Lisa just celebrated her birthday and I wanted to give her something really special in the card department. These photos I took a few days ago at Emu Point.  I then adorned with rubons, printed acetate and staples.  A quick flip over and a couple of flat magnets top and bottom, all you need to do it write your greeting then attach the two pieces. A lasting card that will hopefully make her smile when she sees it!




Vintage Magic June 25, 2007

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I’m in heaven……just look at these tiny vintage spools that I bought from an etsy store recently.  They just arrived today in a neat little package with a whole bunch of eclectic handmade vintage tags and a few extra spools!  I’ll just find somewhere to display my little spool collection  only until such time as they are needed for art! (of course).


Pelican Canvases June 23, 2007

Filed under: photography — misslainey @ 7:57 am

I have a friend with a whale watching vessel and she asked me to make some items to sell.  I am just beeswaxing some of my pelican photos onto 7 x 5 canvases.  I am hoping to go whale watching this week as there has been a few humpback sitings! Thinking of other items to use with my photos and came up with keyrings and cards too.  If they sell a few things every now and again, it will help with all my wicked vices!! Hehe! 



It’s official..I’m a pelican FREAK!! June 19, 2007

Filed under: photography — misslainey @ 4:02 pm

I’ve never fighted it, I just never really thought about it…………..but I’ve worked out that I’m just a wee bit of a pelican lover.  They are so majestic. These guys were just cruising when I walked up to them and took a few snaps.  They were great models! So Handsome!



Friends June 18, 2007

Filed under: photography — misslainey @ 10:14 am

I have had my camera with me for the last few days and have managed to steal some good shots of these fine friends!

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