Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Merry Christmas

To all my wonderful internet friends, customers, suppliers and readers of my blog I wish you all a wonderful Christmas.

May 2011 be all that you want it to be and more!

I look forward to bringing you the news of our 3rd precious little person who's due to enter the world on the 1st of the 1st 2011.
We're very excited to meet this little one.

Until then enjoy this special time of year with those you love: eat, drink and have a blast!
xx Mich

Image 1: Tabletop Christmas Tree by Red Zebra Designs on madeit

Image 2: retro merry christmas // 12 pack eco friendly gift tags by lemon tree lane on madeit

Image 3: Christmas Ornament - 3D Star Decoration by The Papertie Affair on madeit

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

A lovely surprise from Daisy & Mister

A couple of weeks ago, I received a lovely email from Arita of Daisy & Mister.
She wrote to tell me I had won her competition - the beautiful "Halla" necklace.
I was very excited and I love it!

Please be sure to view more of Arita's pretty creations at:
Daisy & Mister on Madeit
Daisy & Mister on Etsy

And read more here-
Daisy & Mister Blog

Thanks again Arita x

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Mosiac Workshop Weekend

Over the last two Saturdays, together with my mum, I've completed a two day workshop on Mosiac.

I didn't expect much from it, but I was very much looking forward to spending some quality and creating time with my mum. I can't even remember the last time we had time together without anyone else around, so to have a few hours sitting side by side meant alot to me :)

Being our first time we were asked to make a simple plaque.
I decided upon a flower design as I knew my girls would like it, even if I didn't like the end result.

My favourite part of the whole process was cutting the glass and mirror, and placing the pieces around, much like working on a jigsaw puzzle.
I must say after grouting and polishing I'm quite happy with how it's turned out.
What do you think?

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Cognac Necklace - new in September

This is one of my new pieces for September.
I'm in love with this necklace and if nobody snaps it up from my Etsy Shop, it's mine :)

It's made up of these deep and rich topaz faceted beads and topaz cathedral czech glass beads. I've placed one big Sterling Silver Bead in there too, can you find it?

To view more of my new pieces in September feel free to click here!

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Look - a gorgeous clutch from alipink!

Last week I won this gorgeous vintage (chocolate swirl) fabric clutch by alipink.

The clutch is made from a Seventies print cotton fabric and features a swirling floral pattern in chocolate and white. It is lined with dark brown fabric and is secured with elastic and a vintage button.
I love. love, love it, the colours are fab (just my style) and the vintage button on the front I adore.
Thanks again Ali x

Check out Ali's:

~Etsy Shop (USD)
Shoulder bag I love orange

~Madeit Shop (AUD)
Mini messenger bag - Paper Doll

for more of Ali's lovely creations.

Monday, 30 August 2010

Celia's Creations

Celia loves her Play-Doh and yesterday was no exception.

After some time playing with her blue doh she came to ask me for a pencil, I said "sure, what will you use it for?"
Celia said, "To make eyes, a nose, a mouth and boobies".
Well I tried my hardest not to laugh and had to check out what she was up to!

Taking a peek at what my 3 year old was creating - I discovered this:

Haha how cute! Soon after they were squashed and the Blue Play-Doh put away for another day of creating.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Sunday Sale

Today: I'm having a wee little sale on my facebook page

These items are not listed anywhere else so let's say it's an "exclusive" to my michvanetta Facebook page.
All prices include postage to anywhere in Australia.

Can you find something that will make a nice present for someone?
....or treat yourself. All pieces will arrive beautifully giftwrapped, like Christmas coming early.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

DUST Craft Swap - Kellie Christie

Flat Button Necklace by Kellie Christie

This month I participated in the DUST Craft Swap and I was paired up with Kellie from Kellie Christie.

My parcel from Kellie arrived 2 days ago and I've gotta tell you it felt a little bit like Christmas opening my package.
She was very generous and I love everything.
I would post the pictures of the goodies I made for Kellie, but I'll wait until she confirms with me that she received her parcel, I don't want to ruin her surprise :)

This is what I received:

Pair of dangly earrings, pair of dark blue floral studs, and a super cute brooch.

How awesome is this necklace, it's so bold, I love it!

Thanks again Kellie!

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

A little about my suburb - My dream ring

I thought it'd be a good idea to show a little bit of my local community every now and then.
To kick things off I wanted to share my dream ring and the man/gallery behind it.
It's by the very talented Michael Wilson who has a lovely gallery here in Eltham.

If your ever in the area you must stop in, his work is divine.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Me time, ahhhhhh!

I have just taken Miss 3 to her afternoon Kinder session and I have an hour before collecting Miss 7 from school.

This (right now) is a little bit of me time.

I will be consuming these lollies, a warm cup of tea and the latest issue of Dumbo Feather with my feet up.

Have a lovely afternoon all.

My Second Etsy Shop - koot

koot's Stockists

Partee Petite
4 Sale Street
QLD 4562

Pelican's Belly
Shop 1099
619 Westfield Doncaster
VIC 3108

498a Miller Street
NSW 2062