Friday, September 25, 2009

captured on my 'holga' camera

today i found some long lost photo negatives tucked away in an old shoebox which was stuffed full of odds 'n ends & forgotten about in the back of a cupboard!!

so after dragging them out, i scanned them in and did some (amatuer!) photo editing (they're shots i took of my old dog 'stella', i think i took these in about 2004/5 - so not that long ago really) ...because holga cameras produce lots of irregularites, i had to adjust the lightness, contrast & colour ...blah blah...i could go on, but it would probably bore you!

i just wanted to share them, so here they are!
...anyway i'm so happy that i found these negatives! ....i still really miss her! ...she was funny and smart!
oh well... at least i have the photos... and the memories!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

oh, it's just a little bit of dust, that's all!
yeah! only about FIVE MILLION TONNES!! haha! can you believe it???

it was truly amazing... as the dust storm rolled in yesterday, there was a really eerie orange glow & it was really windy - it was a bit unsettling i thought. this is a photo out the back of my place... i'd love to see your photos, if you were lucky enough to be smothered as well!!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

oh, and you could WIN it!
an octopus softie...

i totally forgot to mention that you could WIN my octopus softie that was donated from my 'marelle' store to 'madeit' for the Sydney Stitches & Craft show!! yep, you could win it....alls you gotta do is sign up for the 'madeit' eNewsletter..easy! ... they'll be giving away two items each week (starting this week).
so don't miss out...sign up here & you might win this:

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

BIG thanks to Bec of ''

the lovely Bec of '' showcased a selection of sellers of at the recent Sydney Stitches & Craft Show ...and i was lucky enough to have one of my "marelle" pieces featured on her are some photos of the display (mine is the black patterned octopus on the table!):
♥ thanks Bec!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

wishing the year away...
...only so i can use my new 2010 calender by 'my folk lover' ...isn't it beautiful! ...if you want one you should zip over to her etsy store now before they all disappear! quick!
love it!

Friday, August 14, 2009

my creative space today

cutting cutting cutting...
today i've started making a bunch more little bird cards, 18 to be exact - which means that i cut out exactly 468 little leaves!! ...i'm surprised my hand didn't drop off! ...cutting card is very draining, & painful after a while :( ...but the end result is worth it! to make the pretty little birds & flowers to go on them!

'kitty' flirtatious octopus is off to the sydney 'stitches & craft show' to appear on the 'madeit' stand...lucky bitch!bye for now!

Monday, August 10, 2009

"marelle" now in store!

the gorgeous girls at Lila Boheme salon have kindly stocked a selection of "marelle" gift cards & magnets! ...this is a first for me, and i have to say a BIG THANK YOU to the lovely Lisa & Monique at Lila Boheme!! if you're in Brissie & you need a professional cut & colour, i definately recommend Lila Boheme, 89 Heal street, New Farm.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

'marelle shop' open for business!

yep, i'm on etsy now...finally! ...and i have to say, it's really great - etsy that is! i've only just finished listing items for today & there's TWO people who "♥" my shop already! ...and i've had way more people view my items than i thought would in such a short time frame! ...i'm so impressed...i love it!

go have a look for yourself!
i'm keeping my "made it" store as well, and there will be different items listed in each shop!

Monday, June 1, 2009


thank you to everyone who participated in my little giveaway! there were so many great answers - funny, sad & interesting, i really enjoyed reading them all... and i even learnt some new bird facts!

unfortunately however, there can only be one winner & that is...

"Big bird is my favourite. No other bird gives me half an hour of peace and quiet to go clean up the house and put it back in order like he does ;-)"

congratulations amanda, your comment really made me smile... i hope you enjoy the little magnet!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

i'm having a giveaway!

yep! i'm gonna give something away as part of 'may giveaway day' ...if you'd like to participate too, just visit 'sew mama sew' ...but remember to check back here often because i will soon be revealing my 'giveaway' item!!

ooh! and make sure you follow this new blog too because i will be having another giveaway when i reach 50 followers!!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

welcome to 'marelle'
it's a whole new me!
i've just given myself a make-over... new shop name, new logo!
and here is my newest listing in my new shop

i'm designing my own website too, which is currently under construction ( - all thanks to my friend at yoco design factory, who is doing all the technical stuff to make it work! thanks yoco!

along with my new shop name, i will soon be listing items in my new etsy shop too, which is called 'marelleshop' ..i'll keep you posted!