Saturday, June 27, 2009

Calico Cat on the Crazy Train!

The ArtFire Crazy Train promotion has picked itself up a new rider! This time it is the awesome Calico Cat! There are some fabulous handmade goodies in their studio..and here is a sneak peek...

I just love the socks! You can see more at Calico Cat on ArtFire!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Crazy Train rider - Totally Tyra!

Another Crazy Train rider has jumped aboard! This time around it is Totally Tyra. She has some really cute items in her studio! Have a look at these...

Really awesome stuff! You can see more by dropping into Totally Tyra on ArtFire!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Dancing Wind Designs Rides The Crazy Train!

The ArtFire Crazy train promotion continues to roll along, with a new rider jumping on every couple of days. Our newest rider is Dancing Wind Designs. There are some gorgeous seedie creations in the studio, just like these...

They are really quite amazing! There are lots more in the Dancing Wind Designs studio on ArtFire, so go and have a look!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

LicaLee on the Crazy Train!

The Artfire Crazy Train promotion is still rolling on. Our new rider is LicaLee. She has some beautiful items in her this....

Aren't they amazing? If you want to see more, drop by LicaLee on Artfire.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

I'm on the Crazy Train!

Yes, that is correct! I'm the Crazy Train rider for the next two days! Its kinda weird seeing all these people talking about you, but also very cool! So I am buckling in for the ride!
I would also like to remind everyone to check out, there are heaps of great articles. So have a read, leave a comment and give them a vote... they support handmade and handmade artists.. so if you love handmade.. support!
And dont forget you can find me in the Craft Techniques department. ;)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Popnicute Supplies rides the Crazy Train!

Yes, the Crazy Train is still going. I think I missed one rider there, however I am back in the game!!
The lastest rider is Popnicute Supplies. She has some awesome tutorials available, like these..

They are fabulous tutorials, and there are more in Popnicute Supplies on ArtFire!

Well... There was a little mix up.. it is Popnicute that is riding the Crazy Train, but we are doing her jewellery shop instead of her supply shop.. and I was thinking instead of scrapping this and starting again that I would just add some more pics to show items from Popnicute's other studio.

She has the most amazing talent with wire! Drop by Popnicute on ArtFire and see more!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Crazy Train rider - Designs by Patricia Hall

Another ArtFire Artisan has jumped on the Crazy Train promotion. Designs by Patricia Hall is a fantastic studio, with lots of gorgeous these..

Beautiful jewellery items! Drop by Designs by Patricia Hall on ArtFire and see what else she has to offer.

Heat me up! Cool me down!

So I was sitting here, in Australia, freezing my buns off! Its really cold here at the moment, being that its winter, and I happen to live in one of those places that gets really cold, but without any of the cool stuff, like snow. So I was thinking about ways to get warm, and looking at the fire I have burning and I thought.. 'I wonder if there are flame inspired creations on ArtFire?'. Well of course there are, just like these ones in this cool (or should that be hot?) spotlight.

So then I was thinking that that might be a little unfair on my American friends, seeing as how its coming into Summer there. So I thought maybe I should do another spotlight just for them.

So I warmed myself up, only to cool myself off again!
Drop by ArtFire and have a little browse. Its so much fun to pick a keyword and do a search, you can find all sorts of interesting things.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Kickinskreations on the Crazy Train!

The ArtFire Crazy Train promotion is so much fun! It gives you a chance to explore so many great studios on ArtFire. Right now our Crazy Train rider is kickinskreations. She has the most amazing items in her studio, including some of the most realistic looking candles... not candles that look like candles... candles that look like pie and drinks and chocolate and lots of other things... look...

Gosh, I get so hungry every time I drop by kickinskreations on ArtFire! Come and see more for yourself!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Wyred On Wire on the Crazy Train!

The ArtFire Crazy Train promotion is still trundling along, with a new rider every two days. Our newest rider is Wyred On Wire. I took a peek inside their studio and found these great items...

Just amazing! If you would like to see more, then drop into Wyred on Wire on ArtFire.

This is really cool!

Do you like handmade? Do you like to see lots of different handmade things all in the one place? Would you like to be able to support handmade artisans and show them how much you like what they are doing?
Well, if you answered yes to any of those questions then I a site that you will love!
It's called You can see lots of different handmade items from lots of different handmade venues all in one location and you can vote for them and leave comments. Plus you can submit handmade items that you see and like. ArtFire even has a button on all items available for sale, just like a Tweet button (it has one of them too), so you can submit anything you see that you like straight away!
It is a fabulous tool, and it is really interesting to look through all the wonderful things that have been submitted.
If you love handmade, come and Votehandmade today!

And dont forget to come and read some excellent articles on handmade at There are fabulous tips and hints, feature artisans, tutorials and heaps of information. If you read one newspaper a day, make it, its free, it doesnt waste paper, and most importantly, it promotes and supports handmade!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

I got an award!!

Earlier this week I was awarded the 'One Lovely Blog Award' by my friend ColtPixy. It was such a lovely surprise.

Now apparently I have to pick 15 other deserving blogs to award this award to. So here is my list...
As I Write It - A Creative Journal
Jewelry to Keep
Auroras Garden
Unique by Karlee
Sunny Days
She Designs Jewelry
Jennuine Candles
Rouge River Beads
Rainwolf Studios
Pieceful Afternoon
Life of a FT student, Mom and Crafter
The Vintage Jewelry Collector
Ninja Knowledge
I urge you to check out all of their blogs, and now its over to them to hand the award on to others.

Rocky Creek Gems rides the Crazy Train!

The ArtFire Crazy Train promotion has a new rider, and that new rider is Rocky Creek Gems. There are some awesome pieces in their studio, here are just a few...

There are heaps of other amazing pieces in their studio, Rocky Creek Gems on ArtFire, so check it out!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Kraftouch Treasures rides the Crazy Train!

The ArtFire Crazy Train keeps rumbling on with a new rider every couple of days. Our newest rider is Kraftouch Treasures. I will give you a little teaser of the awesome items available in the studio...

Very pretty items! There are lots more to see in Kraftouch Treasures on ArtFire, so drop in and see for yourself.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Grah Toe Studio on the Crazy Train!

The ArtFire Crazy Train promotion has a new rider, and that rider is Grah Toe Studio. Let's take a peek at what is available in their studio..

Such interesting items. Do you want to see more? Drop by Grah Toe Studio on ArtFire and take a look.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

7 Random Things

I have been tagged by ColtPixy of to write 7 random things about myself. I'm not sure how interesting these will be to anyone else, but they are random, lol

1) I have been battling depression and a disassociation disorder since I was 7

2) I draw and paint mandalas when they call to be created, this isnt very often lately, but I still 'see' them in my mind, the time just isnt right.

3) I have Hypothyroidism and will be medicated for the rest of my life because my thyroid is useless, which happened due to my last pregnancy.

4) I have never met a technique that I haven't wanted to try. Sometimes I truly suck at them, other times I discover a new love. But I have to be careful that I dont spend to much 'exploring', because I can get carried away.

5) I'm an atheist with a huge amount of respect for people's right to choose their own belief system. And being atheist doesn't mean I don't have faith, I just experience it differently.

6) I'm a Trekkie, and I'm proud of it!

7) I broke my right collarbone when I was 12 whilst mucking around on a waterslide during a school excursion, and had to learn to write with my left hand, and I still occasionally write left handed just to keep in practice.

Ok, now to tag some others..
MNH Photography
Unique by Karlee
Rainwolf Studios
Just Shakin My Bon Bons
Now it is their turn to be