Art, Craft

Etsy Success…Well Getting There Anyway!

  So I have been working on filling the Etsy store and getting it just right.  I have deleted a number of items, that I felt didn't fit and condensed it down to just 3 sections. It definitely takes a while to work out the kinks and make the store more pleasing to the eye. … Continue reading Etsy Success…Well Getting There Anyway!

Art, Craft

Here Comes Valentines Day!

Well it's that time of the year again.  Just thought I would get in early, so that any orders will reach you before Valentines Day.  Each of these little pieces are sent unframed and unmatted, and to be honest, it is much cheaper for you to grab a frame from your local store.  Very affordable,… Continue reading Here Comes Valentines Day!


Sherlocked and Loaded and Ready To Weep.

Yep, I am absolutely terrified.  Terrified of Sherlock spoilers.  Terrified it is all going to end.  Terrified that there will be no more.  I can't read the news, I can't trawl Pinterest, I can't click on links in my Facebook news feed etc etc etc. The masterpiece that is Sherlock has me completely hooked.  There… Continue reading Sherlocked and Loaded and Ready To Weep.

Elvis, Movies

Happy Birthday E

Happy 79th Birthday. If you haven't been to this blog before and you are here because you like the Elvis photo, you might be interested in some previous posts.  Elvis month, August, I watched and reviewed all the movies and concerts, just for something to do.  Click here to view the first one.

Australian Weather, Home

Weather Update:

Just an update on the extreme Brisbane weather, apparently we received 27000 lightning strikes over the 2 hour period until the storm moved out to sea late this afternoon.  There has been localized flooding and various storm damaged.  One person has survived being struck by lightning and is recovering in hospital, I hope all goes… Continue reading Weather Update:

Australian Weather, Home

Some Very Active Summer Storms

Around 7000 lightning strikes in the storm that just went through.  I was looking out the lounge room window when I saw a lightning strike about 500m away.  Very impressive.  This strike was followed by two others in almost the same place.  Followed closely by massive thunder. Just such a crazy storm.  Stradbroke Island has… Continue reading Some Very Active Summer Storms

Craft, Food, Home

Easy: How To Make Butter Tutorial

I was very lucky after Christmas and the local supermarket had marked down lots of units of cream.  So I bought about 5 large (600ml) containers.  I didn't have a clue what I was going to do with all that cream, but it was Christmas/New Year and we were having guests and some nice dinners. … Continue reading Easy: How To Make Butter Tutorial

Art, Craft, Home

Dear Artist: This storage idea is too good to miss!!

  Reposted this from July I think.  This is way too good not to repost every so often.  Simple to do.  A board, nails, clips and paint.  Your done.  Share to someone that is in need of this kind of help.  I am sure there are numerous uses for this. Have a great day! xx… Continue reading Dear Artist: This storage idea is too good to miss!!

Craft, Home, Miscellaneous

Easy Do It Yourself Pet Bed

***I originally posted this in June 2013.  However due to its popularity I have decided to repost this one.  I made one for one of my cats, she knows it's hers and everytime I look at her curled up or sprawled across it it makes me smile.  So here it is...give it a shot, it's… Continue reading Easy Do It Yourself Pet Bed


Something New At Ruby Canoe

Check out the new additions to my Etsy Shop, and buy lots or even all of them if you would like.  Go on you know you want to!  If not just go and have a look and keep me in mind for any weddings or parties or such. Hope you had a nice New Year.… Continue reading Something New At Ruby Canoe