Tuesday, June 28, 2011


GollyBard is a brand created by Holly Ward Bimba. She works on watercolours in her cottage in Virginia. The inspiration of her works are her natural surrounds. These include flora and fauna, life and death. Here are a few of my favourites from her Etsy.

I love the use of soft natural colours mixed with fine lines to create beautiful patterns within the works.

Sea Hawk by the Crystal Sea

This is a custom print and pendant for Sharon. We worked together on the ideas for this piece to make the perfect gift for Sharon's daughter who is said to have the spirit of a sea hawk. The sheet music chosen for this sketch was the antique 'By The Crystal Sea'. Published in 1886 I found it courtesy of The Graphics Fairy.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

There is more joy in giving...

I thought I'd share with you a couple of presents my husband and I gifted each other for our anniversary last week.
These particular ones are from lovely Etsy buyers around the world.

I was lucky enough to receive a couple of gifts from my Etsy favourites list. Here is my now beloved Meghan ring by IndigoSilverStudio. The garnet in my ring is almost black but has a red tinge in the sun. It is stunning. I am wearing it stacked with two tiny gold hammered rings on either side.
Also received this over sized kaleidoscope locket from verabel which I had been eyeing off from months!
I couldn't resist purchasing a couple of things from Etsy for Sean too. A couple of moustache waxes from MansFaceStuff.
And this card from Sycamorestreetpress was perfect for Sean! He is a pirate, cowboy and lumberjack after all. To cater for all these persona's, I also purchased him a very fancy gaucho hat from Texas. Ole!

We had a great week celebrating our anniversary with friends, new and old, and of course family too. Here's to many more years of fun!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

June 14th 2008

3 years ago Sean and I were married. It has been an adventure filled ride so far! I love him today exactly 3 times more than I loved him when we got married. And that's saying a lot. He is the most interesting, strangest, sweetest, most inventive person I'll ever met.

As part of our weekend long celebration of all things Behmah (our nickname) tonight we see the band below with some friends. Ole!

Monday, June 6, 2011

This Ilk

I stumbled upon this Haute Couture Sound of Music Lace and chain collar necklace in Etsy treasuries today. It is so pretty and captivating. I find it a refreshing design and really enjoy the different components of the piece! For other interesting and wonderfully designed accessories - visit the thisilk store.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

frankie website loving

Thanks to my stockist little shop of... my bow kitty pendant is on the frankie website! There are two series of ads - so you may need to refresh your browser. For those of you who don't know frankie has only been the most awesome girly, fashion, artsy, kitschy, crafty magazine in Australia for the past 5 years :)

Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Woodland Wander

Check out this pretty Etsy treasury from SOMETHiNGMONUMENTAL. Woodland Wander - it is exactly what I'm feeling right now. Thank you Mandy!