About Me

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
I dabble in sooooo many things, Aromatherapy, DIY Cosmetics, Crafts, Paper crafts, I'm also an organisational freak. I am in my final year of a BA in Fine Arts,majoring in Gold and Silversmithing at RMIT, in Melbourne, to further expand my little jewellery business, BabblingBee. I Have 2 gorgeous boys, Sullivan aged 10 and Lincoln aged 9. Happily Married to Michael for 12 years.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


I will only briefly mention how proud I am to be an Aussie .in times of despair and misery,we band together,have a cry,then we wipe our eyes survey the damage,and start again.

So what else has ben happening,.hhhmmmmm school holidays are starting to wear a bit thin the boys and are are all sick of each other,and they need to be constantly entertained!!!!! The weather hasn't been great,we did go to the Zoo this arvo that was a good outing.I've been buying far to much stuff on the net,I'm expecting a kitchen aid mixer,any day now,I finally ordered a badge making press,I ve always wanted one,and I am going to incorporate them into my business,once I have the larger die,I can make the cute little badge pocket mirrors, that are everywhere at the moment,hhhmm what else?An ice-cream churn for my kitchen aid ,I'm also dabbling in making soy candles,and found a great Aussie website,that sells everything you need at a great price.I've been making them in old teacups and vintage glass bowls after being inspired by a lovely lady called Martha at the last Blackbird Market,hers are of course much nicer,and I'm just making mine for fun,not to sell!!!!!

Sullivan my eldest boy,turned seven yesterday,new cricket bat=much excitement!!!!!!
The adopted kitties are doing ok,they hide under the bed all day,then they come out at night to eat and go to the toilet, some days I think we are making progress, other day days they hiss at me and I worry that I have made a huge mistake.I think once the boys go back to school I will do some trust building exercises with them lol!

Cheers B

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy new year!!!

I reckon it's going to be a cracker!!!!
Spent the afternoon updating my etsy shop,and my business worksite, depending on how business goes this year I may have to pay someone to take some more professional photo's.The shiny things are really hard to photograph well,the glare always shows up and the lighting is hard to get right.

Doing the Blackbird Market again this Saturday,probably the last market I will do for a while, they are fun I suppose but a bit too labour intensive,for the amount of money it makes me.If a nice small one comes along at the right time,I may decide to do it, my focus this year is on expanding my range in more retail shops, both here in Melbourne and maybe country Victoria.

This year seeing as my youngest is going to school, is also about me, I'm not one for making new years resolutions,but once things settle down with school etc, I'm planning on running 4 mornings a week watching my portion sizes,( I do not diet!!!) and generally getting back my body,this one is not the body I remember having Lol!!!and just generally focussing on me! I know selfish huh?
Having 2 boys that are so close in age,and that are totally full on ( in a typical boy way) has pretty much left me exhausted,and just going through the motions! Which has been fine ,you know being a mum has been my main priority but with both boys at school,I'm looking forward to doing more with my time.

I'm also planning on putting every book I read in 2011, on here as a regular thing...hopefully!

Cheers B