Thursday, 6 September 2012

My First Guest - Natalie - NorthShore Days

It's my great pleasure to present my first ever guest at DK's Craft Café - Natalie from NorthShore Days, a girl who tells stories through her fantastic jewellery. She's got a great tutorial for us today.

Hello Everyone, I'm Natalie and I  blog over at NorthShore Days where I share crafts, DIY, photos and funny stories about my 3 loud, cheeky but very sweet kids… 

I love white decor and everything beachy and I’m lucky enough to live very near the beach on the beautiful North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand.

I'm very excited to be here guest posting for Donata. Dona has been such a great bloggy friend and a wonderful support during my blogging journey...

Today I'll be sharing one of my latest jewellery creation with you all...

 Its such a simple tutorial and I'm hoping you are inspired to make your own. I found this gorgeous tile pendant in the jewellery section of Spotlight and I just love turquoise so had to buy it.

What you will need:
A tile or decorative bead, 3 charms or smaller beads, a headpin, jump rings and long nose pliers.

What you need to do: (following the pics)

Gather all the components.

Snip the end off the head pin as you will be looping both ends of it.

Form a loop by first bending the end of the pin at a 90 degree angle then looping the pin back onto itself - this forms a really neat loop.

Pass the pin through the tile and repeat the loop at the other end.

Using jump rings, secure the smaller beads or charms to one end of the looped head pin.

Attach the pendant to a chain using another jump ring.

 Seriously how easy is that? And how cute ....

 I love how this necklace turned out, and as I used a copper chain and accents along with the turquoise, it has a real beachy vibe to it

I hope you enjoyed my post today. Thank you so much to Donata for having me.
Dont forget to pop on over and visit me at NorthShore Days and say hi...

Take care


Thank you so much, Nat! You never fail to touch my heart with your creations.Please visit Nat over at her blog and check out her etsy shop XOX

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Discount And Useful Info on Glasses

I'd like to share information on glasses today.
(I have discounts for you today!)
Why glasses? Well take a look at this:

My son wears eyeglasses since he was seven. Ten years and many broken frames since then :)
I love my sunglasses. Not only for protection. They are important accessory for many women (and men) ever since Jackie Kennedy and Grace Kelly.
And I have been using reading glasses for several years already.

With all that said, no wonder that I'm always looking for cheap eyeglasses

The red ones that I'm wearing on the photo with my son were found on the web. But only recently I started to look for prescription glasses online. I guess I'm still learning to fully enjoy the convenience of online shopping. And the great prices!

So, no wonder I was delighted when I was contacted the other day by
For some reason, I thought they only sell within the USA, but that's not true. I can order glasses from them! This is great news for me and here's why:
1. Loads of frames to choose from
2. Low, low prices 
3. Check out the virtual mirror below. My son and I had so much fun last night 'trying on' frames for almost an hour. 

Have fun, find great frames and save money.

And here's even better news:


STOREWIDE OFFER - Take 15% off your entire order amount + FREE shipping (orders over $50). Code: FS15

Take 10% off any order of prescription glasses. Code: Blog10


Disclaimer: This is an advertising, but I only gave my most honest opinion here.

Monday, 20 August 2012

In Bold Colors

I'm in a new phase :)
I guess this a cry against this gray, cold, wet winter that doesn't wanna go away.
These babies make me feel better.
And I saw mimosas somewhere today! Yay!


Linking up with:
Fine Craft Guild 
My 1929 Charmer

Saturday, 18 August 2012

This Week's Update - Hanniscrafts, Nat's Bracelet & more

There are several things I'd like to share with you, my dear reader, this week.
First, I received my beautiful new bracelet I ordered from Nat of NorthSore Days.
The weather this week was so cold and gray and this bracelet warmed my heart with it's story of the beach. She uses high quality materials including New Zealand's  ocean shell beads.

If you like Natalie's creations as much as I do, here is where to get them:
Nat's Etsy Link

Another great thing I would like to share is that I'm guest blogger at hannicraft by Hanni, my dear friend from Hungary.

Please go over to see the post (she really made it look great) and if you don't know Hanni, make sure to see her work. She is very talented and makes miracles with yarn and fabrics.
Make sure to visit her Etsy shop too:

Hanni's Etsy Link

And last, but not least: I had two sales in the first week at in.cube8r.
I call it a start :)
I've been working on a new collection - I'll post about it soon. (Hint: bright colours this time!)


Saturday, 11 August 2012

Hannicrafts Bag

It's arrived! I ordered Hanni's black&white beach bag recently and it's here :)

It's large and strong and perfectly done. I warmly recommend it, really.
Here is her Etsy link: hanniscrafts

She even went so far to add this lovely surprise gift:

 Thank you so much, Hanni!

Other news:
My baskets finally moved to in.cube8r gallery Fitzroy/Melbourne yesterday :)

Wish me luck :)


Wednesday, 8 August 2012

I'm A Guest Blogger at NorthShore Days!

I've never been invited to be a guest blogger before.
All of a sudden, I got two invitations. It feels good to be invited, doesn't it?
So today I'm a guest of my dear friend (and neighbour)  Natalie from New Zealand.

NorthShore Days

I shared some more of my crochet rings.

Please go over to see what is new in my 'rings department'.
While you're there, take a good look around - Nat is an amazingly inspiring girl.
Thanks heaps, Nat! XOX


My Baskets at in.cube8r!

Encouraged by all your attention, I have been working on my crochet baskets ever since this post:
Crochet Baskets
Thank you all so much for your constant support! xox

Now, you can imagine that my baskets started popping out from each corner of my home. I had to do something about that!
I thought of Etsy, but most of my readers are from overseas and Australian postage is too high for me to be competitive on Etsy.
I thought a gallery would be a better choice for me at the moment.
And here is my good news:
in.cube8r gallery in Melbourne 
is selling my baskets starting tomorrow, August 10!
Oh, boy, am I excited!
Here are some photos of what I've prepared: 

Please wish me luck!
I hope this will inspire you to go our and show off your crafts. Maybe make some money with it too...