Thursday, 30 September 2010

Hiking in Yellowstone

The last week in August my husband and I spend the most fantastic time hiking. The first three days we hiked on our own in The Grand Tetons. It was absolutely great. We hiked from lake to lake up and down the mountain sides totally enjoying our selves.

Then we drove up to Yellowstone National Park where we joined a group for 4 days of hiking with a guide. When we had started planning our vacation back in the spring, we had talked about doing our own hiking in Yellowstone, but decided against it. Neither of us were familiar with that part of the US, nature and wildlife so we decided to do it the safe way. We had a superb guide who took us of the beaten track and introduced us to stunning areas of Yellowstone. She knew where the great wildlife spotting outlooks were and except for the very elusive bears we saw lots of wildlife. Even saw wolves in spotting scopes which was very exciting. And we were taught about the safety aspect of hiking which was great, as we now would feel very comfortable returning to Yellowstone hiking on our own.

I took loads of pictures especially of the geysers, hot springs and hot pools. Very fascinating areas and so different to anything else that I've seen. The colours and textures were stunning and I'm really pleased how well the photos came out. I've printed some of the in full size for my next body of design work.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

My Etsy treasury making debut.

Back in August I decided to get my act together and finally tried making a treasury. Over the last couple of years lots of lovely fellow Etsians have added my items to their beautiful treasuries and I'm deeply grateful for their kindness. I still have a long way to go before I have said thank you to everyone, but at least I've finally made a start. It was a lot of fun spending time looking through wonderful shops. The amount of creativity out there is amazing.
Here are my first two treasuries ever. The first of many more to come :-)

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Some of my favorite items :-)

Big Soft Pink Blooms - Photo...


Hanging Test Tube Vase


Gypsy Cuffs bracelet, Silver...


cozy/cuff - reusable cup sle...


Dots Of Pink Clutch


Damask 3 - An Original Mixed...



linen choker with spots of c...


Palm Tree Custom Rubber Addr...



Quilt Pop Bobby Pin.


8x8 Morning Pink and Green B...


White Stripe Porcelain Knotc...


Flowers, original mixed medi...


fresh picked lemon bracelet


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'Handmade by The Unique Women In Business (UWIB)' by SewDanish

Please enjoy this selection of superb items from members of the very active and supportive Unique Women In Business Team (UWIB).

Bulky pompon neckwarmer with...


Egyptian Beauty Bracelet


Earth Rocks Rock Print, 13 x...




Road Less Traveled Wallet


Earrings - Sweet Banana Slic...


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Frosty crochet wildflower......


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Blue Butterfly, Recycled pap...


Spa Fusion - Energizing Herb...


Emery Pincushion - Kiwi


Yellow Rose of Texas Ring


the Slytherin House scarf.


SONG tm Perfume Roll On Isl...


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