Saturday, December 19, 2009


What a year. . . as you can see I have not posted on my blog for ages, I'm not going to give you any excuses, I just really haven't done anything blog worthy for a long time . . . until now that is.

I have recently begun painting a Traffic Control Box. If you live in Brisbane you will know what I am talking about as they are at every set of lights and most of them are already painted by others. Anyone can paint one please check out Urban Smart Projects for more information.

My box is located on the corner of Compton Road and Roosevelt Drive in Stretton. You might be wondering why I decided to paint Rabbits on my box so I will explain. The box I chose is located across from the QLD State Archives, so I looked up their website and searched for anything interesting happening on my birth year. Unfortunatly I couldn't find anything that year, but 100 years before I was born 1878 was when Queensland brought in the Rabbit Nuisance Bill and therefore started fencing off the rabbits. I have named my work "Fenced Rabbits" and when it is finished the bunnies will have a fence in front of them. I will update the photos when it is complete.

Let me know what you think so far.

Oh year and Merry Christmas everyone.

Monday, May 25, 2009

My mum just turned 60

My mum just turned 60. My sister and I decided to surprise her with a trip to Dreamworld to walk a tiger. . . . yes you heard correctly. . . walk a tiger. Dreamworld offers 1 group of 4 people every morning to follow as two trainers take a tiger for a walk around Dreamworld for about one hour. A photographer also comes along and at certain locations you get a few photos taken.

This is what happened on the morning of the surprise. Dad woke mum up and gave her a card. He had written a birthday message in the card but the front of the card said "Time to have breakfast with your family". My mum was very confused as she was mean't to go to the doctor in the morning and both my sister and myself were totally busy at work. . . she started to cry.

I arrived next with brit close behind, confusing mum even more. We got her a quick breakfast and then brit gave mum another card from Cristian (Brit's husband) which said "it's time to get some comfy clothes on" and another from Brit which said "get some comfy shoes on too". When she had her clothes and shoes on I gave her a card which said "everyone is going for a drive" so we climbed into the car and travelled down the freeway towards Dreamworld. When we were nearly there I passed mum another card from Peter (my boyfriend) which said "Reaching our destination" and when we arrived at Dreamworld mum was still wondering what was going on, probably thinking we were just going to dreamworld.

We passed her the final card which was from Jasper her grandson. . it said "Surprise . . solve the riddle and claim your prize". We told her to look at the first letter of each card and she said "t" "i" "g".....TIGERS!!!!!!!!!! and then she started to cry again.

Mum and the rest of us had the most amazing time with the beautiful tiger we were lucky enough to walk, and we also spent the rest of the day at Dreamworld. It was such a fantastic day.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Back to Work

I have recently returned to my "real" job as an electrician and as a result unfortunately my blog has been neglected. So here is a photo of me "working" to prove it :).

I have had a chance in between working to make some mothers days gifts for some clients.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Look what arrived in the mail!

I am so excited . . . I received my new business card holder from Finki today.

Jay from Finki kindly used my logo as the design in this wonderful creation, I just love how the threads colour contrasts with the black and makes my gerbra pop out of the page. I am seriously considering getting the full range of office supplies including a notepad, pen holder and adhesive label holder. Thanks Jay I love it :)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Some of my new creations. . . enjoy

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Am I fashionable? The short answer is NO!

I have always wanted to be fashionable but for some reason, if I am completely frank, I'm not. On the odd occasions that I go to the shops, these days, I either can not afford to purchase anything, have no idea where to start or I walk into shops like sportsgirl and remember that I am 30 and not a girl any longer (WHAT ARE THE KIDS WEARING THESE DAYS?).

but look at me. I'm keen!

SOLUTION: My good friend Emma-Jane suggested we attend a Free Mini Style Consultation with Tanja Mrnjaus at Westfield Carindale and in the short space of time we spent with Tanja I learned that I should:
  • wear more sunset type colours or green and not blue or grey tones (there goes half my wardrobe)
  • accessorize (I have that covered!)
  • wear 'A' line skirts (to hide my massive thighs)
  • shop at Portmans, Witchary, Target, Sussans and Nova Shoes (just to name a few)
  • wear brown tones for my eye makeup or smokey eyes
I also learned that I shouldn't:
  • wear 3/4 pants
  • wear short boots eg. I should wear high heels or high boots, not in between.
  • wait to lose 10kg to become fashionable if I am not serious (I'm bloody serious)

I found Tanja to be fun loving, vibrant and best of all honest. I also love her saying "you can have whatever you want if you dress for it" and I pondered that, wondering what I could have, wearing my tartan $5 shorts and my fading seattle washington T shirt.

I am so impressed with Tanja that I am probably going to go back to her (after I lose 10 kgs) to update my wardrobe with a few items that suit my shape, colourings and personality.

Now if you are interested in doing the same please contact Tanja on 0432 549 018 or email at Below is a small selection of her services, please visit to check out Tanja's fortnightly style blog.

Free Mini Style Consultation
Cost: Free. Please allow 15-20 minutes
Personal Shopping & Style Sessions
Cost: $100 per hour per person. Please allow 2-4 hours
Wardrobe Makeover & Shopping Style Session
Cost: $100 per hour per person. Please allow 3-4 hours
Colour Profiling Session
Cost: $100 per session per person. Please allow up to 2 hours.

My New Keyring Pouch

For years I have had a red zipped pouch attached to my car key and I think that you would agree that it was time for a change.

I posted an alchemy request on the dust team forum (a group of wonderful hand made artists selling on etsy) . Melanie from Wiccked held up her hand and said "pick me pick me", so I picked her. I am so happy I did, as she made me a funky little pouch that would hold my gym membership card and my keys just as I requested. Please check out Melanie's store at, her stuff is great and she can pretty much make anything.

Wanna Win Something???

Miss Kitty really really really likes to make stuff! Check out her blog at and enter her comp to win these beautiful hair clips.

Friday, March 6, 2009


We couldn't pick one winner so I have decided to have 3 winners, one for each necklace and pendant.

The name for the Nameless Necklace #1 is: LABRYNTH thanks to Courtney

The name for the Nameless Necklace #2 is: TANGERINE DREAM CATCHER thanks to Leisa

The name for the Nameless Pendant is: THE PARIS OPERA thanks to Melanie.

Thanks everyone who entered and little note that Melanie is from and you should also check out her wonderful blog Melanie has already received her prize (see pic) and i am feaverishly creating some beautiful pink drop earrings for Leisa and some purple drop earrings for Courtney.


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

New Bracelets for your viewing pleasure

Please have a look at my new creations, these are so new they haven't even been uploaded to etsy. If you would like to know any more information about them click on a photo and it will take you to my facebook Mefe Art Page. Happy viewing and have a wonderful day.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Weekend Family Camping Trip

In the past my family has been more of a 5 star hotel holiday kinda family thanks to my dad getting great promotions at work, but this weekend was our first family camping trip to
Andrew Drynan Park. I was really unsure how the trip would go seeing I was taking my two dogs and my sister took Jasper (my nephew) I don't think we were making it easy for our first try. . . .

I would really like to have a bad story or an embarrasing story or a funny story about the weekend but suprisingly everything went pretty much to plan. Bolter winged a bit and Jasper woke during the night for about 45 mins but apart from that the weekend was wonderful. We had beautiful weather, great family company and even some roasted marshmellows by the fire. We saw a big snake, did a bit of swimming, geocaching and walking (Pete even decided to walk up the top of the huge hill/mountain close by the camping ground VERY IMPRESSIVE). It was an allround relaxing, getting back to nature (with toilets close by), camping weekend.

The view and the HUGE Hill/Mountain Pete climbed - see where the arrow is pointing - well that little dot is Pete.

Dad helping to start the fire.

The whole gang around the fire

Pete and Me

Roasted Marshmallows YUMMY but after 3 SICKENING

I went down to the creek at sunrise

Jasper and Me ooo couldn't you just eat him up :)

Yep it's a bull

Brit and Jasper swimming

Pete and the Dogs

Our Tent

Jasper and Mum

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

My Dogs

I love my dogs but they cost me a mint (eg. bolter is up to about 4 thousand I think) and are little ratbags. I'll tell you a bit about them.

Bolter was my first child and I would describe him as a cuddly friendly . . . killer. He is so lovely at home, he loves people, and cuddles, but he is unfortunately a staffy by nature and doesn't get along with other dogs (besides Rahni) so I am a responsible dog owner and always have him on the lead outside the yard. He is not a very good guard dog as he will wag his tail at strangers and only bark at other animals, especially dogs through the fence. Even though I love him to death I would never get another staffy.

Rahni on the other hand is quite a submissive dog and would never hurt a fly although she has been known to lick small animals to death. She is very obediant and I can have her off the lead no worries. I once took her for a walk and she decided to chase a cat (for fun or to lick it) and all I had to do was call her name and she was right back at my side, she is such a good girl apart from the licking (have I mentioned that yet?). She unlike Bolter is a good guard dog as she barks at strangers (would never bite) and is not interested in other animals.

I would also like to add that I love cats too, not just a dog person :).