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Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Yay I am a winner!

I received a lovely surprise in the mail on the weekend. I had entered a blog giveaway on Creativity Unmasked
The prize was a pair of earrings handmade by Laura from Etsy shop Moags and Smeet
Check out some of her fabulous creations:

Doesn't she do a wonderful job photographing her products? I wonder what her secret is.....

Laura sent me an email to let me know I had won. Wow!
She asked me which earrings I would like, and I said she could surprise me.

Well, I certainly got a surprise. She included not one but TWO pairs of earrings, one a lovely shade of dark red and the other turquoise.
Thanks Laura!

I thought I would take a leaf out of her book and practice taking some artistic product shots to show off my new earrings. Let me know which one is your favourite!
Earrings arrived on a card.

tree stump

This is a casuarina, or she-oak

stuck on some bark on an old gum tree

 I tried hanging the earrings off this wattle tree, but it kept blowing around in the breeze! Absolutely full of bees
Here on a young gum tree, with wattle in the background. 

I think this one is the best. The branch matches the earrings!

On my way back inside I found a few more rocks to add to my rock collection. I am mulching my cactus bed with quartz. Sorry about the weed :(

And here is an "action shot" of the earrings. It is hard to take a photo of the side of your head!

This is not the first thing I have ever won - a few years back I won a raffle put on by the Bellingen CWA. The prize was this lovely green and pink quilt, and it is still on my bed. Here are some photos of the Pickle who was then aged four. I sent a a thankyou card to the CWA ladies with one of the photos, so they would know their quilt had gone to a good home!


  1. I love the first pic of the red, and the close-ups when the earrings are hanging from branches :)
    Too bad you don't make much jewelry--you have great photography skills!

  2. I loooooove the earings!! And the fact that you were surprised by two pair . . .that's exciting!! I love the photo of the red pair hanging from the gum tree with the wattle in the background . . .gorgeous:)

  3. Cute pictures of a young Pickles. Your pictures are great; I like the blue earrings the best and liked them on the bark of the tree. They really stood out with the neutral background. Your weed looks just like my weeds! :)

  4. Great shots all around! I love the self-portrait (difficult indeed) and pics of Pickle too. :) The wattle photo is also my fav. I am glad you liked your treats and thank you for the thank you! http://moagsandsmeet.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/a-thank-you-thank-you-blog-love.html

  5. Hmm, Laura, I think this could keep going round and round in circles of eternal thank yous....but thanks all the same!

  6. Those earrings are gorgeous! All the pictures are great! They showcase the earrings, not the background, which is perfect. That quilt is gorgeous too. You won that??!!

  7. I love the red earrings. My favourite picture is the one where you are. What lovely eyes! My second favourite one is the one you liked the best.

  8. Hannah! I love the last 3 pictures the best. Hanging the earrings on the branch is great because it puts them in an unusual background, but allows them to retain their integrity as earrings because they are hanging as they would be from an ear lobe. Excellent!

  9. That is so fun to win a prize. The earrings are so pretty.