Thursday, April 23, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Dad! Hope you are having a great day at the farm in Crookwell NSW. Hi to everyone there - miss u all xo
Hope you like the geckos Patsy has chosen and sent to you - they are wall hooks!

Silk Lantern Update!

Hello all! Just wondering if anyone has seen the Austar ad on tv? They purchased a bunch of the lanterns to use hanging from trees for their latest commercial? Let me know how it looks and what you think if you've seen it! .... (I don't have time for much tv watching!).
Good news! The lanterns have almost arrived on the slow boat!! Providing there are no delays with customs/quarantine I'm expecting them very early May. Can't wait to see them. The range will be expanding with new shapes and colours.
I have 2 of these round mauve lanterns left in stock. Visit specials page on the website as they are hugely discounted! Sooooo beautiful!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Mothers Day Gift Wrapping Offer

Good morning all! Its getting very close to Mothers Day! Visit the new arrivals page on the website for some great mothers day gift ideas!
All orders between now and mothers day will receive this roses card & gift wrapping paper set complimentary!!!!
I can also gift wrap and write your special message on the card and send your gift direct to mum - too easy! See website for details.
New Specials as well ............ Happy shopping ;-)

Monday, April 20, 2009


What a lonely morning .......
Patsy, my hardworking assistant, has been out all morning
at the doggy parlour. Its just not the same working here without her :-( sigh ......
I've just picked her up and doesn't she look gorgeous!!!!!
Back to work now with smiles on our faces :-)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A dragonfly miracle ....

What a surprise I received when I walked into my lounge room! I took this photo from my mobile phone (I rushed, sorry so its not so balanced - I just didn't want to miss the opportunity).
This is a painting I did a few years ago - a copy of a wonderful Pro Hart piece from his 'dragonfly' series - and I couldn't believe my eyes when I found a dragonfly had flown in and was resting on the edge of the picture! An incredible coincidence??? or a spirit visitor?? Not sure, but I was blown away!! It ended up staying for about 15 minutes - what a miracle! What do you all think?

Friday, April 10, 2009

Health benefits of green tea (something to think about after over-indulging at Easter!

Green tea is recognised worldwide for its medicinal qualities! It can help to build up your immune system because it contains lots of wonderful anti-oxidants. It also aids with digestion.
Drink your green tea after meals! Perfect with any Asian meals, especially sushi.
For the perfect brew use 4/5 boiling water, 1/5 cold water. This will reduce the temperature slightly and prevent the leaves scalding which can make the tea bitter. Brew for 1-2 minutes.
You can have your own Japanese tea ceremony at home - all you need is the tea set, green tea and a tranquil setting!
Herbal teas are a healthy and tasty alternative to coffee. Try a peppermint or chai tea for an afternoon 'pick-me-up'. There are so many varieties to try! My favourite - Jasmine tea!
Teas are best stored in a cool, dry place away from heat and light - this will help to retain the flavours.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Welcome to my blog!

For all my Dragonfly friends ...... latest updates on my travels and new stock for
Thank you to the many dragonfly lovers globally who have supported my website - I'm truly grateful. :-)

Monday, April 6, 2009


Patsy the hardworking assistant is going to be joining us in our new hobby kayaking. She just got her doggy life jacket today (so cute)! Yipee. Hope she likes it. Will take a pic and post!

Silk Lanterns

Great news for fans of the Vietnamese Silk Lanterns. I've just finalised the details for the next shipment. New shapes, sizes and so many new colours. Can't wait.
Will upload some pics as soon as possible. Expecting them to arrive end of April ........ Will keep you all posted.