Category Archives: Beading

Anything to do with my beads, clay, glass resin etc….

Postcards, scallop pies and other stuff…

More postcards have arrived for Kelly. for the “Office Wall Project”.  It’s really cool that so many people have jumped on board and spent a dollar or two to send one. I’ll be getting pictures to show off tomorrow.

Scallop pies have been mentioned recently and what did I see in the paper today, in the letters section? A picture of a scallop pie. So for those that don’t understand our Aussie pie, here it is, joined by the requisiste chips and salad:

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I’m thinking of visiting a market on Sunday that I will be attending from May onwards and the closest scallop pie shop is only 5-10 km’s away.  I did a little research on said cafe and now I’m scared.  As one reviewer said “it’s consistantly hit and miss” which reflects what most of the what the reviews say.  Some are good, most are not so, and the prices stated are on the expensive side.  Thinking if I take this route I will do a reconisance first.  I am not relishing waiting an hour – yes, that’s right, an hour, as some people said – for a pie.   A review will definitely be coming up if I go.

On other news, school holidays have started so that means some sleep ins, yeah right. But more driving to and from for son to work.  He passed his L2 licence (very confusing, please don’t ask) so now we have to fill out a log book every time he drives.  I will be wrking on a new Wraptures collection and some chunky twisted chain and bead necklaces and multi strand bracelets.  Hubby and I are having a weekend away, and no I’m not telling until we go. But I can guarantee (well almost)  getting some good piccies.
I’m hoping the weather plays nice over the weekend as I want to head out and get some more pictures of things around Hobart, and the eastern shore in particular (looking west to the city).
I was asked to write a testimony for my Power Pilates class for the teacher to add into some new promo work she’s making up and while I was working out what to write I wrote up a blurb for her as well.  She loves it so will publish that along with my feedback.  We were talking about the class and decided it was education about what it entailed that people need, so I gave her my thoughts.
Anzac Day is next week so I will do some baking – must find something else to go with the Anzac bikkies. Or one of the 30+ variations I just found online.
I have at least one book review to write and post, as well as reviews for a couple of wines I still have lurking in my fridge.

I might go and make something, I just saw a cool bead that gave me an idea.
Happy Thursday 🙂
Jen

Come and check out my website!!

Hi there everyone. I have been busy completely sorting my jewellery and updating and tidying my website.

I have some more items to upload, but please come over and check out the new clean theme and all the pretties I have for sale – loads of necklaces and bracelets.

Don’t forget to share with your friends if you like what you see.
www.marcatodesigns.com.au

Well. That’s that then I spose.

So, I sent another email to Vista stating that I was going to close my website, and asking about my blog.
The response. Over the 24 hrs they told me – but within 48 – I got an email with a stock standard reply. Not even a “sorry, can we do anything to make you stay” or anything that vaguely resembles something personal. And it looks like I’ll have to cut and paste all my blog posts. The pictures will have to stay unfortunately. After all, they are lurking in the depths of the laptop or external hard drive somewhere. I rarely delete much, well I do, but if it’s been published, then it hasn’t been deleted. Looks like I have some work to do the next few evenings – bah! Boring.

I have adjusted the old website and removed all the pages so now it is a home page with the new address on it. This will stay until I’m done with the blog posts.

My email to Vista and their reply is below. Thanks very much. Not.

“Original Message:
Date Sent: 10/14/2012 05:24

Hi, I sent an email last week regarding my blog and getting all the posts transferred to my new blog address (or directly to me to use) but have not had a reply. I have started my website with another host and would like to take my blog entries with me, rather than lose them when I cancel this subscription. Is there a way I can transfer my posts while keeping the pictures intact without the hassle that cut and paste requires. I look forward to your reply. Jennifer.”

“Dear Jennifer Hawkins:

Thanks for contacting Vistaprint, where it’s easy to make an impression for less.

While we do not currently offer the option to transfer Blog post.

We suggest that you copy the information for your Blogs page before cancelling your service.

We apologize that we are not able to fulfill your needs but look forward to assisting you in the future.

Thank you for choosing Vistaprint.

Sincerely,

Sherri-dena Richards
Vistaprint Customer Service”

That’s all they had. Really disappointed in them. I will continue to buy my cards from them, after all there has never been a problem with those.

My day started well, and even after that, still going well. I had my pamper session. Oh the bliss, of someone else washing your hair and getting a head massage with it. With pleasure there is always some pain, and I got that as well, damn stingy eyes. Oh, the price we pay for vanity… I now have the afternoon stretching out ahead of me with only one thing to do before picking up son #2 from the bus stop.

Have a great day and don’t forget to compliment & pamper the ones you love 🙂
Jennifer

New website launching!

my new website, if you could check it out and pass on some feedback, pretty please 🙂 (there is lots more work to do)

MARCATO DESIGNS

Hi my friends, I have done the hard yards on my new website and below is the link for you to have a browse.
For those that don’t know, I am looking at another web-building site that gives me everything I want, shopping cart included for a better price than my current one.

So I wasn’t wasting time for nothing, I have uploaded only 3 items per category, which I feel is enough to get people started on what will be.  I’m sure there are more categories to be included later, but time will work on that.

It is quite completely different for the one I have now, so if you’ve seen that one, be prepared, this is not the same, except for the colour scheme. Pink, of course.

The header is rather plain at the moment with just my logo, I will be working on that. I won’t say anything…

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WEBSITE RELAUNCH!!!!

Love it!!
New look, new pages, lots of fab pieces to check out!
Share with your friends! 😀

MARCATO DESIGNS

Well, after nearly two weeks of work (interrupted of course by other seemingly important this like family and Art Trails) I have finally finished my website.
It has had a total overall: new pages, new products and a new look.
The only thing I haven’t put on it is a shopping cart. I realise that may be shooting myself in the foot, but until I find the funds to get a proper site done up or find a better way to incorporate shipping into it, it will have to wait.
For any sales and enquiries a simple email is all it takes and I can arrange the best price for you (and invoice via PayPal).

Pease wander across and have a look, I’d really appreciate any feedback you can give me (aside from any typos I’m sure I’ve missed) as it can only help in the long run and don’t…

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