Sssssssssnake in the herb plot……..

Oooooh, it was quite a find………!!!

As I was about to head off to work this morning bf told me that he had a shock when he saw a snakeskin at the back of our very withered herb plot yesterday afternoon……so when I got back this evening, I wanted to see it and actually got it out from the back of the surviving herbs in the enclosure…’s translucency is just amazing…….so delicate to the touch and such detail…

Tiger snake skin section
Section of snake skin

It couldn’t have been a big snake, it was probably the little one that bf saw a couple of weeks ago in the surrounding area which is a bit too close to the back door for our comfort……

Tiger Snake skin
Tiger Snake skin

So…no, it wasn’t a huge snake……but it would still have been a fatal bite if we had been bitten by it. It’s a good thing that bf spotted it when he went out late in the evening and after that when I had to go outside, I just carried an umbrella and a torch…….and walked rather firmly and loudly so that the snake knew I was approaching. After all – they are not interested in us and only bite to defend themselves.

What a gorgeous find and I will take some better reference photos tomorrow when the light is better so I can use it as inspiration…….<3 😀




SimplyBea is now on Etsy…..

So, eight years after I signed up for my Etsy account – I have actually posted a few items up in the store. It has been a challenge with the photography as I prefer natural lighting which is difficult with open spaces and blustery winds outdoors and very limited access to good natural lighting in the house. Perseverance with the photo safari paid off in the end and I managed to get some good photos to kick start the store opening.

I told myself I HAD to post some items up in the store and get the listed by this weekend. It was a very nervous moment as I placed the cursor over the ‘Publish’ button……and I DID IT!!!

At the moment, they are all one of a kind pieces and I am working on some lines which can be made to order with colour and some style variations. All I need is that very precious element called T-I-M-E which seems to run out on me ever so quickly…….does it happen to you too?

So much going on at the moment, life is getting pretty interesting and the cooler days ahead will mean I get more hours on the torch 🙂

If you head on over to my Etsy store before 30th April 2014, you can use the coupon code RELAUNCH20 to get 20% of purchases over $30.

SimplyBea on Etsy

It wasn’t easy getting things done with my cat wanting lots of cuddles and being ultra affectionate…here she is perched ON me as I am typing on my laptop….she was wanting attention as well when I was editing and posting photos for my Etsy store. Oh well, she is my fur baby after all so….gotta love it <3


Let me know what you think of my store and if you would like to see anything in particular in my Etsy store which you have seen here on my website or on my facebook page.

Thanks for stopping by…… <3



March 2014…… (non blogging) breaker….

So, where does time go and how does it get away so quickly from me????

Well, in a way that’s not true because I am very aware of not having posted here for quite a while and finding some ‘justification’ to myself for not doing so but in the end, really……it’s not about having ‘the perfect Theme’ or ‘the right mood to post’ or oh so many ‘other reasons’ I tell myself are valid.

So, yes we have done lots since my last post and I am not going to post them tonight, but this is ‘the break’ from having an ‘idle space’ in blogland. A ramble to break the ice.

In February while we were away on holiday, I jumped on the back end of a blogging course with a very animated and energetic group of blogging students and a wonderfully energetic and patient teacher at the BlogWithPip course.

The e-course was coming to the end of the course but I decided to jump on anyway as I am hoping to revamp my site, open my store on Etsy and in general review what/where I am heading at this point. I learned lots, was reminded of ‘stuff’ that I had ‘forgotten’ and in general picked up lots of new info and ideas to put into practice in the coming months.

I will be joining the next intake in May from the start so that I can ‘start at the beginning’ and hopefully I will then be able to put up a proper post for the end-of-course Cup-of-tea.

In the meantime I haven’t been totally uncreative. I did make up a batch of some rather nice glass pendant charms which are now available at the Fine Art Kangaroo Island gallery in Kingscote. I did enjoy making them and will be making a few more to send in. They are rather nice even if I say so myself. Here’s a pic of some of them.

SimplyBea Glass Hearts
Lampwork Hearts

It’s not the best photo and I need to desperately learn to take better photos of my pieces……I sense another learning period coming up……..

One of my blogging classmates ordered a couple of the pendants for herself and she included them in a blog post of hers which gave me a really nice warm, fuzzy feeling.

I love her blog – it’s reminiscent of warm, balmy days by the beach with palm trees gently swaying in the tropical breeze………so much like the tropical beaches where I spent a lot of my holidays in younger days gone by……….

In the meantime, if you would like to stay in touch – head on over to my facebook page if you haven’t already ‘Liked’ it.

Signing off for now, until next time 🙂

~~~ SimplyBea ~~~