I have decided to move my blog (again) back to another blogging site. I will be trying to export my content from here to the new site – fingers crossed.

Please come by and have a look at my blog at its new location!


All About April – Birthstone – Part One

The birthstone for April is the Diamond.

The sizzling, lovely beauty of diamonds.

Big ones. Small ones.

Different colored ones.

Popular gemstones in engagement rings.

A symbol of love & commitment.

We all know that diamonds are a girl’s best friend!

What does the name “diamond” mean?

It comes from the Greek word adamas which means invincible, unbreakable, unalterable (depending on which source you read).

With out being too techy here:

On the Moh’s scale diamonds are the hardest of the natural gemstones.

They are 10 on the Moh’s scale of mineral hardness.

This means that diamonds are so hard that the only material that can scratch a diamond – is a diamond!

They are made from carbon.

They are typically classified by the four Cs:





And speaking of carats…

“I never worry about diets.  The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond”  ~ Mae West

More to follow about diamonds in Part Two

Follow me on

I’ve just added myself to Twitter.

If you would like to follow me or tweet me you can find me here

I am still on the learning curve with Twitter

so please be patient with me if I don’t get my site organised right away …

BrisStyle Monthly Feature and Giveaway

Check out

for their latest member profiles and their great giveaways.

All you have to do is to be part of this exciting promotion is

leave a comment on the blog by 24 March 2009.

Christine from

Little Diva Crafts

Christine is giving away a great items – a little girl’s craft apron and a coin/card purse

She makes gorgeous gifts and accessories for little girls and some for the boys too!

Miriam from

Bubba Chenille

Miriam is giving away a Pink and Brown Chenille Zip Pouch – take a look at this beauty

made from chenille and 100% cotton fabric

Miriam uses preloved chenille to make children’s clothing to size 4,

She also expresses her creativity by making cushions, bags, luggage tags, and other bits and pieces!

Etsy DUST – OzBushfireAppeal

Australian Etsians (DUST) have banded together to raise much needed funds for the victims of the bushfires currently raging in Victoria.

Sales from items donated by Etsy DUST members are on this site – OzBushfireAppeal. Just use that term in the search box for sellers and it will come up.


Please buy something from OzBushfireAppeal – all proceeds will go to the Australian Red Cross to help support the bushfire victims.

Successful blog name change

Vbg here!
A successful name change has occurred. I figured it out and then couldn’t wait to change it.

My blog name represents three things that are of interest to me:

Silk – one of my favourite fabrics
Aqua – one of my favourite colours
Dots – one of my favourite patterns

….so, silkaquadots is here to stay!

Unsuccessful effort to change my blog name

I did try to change my blog name but I received error messages and immediately thought I had done something wrong. So I have been looking around Blogger help and think I have found the answer.
For now, I will leave my blog name the same.