A Disaster…& A Giveaway!!


I know it’s only Thursday, but…far out…it’s been a challenging week to say the week.

There was an upside…some much needed rain and straight away, I felt the need to cocoon and while we had a public holiday here on Wednesday…and the boys were playing, I sat in bed while the rain bounced off the French doors and done some work on a photo shoot for an upcoming magazine.


I did get to do some baking and made these dark chocolate puffs with vanilla bean ice cream


They were a huge hit…but that’s were the good stuff ended….


First up, my Murchison Hume cleaning products arrived with one of the bottles being damaged in the post and leaked through the whole order…the other bottles were saved luckily.

Then today, I came into the studio to find this – a big cast iron screen I have in here had fallen down and collected one of the big drying racks that the green clay goes on while it waits to go into the kiln…the screen pulled it over….and a whole weeks worth of work was shattered in pieces over the studio.


Gutted is an understatement.

But as we like to say here…everything happens for a reason…not sure why, but hey – let’s move on…


The giveaway is for a $40.00 voucher to spend on anything in the Marley & Lockyer StoreIt will be drawn here on Sunday night at 9:00pm AEDST. Here is how to go into the draw

*Follow the blog (by clicking on the Network Blogs link in the sidebar to the right)

*Like Marley & Lockyer on Facebook and leave a comment here on this post to let me know you have done so (which is your entry)

If you would like to share this on your own Facebook/Blog/Twitter page, feel free, just make sure you let me know in your comment, because you will get another entry.

Good Luck. Ness xx



56 Responses to A Disaster…& A Giveaway!!
  1. AngelA Gardam
    February 28, 2013 | 9:19 pm

    Oh no what a shame :( but thank you for the giveaway x

    • Ness
      February 28, 2013 | 9:20 pm

      Thank you Angela…tomorrows a new day :) Ness xx

  2. Jaydee Ellis
    February 28, 2013 | 9:53 pm

    Sorry to hear about your week. I hope it improves. Sending lots of happy and positive vibes your way Ness.

    • Ness
      February 28, 2013 | 10:06 pm

      Thank you so much. I’m sure it will. It came in three…hopefully that’s it all done xx

  3. Ann Lavis
    February 28, 2013 | 10:00 pm

    Oh Ness, that would be heartbreaking! I really feel for you and hope that tomorrow is a better day. Thanks for still offering a give away even though you have had a tough week. Just shows what a generous person you are x

    • Ness
      February 28, 2013 | 10:06 pm

      You are more than welcome. You guys deserve a gift after the amazing support you all give me to keep doing what I love…so thank you xx

  4. Alexis Watt
    February 28, 2013 | 10:04 pm

    With a beautiful bed like that, to climb into at the end of the day, all your problems will wither away. What a tranquil place of respite it appears to be. Only one thing could make it better chocolate puffs with vanilla ice cream…oh and a good book of course. Better luck next week

    • Ness
      February 28, 2013 | 10:08 pm

      Thank you Alexis. Yes our room is such a wonderful haven for me. A great place to be calm and recharge. Thank you xx

  5. Agnes Bouw
    February 28, 2013 | 10:15 pm

    wow, this would be great!! you make such wonderful things !! I hope that I can win! Of course I pay the shipping to the other end of the world.
    I follow your blog for such a long time, and on facebook for some time now.
    I have shared this post on facebook. I don’t have an own blog so that isn’t possible but I have twitter and I wil be sharing on that too.

    I hope you have a great an accidentfree weekend. anjoy. I wil.

    • Ness
      February 28, 2013 | 10:18 pm

      Thank you Agnes. It is open to everyone all over the world, so there will be no cost to you. This is my gift for all the support you all give me. Good luck and thank you again. Ness xx

  6. Toni M
    February 28, 2013 | 10:58 pm

    Thanks for following your bad luck up with such generosity…liked and shared!

    Toni xo

    • Ness
      March 1, 2013 | 8:03 am

      Thank you. You all give me so much support it’s the least I can do. N xx

  7. martha.anne (@themarthaanne)
    February 28, 2013 | 11:34 pm

    I liked on Network Blogs and I already have you on Facebook!! Pick me, pick me!! :)
    Hope the rest of your week brings you better luck!

    • Ness
      March 1, 2013 | 8:04 am

      Thank you. Me too. Today is a new day and I have loads to do. Good luck. Ness xx

  8. cindi
    March 1, 2013 | 1:28 am

    I follow your blog – LOVE it!

    • Ness
      March 1, 2013 | 8:04 am

      Thank you so much. I’m glad you do. Ness xx

  9. cindi
    March 1, 2013 | 1:28 am

    I like you on FB

    • Ness
      March 1, 2013 | 8:05 am

      Thank you. Good luck xx

  10. Fiona Whiteway
    March 1, 2013 | 8:40 am

    Hi there,
    I found this thanks to Lionhart Hobart,(I am a fellow supplier to them- Hung Up On Agnes) So I have liked and shared and enjoyed your post! Cheers,
    Fiona x

    • Ness
      March 1, 2013 | 10:33 am

      Hi! Thanks for stopping by…good luck xx

  11. Heather
    March 1, 2013 | 10:17 am

    Hi Ness,

    So sorry to hear about your week. Today is a new day, even though you will be very busy don’t forget to take a few minutes out and enjoy a nice cup of tea. Thanks for a chance in the giveaway.

    • Ness
      March 1, 2013 | 10:34 am

      Very busy, but the sun is shining and there is an Autumn nip in the air. It’s a great day. Thank you xx

  12. Jean Wethmar
    March 1, 2013 | 10:55 am

    Oh Ness, I feel for your loss from last week’s accident.. let alone the time it will take you to clean up.. oh, these ‘lessons in life!’.. brave face you are.. and then having a give away to show your meat.. well done, you inspire me to go beyond! x j

    • Ness
      March 1, 2013 | 11:15 am

      Thank you…on wards and upwards I say xx

  13. Karen
    March 1, 2013 | 11:30 am

    Lionhart pointed me to your site – love your blog, and nice to see something Tassie (I’m in Hobart) and then realised I’d been seeing your gorgeous goods in Country Style as well! Have liked your facebook page and will add your blog to my daily reads (it’s growing by the day!) :)

    • Ness
      March 1, 2013 | 11:41 am

      Hi Karen, thank you so much. Tassie is full of so many talented artisans and I am so pleased to be a part of it. Good luck!
      Ness xx

  14. Judy Murdoch
    March 1, 2013 | 12:32 pm

    My stars! I wouldn’t get out of bed for a week! In another life I was a ceramic artist, so I fully understand your loss. Hope things pick up soon.

    • Ness
      March 1, 2013 | 1:07 pm

      I thought I would get back to it today, but I can’t seem to get my head around where to begin now. Thank you for your kind words.
      Ness xx

  15. Penny
    March 1, 2013 | 7:04 pm

    Shattering …..literally! What an awful surprise.
    Liked on FB and network blogs and shared on FB.
    Hope the ‘reason’ for the disaster makes up for the mess x

    • Ness
      March 1, 2013 | 8:59 pm

      Thanks Penny. Very sad indeed. I think I found the reason for the crash now and will be tweaking the studio to stop it happening again.
      Ness xx

  16. Emma
    March 1, 2013 | 9:06 pm

    Don’t know if my previous comment uploaded successfully, but if not, here is another comment confirming that I have: a)followed you in all the ways I currently can, including Networked Blogs and Facebook and b)shared the link to this giveaway on my Emsawhatsy FB page. And may such a disaster never happen in your studio again!

    • Ness
      March 1, 2013 | 10:29 pm

      Hi gorgeous Emma. I’m so pleased to have you along….I am taking all necessary steps to make sure this does not happen again…I will be filling you in about it here very soon.
      Ness xx

  17. so sorry about the event,all that hard work :(
    March 3, 2013 | 3:02 pm

    so sorry about the breakables :(

  18. so sorry about the event,all that hard work :(
    March 3, 2013 | 3:04 pm

    so sorry about the event,all that hard work but glad your soldiering on.x

    • Ness
      March 3, 2013 | 3:34 pm

      Thank you. Absolutely. No point dwelling, it happened. Just have a clean up, a coffee and move on.
      Ness xx

  19. mary anne
    March 3, 2013 | 7:46 pm

    Follow you on FB. Sorry you’re having a rough time.

    • Ness
      March 3, 2013 | 7:53 pm

      Thank you. It’s ok. These things happen. It’s how to get on after that that matters.
      Ness xx

  20. Kateness OhSea
    March 3, 2013 | 7:50 pm

    So sorry to hear of all your debacles! Hope your week improved! Thank you for being so generous through it all! Absolutely loooove your pieces. Thanks for the chance to win a voucher to put towards something really beautiful! <3 x
    <3 KateO

    • Ness
      March 3, 2013 | 7:54 pm

      Thank you Kate. That is so sweet of you. The weekend improved and all seems back on track.
      Ness xx

  21. jeannie
    March 3, 2013 | 7:53 pm

    Always a pot at the end of a rainbow, for many your work is just that !

    • Ness
      March 3, 2013 | 8:00 pm

      Naw! You are so kind xx

  22. Sharon Thomson
    March 3, 2013 | 8:10 pm

    And it all looked like it was going to be absolutely beautiful, all that time wasted. Any chance you can post the recipe for the chocolate puffs, they look amazing

    • Ness
      March 3, 2013 | 8:26 pm

      It was until that…never mind. I certainly can post that recipe. It is sooooo easy. You will love it. xx

  23. Fiona, Lilyfield Life
    March 3, 2013 | 8:10 pm

    hi Ness – hope you’re well on you way remaking all that beautiful ceramics. thinking of you. I follow your blog – i’ll leave separate comments about the others

    • Ness
      March 3, 2013 | 8:27 pm

      Love you girl! Thank you. I am getting there. It is going to be a busy week thats for sure.
      Ness xx

  24. Tania Goranitis
    March 3, 2013 | 8:11 pm

    Hey Ness! So sorry about your ‘challenging’ week. But smile, cos its a new week now! PS I just followed you on Networked blogs XXX

    • Ness
      March 3, 2013 | 8:28 pm

      Absolutely Tania. We have moved some things in the studio so this doesn’t happen again…I will post about it soon with the winner.
      Ness xx

  25. Fiona, Lilyfield Life
    March 3, 2013 | 8:11 pm

    shared on my FB page

  26. Fiona, Lilyfield Life
    March 3, 2013 | 8:11 pm

    i follow you on fb also

  27. Kateness OhSea
    March 3, 2013 | 8:12 pm

    Shared on facey too. :)

  28. Thea
    March 3, 2013 | 8:13 pm

    You know I already love you Ness. I think the magazine shoot will bring good things and this little disaster will just be something to laugh back at in the future. Not sure if you followed up with Insurance Co.?

    • Ness
      March 3, 2013 | 9:41 pm

      All went well thank you…and right back at you lovely xx

  29. Fiona, Lilyfield Life
    March 3, 2013 | 8:13 pm

    and shared on twitter…

  30. Sarah B
    March 3, 2013 | 8:33 pm

    Hi Ness, Gosh, what a massive pity! Espeically with the Fnders Keepers coming up. I was lucky to go to it last year and had a blast! So many nice things to buy and soooooo many people. You will make a killing!
    I’d love to enter your giveaway please. I’m a follower and facebook liker :)

    • Ness
      March 3, 2013 | 9:43 pm

      I know…gutted. I had pretty much filled everything up, caught up on orders etc and now I have to start all over again, a week behind!
      I hope it is a great market I have heard so much about it and my expectations are high.
      Ness xx

  31. Ness
    March 3, 2013 | 9:41 pm


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