Hey hey, well i have just been working on making my hats fit more peeps. This one has elastic on the inside to make a snug fit for more heads without the gross looking bunching elastic on the back!!! I don't know why but that always irritates me when i see that on hats!!!
This Hat is a medium, that fits a 23" head, and has the cutest aqua coloured button that accentuate the 3 stitched circles!!!
Well my good times news is .... there seemed to be a lot of peeps visiting my etsy store of late, and i couldn't figure out what the hell was going on, i hadn't posted anything for a while, i'd sold a couple of things, but people weren't exactly beating down my front door screaming 'i must have that CampanYa Jones Hat' Finally i found out that Sparky Jones was featured on a fantastic-i-mo website called Modish an excellent site for designers and makers of cool stuff
I desperately needed some steel grey fabric to line a Busy Jones bag (its a comin lesley!).......and i just had the bestest feeling that this one thrift shop in town was going to have what i needed..................................and what do you know-they didn't just have exactlywhat i needed, they had some really GreAt finds, all of a supa quality, and totally ReTro!!!!!!
So i walked out with many o sheets, ribbons and of course ideas!!
So pumped was i, that as soon as i got home -
straight into the washing machine (i use a very yummy cold water bio detergent in a lemon mandarin flavour!!!) and straight on the line to dry. August here in the Okanagan is a really beautiful-cool nights, hot days = perfect for daydreaming and night-time sewing (its very hard to sew when its hot i have discovered!!!)
bye for now
p.s -opps forgot to tell you my good news!!!!.......................next time.
man it has been such a long time since i posted anything................................hit a bit of a rough patch i guess, but now i am back on track-and why???
well i whole lot of good things have been happening!!!!
more about that later.....
just finished a couple o CampanYa Jones Hats and totally pumped about them, coz when i first start out with these G.R.A.N.D ideas-halfway thru sewing them i get a bit unsure......but i'm really happy i kept going.....they turned out pretty fantabulous i reckon!!!
so check out my etsy store , i'll be posting soon - just gots to wait for my camera to recharge( why o why, when you finish something, its a beautiful day, everything is perfect for a photo shoot......................does one always forget to have the camera recharged and ready to go)..........let this be a learning experience!!!!
Its funny how for the longest time people have said to me....'jj its all about balance'.........now this is a hard thing to grasp when you are creative!! Creative people love chaos, doing the windmill and never having enough time to put things back where they belong. Creative people love to create when its time to start cooking dinner, when you have to go somewhere, and at really odd hours.....and the last thing that is on our mind is how to create balance!!!!
however.....i'm starting to get the hang of it....and what do you know.....things seem to roll into place a lot easier-and you can actually achieve more!!!
So this long weekend, i took time out to see my friend run a half marathon, went out for lunch, and did lots of exercise (i turn into a crazied monster when i'm not active) One of my outings was with my crazy mutts :: franky and muttsy mo mo, this really is my favourite time of year, not to hot, lots of flowers and greenery!!!!
I also managed to get some sewing and cutting done, and get a few more things posted in the store( http://www.etsy.sparkyjones.com/).... so all in all, quite productive !!!! I'll be adding some more hats over the next week too, some green ones of course!!!
Today is a very special day.....not only is it the 6th of May 09................but i'm glad to announce..........we had our FIRST OFFICIAL SALE!!!!
I can't tell how absolutely exciting it has been!!! I checked into our Sparky Jones etsy store......and there it was ::: one 'Bujetta Jones sold ' to one handmade lovin' mama in Colorado......Thank You Jennifer, you made my week!!!!!
Its only the beginning of what has already been a long journey-but its funny all the hard times/tears and tantrums have faded away and i have more enthusiam and energy than ever...... so i'm sure that there will be new goodies posted very soon!!!!!.......
.......like these handbags...oh how cheeky of me!!!
Boy am i ever getting into this computer stuff-now i can't stop!!!!!
This weekend i managed to make a couple more Bujetta Jones.......these ones are called
'a little chocolate andapri-co-co delights'.
I just HAD to buy the frou frou floral fabric to re-cover my ironing board....and thanks goodness.....there was some leftover fabric....giggle!!
Anyways i used a chocolately upcycled canvas/twill to contrast the frou frou, and made some apri-co-co bias binding (from a bedsheet of course)....so it all sounded much like a yummy dessert!!!! Ohh and the lining(supplied by Karls grandma) is made from a cute orange and white gingham just to keep it retro.
So unfortunately Mothers Day is just around the corner-and my mum can't stand the colour apricot (which is probably why i love it!)......so i'll have to get busy this week and make some more Bujetta's as she is dying to have one and is therefore- probably expecting one for Mothers Day!!! So i'll keep you updated......but check into our etsy store for these little delights
Well this whole internet selling and promoting thing is truly amazing.......... however i'm completely computer i.l.l.i.t.e.r.a.t.e !!! Yes thats right, most nights i am pulling my hair out trying to figure out how to download::upload::photoshop....................and all that fun stuff............but i have realized that it is all a massive learning curve, and you can pretty much google anything-and some 8 year old from the other side of the world can tell you how to achieve anything you want in 3 seconds!!!!!
Bugger that trying to figure it out for yourself.....giggle!!!!
Anyways my sista had put in an order for a Bujetta Jones wallet for one of her friends who just looooooooovvvvveeeeeeeeeessssssssss green.............so luckily i had a scrumptious vintage greeny kimono that i had bought in Perth Australia that would fit the bill perfectly!!! The bias binding (handmade by moi out of a bed sheet)is in a yummy pistachio green and the whole body of the wallet is in a lovely upcycled steel grey canvas....
...i'll have 4 to download::upload::photoshop......by tomorrow hopefully.........its going to take me a little longer than 3 seconds!!!!! So check into our etsy store.......just set up a link over on the right hand side of the screen......yeppers i'm getting there!!!!
thanks goodness for spring, sunshine and all those tulips and daffodils that show us that sanity, fun times and frou frou summer dresses are on the way!!!
But the most exciting news is...................................................
the warmer weather has also sparked up little jj from Sparky Jones Accessories....yes thats right, little jj has made it out of a long winter in the studio.........otherwise known as hibernation- and got her webpage up and running(http://www.sparkyjones.ca/) and her etsy store set up (http://www.sparkyjones.etsy.com/)
anyways check out the latest goodies in our etsy store.........some gorgeous Waste Wonderfuls in magenta (has to be my fav colour these days ::: so vibrant and cheery) and green...........i've realized that i am always attracted to green, so i sew with a lot of green-sorry!!!
Back to the story tho.....these Waste Wonderfuls are kinda my favourite to sew right now, diving through all the studio remanants, and just creating.....sewing on a bit here, buttons there, stitching and more stitching.......ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh the opportunities are endless!!!! giggle....
righto better sign off now before i get toooo hyped before bedtime