Friday, December 31, 2010

A serious case of the BIG EYE!!!!

So i have been seriously messed up of late and why you ask??? Well i have had the BIG EYE syndrome......thus meaning........YOU SIMPLY CAN NOT SLEEP!!!! Every night i get hit with the biggest amount of inspiration and ideas!!! So i stay up thinking and jotting and so pumped up. But then what happens - the sun rises and so does my insanity levels, and i feel so incredibly crappy that when i get into my studio....i have put on my cranky pants instead of my happy go lucky livin the dream pants.
One night i thought well i'll fix this problem....i'll take some nighttime cold n' flu. Took it and got into bed a 3am.........LET THIS BE A LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR ALL::: always check what colour is for night time!!!! I guess i had taken the daytime...and not just one of them!!!! Lets just say i got a lot done by 7AM!!!!
Anyways just finished up these 'postal blues' Kinn Jones hats.....the other side is supa cute....check it out here.
And whats cool about i stiffened them with a bit of hair canvas n upcycled canvas. I'd always wanted to try using it.....and i was pretty happy with the outcome!!!!

And just finished up this cutey today!!! a 'deliciously minty' Busy Jones handbag.....i'd had some buckram interfacing stashed i thought well it may aswell go to a good this Busy is stiff and a little big bigger/deeper than my usual Busy's (my mama had suggested i tried that so you could fit a little more in- who doesn't love that idea!)
See how it fits here
And about those 'Trucker Tombo's'......................................
Well if anyone is interested.....i'll be loading 3 more in the shop on MONDAY the 2nd Jan!!!
Righto bye bye for now
HAPPY NEW YEARS everybodies....time to make those changes again hey!!!
bye bye for now
little jj

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Made to Order

Okay so i guess you've picked up that .....Sparky Jones was the featured seller the other day!!! YipPy - i still can't believe it and i still can't seem to get off my high (like i keep waking up a 4am supa excited to get to work....what a nerd!)
Anyways in one of my sleepless nights..i realized that what i REALLY needed to do was have 'MADE TO ORDER' listings - as that way i can actually get the numbers of each size right!! Coz if you make all one size, everybody wants one of the other sizes yada yada.

So the skinny is as follows:::
If you just love a hat that i have posted (and it has MADE TO ORDER written beside it!)
What you do, is measure your head size, check the Sparky Jones sizes and then....just say you buy this delicious lil tell me...little jj, what your head measurements are and what size you think you might be in the 'note from buyer' section!!!

Yeppers its that easy!!!

From there, after your order/payment has been confirmed, it will take 2 WEEKS for production(or faster depending on how many other things i have to do)......and then time in transit(which will depend on your locale...but i'm going to say roughly a week!)

Here is my lastest 'MADE TO ORDER' listing :::
There are 4 of these 'Trucker Tombo' Kepp Jones hats
I decided to make some hats similar to my very own work hat that i wear on my tomboy dirtmonkey days, coz so many people always comment on it (which is weird coz its always dirty and covered in vegetation). But i guess after a couple of years getting beat up...its still looking pretty good!!!!
Also i've been trying to be more resourceful and using what i have (coz i have a lot of fabric!)
so these guys have been reinforced with an upcycled heavy cotton curtain, to make them supa sturdy and uber eco!!!
Now everybody has been emailing me about the 'Sequoia Greens' Kinn Jones......I don't actually have enough fabric left to make more...BUT i have some colours that are pretty awesome together and look kinda similar.....I'm thinking of calling them 'Kinda Sprucey'!!!
Hope everyone had a fantabulous christmas!!! Mine was great...i actually got some sleep!!!!
Although i did miss my lil sweetie(My beau had chrissy with his family)...i told him i had to stay behind coz.......... i was about to get famous.::: giggle!!
bye bye for now
little jj

Thursday, December 23, 2010


Okay i have totally been MIA for the last 24hours.....i've been swamped with emails, convos, sales and more sales......................and right now...its 10:30 at night and i'm swimming in packaging tape!!!.....yep thats what it feels like ::: but all in all


I'm trying to get most of the packaging done and shipped before christmas...not that it really matters - as the goodies won't reach their new homes before santa does..................I think its just :: i like to set myself unobtainable goals!!! I think its a woman thing!

Anyways can't wait for christmas....can't believe its so soon - how did it sneak up like that!!!
I'm just going to sleep i think........i don't think i have slept for a good week now and lets just say....................i'm not 20 anymore (remember those days when you could party all night, work a double shift the next day and feel fine and look fantabulous? - giggle!!!)

righto nighty nights and i better double up on the anti-wrinkle cream tonight....its not a pretty site (i have been going to the coffee shops and post office totally stealth these days...hat, dark sunglasses, and a hoody!)
little jj

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Well i finally made it!!! 9 months in business, and i was picked to be a feature seller!!! This is HUGE...and man have i ever worked my butt off, especially in the last couple of weeks!!! (so much so...i have some stress cooties, like a cold/sinus infection!!!)
Anyways check out the article and my shop...............
and check back soon as i have some fantabulous new ideas on how to go about selling my hats!!! Of course the great ideas hit you when its too late!!!


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Poinsettia Osettia

Better late than never i say!!! I've been thinking about making these headbands for a while....and i finally got around to making them!!! I wanted a lil frou frou for the winter, and what better way to do it than wearing a Poinsettia (the plant that seems to adorn most living rooms in the winter/festive months) in your do.

These delectable eco - accessories are made from either purity white, rockin'ruby or vivacious red::: recycled pop bottle felt and each one has a different vintage button - thus.....making them totally OOAK(One Of A Kind)!!! And the comfortable elastic band fits 99% of heads!!!

and i package them in the cutiest lil kraft box, with upcycled sewing pattern tissue and all wrapped up in a bow
righto, bye for now
little jj

Friday, December 17, 2010

where's da brakes!!!

A few weeks ago when i picked up my Mama, something went a bit awry with the brakes in my car. I said " Don't worry Mama we just have to drive 5 hours through the mountain passes to get home - we'll be fine!!!' . We both nervously giggled and then there was silence........but as we made it home, got busy and funds were limited - i decided to ignore the fact that i had no brakes....i would just use my gears!!!
So i'm driving along the other day and there was a line up of cars in front of me, so i start gearing down 50m's ahead of my target stop, and as i neared the bumper in front of me, applied my brakes - there was nothing, the car kept going even tho my foot was thru the floor - SHIZA!!!! All of a sudden my Ebrake light came on and my trusty stead had applied its back up brakes (i think, well i don't really care where the brakes came from....the point is...i stopped just in time!!). So i thought well that was a close call.....its probably about time i had my brakes checked.
I hate dropping my car off, its like going to the dentist - you know they are going to find something and it sure is going to cost ya !
Apparently - they said ....You are totally missing one back brake it had fallen off somewheres, and he gave me a lecture of keeping things in order on my car, so that i wouldn't have a near death experience again. I felt like saying...."yeah for sure - i'm going to floss everyday until my next visit!!!" have all intentions to, but you know you won't!!!

And let me tells ya, Sparky is getting busy.....somedays i'm like - 'where's da brakes'......Everyone is doing their last minute, freaking out christmas buying, so i've been sewing like a maniac, packaging, and running to the post office (i've finally learned how to use online shipping tools - so much easier and faster!!)
And just managed to finish up these ' Citrus n' Plum 'Waste Wonderful wristlets......totally love em, coz i needed a little brightness and warmth in my days

Description: morsels of oranges, corals and florals make up this cheerful Waste Wonderful!!!(just what we need for the gloomy winter)The back side is made from a beautiful thick upcycled denim!! Whilst the lining is a kitschy upcycled orange n' white gingham cotton with a deep plum zip to oddly match. She is finished off with an orange strap and organic cotton labels. Some interfacing and padding is used.

And i'm going to be adding a NEW NEW NEW product to my etsy shop today.......they are cute lil headband for the winter called 'Osettia Jones'
bye bye for now
Little jj

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Sometimes you gots to lose a little

Well last week not only did i lose my Mama (she went back to australia after being here for the coldest 3 weeks in BC ever!!) but i lost about 100 pounds!! The day before she left, i woke up ready to start my day and things started to turn.... and mainly in my tummy. So off to the washroom i ran....and managed to squeak out "Mama get me the bucket!!!" And the games began!!! I spent the day either in the washroom or passed out in my bed exhausted from my experiences - but thanks goodness my Mama was there to make me cups of tea and change the channel for me(Those things can be slightly irrating with all the chat but can come in handy in these circumstances...giggle)
I managed to pull myself together the next day, as Mama, my beau and I were off to Vancouver, for quick trip to visit family, see the international departure terminal and staying in a fancy hotel in the city. All went well, minus one hiccup in the morning and Mamas flight being delayed until 1 am - the hotel was a little bit of a dissapointment was a bit of a shoe box that was painted green!!! BUT
there was a free breakfast......and even tho i paid for it in the hotel room said 'complimentary', so i signed up naturally!!!
As i perused the lil tummy started to turned...and i went for the fruit platter - the bacon, eggs and greasy sausage for some strange reason was definitely not appealing to me.....So basically I paid $100 to eat bloody fruit!!!! what a let down.
So my beau and i decided to cruise over to Deep Cove and get a coffee before we left the city. Oh man was it ever beautiful over there - i think its was i always imagined Canada to look like. So we gots a coffee and a huge donut from a cutesy lil coffee shop(i didn't eat the donut but i had to try weighed probaby 1 kg!) and there was a cool boutique nextdoor which i totally fell in love with - i think i can see a lil Sparky in there one day!
So it was there and then i decided to start saving some cash, so i can have a weekend in Vancouver, visiting coffee shops and boutiques and actually EATING....

and speaking of budgets...i just finished up these 2 Bujetta Jones ::: 'Tealy Greens' (which come to think of it...was probably the colour of my face that day, giggle)

Heres a lil description of them:

Tealy Greens is just so fresh n delicious, with her front flap that is made from Hetty's old dress - a minty number with kitschy koo drawn flowers! Handmade apple green bias binding that encases the tealy canvasy wallet body. The backside has 2 olive and 1 aqua coloured zips - ....which makes the most perfectly odd combination!!! The Sparky Jones cotton of course!!!

and some fancy photography!!!

So So check out my shop....i've been adding lots lately ::: i guess the thing about being sick, is when you feel better.....................YOU FEEL FANTABULOUS!!! And skinnier - giggle
bye for now
lil jj

Monday, December 6, 2010

Oh Canada!!

Well i think the fact that my Mama has been here for the last 2 weeks and has learned the whole Canadian anthem (yes its hockey season again - thus meaning the anthem is played on the radio/tv over and over and over again) and sings/whistles it constantly - was what inspired me to make this bag !!

cute cream vintage buttons hey!!!

i'm totally in love with the back....cranberry zip, plaid trimmings and delectable rusty plum wool

and yes i do have some more pictures here !!

and i'll be posting some of these gorgeous lil tealy green Bujetta Jones wallets in the shop in the next couple o days!!

Bye for now
little jj

Monday, November 15, 2010

Day of Rest ???

Sunday is my day of rest apparently....but since it seems to be my only day off in the week....i have to get a lot its not really.....a day of rest, more just a day off Sparky to get all other aspect in life in order!!

Anyways for a special treat, my beau and I decided to get outta town, we went to Local in Summerland for breakfast, and i seriously thought i'd died and gone to heaven afterwards. My breakfast was soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo delicious, i can't even explain the flavour overload - i had the root hash, chorizo saugage, poached eggs which was topped off with a spicy cornbread. I think this is definitely going to be my new brekkie hangout - just going to need to amp up the exercise regime to justify it all.

After that - we went to Kelowna for my first Costco experience. Now for those who don't know, Costco is a MASSIVE foodstore for those who like to buy in bulk, i've always heard about the deals you can get, so i was pretty into the idea...until.............i felt like i was in a documentary about 'consumerism'. Everyone was lining up to get thru the front doors -w e were like cattle with carts, there was Mooing of excitment, hooves were stomping- and you could feel the breathing and snorting on the back of your neck..... we were all just anxiously waiting to make the break -just like in a rodeo, it was all about the buck!! . All we had to do was make it past the security check and the gate would open......we'd be free - to the greener pastures!!! .....I hopped on the front of the cart and held on tight, K was driving the beast, so he showed his new membership card with pride..... yelled to hold on -pushed with all his might and we were this greener pasture of bright lights, biggest isles i've ever seen and tripley plastic wrapped products. I felt like my world went silent and i was skating/dancing around on this cart in slow motion- there were carts, people with the widest eyes and bulk items flying everywhere -all i could do was stare in amazement at what strange creatures our kind has did that petit woman really need 20 kgs of cheddar?? Did that old man of 90 really need 20 cans of tomato paste??
But as i was dancing around on my cart, there was something that really caught my attention.......the FREE samples of food they were giving away at the end of every isle!!! So as we neared these tables....i motioned to my driver K to slow down...i jumped off, grabbed what i could and got straight back on my cart and told him to step on it (you had to keep up with traffic!). I had bananas dipped in chocolate, dried mangoes, berrylicious yoghurt, fruit spritzers,granola bars........ and by the end of it i was so digustingly full and my belly.... well it was dancing around as much as my cart. So we got outta there $200 bucks poorer and followed all the other cows out to the other pasture called the parking lot - but the coolest thing we were loading our plasticy bundles into the truck....this person drove by....."Hey that girl was wearing a Sparky Jones red n beige Kepp Jones hat' I told we packed like the wind and ran like spies to follow this truck, darting all the other cows and trucks to try and get a glimpse, we got seperated in the hunt..but i could hear him i knew he was safe...we both got close.... so we had to play it cool, be like adults.............but ................she had taken it off!!!

I'm on my way....i told my beau, that i could be rich and famous by next week and that he might want to hang onto me.... actually it kinda looked like this Kepp Jones

But completely different colours....just a cheeky way of getting you to look at my etsy store!!!
Bye for now
i'm off to Vancouver tomorrow to pick up my mama...see you in a few days!!!
Little jj

Friday, November 12, 2010


So lately i've been thinking of different ways to take my photos so that :::

a) they all kinda look the same (lighting is really really hard to get right everytime)
b) so i don' t have to freeze my whatsies off standing there in my frou frou dress in the middle of winter (its already gettin chilly around these parts and i find it hard to cover up goosebumps in photos)
and mainly because of......
c) Every single bloody time i go outside into the back alley to do my photo shoots...i'm usually strapped for time and sunlight and there he is.....2 seconds later!!! The middle aged guy, with a grey elvis do, that lives behind me - comes out for a smoke. Now i don't think he is altogether there, so the first 100 times i let things slide.....but now...well my teeth clench, the adrenlin starts to pump and i do anything i can to stop the screaming obscenities that are coming up from deep in my belly!!!
So this is how the conversation goes::
'oh what a lovely dog, what is HIS name?'
'Daisy ' i say calmly
'Nixon' he says
'Daisy' i say
This continues on for probably 10 other names, so i won't bore you with those!
'Can you spell that for me'
'D-A-I-S-Y just like the flower
'oh that it - gosh he really is a placid dog isn't he...'

Meanwhile i'm trying to look somewhat decent/pleasant/happy for the head shots of a Kinn Jones hat or Milly Jones headband!!
So lets just say this photo shoot went relaxingly well, DAISY was sleeping on her bed and i was warm and the sunlight was just right.

This one is a little different that the other Busys i've made - i used piping instead of bias binding...just to try something a lil different! You can find more photos here.
And i'll be adding another one to the shop tomorrow, along with some hats....Yippy some more hats!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Its all about the time

Okay so we just had to put back our clocks an hour - and i have to say "I am Lovin' it!!!" Infact i haven't even changed my clocks in my house coz i'm loving it so much(i think its called task cheating)......its light in the morning, i feel like i have one extra hour in my day to get things done and its getting i don't feel guilty about staying inside. So this new change has brought on a change i think.....i feel like i'm finally getting on top of things and getting some order(Being away for so long really messed me up for a bit mentally, motivationally and financially!)
And the other thing is.....i have to get really on top of things coz my Mama is coming over for 3 weeks, i have my 'Sparky Jones Fabulous First Christmas Showing' to prepare for....and i've signed up to do a craft fair in early December.
So when you need to get going, first things first......tidy or procrastinate!!! I just gave my studio a HUGE cleanout and it looks awesome and i love going to work. My mind is clear and focused, and i found all this funk-i-ma-fied fabric that had been hiding for the last year or so.

And i think it took me about 3 hours to go thru my fabrics and fold em all - My shelves haven't looked like that for a very long time!!!

And the latest...there are 2 Busy Jones bags called 'WinterBerry'. I bought a skirt ages ago in a thrift shop in Perth Australia...and it never did fit right i think i just loved the cranberry colour and the Japanesey feel. I just have to do i couple of lil finishing touches and then i'll be able to post them.
And lastly....i feel like there is always lots of really cool things happening, but i never have my camera and i always think that i write about it 'the next day 'and never do.....So i vow to write once a day about something cool or at least funny......and maybe just maybe some new Sparky Jones goodies !!
bye for now
Little JJ

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Cozy autumn colours

Well today is definitely an autumn day- sunny yet cool n' crisp, but all you wanna do is get cozy....and eat!!! So after taking the dogs for a walk to our favourite weekend breakfast joint (delicious coffee and the tastiest gourmet eggs benny).....its back to work (even tho its saturday!).
And the coolest thing just happened, i checked my emails only to receive this::
"i just had to tell you, you are an inspiration i am inlove with your beautiful things you obviously love what you do it really shows and it's so nice to see something so original!"
AND I also made it to front page Etsy again!!!

So lets just say i'm totally pumped, and couldn't wait to post my new Jemima Jones clutches in autumn oranges!!!

An Upcycled Jemima Jones clutch in 'tangerine dream' with a fawn wooly strap
the inside is a kitschy light tangerine
(with more photos to see here.)

Jemima Jones clutch in 'tangerine dream' with a yummy chocolatey brown strap

And the last Jemima Jones clutch in 'vintage bittersweet'
(which actually just sold a few minutes after posting it!!! but you can still check it out here.)

Okay now that i have been computering for a while....i better put this energy into pressing my foot flat on the ol' machine !!
bye for now
little jj

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Well i'm back......................
First of all i wanted to say a big 'Thanks' to all those that sent kind and supportive emails......and an even bigger 'Thanks' to those who have been willing to wait a little longer for their packaged goodies!!!!
It took a bit over a week to get back into reality....jet lag/time zone changes can really turn one into a nocturnal mental mess of a walking body. For the first few nights, i felt like i was re-living that scene out of 'Meet the Fockers' when Ben Stiller gives up smoking and is cracked out on nicorette gum (his girlfriend finds him sitting in the dark on the bedhead in the wee hours of the morning chewing like a maniac and completely wired!!!)
But now that i think about it, besides my period of insanity..... many good things have happened in the 2 weeks i have been back....
but first things first.......the beautiful aussieland....... unfortunately i didn't end up taking many photos!!! (Guess taking happy snaps wasn't high on the agenda.) But the folks and i did a day trip down to the coast, where we spent most of our holidays with my grandparents. We walked along the whole beach which weirdly enough....seemed so much bigger/longer when i was so much smaller. The top photo is an Inlet just around from the beach, which houses the cutiest little soldier crabs, mangroves and many lizards and birds that are contstantly rustling around in the bush behind you!!
and couldn't resist the red shoes on the lucsious green moss!
So now i'm back on track, i'm getting some sleep, i'm getting organised, and got my sewing mojo back (i was a bit scared there for a bit, just couldn't quite get into it!) and have been sewing up a storm !!!! And by jingys i sure do have a different appreciation for my comfort items in life now....that being my sewing machine, muttsy, my coffee breaks and what was that last one....oh yeah my beau!!!
So keep checking back coz hell, after the rough patch...comes the good stuff ::: and its good!!!
bye for now
little jj

Thursday, September 30, 2010

out of the office

Little jj will be out of the office from 28th sept - 25th of october. Unfortunately my most favourite person in the whole world has passed away, so i am back at home in australia with my loverly family to celebrate the life of my totally sparky gran jean-who will be missed muchly
bye for now
little jj

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Off to the lake

How silly little jj, why would you go to the lake in a pure white dress!!!! Well thats all part of it right....why not look glamorous ALL THE TIME!!!! You never know who you might run into :::giggle!!!

So i love making these clutches....they really put my mind work...they kinda look simple...but they are not!!! Oh NO, if you forget just even one step.....i'm in a lot of unpicking!!!

But anyways i could think of was fishing when i made this Jemima Jones...perhaps its the kitschy plaid handle or perhaps the deep Navy/teal that imitate the striking emerald n'blue coloured lakes of Canada.

Had to put a photo of my canadian winter socks and fishing green knee high boots!!!

i love that you can hold her either way....all depending on your mood...or outfit for that matter!!!

a close up of her plaid handle with thick teal stitching

And of course the inside.....a perfectly matched upcycled cotton lining....and a vintage green button that adorns the pocket!! You can see some different shots here
Perhaps i'm inspired by my up and coming holiday too!!! A group of friends and myself are going on a 4day Kayak trip off Vancouver Island in BC.....i'm excited but scared all at the same time...i've never done something like this before and i'm really hoping that i come back....alive!!!
bye for now
little jj

Thursday, September 16, 2010

ok... lets just call it 'red ruby' week

Ok......i always seem to give myself un-obtainable goals, so it didn't really turn out to be 'red ruby' tuesday....because i forgot about things like........making, marketing, needing of supplies......and what was that last thing...ummmmmm sleep thats right, that i might need some sleep!!!
So i decided it should be 'red ruby' week!!!

check out these cute numbers......
an Upcycled 'button red' Kepp Jones hat in a medium

a Waste Wonderful wristlet in 'bubblegum red'!!

a fantabulous shot of the inside

and a 'peachy red' Milly Jones headband
of which are available here !!!
Bye for now
little jj

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

What a lover-ly shade of Lipstick

So so sooooooooooooooooooooo kitschy cool!!!! Have a further look here !!!!
bye for now
little jj

Monday, September 13, 2010

My first weekend...

So this weekend, is the first weekend i didn't work - thats right i had my first 2 days off in a very very long time and i have to i understand why it is really important to have 2 days off from work!!!! I'M RE - FRESHED and full of beans!!!(minus the headache from cutting down on my coffee intake - man life is boring with out an overconsumption of caffine!)

The Penticton Artisans market has wrapped up for the season, and i'm proud to say..............'I DID IT'. I've always had a fear of selling my stuff at the markets, but i stuck it out and met many a character in the process!!!

and then they didn't need me at the restaurant that i work at on saturday i thought i would take full advantage of that and not even work on SpaRky JoNes(which was really hard....running a business is like any addiction-its really hard to stop!!!)

So what did i do???? what exciting thing did i get up too???? you ask....well me and my beau fell asleep on the couch at 6pm - lights out/gonezo/coma-tozed. How lameO is that!!! All that freedom and i just slept through it all!!!

But its now monday and i feel GREAT.
I finished up an etsy order.....a cute lil red n' denim Kepp Jones. She is made out of some dark denim Foxy jeans and has the cutiest lil polkadot flap. The lining is an upcycled cotton which was once a lil grandma's quilting fabric!!! I made 2, so which ever one doesn't sell, will be posted in my etsy store - Yippy!!!

Tomorrow is going to be Ruby Tuesday....i'm going to post all things ruby!!!!

Bye for now
little jj

Sunday, September 12, 2010

late night cruisin

Ok so i'm supposed to be going to bed and actually getting some sleep for a change, and i thought well.............. i'll just sneak onto etsy and check out some things before i settle down for the night...................SETTLE DOWN - settle the hell i'm i going to settle down now.......... i'm cruisin..............and there is Jemima Jones front and centre on the etsy blog!!! (sorry Kailey Jones -your fav clutch has been sold)

Ok so i don't know how the hell to do this print screen stuff.. so this is my effort of being a computer nerd (i always have to google how to do stuff and i still don't get it, could someone please help me on how to do this actually took me about 20 steps and the article i read had 3 steps!!!! I'M STRESSING OUT RIGHT NOW about how stupid i can be and giggling too)

So if you can't check it out on the photo....check it out here !!!!

Righto now i really have to go to bed !!!
....i'm supa excited coz i have a least 2 weeks worth of orders to sew....and i finally feel like Sparky Jones is on its way .....Yippy Yippy Yo Yo!!!
bye for now
little jj

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Quite the Photographer...mmmmm

So last weekend, I was selling my Sparky Jones goodies at the Penticton Farmers Market, when this chap came up and we started to have a good ol chat about how i need get onto making guys hats (which i totally need to do as many peeps want to buy for their beau's). He commented on how he loved my display, and then thats when it started to get a lil.........uncomfortable shall we say!!!!

He had told me that he had watched me preparing my ladders (which is kinda weird coz i painted them in my basement ??) and that he already knew that i was a hat maker, and that he loved my new boyfriend's car, if thats what i was calling him now, and was he going to do his vintage car up. I went from having a good day to feeling like throwing up all over my lover-ly display. Apparently he lives in the apartments across from me and is quite the photographer, now i'm all about supporting local artisans and their passions, but what i am not ok with, is an 'artist' knowing what i had for dinner last thursday night without being invited !!! There is art and there is stepping over the line to get that art, and have made me feel uncomfortable in my own lil cozy home so that you can pursue your passions.....I just like to make hats

But now that i have my lil rant out about invasion of privacy....lets get onto more happy thoughts...

I have 3 medium 'luscious plum' Kinn Jones hats, as i actually needed to make a small(sorry Sarah!), but just got in mission mode and ended up making 3 mediums!!!

each hat has different buttons, so have a look here and here!!

and i went nuts on random stitching on the back.....i love random stitching as it makes it feel even more loved by the maker - MOi!!!!!

The inside is a supa kitschy apri-co-co n' red floral upcycled cotton with a lucious red cotton jersey to keep her snug!!!!
And i'll be finishing some more Kepp Jones hats today, one of which will be going to a good home to a mountain biker chick from Vernon !!!
bye for now
little jj